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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 11.49% 13.33% 13.04%
As % of the Vendors category 27.03% 33.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£145 £313 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.64% -24.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £81.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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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
37 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 42.53% 40.00% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 4
Average daily rate £365 £313 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -23.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £81.25 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+501.85% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
3 9 (39.13%) MS Office
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) Service Management
6 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (26.09%) TACACS
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) DHCP
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 6 (26.09%) MPLS
6 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) HSRP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (26.09%) Network Security
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) CRM
8 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.04%) WordPress
9 3 (13.04%) Intranet
9 3 (13.04%) Local Government

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (13.04%) WordPress
2 2 (8.70%) Jadu
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
4 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) MPLS
1 6 (26.09%) OSPF
1 6 (26.09%) TACACS
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
1 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (26.09%) VLAN
1 6 (26.09%) Network Security
1 6 (26.09%) HSRP
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) Intranet
3 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.04%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Writer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Content Management
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Process Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Siemens
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) MobileIron