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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 5.88% 11.24% 14.38%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 22.22% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
Median daily rate £163 £173 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.79% -44.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £146 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £333 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £12.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 42 45 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 41.18% 50.56% 49.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 45
Median daily rate £388 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £265 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +46.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £23.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £23.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Guildford

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Guildford over the 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (23.81%) SCCM
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Office 365
7 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Legal
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (14.29%) Back Office
8 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Management

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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) LAN
1 7 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Intranet
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) ADSL
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) ISDN
5 1 (4.76%) PSTN
5 1 (4.76%) WebEx
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) NeoLoad
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
4 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Exchange Support
6 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 3 (14.29%) Test Management
2 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) IT Audit
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) User Stories
4 1 (4.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.76%) DameWare
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Nimble Storage
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Altiris
4 1 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Meraki
4 1 (4.76%) Planview
4 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard