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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 14.52% 12.96% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 22.58% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£147 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.97%
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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
27 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 43.55% 57.41% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 5
Average daily rate £289 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 4 May 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 4 May 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 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) MS Office
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) Service Management
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 8
5 7 (36.84%) Network Security
6 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) HSRP
9 2 (10.53%) Change Control
9 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (10.53%) TACACS
9 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 2 (10.53%) Change Management
9 2 (10.53%) Firewall
9 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Migration
9 2 (10.53%) Retail
9 2 (10.53%) Local Government
9 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) HSRP
2 2 (10.53%) TACACS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) MPLS
2 2 (10.53%) OSPF
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
2 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Training Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 8
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.26%) Process Management
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Siemens
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) MobileIron