The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Woking region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 21.18% 22.50% 5.17%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 43.90% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £288 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £353 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
45 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 52.94% 51.25% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 16
Average daily rate £400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 1 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (40.00%) MS Office
4 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
4 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.86%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (20.00%) WAN
7 7 (20.00%) LAN
7 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
8 6 (17.14%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 5 (14.29%) SCCM
9 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (11.43%) Wireless
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco
10 4 (11.43%) Dell
10 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 4 (11.43%) DHCP
10 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
10 4 (11.43%) XenApp
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
11 3 (8.57%) MCP
11 3 (8.57%) VoIP
11 3 (8.57%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (40.00%) MS Office
3 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) WAN
1 7 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) Wireless
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) VoIP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) Intranet
3 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) MPLS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
5 1 (2.86%) Telnet
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 2 (5.71%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Desktop Support
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Project Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Architect
8 1 (2.86%) SAP SD Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Swing
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) ODBC
3 1 (2.86%) JNI
3 1 (2.86%) Java SE
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) UNIX
8 1 (2.86%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
2 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (8.57%) Scrum
3 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.86%) User Stories
4 1 (2.86%) OOD
4 1 (2.86%) OO
4 1 (2.86%) Validation
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Kanban
4 1 (2.86%) Data Validation
4 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCDST
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Citrix
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
3 3 (8.57%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya
5 1 (2.86%) CommVault
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) Polycom