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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 21.98% 18.28% 11.29%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 33.33% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £353 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
50 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 54.95% 54.84% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 17
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Woking region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (38.89%) MS Office
4 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) LAN
7 7 (19.44%) WAN
7 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
8 6 (16.67%) Citrix
8 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) OOD
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.89%) C
9 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
9 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (13.89%) SCCM
9 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 4 (11.11%) XenApp
10 4 (11.11%) Java SE
10 4 (11.11%) Subversion
10 4 (11.11%) JNI
10 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.11%) Wireless

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (38.89%) MS Office
3 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) LAN
1 7 (19.44%) WAN
2 4 (11.11%) Wireless
2 4 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Intranet
3 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.56%) MPLS
4 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) Telnet
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
1 4 (11.11%) NetBeans
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Design Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Java SE
1 4 (11.11%) JNI
1 4 (11.11%) Swing
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) ODBC
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) WCF
3 1 (2.78%) WPF
3 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (13.89%) OO
2 5 (13.89%) OOD
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) User Stories
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C
2 4 (11.11%) C++
2 4 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCDST
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) Dell
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) Apple
3 3 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) CommVault
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) Polycom