The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 15.00% 15.84% 16.95%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 34.78% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £468 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% +43.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £330 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -34.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Vendors Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 40.00% 45.54% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 33
Average daily rate £300 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Woking region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) OO
4 6 (30.00%) OOD
5 5 (25.00%) Swing
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) C
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) MS Office
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) JNI
5 5 (25.00%) Subversion
5 5 (25.00%) Java SE
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) NetBeans
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 4 (20.00%) WCF
6 4 (20.00%) WPF
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) NetBeans
1 5 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Design Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Software Design Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Swing
2 5 (25.00%) JNI
2 5 (25.00%) Java SE
3 4 (20.00%) WCF
3 4 (20.00%) WPF
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.00%) Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.00%) iPad
5 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) OO
2 6 (30.00%) OOD
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCTS
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix