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 September 2015 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 181 207 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 12.53% 15.91% 16.26%
As % of the Vendors category 25.60% 31.80% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 151
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.86% +55.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £47.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
707 651 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 48.96% 50.04% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 350 393
Average daily rate £368 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 38
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £50.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 September 2015.

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
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 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Staines +7 16 £381 -15.27% 5
Woking +1 14 £338 +12.50% 9
Guildford -7 13 £325 -13.33% 14
Reigate -1 8 £300 -20.00% 4
Weybridge +2 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Epsom -3 7 - - 2
Leatherhead -24 6 £380 +153.00% 6
Cobham - 6 £434 - 1
Redhill -4 5 £350 -6.66% 7
Sunbury-on-Thames -2 3 £396 -24.13%
Camberley - 3 £400 -
Addlestone - 2 - -
Farnham -2 1 £500 - 1
Egham -15 1 - - 2
Banstead - 1 £488 -
Chertsey - 1 £540 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 132 (36.46%) Windows
2 110 (30.39%) MS Excel
3 104 (28.73%) SQL
4 90 (24.86%) SQL Server
5 80 (22.10%) Active Directory
6 58 (16.02%) .NET
7 57 (15.75%) MS Office
7 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (15.47%) Migration
9 53 (14.64%) C#
10 51 (14.09%) PowerShell
11 50 (13.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 50 (13.81%) VMware
12 49 (13.54%) ITIL
13 45 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (11.88%) SharePoint
15 42 (11.60%) Windows 7
16 40 (11.05%) Oracle
17 39 (10.77%) Finance
18 38 (10.50%) SCOM
19 36 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
20 34 (9.39%) Linux
21 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (9.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 32 (8.84%) Security Cleared
22 32 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
22 32 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
22 32 (8.84%) Data Centre
23 30 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 30 (8.29%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 43 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.01%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.08%) IIS
4 13 (3.59%) Lync
4 13 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.76%) JBoss
7 8 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.10%) CMS
9 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.83%) TPMS
9 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 110 (30.39%) MS Excel
2 57 (15.75%) MS Office
3 27 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (4.42%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.49%) MS Project
6 3 (0.83%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.10%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.70%) Office 365
3 16 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.28%) Yammer
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.29%) DNS
2 27 (7.46%) SAN
3 21 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 18 (4.97%) DHCP
5 17 (4.70%) Firewall
6 15 (4.14%) NAS
7 13 (3.59%) LAN
7 13 (3.59%) Intranet
7 13 (3.59%) Internet
8 12 (3.31%) WAN
9 10 (2.76%) FTP
10 8 (2.21%) VoIP
11 7 (1.93%) SSH
12 6 (1.66%) Wireless
12 6 (1.66%) VPN
13 5 (1.38%) LDAP
14 4 (1.10%) HTTP
15 3 (0.83%) MPLS
15 3 (0.83%) VLAN
15 3 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (9.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (6.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (5.25%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (4.42%) Oracle Database
10 13 (3.59%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.21%) MS Access
12 7 (1.93%) OLTP
13 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.38%) QlikView
14 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.38%) MySQL
15 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.93%) JIRA
5 4 (1.10%) Selenium
5 4 (1.10%) Log4Net
6 3 (0.83%) Subversion
6 3 (0.83%) Maven
6 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.83%) Ant
6 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.83%) Hudson
7 2 (0.55%) CaliberRM
7 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.55%) MSTest
7 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.55%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.28%) JMeter
8 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (10.77%) Finance
2 11 (3.04%) Legal
3 10 (2.76%) Retail
4 8 (2.21%) Marketing
4 8 (2.21%) Advertising
4 8 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.38%) Banking
6 4 (1.10%) Automotive
6 4 (1.10%) Law
7 3 (0.83%) Publishing
8 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.55%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (18.23%) Developer
2 58 (16.02%) Analyst
3 38 (10.50%) Administrator
4 27 (7.46%) Consultant
5 26 (7.18%) Architect
6 24 (6.63%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.63%) DBA
7 19 (5.25%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.25%) SQL DBA
