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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 11.54% 24.66% 13.55%
As % of the Vendors category 36.59% 43.90% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 21
Median daily rate £210 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 41 82 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 31.54% 56.16% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 74
Median daily rate £425 £430 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +37.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £185 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) MS Office
3 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
5 10 (32.26%) LAN
5 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (29.03%) WAN
7 8 (25.81%) DHCP
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (22.58%) SCCM
9 6 (19.35%) Office 365
10 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (16.13%) Back Office
10 5 (16.13%) HP
10 5 (16.13%) Project Management
10 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle
10 5 (16.13%) Java
11 4 (12.90%) C#
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) VMware
11 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
12 3 (9.68%) Samsung
12 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (9.68%) Nimble Storage
12 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
12 3 (9.68%) Defect 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.23%) QuickPlace
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (58.06%) MS Office
2 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) LAN
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) DHCP
3 8 (25.81%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (9.68%) Telnet
5 2 (6.45%) 2G
5 2 (6.45%) 3G
5 2 (6.45%) LTE
5 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (6.45%) SNMP
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) FTP
6 1 (3.23%) SMTP
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) WebEx
6 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) NeoLoad
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Back Office
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
5 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Service Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (12.90%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Support
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) ODBC
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
3 3 (9.68%) Test Management
3 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) IT Audit
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) LotusScript
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Huawei
3 3 (9.68%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) Samsung
4 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
4 2 (6.45%) Greenplum
4 2 (6.45%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (6.45%) Nortel
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) BT
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos