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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 30.51% 21.98% 12.99%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 44.44% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £145 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
27 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 45.76% 49.45% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 14
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £145 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (37.93%) MCSE
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) Office 365
3 10 (34.48%) C#
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) .NET
4 9 (31.03%) DNS
5 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
5 8 (27.59%) LAN
5 8 (27.59%) WAN
5 8 (27.59%) MS Office
5 8 (27.59%) XML
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (24.14%) MCDST
6 7 (24.14%) SCCM
6 7 (24.14%) XenApp
6 7 (24.14%) MCP
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) DHCP
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) PowerShell

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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.90%) Tuxedo
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (37.93%) Office 365
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 8 (27.59%) LAN
2 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (27.59%) WAN
3 7 (24.14%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
3 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.34%) NUnit
4 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
2 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Programmer
2 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (6.90%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) XSLT
6 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) CMDB
3 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
2 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.79%) BDD
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps
3 4 (13.79%) MVC
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Kanban
4 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Line Management
5 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Presales
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) MCSE
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (24.14%) MCDST
2 7 (24.14%) MCP
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) BICSI Certification
4 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
4 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
4 2 (6.90%) LPIC
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) MCTS
4 2 (6.90%) RHCE
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Dell
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Juniper
2 2 (6.90%) Mercator
3 1 (3.45%) Google