8 18 (4.97%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (3.59%) SQL Server DBA
10 12 (3.31%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.04%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.76%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.49%) SQL Developer
14 8 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (2.21%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.02%) .NET
2 26 (7.18%) Web Services
3 17 (4.70%) XML
4 15 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.87%) CSS
6 12 (3.31%) HTML
6 12 (3.31%) WCF
7 11 (3.04%) SOAP
8 10 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.21%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.93%) REST
11 6 (1.66%) jQuery
11 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.38%) JSON
12 5 (1.38%) Ajax
13 4 (1.10%) Middleware
13 4 (1.10%) POCO
13 4 (1.10%) Razor View Engine
13 4 (1.10%) ELMAH
14 3 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.84%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.14%) Clustering
5 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.04%) Replication
7 10 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.76%) PKI
8 7 (1.93%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.38%) NHS
10 4 (1.10%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.10%) Statistics
10 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.10%) BYOD
11 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) User Experience
11 3 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 132 (36.46%) Windows
2 42 (11.60%) Windows 7
3 34 (9.39%) Linux
4 27 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (6.63%) UNIX
7 20 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 12 (3.31%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.76%) Solaris
11 6 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.38%) AIX
12 5 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.10%) VMS
14 3 (0.83%) Android
14 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (15.47%) Migration
3 49 (13.54%) ITIL
4 32 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (7.46%) CRM
6 24 (6.63%) Data Migration
7 21 (5.80%) Capacity Management
8 20 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (4.97%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.70%) MVC
10 17 (4.70%) Coaching
11 16 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (4.42%) Release Management
11 16 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.14%) Scrum
12 15 (4.14%) TDD
13 14 (3.87%) DevOps
14 13 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 13 (3.59%) Time Management
14 13 (3.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (28.73%) SQL
2 53 (14.64%) C#
3 51 (14.09%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.46%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.04%) Java
7 5 (1.38%) VB
8 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.83%) VBScript
9 3 (0.83%) Ruby
9 3 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) R
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.28%) VBA
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.84%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.63%) Degree
4 22 (6.08%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.87%) MCSE
6 12 (3.31%) MCP
7 10 (2.76%) MCTS
8 9 (2.49%) MCSA
9 8 (2.21%) MCITP
10 6 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.66%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.38%) CCNA
11 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.10%) HND
13 3 (0.83%) MBA
13 3 (0.83%) CISSP
13 3 (0.83%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.55%) ACCA
14 2 (0.55%) ISEB
14 2 (0.55%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.76%) Solvency II
2 8 (2.21%) QA
2 8 (2.21%) SLA
3 3 (0.83%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) GxP
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (22.10%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (2.49%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.93%) vSphere
7 5 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.38%) NFS
7 5 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.10%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.83%) Docker
9 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.55%) UAG
10 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.28%) XenApp
11 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (10.50%) SCOM
2 26 (7.18%) SCCM
3 15 (4.14%) NetBackup
3 15 (4.14%) SCOrch
3 15 (4.14%) SCSM
4 9 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (1.93%) WSUS
6 6 (1.66%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.10%) Puppet
8 4 (1.10%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.10%) ZENworks
8 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.83%) Ansible
9 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.55%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 50 (13.81%) VMware
2 40 (11.05%) Oracle
3 26 (7.18%) SAP
4 25 (6.91%) Cisco
5 22 (6.08%) Citrix
6 16 (4.42%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.59%) HP
8 11 (3.04%) Symantec
9 10 (2.76%) Sun
10 9 (2.49%) BMC
10 9 (2.49%) Dell
10 9 (2.49%) Veritas
11 7 (1.93%) NetApp
11 7 (1.93%) Apple
11 7 (1.93%) McAfee
11 7 (1.93%) IBM
12 6 (1.66%) Informatica
12 6 (1.66%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.38%) CA
13 5 (1.38%) Cognos
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