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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 21.84% 5.79% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 40.43% 12.07% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 10
Median daily rate £375 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £295 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
47 58 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 54.02% 47.93% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 28
Median daily rate £340 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £550 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £27.38 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.80% -7.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 August 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 August 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 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
3 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
4 15 (36.59%) ITIL
5 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
6 10 (24.39%) Linux
6 10 (24.39%) MS Office
7 9 (21.95%) DNS
8 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
8 8 (19.51%) Skype
8 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
9 7 (17.07%) XenApp
9 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) SLA
10 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
10 6 (14.63%) SCCM
11 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.20%) Project Management
11 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
11 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
12 4 (9.76%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (9.76%) Network Management
12 4 (9.76%) High Availability
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (9.76%) PMP
12 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
12 4 (9.76%) SAN

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 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (24.39%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) Skype
3 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 2 (4.88%) FTP
5 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.88%) IPsec
5 2 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) SMTP
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.44%) FWSM
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Lync Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Service Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) COM
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 10 (24.39%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Unix
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) CentOS
7 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Change Management
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (9.76%) High Availability
3 4 (9.76%) Network Management
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
3 4 (9.76%) Service Management
3 4 (9.76%) SOA
4 3 (7.32%) Coaching
4 3 (7.32%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Line Management
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) Ruby
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
1 4 (9.76%) PMP
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCDST
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
3 7 (17.07%) XenApp
4 4 (9.76%) Terminal Server
4 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.32%) DFS Replication
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCVMM
3 3 (7.32%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Simpana
4 2 (4.88%) Puppet
5 1 (2.44%) Cacti
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.44%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Citrix
2 4 (9.76%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) CommVault
3 3 (7.32%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.44%) Planview
5 1 (2.44%) Polycom
5 1 (2.44%) Siemens