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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 14.12% 13.98% 22.86%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 20.31% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
34 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 40.00% 68.82% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 14
Average daily rate £360 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £513 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 13 (40.63%) MS Office
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.88%) WAN
6 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
6 7 (21.88%) LAN
7 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 6 (18.75%) Citrix
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (15.63%) SCCM
8 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
8 5 (15.63%) OO
8 5 (15.63%) OOD
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) C
9 4 (12.50%) C++
9 4 (12.50%) Java
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 4 (12.50%) Swing
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) UNIX
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco
9 4 (12.50%) Dell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (40.63%) MS Office
3 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) WAN
1 7 (21.88%) LAN
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 4 (12.50%) Wireless
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) Intranet
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Subversion
1 4 (12.50%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Software Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Project Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Swing
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) Java SE
1 4 (12.50%) JNI
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) PMI
5 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) OO
2 5 (15.63%) OOD
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.38%) Scrum
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Coaching
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.13%) User Stories
6 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
1 4 (12.50%) C++
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.13%) Polycom
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) CommVault
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee