The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Redhill region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Redhill 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Redhill 28.57% 20.93% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 52.94% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate £356 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £288 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £363 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Redhill
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Redhill 71.43% 39.53% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
Average daily rate £313 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £8.83 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Surrey

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Redhill

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Redhill

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Redhill

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Redhill

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Redhill

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Redhill

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Redhill

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Redhill 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (61.54%) Workflow
2 8 (61.54%) WF
2 8 (61.54%) Release Management
3 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 6 (46.15%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) UNIX
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) Citrix
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) RMDS
8 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
8 2 (15.38%) Web Design
8 2 (15.38%) Middleware
8 2 (15.38%) Change Management
8 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (15.38%) Change Control
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Redhill by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Redhill 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) RMDS
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) WF
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Workflow
1 8 (61.54%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Web Design
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Mercator
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco