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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 7 December 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 14.10% 21.82% 12.86%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 40.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £145 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
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
22 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 28.21% 54.55% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 16
Median daily rate £380 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £145 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £480 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Woking region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Woking region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (48.39%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Selenium
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) XML
4 11 (35.48%) .NET
4 11 (35.48%) SpecFlow
5 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.81%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) SOAP
7 7 (22.58%) T-SQL
7 7 (22.58%) TDD
7 7 (22.58%) NUnit
7 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
8 6 (19.35%) RESTful
8 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
8 6 (19.35%) Kanban
8 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) Web Services
9 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
9 5 (16.13%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) MVC
9 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (16.13%) MVVM
9 5 (16.13%) MSTest
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Tuxedo
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) SpecFlow
3 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (22.58%) NUnit
4 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
5 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
6 5 (16.13%) MSTest
7 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Law
1 2 (6.45%) Publishing
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) XML
2 11 (35.48%) .NET
3 7 (22.58%) SOAP
4 6 (19.35%) RESTful
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 2 (6.45%) HTML
7 2 (6.45%) Middleware
7 2 (6.45%) WCF
7 2 (6.45%) XSLT
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.90%) iPhone
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) iPad
3 2 (6.45%) CMDB
3 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) BDD
2 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
3 7 (22.58%) TDD
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 5 (16.13%) MVC
5 5 (16.13%) MVVM
5 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 4 (12.90%) DevOps
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C#
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
4 7 (22.58%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) BICSI Certification
2 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
2 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
2 2 (6.45%) LPIC
2 2 (6.45%) RHCE
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Firmware
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Dell
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Altiris
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Juniper
3 2 (6.45%) Mercator
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas