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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 15.00% 15.46% 44.68%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 44.12% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 17
Average daily rate
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£216 £205 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £152 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £92.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
33 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 55.00% 35.05% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 20
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Office
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
5 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (17.65%) Replication
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Clustering
5 3 (17.65%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) BYOD
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS Project
4 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mart
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) MSTest
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) ODBC
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) BYOD
2 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) APMP
3 2 (11.76%) MCTS
3 2 (11.76%) MCITP
3 2 (11.76%) PMP
3 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) UAG
2 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Dell
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Telerik