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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 17 2
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 16.38% 6.86% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 28.36% 14.43% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Average daily rate £338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £13.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
67 97 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 57.76% 47.55% 60.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 60 57
Average daily rate £425 £293 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.29% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £13.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (35.00%) ITIL
7 11 (27.50%) .NET
7 11 (27.50%) CommVault
7 11 (27.50%) Clustering
7 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
8 10 (25.00%) Simpana
8 10 (25.00%) SLA
8 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (22.50%) SAN
9 9 (22.50%) Dell Compellent
10 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (17.50%) MVC
11 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
12 6 (15.00%) Data Centre Operations
12 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (15.00%) HTML
12 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
13 5 (12.50%) FTP
13 5 (12.50%) MS Office
13 5 (12.50%) Content Management
13 5 (12.50%) CMS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) CMS
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Umbraco
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) JBoss
5 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
6 1 (2.50%) Drupal
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) Joomla!
6 1 (2.50%) nginx
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) SAN
2 5 (12.50%) FTP
3 4 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) WebEx
5 2 (5.00%) SMTP
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) DTS
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (7.50%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Backup Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.00%) Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) Ajax
3 4 (10.00%) jQuery
3 4 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.50%) DHTML
4 3 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (7.50%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) WinForms
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Clustering
2 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Economics
5 1 (2.50%) Kinect
5 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.50%) Psychology
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.00%) Android
8 2 (5.00%) CentOS
8 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.00%) Unix
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.50%) Debian
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) MVC
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (12.50%) Content Management
5 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.50%) Database Tuning
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) Game Development
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Use Case
8 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) VBScript
5 2 (5.00%) C
5 2 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) LotusScript
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) MCITP
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CEH
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
2 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Simpana
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) CommVault
2 9 (22.50%) Dell Compellent
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
3 2 (5.00%) NetApp
3 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Cadence
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus
4 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
Guildford
Nigel Frank International
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