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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 13.55% 17.93% 16.30%
As % of the Vendors category 28.43% 30.84% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £298 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% +4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £382 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
102 107 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 47.66% 58.15% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 45 31
Average daily rate £338 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £88.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.66% +238.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (36.54%) Windows
3 17 (32.69%) MS Office
4 15 (28.85%) SQL
4 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
5 13 (25.00%) .NET
6 12 (23.08%) C#
6 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (23.08%) VMware
7 11 (21.15%) MS Visio
8 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
10 8 (15.38%) CRM
10 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (13.46%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.54%) Linux
12 6 (11.54%) UNIX
12 6 (11.54%) HP
12 6 (11.54%) ETL
12 6 (11.54%) Finance
12 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.54%) MCITP
13 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (9.62%) Radio Access Network

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (9.62%) Lync
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (32.69%) MS Office
3 11 (21.15%) MS Visio
4 5 (9.62%) MS Project
5 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) 2G
3 2 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (1.92%) Telnet
4 1 (1.92%) GSM
4 1 (1.92%) Intranet
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) SNMP
4 1 (1.92%) LTE
4 1 (1.92%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.77%) MySQL
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.92%) DTS
7 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.92%) Toad
2 1 (1.92%) RequisitePro
2 1 (1.92%) CaliberRM
2 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) IT Support
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Database Developer
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) CRM Developer
6 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.69%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) WinForms
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) XML
5 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 2 (3.85%) WPF
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%) DHTML
6 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.92%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.92%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) PDA
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) UNIX
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.38%) CRM
2 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (11.54%) ETL
4 5 (9.62%) ERP
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Scrum
5 4 (7.69%) MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 4 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.77%) UML
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
4 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.77%) VBScript
6 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.85%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.46%) Degree
3 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) MCITP
4 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) CISSP
5 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.85%) MCTS
6 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.85%) MCP
6 2 (3.85%) MCSE
6 2 (3.85%) MCSA
6 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.92%) ISEB
7 1 (1.92%) HND
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) P3O
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
3 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.92%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) VMware
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 3 (5.77%) Altiris
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos
6 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.85%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.92%) Tufin
7 1 (1.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.92%) Talend
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Novell
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas
7 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
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