The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 210 199 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.34% 15.18% 15.83%
As % of the Vendors category 30.48% 29.88% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 148 97
Average daily rate
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£375 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £209 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.45 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £22.50 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Vendors Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
689 666 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 50.33% 50.80% 52.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 412 322
Average daily rate £365 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 55
Average hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford -2 33 £363 +20.83% 7
Woking 0 12 £375 +25.00% 6
Leatherhead 0 10 £150 -37.50% 3
Redhill +4 9 £320 +37.63% 7
Camberley +6 7 £250 +17.64% 2
Dorking - 6 £149 - 8
Epsom +11 5 £336 - 2
Egham -1 5 £375 -21.05% 4
Reigate +3 4 £400 - 4
Farnham +7 3 £170 -47.69% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames 0 2 £391 +25.96% 2
Cobham -5 2 £313 -3.84% 2
Staines -7 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Horley - 2 - -
Godalming +2 1 - - 2
Weybridge -1 1 - - 4
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £225 - 1
Thames Ditton - - - - 3
Oxted - - - -
Addlestone - - - - 3
Chertsey - - - - 7
Esher - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 197 (48.05%) Windows
2 146 (35.61%) MS Excel
3 143 (34.88%) MS Office
4 107 (26.10%) Active Directory
5 98 (23.90%) SQL
6 78 (19.02%) SQL Server
7 70 (17.07%) Windows 7
8 67 (16.34%) Finance
9 66 (16.10%) .NET
10 65 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (13.66%) ITIL
12 52 (12.68%) SharePoint
13 51 (12.44%) VMware
14 50 (12.20%) C#
15 48 (11.71%) MS Exchange
16 46 (11.22%) Cisco
16 46 (11.22%) XML
17 43 (10.49%) JavaScript
18 42 (10.24%) CRM
19 40 (9.76%) ASP.NET
20 39 (9.51%) UNIX
21 38 (9.27%) Visual Studio
21 38 (9.27%) Firewall
21 38 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
22 37 (9.02%) Oracle
22 37 (9.02%) Citrix
23 36 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 35 (8.54%) HTML
24 35 (8.54%) Project Management
24 35 (8.54%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 52 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 48 (11.71%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.41%) Lync
5 12 (2.93%) IIS
6 8 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.46%) SAS
8 6 (1.46%) Node.js
9 5 (1.22%) Mule
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.98%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.73%) CMS
11 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 146 (35.61%) MS Excel
2 143 (34.88%) MS Office
3 31 (7.56%) MS Project
4 26 (6.34%) MS Visio
5 18 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.46%) AutoCAD
7 5 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.98%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.98%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.24%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 32 (7.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.17%) Office 365
2 9 (2.20%) SaaS
2 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.71%) IaaS
3 7 (1.71%) PaaS
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.27%) Firewall
2 31 (7.56%) DNS
3 29 (7.07%) SAN
4 26 (6.34%) WAN
5 25 (6.10%) LAN
6 21 (5.12%) DHCP
7 14 (3.41%) Internet
7 14 (3.41%) VPN
8 13 (3.17%) VoIP
9 11 (2.68%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (2.68%) TCP/IP
10 9 (2.20%) NAS
10 9 (2.20%) SNMP
11 8 (1.95%) MPLS
11 8 (1.95%) 3G
11 8 (1.95%) 2G
12 7 (1.71%) LTE
12 7 (1.71%) Telnet
12 7 (1.71%) Wireless
13 4 (0.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.68%) MySQL
7 10 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 5 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.98%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.73%) Spotfire
13 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 38 (9.27%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (3.17%) Subversion
5 7 (1.71%) Toad
6 4 (0.98%) NUnit
6 4 (0.98%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.49%) MSI
8 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.24%) Gradle
9 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.24%) MSTest
9 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.24%) Ant
9 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (16.34%) Finance
2 34 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (1.95%) Marketing
4 7 (1.71%) Billing
5 6 (1.46%) Dutch Language
6 4 (0.98%) Legal
