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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 13.73% 18.56% 28.92%
As % of the Vendors category 28.00% 40.91% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 19
Average daily rate
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£158 £243 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.05% -25.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.56%
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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
25 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 49.02% 45.36% 55.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 28
Average daily rate £419 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £198 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) MS Office
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (22.22%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (16.67%) BYOD
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) ODBC
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) MS Project
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) ODBC
2 1 (5.56%) MDX
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 3 (16.67%) BYOD
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Scrum
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITSM
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) R
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) PMP
3 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCTS
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) APMP
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
3 2 (11.11%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) McAfee
2 3 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) Telerik