The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 Staines 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 5.26% 14.84% 7.38%
As % of the Vendors category 12.12% 29.69% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Staines
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
66 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 43.42% 50.00% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £465 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
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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 14 July 2014, 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 (60.61%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (39.39%) AppSense
3 13 (39.39%) XenApp
3 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
3 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 13 (39.39%) Citrix
4 12 (36.36%) UNIX
4 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 11 (33.33%) Migration
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
6 10 (30.30%) XenServer
6 10 (30.30%) CloudStack
6 10 (30.30%) NetScaler
7 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.15%) LAN
8 5 (15.15%) WAN
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco
9 4 (12.12%) CCIE
9 4 (12.12%) CCNP
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 4 (12.12%) MS Office
9 4 (12.12%) Firewall
9 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
9 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.12%) Finance
9 4 (12.12%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 10 (30.30%) CloudStack
2 4 (12.12%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) Quicktime
3 1 (3.03%) QuarkXPress
3 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
1 4 (12.12%) PaaS
1 4 (12.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) NetScaler
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) MS Access
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) Toad
2 1 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Architect
2 9 (27.27%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Support
4 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Support Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) ERP Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
2 1 (3.03%) CSS3
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.03%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) UNIX
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
3 3 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Project Governance
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.03%) Dependency Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCIE
1 4 (12.12%) CCNP
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (39.39%) XenApp
2 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
2 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) XenServer
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Citrix
1 13 (39.39%) AppSense
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) Juniper
3 4 (12.12%) Google
3 4 (12.12%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) HP