The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staines 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 30 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 / Staines
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staines 11.94% 18.07% 11.03%
As % of the Vendors category 30.19% 33.33% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Median daily rate £500 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £425 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 Staines.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staines
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 53 45 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staines 39.55% 54.22% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 18
Median daily rate £563 £500 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staines

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staines 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 Staines

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staines

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Staines.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Staines

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staines

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staines over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Staines

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staines.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Staines

For the 6 months to 30 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 Staines region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 11 (45.83%) Office 365
3 9 (37.50%) Skype
3 9 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 6 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (25.00%) Service Management
5 6 (25.00%) Internet
6 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (20.83%) OneDrive
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) MS Project
8 3 (12.50%) MS Office
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) MCSE
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Apple
8 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.50%) VoIP
8 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staines 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 9 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Office 365
2 5 (20.83%) OneDrive
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Skype
2 6 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
3 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Migration Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Office Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ActiveX
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (25.00%) Service Management
3 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle