Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 14 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 11.11% 8.09% 17.67%
As % of the Vendors category 36.00% 22.35% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 24
Guildford median daily rate £165 £148 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.86% -60.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £100 £120 £118
90th Percentile £569 £231 £438
Surrey median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Guildford median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +16.07% +12.63%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.18 £10.75
90th Percentile £17.80 £20.99 £21.75
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 £15.07 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -25.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 100 85 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 30.86% 36.17% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 69
Guildford median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £114 £132 £144
90th Percentile £613 £616 £575
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Guildford median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.70%
10th Percentile £14.38 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £88.38 £20.55 £35.50
Surrey median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% -26.19% +5.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 13 (36.11%) Office 365
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (27.78%) SLA
6 10 (27.78%) LAN
6 10 (27.78%) WAN
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (25.00%) SCCM
8 8 (22.22%) ITIL
8 8 (22.22%) WebEx
9 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (19.44%) VPN
10 6 (16.67%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) Workflow
11 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.89%) Cisco
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (11.11%) Deadline-Driven
12 4 (11.11%) Email Filtering
12 4 (11.11%) Web Filtering
12 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (11.11%) Internet
12 4 (11.11%) Device Driver
13 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
13 3 (8.33%) Windows 7

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 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) LAN
1 10 (27.78%) WAN
2 8 (22.22%) WebEx
3 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (19.44%) VPN
4 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.11%) Internet
6 3 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.78%) SAN
7 1 (2.78%) Skype
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Workflow
3 4 (11.11%) Deadline-Driven
3 4 (11.11%) Email Filtering
3 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.11%) Web Filtering
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Antivirus Management
5 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) MVC
5 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (2.78%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 3 (8.33%) Mitel
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) CommVault
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Meraki
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds