Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 9.38% 14.51% 18.53%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 35.58% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 22
Guildford median daily rate £149 £210 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.17% -34.38% -14.67%
10th Percentile £120 £144 £183
90th Percentile £288 £453 £448
Surrey median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Guildford median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.63% -17.13%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £20.75 £21.75 £14.24
Surrey median hourly rate £15.12 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.77% -25.00% +16.14%

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 78 104 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 40.63% 40.78% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 64
Guildford median daily rate £340 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +30.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £131 £205 £183
90th Percentile £638 £593 £536
Surrey median daily rate £463 £413 £405
% change year-on-year +12.12% +1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 5
Guildford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% +14.64% -17.13%
10th Percentile £13.10 £10.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £23.05 £27.88 £14.55
Surrey median hourly rate £16.50 £18.93 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.81% -9.88% +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) SLA
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (22.22%) Intranet
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) DameWare
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) Time Management
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) MS Access
8 2 (11.11%) MCSE
8 2 (11.11%) MCSA
8 2 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) MCP

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 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (11.11%) Documentum
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) Intranet
1 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) VLAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) ADSL
3 1 (5.56%) ISDN
3 1 (5.56%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
1 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
2 2 (11.11%) Dependency Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) DameWare
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec