The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Kingston Upon Thames region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 14.55% 10.00% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 29.63% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £313 - £162
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 - £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Kingston Upon Thames
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
27 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 49.09% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 3
Average daily rate £350 £400 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +146.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £330 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
London

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Civica
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) Jadu
5 1 (9.09%) AppDNA
5 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
5 1 (9.09%) SCSM
5 1 (9.09%) SCOM
5 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) Jadu
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Support
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
2 1 (9.09%) AppDNA
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Civica
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) HP