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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 2.68% 8.22% 17.09%
As % of the Vendors category 6.38% 15.58% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
47 77 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 41.96% 52.74% 62.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 18
Average daily rate £450 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £359 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £19.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -51.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) Billing
4 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (25.00%) Google
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (25.00%) SaaS
4 4 (25.00%) PaaS
4 4 (25.00%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 4 (25.00%) IaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Open Workbench
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) SaaS
1 4 (25.00%) PaaS
1 4 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) Multicast
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (25.00%) Billing
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Support Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Packager
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) MSI Packager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.25%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCIE
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) AppSense
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Polycom
4 1 (6.25%) Tandberg