The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staines region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 10.69% 11.38% 15.63%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 21.35% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£463 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £190 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £474 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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 Staines region.

Vendors Category
Staines
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 39.69% 53.29% 55.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 7
Average daily rate £350 £413 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £327 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £523 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Staines

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staines

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
5 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Firewall
5 5 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) MS Office
5 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 5 (16.67%) IIS
5 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.33%) MCSE
6 4 (13.33%) MCSA
6 4 (13.33%) UNIX
6 4 (13.33%) Internet
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (13.33%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (10.00%) Open Workbench
4 2 (6.67%) PowerPivot
5 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) SSDT
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Trainer
4 3 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) PC Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Video Editing
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) UNIX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
1 5 (16.67%) Project Management
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
1 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.00%) Coaching
3 3 (10.00%) Demand Management
3 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (10.00%) Analytics
3 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (10.00%) Test Management
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.00%) BPR
4 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.67%) ETL
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
2 4 (13.33%) MCSA
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) UAG
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenServer
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (3.33%) AppSense
4 1 (3.33%) Teradata
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) SAP