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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 19.27% 27.97% 11.58%
As % of the Vendors category 32.17% 47.14% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £211 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £381 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +12.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
115 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 59.90% 59.32% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 27
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Guildford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
2 32 (47.06%) MS Office
3 28 (41.18%) SQL
4 20 (29.41%) MS Visio
5 19 (27.94%) Windows
6 16 (23.53%) C#
7 14 (20.59%) Linux
7 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
8 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (17.65%) UNIX
9 12 (17.65%) Oracle
10 11 (16.18%) Perl
10 11 (16.18%) ETL
10 11 (16.18%) Finance
11 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
11 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.71%) Business Objects
11 10 (14.71%) MySQL
11 10 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.24%) Huawei
12 9 (13.24%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
12 9 (13.24%) 3G
12 9 (13.24%) Validation
12 9 (13.24%) 2G
13 8 (11.76%) Nortel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (7.35%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.88%) IIS
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) SAS
4 2 (2.94%) Lync
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
2 32 (47.06%) MS Office
3 20 (29.41%) MS Visio
4 8 (11.76%) MS Project
5 6 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) IaaS
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
1 3 (4.41%) PaaS
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (13.24%) 3G
2 9 (13.24%) 2G
3 8 (11.76%) LTE
4 7 (10.29%) SNMP
4 7 (10.29%) Telnet
5 5 (7.35%) DHCP
5 5 (7.35%) DNS
6 4 (5.88%) 4G
7 2 (2.94%) Internet
7 2 (2.94%) GSM
7 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.47%) HSUPA
8 1 (1.47%) VPN
8 1 (1.47%) FTP
8 1 (1.47%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.47%) WCDMA
8 1 (1.47%) Intranet
8 1 (1.47%) Firewall
8 1 (1.47%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (14.71%) MySQL
4 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.47%) DTS
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (8.82%) Subversion
3 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.18%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Database Developer
4 5 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Architect
5 4 (5.88%) DBA
5 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) XML
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.35%) jQuery
3 5 (7.35%) Ajax
3 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.35%) HTML
4 4 (5.88%) CSS
4 4 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.94%) WinForms
6 1 (1.47%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.47%) DHTML
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) PDA
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Linux
3 12 (17.65%) UNIX
4 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ETL
2 10 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.24%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (13.24%) Validation
4 7 (10.29%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (10.29%) Data Management
4 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
6 5 (7.35%) MVC
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Database Security
8 3 (4.41%) Information Architecture
8 3 (4.41%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.41%) Master Data Management
8 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) SQL
2 16 (23.53%) C#
3 11 (16.18%) Perl
4 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) C++
5 6 (8.82%) Java
6 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.41%) VBScript
8 2 (2.94%) Python
8 2 (2.94%) C
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) MCTS
1 1 (1.47%) MCITP
1 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
1 1 (1.47%) MCSE
1 1 (1.47%) ISEB
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) P3O
1 1 (1.47%) QA
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) Business Objects
3 9 (13.24%) Huawei
3 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
4 8 (11.76%) Nortel
4 8 (11.76%) Greenplum
4 8 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (7.35%) Planview
6 4 (5.88%) Talend
7 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 2 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) Altiris
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Cognos
8 1 (1.47%) Symantec