The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Surrey 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 261 198 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.33% 15.41% 11.50%
As % of the Vendors category 31.95% 31.08% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 92 109
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.40 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.40 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
817 637 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 54.25% 49.57% 51.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 301 461
Average daily rate £350 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 46
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £13.15 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.17 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Guildford -2 32 £325 +14.03% 16
Staines +1 20 £413 +6.45% 7
Reigate -2 15 £350 -
Woking -13 13 £350 +7.69% 19
Epsom +4 12 £320 -8.57% 2
Leatherhead -4 11 £130 -58.40% 1
Camberley +7 10 £338 +21.62% 4
Redhill +2 8 £356 +9.61% 3
Dorking 0 8 £297 +25.50% 4
Cobham 0 7 £390 -
Farnham - 7 £123 - 1
Godalming - 3 £124 -
Chertsey - 2 £343 - 3
Sunbury-on-Thames +5 1 - -
Egham - 1 £500 - 3
Cranleigh - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - - 3
Haslemere - - - -
Hindhead - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

1 246 (53.95%) Windows
2 155 (33.99%) MS Excel
3 129 (28.29%) MS Office
4 123 (26.97%) SQL
5 103 (22.59%) .NET
5 103 (22.59%) Active Directory
6 102 (22.37%) Finance
7 80 (17.54%) Windows 7
8 72 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 66 (14.47%) ITIL
10 65 (14.25%) CRM
10 65 (14.25%) SharePoint
11 62 (13.60%) XML
12 61 (13.38%) C#
13 60 (13.16%) Visual Studio
13 60 (13.16%) ASP.NET
14 59 (12.94%) Citrix
15 56 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
16 55 (12.06%) Workflow
17 49 (10.75%) WCF
17 49 (10.75%) WF
18 48 (10.53%) VMware
19 47 (10.31%) VB.NET
20 46 (10.09%) MS Exchange
21 42 (9.21%) XSLT
22 41 (8.99%) Scrum
22 41 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (8.55%) Oracle
24 38 (8.33%) Windows XP
25 35 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 65 (14.25%) SharePoint
2 46 (10.09%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.19%) CloudStack
4 10 (2.19%) IIS
5 7 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.32%) Apache
6 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.32%) Lync
7 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.88%) Site Server
8 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 155 (33.99%) MS Excel
2 129 (28.29%) MS Office
3 27 (5.92%) MS Project
3 27 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.61%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.63%) Photoshop
5 12 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (1.75%) Fireworks
7 6 (1.32%) QuarkXPress
7 6 (1.32%) Quicktime
8 5 (1.10%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.44%) InDesign
10 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 56 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.44%) RMDS
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.22%) Agresso
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.75%) Office 365
2 5 (1.10%) SaaS
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.61%) Firewall
2 19 (4.17%) VPN
3 18 (3.95%) LAN
3 18 (3.95%) WAN
4 15 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.85%) SAN
6 10 (2.19%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.97%) DNS
8 7 (1.54%) Intranet
9 6 (1.32%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.10%) VoIP
10 5 (1.10%) Internet
11 4 (0.88%) ADSL
11 4 (0.88%) Broadband
11 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.66%) Wireless
12 3 (0.66%) HTTP
12 3 (0.66%) DHCP
13 2 (0.44%) DECT
13 2 (0.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (1.54%) MS Access
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.10%) Big Data
10 3 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.66%) DataStage
10 3 (0.66%) MySQL
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (13.16%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.75%) Toad
2 8 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.10%) Selenium
4 5 (1.10%) MSI
5 4 (0.88%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.88%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) JIRA
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.44%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.44%) Hudson
6 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.44%) MSTest
6 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 102 (22.37%) Finance
2 19 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.19%) Retail
3 10 (2.19%) Dutch Language
3 10 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.97%) Games
4 9 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.32%) Publishing
6 6 (1.32%) Marketing
7 5 (1.10%) Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Law
