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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 10.83% 24.03% 30.66%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 41.89% 53.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £430 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.43 £14.25 £17.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -16.37%
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
65 74 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 54.17% 57.36% 57.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 53
Average daily rate £309 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £436 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Average hourly rate £12.43 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.88% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 15 (35.71%) Windows
4 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (23.81%) SQL
6 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 9 (21.43%) MS Office
6 9 (21.43%) ITIL
6 9 (21.43%) VMware
7 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
8 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 7 (16.67%) MVC
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 6 (14.29%) Degree
9 6 (14.29%) DNS
9 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
10 5 (11.90%) C#
10 5 (11.90%) HTML
10 5 (11.90%) ERP
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.90%) Firewall
10 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Lync
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.14%) JBoss
5 3 (7.14%) CMS
5 3 (7.14%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.43%) MS Office
3 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (9.52%) MS Project
5 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) FTP
4 3 (7.14%) VoIP
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) Intranet
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) IPsec
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) SMTP
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) DTS
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.76%) RequisitePro
3 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.76%) CaliberRM
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (7.14%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) DBA
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
3 4 (9.52%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (7.14%) DHTML
4 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) WinForms
4 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.38%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.38%) Sass
6 1 (2.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) PKI
3 3 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Statistics
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) MVC
4 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.90%) ERP
6 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) Content Management
7 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
8 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Service Management
8 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.90%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
5 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.52%) HND
6 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
6 3 (7.14%) MCITP
7 2 (4.76%) MCP
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.76%) MCTS
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) MCSA
7 2 (4.76%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) CCDA
8 1 (2.38%) CISSP
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) ZENworks
1 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
1 4 (9.52%) SCOM
1 4 (9.52%) SCVMM
1 4 (9.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) Sophos
2 4 (9.52%) Citrix
2 4 (9.52%) Veritas
3 3 (7.14%) Apple
3 3 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Altiris
5 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.38%) Cadence
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) Novell
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