The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leatherhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Leatherhead 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 11.11% 26.09% 34.62%
As % of the Vendors category 17.65% 60.00% 62.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £268 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.91% +20.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £13.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.30% -58.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Leatherhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 10 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 62.96% 43.48% 55.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 24
Average daily rate £400 £230 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £31.50 £13.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.30% -58.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leatherhead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Leatherhead region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Leatherhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leatherhead region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Leatherhead

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (15.38%) AS400
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Dell
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) ERP
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leatherhead by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) TACACS
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support
2 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) CRM
1 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) UML
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCSA
4 1 (7.69%) GSEC
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris
3 1 (7.69%) Brocade
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk