The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kingston Upon Thames region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 12.20% 9.76% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 27.78% 28.57% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£314 £228 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.13% -45.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £142.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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 Kingston Upon Thames region.

Vendors Category
Kingston Upon Thames
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
36 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 43.90% 34.15% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 2
Average daily rate £358 £347 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% -14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £177 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £142.50 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+955.55% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Kingston Upon Thames region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (26.67%) MS Office
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) DHCP
5 7 (23.33%) DNS
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (23.33%) MPLS
5 7 (23.33%) OSPF
5 7 (23.33%) TACACS
5 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (23.33%) Firewall
5 7 (23.33%) VLAN
5 7 (23.33%) Lync
5 7 (23.33%) HSRP
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.33%) CRM
7 4 (13.33%) Service Management
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (13.33%) Local Government
7 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
8 3 (10.00%) Content Management
8 3 (10.00%) Google

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 (23.33%) Lync
2 3 (10.00%) WordPress
3 2 (6.67%) ArcGIS
3 2 (6.67%) Jadu
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (26.67%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
4 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DHCP
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
1 7 (23.33%) MPLS
1 7 (23.33%) OSPF
1 7 (23.33%) TACACS
1 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
1 7 (23.33%) VLAN
1 7 (23.33%) HSRP
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.00%) Intranet
4 3 (10.00%) SSL
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) SSH
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Local Government
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Technical Writer
2 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.67%) Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) XHTML
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) CRM
2 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Content Management
3 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) SEO
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 2 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Cisco
1 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (10.00%) Google
2 3 (10.00%) Siemens
3 2 (6.67%) ESRI
4 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.33%) Apple