Period
to 15 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 15 October 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 403 366 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.41% 13.90% 15.26%
As % of the Vendors category 28.38% 27.42% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 228 245
Surrey median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £146 £150
90th Percentile £574 £538 £588
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 19
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 £15.04 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -18.73% +23.33%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £22.70 £18.84 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.67% - -6.25%

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 Surrey.

All Vendors
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,420 1,335 1,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 43.73% 50.70% 51.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 896 800
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £182
90th Percentile £600 £556 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +4.04% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 46 53
Surrey median hourly rate £23.75 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -24.44% +19.90%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £13.85
90th Percentile £44.13 £43.75 £45.80
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £15.85
% change year-on-year -5.61% +10.28% -11.94%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate +2 60 £425 +6.25% 6
Sunbury-on-Thames +16 59 £459 +18.32% 2
Guildford -4 36 £165 +1.54% 27
Epsom 0 34 £390 +13.79% 4
Leatherhead -3 23 £368 -13.53% 5
Redhill +9 16 £319 -38.55% 1
Staines -25 13 £200 -57.89% 5
Weybridge -9 11 £481 +347.67% 6
Camberley -1 9 £338 -28.95% 7
Woking -9 8 £265 +11.58% 8
Chertsey +5 3 £290 -17.14% 6
Egham 0 3 £463 +28.83% 2
Caterham 0 2 £488 +14.71%
Godalming -1 2 £255 +131.82% 6
Tadworth -2 1 - -
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Horley - 1 £130 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 132 (32.75%) Windows
1 132 (32.75%) Active Directory
2 125 (31.02%) Finance
3 113 (28.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (24.81%) SQL
6 86 (21.34%) SQL Server
7 78 (19.35%) Office 365
8 74 (18.36%) Microsoft Office
9 70 (17.37%) VMware
10 64 (15.88%) ITIL
11 63 (15.63%) .NET
12 51 (12.66%) Oracle
12 51 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (12.66%) PowerShell
13 48 (11.91%) Scrum
14 46 (11.41%) Project Management
15 45 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
15 45 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (10.92%) C#
17 43 (10.67%) Degree
17 43 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
18 41 (10.17%) Windows Server
19 40 (9.93%) Migration
20 38 (9.43%) Citrix
21 37 (9.18%) Change Management
22 36 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
23 35 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (8.68%) LAN
23 35 (8.68%) SCCM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 31 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (3.72%) IIS
2 15 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.23%) JBoss
4 8 (1.99%) WildFly
5 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.24%) Confluence
7 4 (0.99%) Apache
8 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (18.36%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (5.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.50%) assyst
5 2 (0.50%) Global One
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.25%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 113 (28.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (19.35%) Office 365
3 43 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (4.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (4.22%) SaaS
7 12 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.73%) Yammer
9 10 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.24%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.24%) Serverless
11 3 (0.74%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.50%) GitHub
12 2 (0.50%) IaaS
12 2 (0.50%) NuGet
12 2 (0.50%) PaaS
12 2 (0.50%) Quay.io
13 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.68%) LAN
2 34 (8.44%) WAN
3 25 (6.20%) DNS
4 20 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.22%) SAN
6 16 (3.97%) Firewall
7 14 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (2.73%) DHCP
9 10 (2.48%) Internet
9 10 (2.48%) Skype
9 10 (2.48%) VoIP
10 9 (2.23%) VLAN
11 8 (1.99%) VPN
12 7 (1.74%) WebEx
13 6 (1.49%) SSH
14 4 (0.99%) SSL
15 3 (0.74%) NetScaler
16 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 2 (0.50%) NAS
16 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (21.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.94%) Power BI
3 30 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.21%) Oracle Database
5 21 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (3.47%) MySQL
8 14 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.48%) Big Data
10 8 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.99%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.74%) SSDT
12 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.23%) NUnit
5 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.99%) Subversion
7 6 (1.49%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.49%) Selenium
7 6 (1.49%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.24%) GitLab
9 4 (0.99%) JIRA
9 4 (0.99%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.99%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.74%) Grunt
10 3 (0.74%) JMeter
