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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Surrey / Woking
Rank 8 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 16.67% 28.00% 16.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 46.67% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Median daily rate £400 £213 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £123 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £303 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 33.33% 60.00% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 11
Median daily rate £380 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 17 (53.13%) C#
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Selenium
5 13 (40.63%) XML
5 13 (40.63%) SpecFlow
6 11 (34.38%) .NET
6 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (31.25%) BDD
8 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
8 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) T-SQL
8 9 (28.13%) TDD
9 8 (25.00%) NUnit
9 8 (25.00%) Kanban
9 8 (25.00%) SOAP
9 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (25.00%) RESTful
10 7 (21.88%) MVVM
10 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
10 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
11 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.75%) MSTest
11 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
12 5 (15.63%) QA
12 5 (15.63%) MVC
12 5 (15.63%) Web Services
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (15.63%) Windows

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 2 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) X.25
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 13 (40.63%) SpecFlow
3 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
5 8 (25.00%) NUnit
6 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
7 6 (18.75%) MSTest
8 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Law
1 2 (6.25%) Publishing
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Automation Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Programmer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) VB Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Web Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) XML
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) RESTful
3 8 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (15.63%) Web Services
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) WCF
6 2 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.50%) iPhone
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.38%) iPad
4 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) BDD
3 9 (28.13%) TDD
3 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.00%) Kanban
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) MVVM
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (15.63%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) CRM
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) ITIL
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) T-SQL
4 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 4 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Altiris
2 2 (6.25%) Dell
2 2 (6.25%) Mercator
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Nokia
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec
3 1 (3.13%) Veritas