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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 8.46% 24.60% 23.13%
As % of the Vendors category 17.19% 46.27% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £326 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £444 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
64 67 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 49.23% 53.17% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 48
Average daily rate £450 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.92%) .NET
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 10 (20.83%) MS Office
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 9 (18.75%) CRM
6 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) ERP
7 8 (16.67%) C#
7 8 (16.67%) ITIL
7 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
8 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
8 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (14.58%) Degree
8 7 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (12.50%) Lync
9 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (12.50%) DNS
10 5 (10.42%) Firewall
10 5 (10.42%) Migration
10 5 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (10.42%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
1 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (12.50%) Lync
2 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Office
3 5 (10.42%) MS Project
3 5 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) VoIP
5 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) MPLS
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (2.08%) VPN
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.08%) SMTP
6 1 (2.08%) IPsec
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) RequisitePro
1 2 (4.17%) CaliberRM
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) DBA
7 2 (4.17%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.42%) CSS
4 4 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.17%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) Sass
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.08%) LINQ
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.08%) CSS3
7 1 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) PKI
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) CRM
2 8 (16.67%) ERP
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Requirements Management
7 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (4.17%) Content Management
7 2 (4.17%) Document Management
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.17%) UML
7 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.58%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) MCITP
5 4 (8.33%) HND
6 3 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (6.25%) MCSA
6 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.17%) MCTS
7 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
7 2 (4.17%) MCP
7 2 (4.17%) CISSP
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCNA
8 1 (2.08%) CCDA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.33%) WSUS
1 4 (8.33%) SCOM
1 4 (8.33%) SCVMM
1 4 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.17%) ZENworks
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) Veritas
3 4 (8.33%) Sophos
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Cognos
5 2 (4.17%) Altiris
6 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) CA
6 1 (2.08%) Novell