Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Surrey > Guildford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 8.26% 17.51% 11.50%
As % of the Vendors category 22.09% 33.93% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 16
Guildford median daily rate £150 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +17.19% -14.09%
10th Percentile £144 £118 £200
90th Percentile £323 £438 £406
Surrey median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Guildford median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.61% -17.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £20.69 £23.50 £13.06
Surrey median hourly rate £15.23 £18.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.77% +4.84%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Guildford.

All Vendors
Guildford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 86 112 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 37.39% 51.61% 53.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 59
Guildford median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -14.47%
10th Percentile £146 £152 £222
90th Percentile £538 £575 £505
Surrey median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 5
Guildford median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -20.59%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £30.05 £37.75 £18.63
Surrey median hourly rate £15.55 £27.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year -43.20% +50.00% +6.10%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Guildford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Guildford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Guildford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Guildford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Guildford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Guildford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Office 365
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
5 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Internet
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) Time Management
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) DameWare
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (10.53%) Documentum
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) Intranet
2 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (10.53%) ADSL
3 2 (10.53%) ISDN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) PSTN
3 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Desktop Support
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
1 3 (15.79%) Time Management
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Information Governance
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) DameWare
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) Altiris
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Samsung
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Meraki
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard