Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 346 408 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 16.90% 12.58% 12.85%
As % of the Vendors category 33.59% 29.57% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 290 224
Surrey median daily rate £450 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £165 £158 £138
90th Percentile £654 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 21
Surrey median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.06% -17.68%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £22.08 £23.50 £20.69
South East median hourly rate £16.56 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.27% -6.67% -

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 1,030 1,380 1,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 50.32% 42.57% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 947 929
Surrey median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £572
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 48
Surrey median hourly rate £17.41 £20.75 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +31.54% -42.37%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.50 £12.85
90th Percentile £29.00 £49.25 £29.35
South East median hourly rate £19.71 £16.18 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.85% -4.85% +13.33%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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
Sunbury-on-Thames +2 64 £525 +16.67% 4
Reigate +8 38 £525 +23.53% 31
Guildford +19 32 £400 +142.42% 31
Leatherhead +5 26 £153 -59.33% 7
Staines +28 20 £550 +155.81% 1
Woking +6 19 £413 +3.25% 12
Epsom 0 17 £425 +8.97% 4
Redhill +10 9 £445 +43.55% 10
Egham -3 6 £400 - 6
Camberley -7 6 £319 -36.25% 8
Godalming -2 5 £385 +165.52% 6
Weybridge -2 5 £538 +10.26% 3
Cobham - 4 £380 -
Chertsey +6 2 £380 +153.33% 6
Esher +2 1 £145 -72.38%
Farnham - 1 £525 - 13
Warlingham - 1 £440 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 124 (35.84%) Azure
2 121 (34.97%) Windows
3 98 (28.32%) Active Directory
4 91 (26.30%) Microsoft Office
5 90 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (21.68%) Finance
7 65 (18.79%) DevOps
8 63 (18.21%) SQL Server
9 57 (16.47%) SQL
10 55 (15.90%) .NET
11 50 (14.45%) ITIL
12 49 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (13.87%) Office 365
14 45 (13.01%) Windows Server
15 43 (12.43%) Microsoft Excel
16 42 (12.14%) C#
17 40 (11.56%) Windows 7
18 39 (11.27%) PowerShell
18 39 (11.27%) Scrum
19 38 (10.98%) SCCM
20 32 (9.25%) Migration
21 31 (8.96%) AWS
22 30 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 30 (8.67%) SLA
23 29 (8.38%) Windows 10
24 28 (8.09%) VMware
24 28 (8.09%) .NET Framework
25 27 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
25 27 (7.80%) Project Management

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 27 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.02%) IIS
6 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.16%) CMS
7 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.87%) Confluence
8 3 (0.87%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) TPMS
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 91 (26.30%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (12.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.89%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.73%) assyst
3 5 (1.45%) SAP BPC
4 4 (1.16%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.29%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 124 (35.84%) Azure
2 48 (13.87%) Office 365
3 31 (8.96%) AWS
4 27 (7.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (7.80%) Power Platform
5 24 (6.94%) IaaS
6 23 (6.65%) PaaS
7 17 (4.91%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (4.05%) SaaS
9 13 (3.76%) OpenShift
10 9 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
11 8 (2.31%) NuGet
11 8 (2.31%) Serverless
12 7 (2.02%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.87%) GitHub
13 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.87%) Yammer
14 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.07%) Firewall
2 16 (4.62%) Skype
2 16 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.47%) DNS
4 11 (3.18%) VLAN
5 7 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (1.73%) Unified Communications
6 6 (1.73%) VPN
7 5 (1.45%) Internet
8 4 (1.16%) DHCP
8 4 (1.16%) H.323
8 4 (1.16%) ISDN
8 4 (1.16%) Network Security
8 4 (1.16%) VoIP
8 4 (1.16%) WAN
8 4 (1.16%) Wireless
9 3 (0.87%) LAN
9 3 (0.87%) SAN
10 2 (0.58%) NAS
10 2 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.80%) Power BI
3 22 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.45%) HDInsight
8 5 (1.45%) MS Access
8 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.16%) Biml
9 4 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.16%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.16%) OLAP
9 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.16%) SSDT
10 3 (0.87%) DB2
10 3 (0.87%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (3.76%) MSBuild
3 13 (3.76%) TeamCity
4 11 (3.18%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.60%) Subversion
6 9 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.02%) MSTest
7 7 (2.02%) Ranorex
8 6 (1.73%) Moq
8 6 (1.73%) NUnit
8 6 (1.73%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.73%) Selenium
9 5 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.16%) JIRA
10 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.16%) tSQLt
11 3 (0.87%) Urban Turtle
General
1 75 (21.68%) Finance
2 13 (3.76%) Legal
3 9 (2.60%) Advertising
4 8 (2.31%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.02%) Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Billing
7 4 (1.16%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Publishing
8 2 (0.58%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (19.36%) Analyst
2 45 (13.01%) Developer
3 34 (9.83%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.65%) Consultant
4 23 (6.65%) Service Analyst
5 22 (6.36%) Desktop Engineer
5 22 (6.36%) Desktop Support
5 22 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (5.49%) Azure DevOps
6 19 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.20%) Azure Engineer
8 17 (4.91%) Architect
9 16 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.34%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.76%) Service Desk Support
13 12 (3.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.47%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.90%) .NET
2 28 (8.09%) .NET Framework
3 17 (4.91%) .NET Core
4 16 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.76%) XML
6 12 (3.47%) CSS
7 11 (3.18%) HTML
7 11 (3.18%) MDX
8 10 (2.89%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.60%) jQuery
10 8 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.31%) Entity Framework
10 8 (2.31%) React
10 8 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (1.73%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 6 (1.73%) REST
11 6 (1.73%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (1.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.05%) Driving Licence
3 12 (3.47%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.02%) NHS
6 7 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.16%) Smart Home
9 3 (0.87%) Clustering
9 3 (0.87%) Social Media
10 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.58%) FMCG
10 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.58%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.58%) PMI
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (34.97%) Windows
2 45 (13.01%) Windows Server
3 40 (11.56%) Windows 7
4 29 (8.38%) Windows 10
5 20 (5.78%) Windows 8
6 17 (4.91%) Linux
7 14 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.02%) Unix
11 6 (1.73%) Android
12 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.29%) CentOS
15 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.79%) DevOps
3 50 (14.45%) ITIL
4 49 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (11.27%) Scrum
6 32 (9.25%) Migration
7 30 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (7.80%) Project Management
9 23 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (6.65%) Service Management
10 22 (6.36%) Analytics
10 22 (6.36%) Identity Access Management
10 22 (6.36%) Test Automation
11 19 (5.49%) ITSM
12 16 (4.62%) Change Control
12 16 (4.62%) Change Management
12 16 (4.62%) MVC
13 15 (4.34%) Business Analysis
13 15 (4.34%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.47%) SQL
2 42 (12.14%) C#
3 39 (11.27%) PowerShell
4 20 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.34%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.18%) Python
7 7 (2.02%) C
8 6 (1.73%) Java
8 6 (1.73%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (1.45%) R
10 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.16%) VB
10 4 (1.16%) VBScript
11 2 (0.58%) C++
11 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.58%) Scala
11 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.58%) XPath
11 2 (0.58%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.91%) Degree
3 9 (2.60%) CCNA
3 9 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.60%) MCSE
4 7 (2.02%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.73%) PMP
6 5 (1.45%) CISM
6 5 (1.45%) CISSP
6 5 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.16%) CISA
7 4 (1.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (0.87%) APMG
8 3 (0.87%) ISEB
8 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.58%) CCNP
9 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.67%) SLA
2 12 (3.47%) QA
3 8 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.16%) GDPR
7 4 (1.16%) ISO 9000
7 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (1.16%) PMO
8 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 98 (28.32%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.65%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.47%) Docker
5 9 (2.60%) LXC
6 6 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.73%) XenApp
7 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (10.98%) SCCM
2 12 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (3.18%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.31%) Puppet
5 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.73%) Ansible
6 6 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (1.73%) Packer
6 6 (1.73%) SCOM
7 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.87%) Control-M
8 2 (0.58%) Nessus
8 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.29%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 28 (8.09%) VMware
2 25 (7.23%) Oracle
3 19 (5.49%) Cisco
4 16 (4.62%) Ivanti
5 15 (4.34%) Cognos
5 15 (4.34%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.76%) HP
7 11 (3.18%) SAP
8 10 (2.89%) Citrix
8 10 (2.89%) IBM
9 7 (2.02%) Dell
9 7 (2.02%) Fujitsu
10 6 (1.73%) Databricks
10 6 (1.73%) DevExpress
10 6 (1.73%) Juniper
11 5 (1.45%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.45%) McAfee
11 5 (1.45%) Minitab
11 5 (1.45%) Mitel
11 5 (1.45%) Planview