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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Surrey / Woking
Rank 5 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 16.90% 33.33% 14.81%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 52.94% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Median daily rate £375 £325 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +52.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £145 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £585 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
31 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 43.66% 62.96% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Selenium
3 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
4 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
4 9 (31.03%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
4 9 (31.03%) XML
5 8 (27.59%) SOAP
5 8 (27.59%) NUnit
5 8 (27.59%) Kanban
5 8 (27.59%) RESTful
6 7 (24.14%) MVVM
6 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
6 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
6 7 (24.14%) .NET
6 7 (24.14%) Linux
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.69%) MSTest
7 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 5 (17.24%) MVC
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) LAN
8 5 (17.24%) WAN

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 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
3 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) LAN
1 5 (17.24%) WAN
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) X.25
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
2 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
3 8 (27.59%) NUnit
4 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (20.69%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Publishing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Implementation Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) RESTful
2 8 (27.59%) SOAP
3 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) Web Services
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.90%) XSLT
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware
7 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.79%) iPhone
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.34%) iPad
4 2 (6.90%) CMDB
4 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) BDD
3 9 (31.03%) TDD
4 8 (27.59%) Kanban
5 7 (24.14%) MVVM
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.79%) CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL
9 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
10 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
10 2 (6.90%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) C#
3 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (6.90%) CCNA
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
1 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
1 2 (6.90%) LPIC
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) RHCE
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.34%) QA
3 2 (6.90%) SLA
4 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Firmware
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Dell
1 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Altiris
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Juniper
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) Mercator
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas