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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 14.61% 19.05% 11.90%
As % of the Vendors category 41.94% 40.00% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £184 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £410 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
31 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 34.83% 47.62% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 21
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £183 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Surrey

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 17 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (78.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (42.42%) Windows
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) MS Office
4 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
5 6 (18.18%) CRM
5 6 (18.18%) Delphi
5 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (15.15%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) LANDesk
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.09%) Change Management
8 3 (9.09%) Publishing
8 3 (9.09%) Finance
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
1 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (78.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS Project
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (6.06%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) VoIP
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
1 1 (3.03%) MPLS
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
1 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.09%) Publishing
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Coordinator
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (18.18%) Systems Support
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
2 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 6 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) PMI
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) UNIX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.18%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Web Design
6 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) CAD
7 1 (3.03%) CAE
7 1 (3.03%) PLM
7 1 (3.03%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Delphi
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MOS
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) LANDesk
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow