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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 18.75% 19.10% 16.47%
As % of the Vendors category 39.47% 38.64% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
38 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 47.50% 49.44% 56.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 34
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (33.33%) Office 365
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (29.17%) MS Office
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (20.83%) ETL
6 5 (20.83%) LAN
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.83%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) Business Development
6 5 (20.83%) Content Management
6 5 (20.83%) Information Management
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (20.83%) SCCM
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.83%) Coaching

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (20.83%) SharePoint
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
1 5 (20.83%) WAN
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.50%) QlikView
4 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) MSTest
General
1 3 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.50%) Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
6 2 (8.33%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) DBA
6 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) IT Operations Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) ODBC
2 1 (4.17%) MDX
2 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 3 (12.50%) BYOD
4 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Content Management
2 5 (20.83%) Information Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Development
2 5 (20.83%) ETL
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.83%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) R
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) CTC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCTS
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) Tableau
2 3 (12.50%) Alteryx
2 3 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik