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 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 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 20.78% 12.20% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 38.10% 29.41% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate
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£319 £180 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.22% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £167 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £79.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
42 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 54.55% 41.46% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 5
Average daily rate £330 £347 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £79.25 - £15.75
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 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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
3 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.81%) MS Office
4 8 (25.81%) DHCP
4 8 (25.81%) DNS
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco
4 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
4 8 (25.81%) MPLS
4 8 (25.81%) OSPF
4 8 (25.81%) TACACS
4 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (25.81%) VLAN
4 8 (25.81%) HSRP
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (22.58%) Lync
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) WAN
6 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
7 4 (12.90%) Local Government
7 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) Siemens
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Service Management
8 3 (9.68%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (22.58%) Lync
2 3 (9.68%) WordPress
3 2 (6.45%) Jadu
3 2 (6.45%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.81%) MS Office
3 2 (6.45%) MS Project
4 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DHCP
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
1 8 (25.81%) MPLS
1 8 (25.81%) OSPF
1 8 (25.81%) TACACS
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
1 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (25.81%) VLAN
1 8 (25.81%) HSRP
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
3 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
4 3 (9.68%) SSL
4 3 (9.68%) Intranet
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) LAN
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (12.90%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Administrator
2 3 (9.68%) Technical Writer
3 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.45%) Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XHTML
2 2 (6.45%) Ajax
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) CRM
2 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Content Management
3 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) SEO
5 1 (3.23%) Process Management
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
1 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.90%) Siemens
3 3 (9.68%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) ESRI
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) MobileIron