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 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 / Staines
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staines 9.18% 15.63% 9.66%
As % of the Vendors category 34.62% 36.23% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 2
Median daily rate £475 £600 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +35.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £524 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
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 Staines.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staines
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 26 69 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staines 26.53% 43.13% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 16
Median daily rate £475 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +122.22%  
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 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 28 June 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 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 Staines region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Migration
3 11 (44.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (36.00%) Office 365
4 9 (36.00%) ServiceNow
5 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (32.00%) Service Management
6 7 (28.00%) Internet
6 7 (28.00%) Citrix
6 7 (28.00%) Skype for Business
6 7 (28.00%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (28.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (28.00%) Skype
7 6 (24.00%) OneDrive
7 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (12.00%) SCCM
10 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.00%) .NET
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (12.00%) Web Services
10 3 (12.00%) HP
10 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (8.00%) SLA
11 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (8.00%) CRM

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 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (28.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Office 365
2 6 (24.00%) OneDrive
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) IaaS
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Internet
1 7 (28.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Power BI
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Azure Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Presales Solution Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.00%) PKI
1 1 (4.00%) PMI
1 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
3 7 (28.00%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Demand Management
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
7 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Presales
7 1 (4.00%) SDLC
7 1 (4.00%) Server Building
7 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) ABAP
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSD
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) ServiceNow
2 7 (28.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) SAP