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 100 (21.93%) Developer
2 81 (17.76%) Analyst
3 56 (12.28%) .NET Developer
4 47 (10.31%) Consultant
5 36 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.02%) VB.NET Developer
7 27 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
8 24 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 22 (4.82%) Architect
10 19 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.51%) Administrator
12 15 (3.29%) Designer
13 14 (3.07%) Programmer
14 13 (2.85%) Data Analyst
14 13 (2.85%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.41%) C# Developer
15 11 (2.41%) Citrix Engineer
16 10 (2.19%) Help Desk Support
16 10 (2.19%) 2nd Line Support
16 10 (2.19%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.59%) .NET
2 62 (13.60%) XML
3 60 (13.16%) ASP.NET
4 49 (10.75%) WCF
4 49 (10.75%) WF
5 42 (9.21%) XSLT
6 31 (6.80%) HTML
7 18 (3.95%) CSS
8 15 (3.29%) Web Services
9 14 (3.07%) jQuery
10 12 (2.63%) HTML5
11 10 (2.19%) Silverlight
11 10 (2.19%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.19%) WinForms
12 9 (1.97%) WPF
12 9 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.75%) CSS3
13 8 (1.75%) Flash
14 5 (1.10%) REST
15 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.63%) Graphic Design
4 11 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.75%) EPoS
6 7 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.32%) AS400
7 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.10%) Social Network
9 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.88%) iPhone
9 4 (0.88%) Clustering
9 4 (0.88%) IVR
9 4 (0.88%) EFT
9 4 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.66%) Firmware
10 3 (0.66%) FMCG
10 3 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 246 (53.95%) Windows
2 80 (17.54%) Windows 7
3 41 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 34 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (5.26%) UNIX
7 22 (4.82%) Linux
8 13 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.63%) Solaris
10 11 (2.41%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.54%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.44%) Android
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.47%) ITIL
2 65 (14.25%) CRM
3 55 (12.06%) Workflow
4 41 (8.99%) Scrum
5 34 (7.46%) Project Management
5 34 (7.46%) MVC
5 34 (7.46%) Release Management
6 29 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.48%) Service Management
8 22 (4.82%) Migration
9 21 (4.61%) PRINCE2
10 19 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 18 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (3.73%) Change Control
13 15 (3.29%) ERP
14 14 (3.07%) OO
15 12 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (2.63%) Data Analysis
16 11 (2.41%) Logistics
16 11 (2.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 123 (26.97%) SQL
2 61 (13.38%) C#
3 47 (10.31%) VB.NET
4 29 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.92%) PowerShell
6 23 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.07%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.41%) C
8 11 (2.41%) VB
9 9 (1.97%) Perl
10 8 (1.75%) C++
10 8 (1.75%) VBScript
10 8 (1.75%) Python
11 7 (1.54%) VBA
11 7 (1.54%) Java
12 6 (1.32%) Delphi
13 3 (0.66%) RPG
13 3 (0.66%) XAML
14 2 (0.44%) VB6
14 2 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.70%) Degree
3 17 (3.73%) MCSE
4 16 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.41%) CCNA
6 10 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.10%) CCNP
9 4 (0.88%) ISEB
9 4 (0.88%) MCSA
9 4 (0.88%) CCIE
9 4 (0.88%) MCSD
9 4 (0.88%) MCTS
9 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.66%) CEH
10 3 (0.66%) MCITP
10 3 (0.66%) MCP
10 3 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.85%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) SLA
3 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) P3O
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 103 (22.59%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (5.04%) XenDesktop
5 22 (4.82%) XenApp
6 18 (3.95%) vSphere
7 10 (2.19%) XenServer
8 9 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.97%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (1.32%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.44%) UAG
13 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.22%) Xen
13 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.39%) SCCM
2 18 (3.95%) SCOM
3 14 (3.07%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.10%) SCSM
7 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.44%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (12.94%) Citrix
2 48 (10.53%) VMware
3 39 (8.55%) Oracle
4 32 (7.02%) Cisco
5 23 (5.04%) HP
6 20 (4.39%) AppSense
7 17 (3.73%) Apple
8 16 (3.51%) Symantec
9 13 (2.85%) NetApp
10 11 (2.41%) IBM
11 9 (1.97%) SAP
11 9 (1.97%) Avaya
12 8 (1.75%) McAfee
12 8 (1.75%) Lumension
13 7 (1.54%) Adobe
13 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.32%) Lotus
14 6 (1.32%) Juniper
14 6 (1.32%) SolarWinds
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