6 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.73%) Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.49%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (21.22%) Developer
2 70 (17.07%) Analyst
3 34 (8.29%) .NET Developer
4 33 (8.05%) Architect
5 27 (6.59%) Administrator
6 22 (5.37%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (4.88%) Service Analyst
8 20 (4.88%) Consultant
8 20 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 20 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
8 20 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 19 (4.63%) Desktop Support
10 15 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 15 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.41%) DBA
11 14 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.17%) Network Engineer
13 12 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.10%) .NET
2 46 (11.22%) XML
3 40 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 35 (8.54%) HTML
5 30 (7.32%) WCF
6 23 (5.61%) CSS
7 20 (4.88%) Web Services
7 20 (4.88%) jQuery
8 18 (4.39%) .NET Framework
9 16 (3.90%) WF
10 14 (3.41%) XSLT
11 13 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.68%) HTML5
13 8 (1.95%) Ajax
13 8 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (1.95%) REST
14 7 (1.71%) WinForms
14 7 (1.71%) WPF
15 6 (1.46%) Apache Cordova
15 6 (1.46%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.12%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.20%) Clustering
6 8 (1.95%) User Experience
7 7 (1.71%) iPad
7 7 (1.71%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.22%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.22%) NHS
10 4 (0.98%) PMI
10 4 (0.98%) iPhone
10 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.49%) Social Network
12 2 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 197 (48.05%) Windows
2 70 (17.07%) Windows 7
3 39 (9.51%) UNIX
4 34 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (7.80%) Windows XP
6 24 (5.85%) Linux
7 23 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.66%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.95%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.71%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.71%) Solaris
12 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (13.66%) ITIL
3 42 (10.24%) CRM
4 35 (8.54%) Project Management
4 35 (8.54%) Scrum
5 29 (7.07%) MVC
6 27 (6.59%) Incident Management
6 27 (6.59%) Workflow
7 24 (5.85%) PRINCE2
7 24 (5.85%) Migration
8 17 (4.15%) Capacity Management
8 17 (4.15%) Change Management
9 16 (3.90%) OO
10 15 (3.66%) Validation
11 14 (3.41%) Service Management
12 13 (3.17%) Business Analysis
13 12 (2.93%) Data Modelling
13 12 (2.93%) Logistics
13 12 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.90%) SQL
2 50 (12.20%) C#
3 43 (10.49%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 21 (5.12%) T-SQL
6 19 (4.63%) Java
7 18 (4.39%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.44%) Perl
9 9 (2.20%) C++
10 8 (1.95%) VB
11 7 (1.71%) VBScript
11 7 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.46%) C
13 3 (0.73%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.24%) PHP
15 1 (0.24%) Python
15 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.83%) Degree
3 19 (4.63%) MCSE
4 15 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.68%) MCP
7 9 (2.20%) MCITP
8 8 (1.95%) CCNP
9 7 (1.71%) MCSA
10 6 (1.46%) MCTS
11 5 (1.22%) MCDST
11 5 (1.22%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.98%) CCIE
12 4 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.73%) CISSP
13 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.73%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.85%) SLA
2 7 (1.71%) QA
3 6 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 107 (26.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.41%) Terminal Services
3 14 (3.41%) XenApp
4 13 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.73%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.49%) XenServer
9 2 (0.49%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.24%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (4.88%) SCOM
2 17 (4.15%) SCCM
3 11 (2.68%) SCSM
4 9 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.46%) WSUS
6 6 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.98%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.73%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 51 (12.44%) VMware
2 46 (11.22%) Cisco
3 37 (9.02%) Oracle
3 37 (9.02%) Citrix
4 18 (4.39%) Symantec
5 16 (3.90%) HP
6 14 (3.41%) Apple
6 14 (3.41%) Avaya
7 13 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.93%) McAfee
8 12 (2.93%) Business Objects
9 10 (2.44%) F5
10 9 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.20%) SAP
11 8 (1.95%) BMC
11 8 (1.95%) Juniper
11 8 (1.95%) Ericsson
11 8 (1.95%) Informatica
11 8 (1.95%) IBM
11 8 (1.95%) Huawei
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