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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 164 198 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 13.11% 15.78% 15.60%
As % of the Vendors category 26.75% 31.48% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 95 114
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.38 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% +28.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £49.25 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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
613 629 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 49.00% 50.12% 54.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 350 340
Average daily rate £400 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £36.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 17 £388 +3.33% 8
Guildford -5 17 £349 -15.96% 15
Redhill +7 11 £350 +191.66% 5
Cobham - 11 £438 -
Camberley -2 8 £395 +219.19% 2
Woking +5 7 £158 -35.05% 9
Leatherhead -17 7 £450 +28.57% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames +4 5 £396 -24.13% 2
Epsom -7 5 - - 2
Egham -10 4 £315 -21.25% 2
Weybridge 0 3 £500 - 5
Chertsey 0 2 £540 +390.90%
Reigate -3 1 - - 4
Farnham - 1 £525 - 1
Thames Ditton - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 140 (38.04%) Windows
2 139 (37.77%) MS Excel
3 95 (25.82%) Active Directory
4 89 (24.18%) SQL Server
5 87 (23.64%) SQL
6 73 (19.84%) MS Office
7 66 (17.93%) .NET
8 56 (15.22%) Migration
9 51 (13.86%) C#
10 48 (13.04%) Windows 7
11 47 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (12.77%) VMware
12 46 (12.50%) Finance
13 44 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 39 (10.60%) ITIL
16 38 (10.33%) SharePoint
16 38 (10.33%) MS PowerPoint
17 37 (10.05%) Oracle
18 34 (9.24%) DNS
19 33 (8.97%) MS Exchange
19 33 (8.97%) Security Cleared
20 32 (8.70%) SCOM
20 32 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 32 (8.70%) SAP
21 31 (8.42%) Degree
22 30 (8.15%) PowerShell
22 30 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
22 30 (8.15%) Linux
22 30 (8.15%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 38 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 33 (8.97%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.16%) Lync
4 16 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.80%) IIS
6 10 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.17%) JBoss
8 6 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.82%) TPMS
11 3 (0.82%) CMS
11 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.54%) Orchard CMS
12 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 139 (37.77%) MS Excel
2 73 (19.84%) MS Office
3 38 (10.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (8.15%) MS Visio
5 15 (4.08%) MS Project
6 3 (0.82%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.45%) SAP SRM
3 7 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.27%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.89%) Office 365
3 13 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.27%) Yammer
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.24%) DNS
2 27 (7.34%) TCP/IP
2 27 (7.34%) SAN
2 27 (7.34%) Firewall
3 21 (5.71%) DHCP
4 19 (5.16%) LAN
4 19 (5.16%) WAN
5 16 (4.35%) NAS
6 12 (3.26%) VPN
7 10 (2.72%) HTTP
8 8 (2.17%) VoIP
9 7 (1.90%) FTP
9 7 (1.90%) SSH
9 7 (1.90%) Internet
10 6 (1.63%) Intranet
11 5 (1.36%) Wireless
11 5 (1.36%) LDAP
12 4 (1.09%) Broadband
12 4 (1.09%) VLAN
13 3 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.53%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.90%) MS Access
12 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.36%) OLTP
15 4 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (1.09%) MySQL
16 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.09%) JIRA
5 3 (0.82%) Selenium
5 3 (0.82%) Log4Net
5 3 (0.82%) NUnit
6 2 (0.54%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.54%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.54%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.54%) MSTest
6 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.27%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 46 (12.50%) Finance
2 13 (3.53%) Retail
3 11 (2.99%) Legal
4 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.90%) Banking
6 5 (1.36%) Publishing
6 5 (1.36%) Marketing
7 4 (1.09%) Games
7 4 (1.09%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) Advertising
8 3 (0.82%) Military
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (18.75%) Analyst
2 58 (15.76%) Developer
3 40 (10.87%) Administrator
4 30 (8.15%) Architect
5 25 (6.79%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (4.89%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.89%) Consultant
8 18 (4.89%) DBA
9 15 (4.08%) Data Analyst
10 14 (3.80%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.80%) Desktop Support
10 14 (3.80%) SQL DBA
11 13 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.26%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (2.99%) Governance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.93%) .NET
2 26 (7.07%) Web Services
3 23 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.62%) XML
5 16 (4.35%) CSS
6 14 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (3.53%) REST
8 11 (2.99%) WCF
8 11 (2.99%) HTML
8 11 (2.99%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.99%) JSON
9 7 (1.90%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.90%) Middleware
10 6 (1.63%) SOAP
11 5 (1.36%) jQuery
11 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.82%) POCO
13 3 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (0.82%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.80%) Clustering
4 13 (3.53%) PKI
5 12 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.72%) Replication
7 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.63%) BYOD
10 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.09%) NHS
11 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.09%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.09%) Statistics
12 3 (0.82%) Video Editing
12 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 140 (38.04%) Windows
2 48 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 30 (8.15%) Linux
3 30 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (6.25%) UNIX
7 16 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 12 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.72%) Solaris
10 6 (1.63%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.63%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.82%) AIX
13 2 (0.54%) Android
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.22%) Migration
2 44 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.60%) ITIL
4 29 (7.88%) CRM
5 28 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 22 (5.98%) Data Migration
8 22 (5.98%) Change Management
9 20 (5.43%) Project Management
9 20 (5.43%) Time Management
10 19 (5.16%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.08%) Scrum
11 15 (4.08%) MVC
11 15 (4.08%) Data Governance
12 14 (3.80%) Data Modelling
12 14 (3.80%) UML
13 13 (3.53%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.26%) Business Analysis
14 12 (3.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 87 (23.64%) SQL
2 51 (13.86%) C#
3 30 (8.15%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.16%) Java
6 15 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.72%) VB
8 6 (1.63%) VBScript
9 5 (1.36%) C
10 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) R
12 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 40 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 31 (8.42%) Degree
4 25 (6.79%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.89%) MCSE
6 12 (3.26%) MCP
7 11 (2.99%) CCNA
7 11 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.72%) MCSA
9 9 (2.45%) MCTS
10 8 (2.17%) MBA
11 7 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.90%) MCITP
12 5 (1.36%) APMP
12 5 (1.36%) CISSP
12 5 (1.36%) PMP
12 5 (1.36%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.09%) HND
14 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.08%) Solvency II
2 7 (1.90%) QA
3 6 (1.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 95 (25.82%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.36%) vSphere
5 5 (1.36%) XenApp
5 5 (1.36%) NFS
5 5 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.09%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.82%) UAG
8 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 32 (8.70%) SCOM
2 25 (6.79%) SCCM
3 18 (4.89%) NetBackup
4 17 (4.62%) SCOrch
4 17 (4.62%) SCSM
5 13 (3.53%) WSUS
6 9 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.36%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.09%) Windows Intune
8 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.54%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.54%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.54%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (12.77%) VMware
2 37 (10.05%) Oracle
3 32 (8.70%) SAP
4 22 (5.98%) Cisco
5 21 (5.71%) Citrix
6 15 (4.08%) HP
7 14 (3.80%) NetApp
7 14 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.99%) Symantec
9 10 (2.72%) Sun
10 9 (2.45%) Ariba
10 9 (2.45%) Business Objects
10 9 (2.45%) Veritas
11 7 (1.90%) Informatica
11 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.63%) McAfee
12 6 (1.63%) Cognos
12 6 (1.63%) BMC
13 5 (1.36%) CA
13 5 (1.36%) Dell
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