The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Horsham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Horsham 13.04% - 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£274 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.47
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 Horsham region.

Vendors Category
Horsham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Horsham 47.83% 42.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Average daily rate £313 £275 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +41.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Horsham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Horsham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Horsham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Horsham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Horsham region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Horsham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Horsham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Horsham region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Horsham

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Horsham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Horsham region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Horsham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Horsham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Horsham 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 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) GAMP
2 1 (20.00%) GMP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) TQM
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Horsham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Horsham 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support
1 1 (20.00%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) TQM
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GAMP
1 1 (20.00%) GMP
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) BT