10 3 (0.74%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.50%) Bower
General
1 125 (31.02%) Finance
2 18 (4.47%) Retail
3 17 (4.22%) Banking
4 8 (1.99%) Marketing
5 7 (1.74%) Publishing
6 6 (1.49%) Legal
7 5 (1.24%) Advertising
8 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (23.08%) Analyst
2 76 (18.86%) Developer
3 33 (8.19%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.69%) Architect
5 25 (6.20%) .NET Developer
5 25 (6.20%) Desktop Support
5 25 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.21%) Administrator
7 20 (4.96%) Consultant
8 18 (4.47%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.47%) SQL Developer
9 17 (4.22%) Service Analyst
9 17 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (3.97%) IT Support
11 15 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 15 (3.72%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 14 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.63%) .NET
2 26 (6.45%) HTML
3 22 (5.46%) .NET Framework
4 20 (4.96%) CSS
5 18 (4.47%) Entity Framework
6 17 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.97%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.97%) Web Services
8 15 (3.72%) jQuery
9 12 (2.98%) Middleware
10 11 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (2.73%) XML
11 10 (2.48%) .NET Core
11 10 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.23%) HTML5
13 8 (1.99%) LDAP
14 7 (1.74%) Node.js
15 6 (1.49%) REST
16 5 (1.24%) Angular 2
16 5 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.95%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.23%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.49%) Fintech
9 6 (1.49%) Smart Home
10 5 (1.24%) PKI
10 5 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.99%) PMI
12 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.74%) Replication
12 3 (0.74%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 132 (32.75%) Windows
2 41 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 34 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (6.95%) Linux
4 28 (6.95%) Windows 7
5 27 (6.70%) Unix
6 25 (6.20%) Windows 10
7 17 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.73%) Solaris
10 8 (1.99%) Android
11 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.50%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (15.88%) ITIL
3 51 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (11.91%) Scrum
5 46 (11.41%) Project Management
6 40 (9.93%) Migration
7 37 (9.18%) Change Management
8 36 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (6.20%) Analytics
9 25 (6.20%) MVC
10 23 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 22 (5.46%) Business Analysis
11 22 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.96%) Information Security
13 19 (4.71%) Identity Management
13 19 (4.71%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.47%) SDLC
14 18 (4.47%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.22%) Test Automation
15 17 (4.22%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.81%) SQL
2 51 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 44 (10.92%) C#
4 26 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 22 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.71%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.22%) Java
8 16 (3.97%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.47%) VBA
10 11 (2.73%) Perl
11 9 (2.23%) Python
12 8 (1.99%) PHP
12 8 (1.99%) VB
13 7 (1.74%) C
13 7 (1.74%) VBScript
14 6 (1.49%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.99%) XAML
16 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (10.67%) Degree
2 17 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (2.23%) MCSE
4 9 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.24%) MCSA
7 5 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.99%) APMG
8 4 (0.99%) CCNA
8 4 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.74%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.74%) IISP
9 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) GDPR
2 13 (3.23%) SLA
3 8 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 6 (1.49%) PMO
5 6 (1.49%) QA
6 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 132 (32.75%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.47%) vSphere
5 12 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.48%) Docker
7 6 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.24%) XenApp
8 5 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.74%) XenServer
10 2 (0.50%) Ceph
10 2 (0.50%) etcd
10 2 (0.50%) flannel
10 2 (0.50%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.50%) SkyDNS
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 35 (8.68%) SCCM
2 17 (4.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (2.48%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.23%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.99%) Ansible
6 7 (1.74%) WSUS
7 4 (0.99%) Puppet
7 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.74%) Nessus
8 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.74%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.50%) rkt
9 2 (0.50%) SCOM
9 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.50%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (17.37%) VMware
2 51 (12.66%) Oracle
3 38 (9.43%) Citrix
4 23 (5.71%) Cisco
5 15 (3.72%) HP
5 15 (3.72%) NetApp
5 15 (3.72%) SAP
6 13 (3.23%) McAfee
7 12 (2.98%) Workday
8 11 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
9 9 (2.23%) Veritas
10 7 (1.74%) Adobe
10 7 (1.74%) Apple
10 7 (1.74%) Google
10 7 (1.74%) Ivanti
10 7 (1.74%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.74%) Symantec
11 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.24%) IBM
12 5 (1.24%) Intel