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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 12.87% 15.63% 7.28%
As % of the Vendors category 23.21% 27.40% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
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£313 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £223 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £514 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.06 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
112 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 55.45% 57.03% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 27
Average daily rate £320 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.71 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -21.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Guildford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (56.14%) MS Excel
2 30 (52.63%) SQL
2 30 (52.63%) MS Office
3 21 (36.84%) Windows
3 21 (36.84%) MS Visio
4 18 (31.58%) C#
5 15 (26.32%) Linux
5 15 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (24.56%) UNIX
6 14 (24.56%) Oracle
6 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
6 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (24.56%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (22.81%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (22.81%) Perl
7 13 (22.81%) ETL
8 12 (21.05%) Business Objects
9 11 (19.30%) MySQL
9 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
9 11 (19.30%) Validation
9 11 (19.30%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (17.54%) .NET
11 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
11 9 (15.79%) XML
11 9 (15.79%) Ericsson
11 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
11 9 (15.79%) 2G
11 9 (15.79%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) 3G

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Lync
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (56.14%) MS Excel
2 30 (52.63%) MS Office
3 21 (36.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.77%) MS Project
5 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
1 4 (7.02%) PaaS
1 4 (7.02%) IaaS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (15.79%) 3G
2 9 (15.79%) 2G
3 8 (14.04%) LTE
4 7 (12.28%) Telnet
4 7 (12.28%) SNMP
5 5 (8.77%) DNS
5 5 (8.77%) DHCP
6 4 (7.02%) 4G
7 2 (3.51%) FTP
7 2 (3.51%) GSM
7 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.51%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) VPN
8 1 (1.75%) Intranet
8 1 (1.75%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.75%) WCDMA
8 1 (1.75%) HSUPA
8 1 (1.75%) Firewall
8 1 (1.75%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (19.30%) MySQL
4 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (3.51%) DTS
9 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
9 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (8.77%) Subversion
3 4 (7.02%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Database Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) DBA
7 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.51%) IT Support
8 2 (3.51%) Designer
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 9 (15.79%) XML
3 6 (10.53%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.77%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (8.77%) Ajax
4 5 (8.77%) jQuery
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (7.02%) CSS
6 3 (5.26%) Web Services
6 3 (5.26%) WinForms
7 2 (3.51%) DHTML
7 2 (3.51%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.51%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.51%) WPF
8 1 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.75%) PMI
4 1 (1.75%) iPhone
4 1 (1.75%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 14 (24.56%) UNIX
4 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ETL
1 13 (22.81%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (19.30%) Validation
2 11 (19.30%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) Dimensional Modelling
5 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.53%) MVC
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Management
7 5 (8.77%) Scrum
7 5 (8.77%) Data Management
8 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.26%) Information Architecture
9 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.26%) Master Data Management
9 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.26%) CRM
9 3 (5.26%) ERP
9 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) SQL
2 18 (31.58%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) Perl
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.28%) C++
6 6 (10.53%) Java
6 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.02%) VBScript
8 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.51%) Python
9 2 (3.51%) C
10 1 (1.75%) VB
10 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) MCSE
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.75%) MCTS
2 1 (1.75%) MCITP
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) P3O
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle
2 12 (21.05%) Business Objects
3 9 (15.79%) Ericsson
3 9 (15.79%) Huawei
4 8 (14.04%) Greenplum
4 8 (14.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (14.04%) Nortel
5 4 (7.02%) Talend
6 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 3 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) Dell
7 2 (3.51%) Altiris
7 2 (3.51%) Planview
8 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.75%) Cognos
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec