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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 23.94% 17.16% 12.22%
As % of the Vendors category 41.98% 36.84% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 16
Median daily rate £375 £388 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
Surrey

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
81 95 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 57.04% 46.57% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 45
Median daily rate £430 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.50 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Guildford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Guildford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 35 (79.55%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) ITIL
3 21 (47.73%) Linux
4 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
5 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (36.36%) SLA
6 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
8 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 14 (31.82%) CommVault
8 14 (31.82%) Clustering
9 13 (29.55%) SAN
9 13 (29.55%) Simpana
10 12 (27.27%) Dell Compellent
11 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
11 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
12 9 (20.45%) DNS
12 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 9 (20.45%) XenApp
13 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
14 7 (15.91%) MS Office
15 6 (13.64%) Unix
15 6 (13.64%) Project Management
15 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
15 6 (13.64%) VMware
15 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
15 6 (13.64%) Data Centre Operations

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.91%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) SAN
2 9 (20.45%) DNS
3 4 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) FTP
5 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 2 (4.55%) SMTP
5 2 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) MS Access
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (13.64%) Analyst
1 6 (13.64%) Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (4.55%) Service Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Clustering
2 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Replication
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Economics
5 1 (2.27%) Kinect
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.27%) Psychology
5 1 (2.27%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (79.55%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Linux
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
6 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 6 (13.64%) Unix
8 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
9 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.55%) Android
10 2 (4.55%) CentOS
10 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (13.64%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (9.09%) High Availability
3 4 (9.09%) Network Management
3 4 (9.09%) SOA
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Analytics
5 2 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.27%) Document Management
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) R
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.55%) CISSP
3 2 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) MCSA
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) MCDST
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
2 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.45%) XenApp
4 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.09%) Terminal Server
5 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.82%) DFS Replication
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) Simpana
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
3 4 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.55%) Puppet
4 2 (4.55%) ZENworks
5 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) CommVault
2 12 (27.27%) Dell Compellent
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) Apple
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
5 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.27%) BT
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Huawei
6 1 (2.27%) Nokia
6 1 (2.27%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.27%) Planview
6 1 (2.27%) Siemens