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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.29% 10.05% 18.81%
As % of the Vendors category 34.78% 20.21% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £360 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.86 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.54% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £14.54 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £17.17 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
92 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 52.57% 49.74% 49.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 37 49
Average daily rate £375 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £34.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -49.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £14.87 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.50 £43.50
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 16 (30.77%) Windows
4 14 (26.92%) VMware
4 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (21.15%) .NET
8 10 (19.23%) MS Office
8 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (17.31%) C#
10 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Lync
11 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL
11 7 (13.46%) CRM
11 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.46%) ERP
11 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
12 6 (11.54%) Firewall
12 6 (11.54%) DNS
12 6 (11.54%) Citrix
12 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (11.54%) MCITP
12 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (15.38%) Lync
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
3 5 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (9.62%) MS Project
4 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) Firewall
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) SMTP
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) MPLS
4 1 (1.92%) Intranet
4 1 (1.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.92%) DTS
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) RequisitePro
1 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.85%) CaliberRM
1 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Toad
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Administrator
3 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.85%) DBA
6 2 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.85%) WinForms
5 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.92%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.92%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) DHTML
6 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) PKI
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Replication
2 2 (3.85%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.92%) iPhone
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) CRM
2 7 (13.46%) ERP
3 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (9.62%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.85%) Scrum
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) UML
7 2 (3.85%) ETL
7 2 (3.85%) Use Case
7 2 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (15.38%) Degree
5 6 (11.54%) MCITP
6 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (7.69%) HND
7 4 (7.69%) CISSP
8 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
8 3 (5.77%) MCSE
8 3 (5.77%) MCSA
9 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
9 2 (3.85%) MCP
9 2 (3.85%) MCTS
10 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) CCNA
10 1 (1.92%) CCDA
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.69%) WSUS
1 4 (7.69%) SCOM
1 4 (7.69%) SCVMM
1 4 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) VMware
2 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) Sophos
4 4 (7.69%) Veritas
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) Altiris
5 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.92%) Tufin
6 1 (1.92%) CA
6 1 (1.92%) NetApp
6 1 (1.92%) Novell
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
Guildford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago