The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 6.01% 18.66% 7.45%
As % of the Vendors category 12.09% 32.05% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £398 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +39.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £511 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.71 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Vendors Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
91 78 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 49.73% 58.21% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 20
Average daily rate £293 £318 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +22.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.71 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Guildford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Guildford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 21 (43.75%) MS Office
4 20 (41.67%) Windows
5 17 (35.42%) C#
6 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 15 (31.25%) MS Visio
7 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
8 11 (22.92%) .NET
8 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) Linux
9 10 (20.83%) UNIX
9 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
9 10 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (18.75%) Oracle
10 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.75%) Perl
10 9 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) ETL
11 8 (16.67%) Business Objects
11 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (14.58%) HTML
12 7 (14.58%) Validation
12 7 (14.58%) MVC
13 6 (12.50%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (43.75%) MS Office
3 15 (31.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.25%) MS Project
5 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) IaaS
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
1 4 (8.33%) PaaS
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (10.42%) 3G
2 5 (10.42%) 2G
3 3 (6.25%) LTE
3 3 (6.25%) 4G
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) DHCP
3 3 (6.25%) SNMP
3 3 (6.25%) Telnet
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) GSM
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.50%) MySQL
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.17%) DTS
8 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
8 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (8.33%) Subversion
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.58%) HTML
4 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.50%) jQuery
5 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.42%) Ajax
5 5 (10.42%) CSS
5 5 (10.42%) XML
6 4 (8.33%) WinForms
6 4 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
8 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET
8 2 (4.17%) DHTML
8 2 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (4.17%) WPF
9 1 (2.08%) WCF
9 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) UNIX
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (16.67%) ETL
4 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (14.58%) Validation
4 7 (14.58%) MVC
5 6 (12.50%) Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Scrum
5 6 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Data Management
6 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.25%) Information Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.25%) Master Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 17 (35.42%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.75%) Perl
4 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.42%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) Java
6 4 (8.33%) VBScript
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.25%) C
8 2 (4.17%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCITP
3 2 (4.17%) CISSP
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCTS
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) P3O
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 5 (10.42%) Ericsson
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) Nortel
4 4 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (8.33%) Greenplum
4 4 (8.33%) Huawei
5 3 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Altiris
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) Talend
7 1 (2.08%) Tufin
7 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint