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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 18.97% 21.54% 10.87%
As % of the Vendors category 39.29% 42.42% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£170 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £365 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
28 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 48.28% 50.77% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 17
Average daily rate £275 £423 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.98% +12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £17.22 £16.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) MCTS
5 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (20.00%) WPF
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) WCF
2 4 (20.00%) WPF
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) ODBC
5 1 (5.00%) Swing
5 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) Java SE
5 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) EPoS
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) MCTS
3 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 2 (10.00%) APMP
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) UAG
3 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Dell
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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