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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 199 196 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.63% 15.96% 14.04%
As % of the Vendors category 30.34% 30.02% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 126 121
Average daily rate
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£360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £17.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
656 653 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 51.53% 53.18% 47.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 350 345
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -15.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(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
Guildford -1 28 £388 +40.90% 12
Woking 0 21 £290 -10.76% 9
Staines -13 8 £375 -11.76% 3
Reigate - 6 £213 - 8
Epsom - 6 £249 -
Redhill +3 5 £120 -52.00% 5
Egham -1 5 £400 -15.78% 3
Leatherhead -1 4 £425 +58.87% 4
Dorking - 4 £110 - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames -3 3 £522 +18.63% 3
Weybridge +5 1 £500 +233.33% 10
Walton-on-Thames +1 1 £225 -
Camberley - 1 £120 -
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Cranleigh - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Farnham - - - - 2
Godalming - - - - 1
Thames Ditton - - - - 2
Shepperton - - - -
Oxted - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 234 (52.70%) Windows
2 158 (35.59%) MS Excel
3 149 (33.56%) MS Office
4 122 (27.48%) Active Directory
5 106 (23.87%) SQL
6 105 (23.65%) Finance
7 91 (20.50%) .NET
7 91 (20.50%) Windows 7
8 61 (13.74%) SQL Server
9 55 (12.39%) Citrix
10 54 (12.16%) Visual Studio
10 54 (12.16%) MS Exchange
11 53 (11.94%) SharePoint
12 52 (11.71%) CRM
12 52 (11.71%) ASP.NET
12 52 (11.71%) XML
13 51 (11.49%) C#
13 51 (11.49%) Workflow
14 48 (10.81%) ITIL
15 44 (9.91%) VB.NET
15 44 (9.91%) Dynamics CRM
16 42 (9.46%) WCF
16 42 (9.46%) VMware
17 40 (9.01%) Windows XP
17 40 (9.01%) Project Management
18 39 (8.78%) WF
19 36 (8.11%) Scrum
19 36 (8.11%) Firewall
20 35 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.94%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.80%) CloudStack
6 6 (1.35%) Lync
6 6 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.35%) SAS
7 4 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.68%) CMS
8 3 (0.68%) IIS
9 2 (0.45%) Node.js
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 158 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 149 (33.56%) MS Office
3 30 (6.76%) MS Project
4 24 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (4.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (1.13%) AutoCAD
7 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.90%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.90%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.23%) InDesign
9 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.23%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (9.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.23%) Agresso
5 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.48%) Office 365
2 6 (1.35%) SaaS
3 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.90%) PaaS
4 4 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.11%) Firewall
2 26 (5.86%) SAN
3 24 (5.41%) VPN
4 23 (5.18%) DNS
5 21 (4.73%) LAN
5 21 (4.73%) WAN
6 16 (3.60%) DHCP
7 14 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.48%) VoIP
8 11 (2.48%) Internet
9 9 (2.03%) Wireless
9 9 (2.03%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.58%) Broadband
11 5 (1.13%) MPLS
12 4 (0.90%) SNMP
12 4 (0.90%) Intranet
12 4 (0.90%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.68%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (0.68%) VLAN
13 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.35%) MySQL
8 6 (1.35%) DataStage
8 6 (1.35%) Spotfire
9 5 (1.13%) MS Access
9 5 (1.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 5 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 54 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.80%) Toad
5 5 (1.13%) Subversion
6 4 (0.90%) Selenium
6 4 (0.90%) NUnit
7 3 (0.68%) MSI
8 2 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.23%) MorphX
9 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.23%) MSTest
9 1 (0.23%) WatiN
9 1 (0.23%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 105 (23.65%) Finance
2 31 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (2.93%) Dutch Language
5 9 (2.03%) Marketing
6 7 (1.58%) Billing
6 7 (1.58%) Retail
7 6 (1.35%) Legal
8 5 (1.13%) Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Publishing
9 4 (0.90%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.68%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 102 (22.97%) Developer
2 82 (18.47%) Analyst
3 54 (12.16%) .NET Developer
4 30 (6.76%) Support Analyst
4 30 (6.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 27 (6.08%) Architect
5 27 (6.08%) Consultant
6 26 (5.86%) Support Engineer
7 24 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
8 21 (4.73%) Administrator
9 20 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.83%) Desktop Support
12 12 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (2.70%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.48%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.25%) Desktop Engineer
15 9 (2.03%) C# Developer
15 9 (2.03%) Network Engineer
15 9 (2.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.50%) .NET
2 52 (11.71%) ASP.NET
2 52 (11.71%) XML
3 42 (9.46%) WCF
4 39 (8.78%) WF
5 32 (7.21%) XSLT
6 30 (6.76%) HTML
7 18 (4.05%) CSS
7 18 (4.05%) jQuery
8 12 (2.70%) WinForms
8 12 (2.70%) Web Services
9 10 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.58%) WPF
12 5 (1.13%) HTML5
13 4 (0.90%) REST
13 4 (0.90%) COM
13 4 (0.90%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.68%) Silverlight
14 3 (0.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.63%) Blackberry
2 16 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.80%) iPad
5 7 (1.58%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.58%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.58%) iPhone
6 6 (1.35%) Clustering
7 5 (1.13%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.13%) EPoS
7 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.68%) Social Network
9 3 (0.68%) AS400
10 2 (0.45%) FMCG
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.45%) PMI
10 2 (0.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 234 (52.70%) Windows
2 91 (20.50%) Windows 7
3 40 (9.01%) Windows XP
4 35 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (6.31%) UNIX
6 22 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.05%) Linux
8 16 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.80%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.58%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.58%) Solaris
13 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.71%) CRM
2 51 (11.49%) Workflow
3 48 (10.81%) ITIL
4 40 (9.01%) Project Management
5 36 (8.11%) Scrum
6 35 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (7.21%) MVC
8 28 (6.31%) PRINCE2
9 21 (4.73%) Release Management
10 17 (3.83%) Migration
10 17 (3.83%) Service Management
11 16 (3.60%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.38%) Change Control
13 13 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (2.93%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.93%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (2.70%) Data Analysis
14 12 (2.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.87%) SQL
2 51 (11.49%) C#
3 44 (9.91%) VB.NET
4 34 (7.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.73%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.03%) VB
8 8 (1.80%) Java
8 8 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.13%) VBScript
9 5 (1.13%) C
10 4 (0.90%) C++
11 3 (0.68%) Perl
11 3 (0.68%) VBA
11 3 (0.68%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.45%) Python
12 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.45%) VB6
13 1 (0.23%) X++
13 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 33 (7.43%) Degree
2 27 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.83%) MCSE
4 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.80%) MCP
8 6 (1.35%) MCSA
8 6 (1.35%) MCITP
9 5 (1.13%) MCDST
9 5 (1.13%) CCNP
10 4 (0.90%) CCIE
11 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.68%) CCNA
11 3 (0.68%) ISEB
11 3 (0.68%) CISSP
11 3 (0.68%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.70%) QA
1 12 (2.70%) SLA
2 7 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.68%) P3O
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 122 (27.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.18%) XenApp
4 16 (3.60%) XenDesktop
5 15 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (3.38%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.25%) XenServer
7 7 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.35%) vSphere
9 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (5.18%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) SCOM
2 8 (1.80%) WSUS
3 7 (1.58%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.68%) SCSM
6 3 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.68%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.23%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (12.39%) Citrix
2 42 (9.46%) VMware
3 32 (7.21%) Cisco
4 27 (6.08%) Oracle
5 18 (4.05%) Apple
6 16 (3.60%) Symantec
7 14 (3.15%) McAfee
8 12 (2.70%) IBM
8 12 (2.70%) HP
8 12 (2.70%) Avaya
9 10 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.25%) AppSense
10 9 (2.03%) Dell
11 8 (1.80%) Altiris
12 7 (1.58%) Planview
12 7 (1.58%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.58%) EMC
12 7 (1.58%) Confirmit
13 6 (1.35%) F5
13 6 (1.35%) Cognos
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Conspicuous
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £415 - £435 per day
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Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
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