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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 27.27% 14.81% 21.84%
As % of the Vendors category 46.15% 36.36% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Average daily rate £213 £214 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -52.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £133 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £338 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.22 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
Surrey

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
13 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 59.09% 40.74% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 23
Average daily rate £338 £300 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £17.22 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (25.00%) SCCM
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) SLA
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) VoIP
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) WPF
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Product Management
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) COM
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 2 (10.00%) VB
6 2 (10.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) VoIP
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.00%) QlikView
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) CRM Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WPF
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) COM
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Product Management
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) VB
1 2 (10.00%) VB6
1 2 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) Telerik
4 1 (5.00%) Alteryx
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) ThinPrint
4 1 (5.00%) VMware