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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 17.91% 9.03% 17.61%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 31.82% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Average daily rate £488 £325 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £331 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Surrey

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
33 44 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 49.25% 28.39% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 18
Average daily rate £195 £325 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -20.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (50.00%) Puppet
3 16 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (50.00%) Linux
4 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (46.88%) DevOps
5 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
5 14 (43.75%) Hudson
5 14 (43.75%) Splunk
5 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
5 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 14 (43.75%) Subversion
5 14 (43.75%) Maven
5 14 (43.75%) JIRA
5 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (43.75%) Ant
5 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
6 13 (40.63%) Service Management
6 13 (40.63%) ITIL
6 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (37.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (37.50%) OpenStack
7 12 (37.50%) Software Deployment
7 12 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (37.50%) Ansible
7 12 (37.50%) Docker
7 12 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (37.50%) Data Centre

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) ZigBee
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Ant
1 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 14 (43.75%) Hudson
1 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
1 14 (43.75%) JIRA
1 14 (43.75%) Maven
1 14 (43.75%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Migration Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Smart Metering Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Unix Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 12 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (31.25%) Smart Meter
3 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) Unix
2 12 (37.50%) VMS
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (46.88%) DevOps
2 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL
3 13 (40.63%) Service Management
4 12 (37.50%) Software Deployment
5 10 (31.25%) Use Case
6 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
8 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
8 2 (6.25%) Security Patching
8 2 (6.25%) SIEM
9 1 (3.13%) Channel Management
9 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
3 12 (37.50%) Python
3 12 (37.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) MCSE
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCSA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CISM
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
2 6 (18.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) Docker
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (50.00%) Puppet
2 12 (37.50%) Ansible
2 12 (37.50%) SCCM
2 12 (37.50%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Splunk
2 10 (31.25%) Dell
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (6.25%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Siebel