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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 22.39% 16.18% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 34.09% 25.58% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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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
44 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 65.67% 63.24% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 3
Average daily rate £310 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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
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 September 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Lync
3 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (14.29%) SSL
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) MPLS
4 3 (14.29%) OSPF
4 3 (14.29%) TACACS
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) MS Office
4 3 (14.29%) HSRP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SCCM
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (9.52%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.76%) Jadu
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Force.com
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DHCP
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (14.29%) VLAN
2 3 (14.29%) HSRP
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) MPLS
2 3 (14.29%) OSPF
2 3 (14.29%) TACACS
3 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) SSH
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) IPv4
4 1 (4.76%) DEFINITY
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Technical Writer
2 2 (9.52%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
2 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) XHTML
1 2 (9.52%) Ajax
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Data Management
2 2 (9.52%) Web Development
2 2 (9.52%) SEO
2 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
3 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.76%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (4.76%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.76%) Demand Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
1 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.52%) ESRI
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Civica
2 2 (9.52%) Google
2 2 (9.52%) Siemens
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Avaya