Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 12.90% 6.70% 17.30%
As % of the Vendors category 37.89% 17.24% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 21
Guildford median daily rate £240 £150 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -60.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £100 £140 £118
90th Percentile £469 £236 £431
Surrey median daily rate £413 £394 £380
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.62% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Guildford median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.45% +34.67%
10th Percentile £13.83 £13.38 £11.20
90th Percentile £17.43 £18.22 £26.13
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 £15.29 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% -23.58% +29.03%

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 95 87 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 34.05% 38.84% 50.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 64
Guildford median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £123 £148 £129
90th Percentile £575 £533 £450
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 11
Guildford median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% -33.70% +52.07%
10th Percentile £10.16 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £74.00 £34.33 £28.75
Surrey median hourly rate £22.50 £19.63 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% -14.67% +27.78%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Guildford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (25.00%) Office 365
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (19.44%) LAN
5 7 (19.44%) WAN
5 7 (19.44%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (16.67%) WebEx
6 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) Workflow
6 6 (16.67%) VMware
6 6 (16.67%) SCCM
7 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) SLA
7 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
8 4 (11.11%) VPN

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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) LAN
1 7 (19.44%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (16.67%) WebEx
3 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) Internet
4 4 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.78%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Business Information Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) Angular 2
2 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.78%) LINQ
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
1 6 (16.67%) Workflow
2 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
3 4 (11.11%) Email Filtering
3 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.11%) System Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Web Filtering
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
4 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 3 (8.33%) Information Security
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
4 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Citrix
3 2 (5.56%) Dell
3 2 (5.56%) Mitel
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SAP