The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Redhill 42.86% 25.00% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 63.16% 50.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £238 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.73% -37.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £228 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £248 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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 Redhill region.

Vendors Category
Redhill
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
19 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Redhill 67.86% 50.00% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 14
Average daily rate £320 £250 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -29.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £260 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.84 - £38.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Redhill

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Redhill region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
2 7 (43.75%) SCOM
3 6 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 6 (37.50%) SCOrch
3 6 (37.50%) SCSM
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL V2
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) MS Project
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Redhill by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Project
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WF
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSLT
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
2 6 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL V2
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Security Management
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCOM
2 6 (37.50%) SCOrch
2 6 (37.50%) SCSM
3 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Tripwire
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Sun
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 2 (12.50%) Kaseya
5 2 (12.50%) Qualys
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya