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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.89% 12.88% 21.71%
As % of the Vendors category 34.00% 23.94% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Median daily rate £375 £343 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £259 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £456 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
50 71 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 55.56% 53.79% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 30
Median daily rate £380 £500 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +30.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £235 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.03% -7.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) ITIL
3 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
4 19 (35.85%) Linux
4 19 (35.85%) Windows Server
5 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
6 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
7 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (24.53%) SLA
8 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (20.75%) CommVault
9 11 (20.75%) MS Office
9 11 (20.75%) SQL
9 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
9 11 (20.75%) Clustering
10 10 (18.87%) SAN
10 10 (18.87%) Simpana
10 10 (18.87%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (16.98%) Dell Compellent
11 9 (16.98%) XenApp
11 9 (16.98%) DNS
11 9 (16.98%) Citrix
11 9 (16.98%) Project Management
12 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
12 8 (15.09%) Finance
12 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
13 6 (11.32%) VMware
13 6 (11.32%) Unix
13 6 (11.32%) Skype
13 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop

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 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.75%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS Project
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) SAN
2 9 (16.98%) DNS
3 6 (11.32%) Skype
4 5 (9.43%) Firewall
5 4 (7.55%) DHCP
5 4 (7.55%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) FTP
6 2 (3.77%) Intranet
6 2 (3.77%) SMTP
6 2 (3.77%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) DMZ
7 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.89%) IPsec
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) MPLS
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
1 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Lync Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Backup Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.89%) COM
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Clustering
2 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.66%) Replication
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Economics
6 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Psychology
6 1 (1.89%) Statistics
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 19 (35.85%) Windows Server
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
5 6 (11.32%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Project Management
3 5 (9.43%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) High Availability
4 4 (7.55%) Network Management
4 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
4 4 (7.55%) SOA
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.66%) Coaching
5 3 (5.66%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (5.66%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.77%) Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) CRM
6 2 (3.77%) Line Management
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) C
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) VB
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.55%) PMI Certification
1 4 (7.55%) PMP
2 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.77%) CISSP
2 2 (3.77%) MCITP
2 2 (3.77%) MCSA
2 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCDST
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) SLA
2 3 (5.66%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.98%) XenApp
4 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.55%) Terminal Server
5 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.66%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Failover Clustering
1 10 (18.87%) Simpana
2 6 (11.32%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.77%) ZENworks
5 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) CommVault
2 9 (16.98%) Citrix
2 9 (16.98%) Dell Compellent
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) Apple
5 2 (3.77%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.77%) NetApp
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.89%) BT
6 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Huawei
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Siemens