Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 338 318 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.16% 13.94% 12.76%
As % of the Vendors category 24.85% 28.32% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 216 226
Surrey median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £155 £143
90th Percentile £540 £575 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Surrey median hourly rate £15.23 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.35 £11.81
90th Percentile £20.69 £34.60 £23.30
South East median hourly rate £15.07 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.47% -9.09% +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 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 1360 1123 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 48.92% 49.23% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 710 814
Surrey median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £181 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £419 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.75% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 35
Surrey median hourly rate £15.53 £27.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.29% +47.97% +7.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.40 £12.45
90th Percentile £25.00 £41.70 £44.89
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £15.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% -19.46% +22.58%

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 25 November 2017.

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
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 25 November 2017. 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
Epsom +5 37 £338 +80.00% 3
Woking +4 34 £195 -48.00% 1
Leatherhead +10 31 £425 +30.77% 3
Staines +5 28 £513 +2.50% 1
Reigate -12 28 £375 +11.94% 7
Guildford -10 19 £150 -60.00% 8
Redhill -10 10 £519 +34.74% 5
Sunbury-on-Thames -14 10 £388 - 1
Weybridge +12 9 £111 -77.75% 4
Camberley -5 9 £475 +8.57%
Egham -2 6 £359 -10.25% 3
Cobham +4 5 £500 +42.86%
Chertsey - 4 £350 - 1
Tadworth - 3 - -
Caterham +1 2 £425 +431.25%
Whyteleafe - 2 £375 -
Farnham +11 1 £140 +33.33% 3
Godalming - 1 £110 - 1
Esher - 1 £110 -
Lightwater - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 137 (40.53%) Windows
2 115 (34.02%) Finance
3 85 (25.15%) Active Directory
4 71 (21.01%) SQL
5 62 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
5 62 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (17.75%) SQL Server
7 59 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 56 (16.57%) Office 365
9 55 (16.27%) Linux
10 50 (14.79%) Unix
11 49 (14.50%) C#
11 49 (14.50%) Migration
12 44 (13.02%) Java
12 44 (13.02%) .NET
12 44 (13.02%) Oracle
13 43 (12.72%) Microsoft Excel
13 43 (12.72%) Windows 7
14 40 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (11.24%) VMware ESXi
15 38 (11.24%) Citrix
16 37 (10.95%) ITIL
16 37 (10.95%) Scrum
16 37 (10.95%) Windows Server
17 35 (10.36%) MS Exchange
17 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (10.06%) VMware
18 34 (10.06%) NetBackup
19 31 (9.17%) Veritas
19 31 (9.17%) 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 35 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (5.62%) Confluence
4 15 (4.44%) IIS
5 11 (3.25%) JBoss
6 10 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.66%) SAS
7 9 (2.66%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.66%) WildFly
8 7 (2.07%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.89%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.59%) Documentum
11 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (12.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.89%) SPSS
8 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.89%) Primavera
4 2 (0.59%) iTrent
4 2 (0.59%) Lawson
4 2 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.59%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.30%) assyst
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (16.57%) Office 365
3 13 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.07%) PaaS
6 6 (1.78%) IaaS
7 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.89%) Serverless
9 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.28%) SAN
2 26 (7.69%) DNS
3 25 (7.40%) LAN
3 25 (7.40%) NAS
3 25 (7.40%) TCP/IP
4 24 (7.10%) Fibre Channel
4 24 (7.10%) WAN
5 23 (6.80%) DHCP
6 10 (2.96%) SSH
7 9 (2.66%) Firewall
8 8 (2.37%) AMQP
8 8 (2.37%) Skype
9 7 (2.07%) LDAP
9 7 (2.07%) VPN
10 5 (1.48%) Internet
10 5 (1.48%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.18%) VoIP
12 3 (0.89%) FTP
12 3 (0.89%) Intranet
12 3 (0.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.88%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.59%) MS Access
9 2 (0.59%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 21 (6.21%) JIRA
1 21 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.73%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.14%) Subversion
5 12 (3.55%) Selenium
6 10 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.37%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.78%) NUnit
8 6 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.48%) JMeter
9 5 (1.48%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.18%) Maven
10 4 (1.18%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.18%) NeoLoad
11 3 (0.89%) Ant
11 3 (0.89%) Gradle
11 3 (0.89%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 115 (34.02%) Finance
2 29 (8.58%) Legal
3 16 (4.73%) Banking
4 12 (3.55%) Retail
5 10 (2.96%) Advertising
6 5 (1.48%) Back Office
6 5 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.89%) Electronics
7 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Front Office
7 3 (0.89%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (19.82%) Analyst
2 55 (16.27%) Developer
3 35 (10.36%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.80%) Architect
4 23 (6.80%) Support Analyst
5 20 (5.92%) NetApp Engineer
5 20 (5.92%) Service Analyst
6 18 (5.33%) Administrator
6 18 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.03%) Scrum Master
8 16 (4.73%) .NET Developer
8 16 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.14%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.14%) Service Desk Engineer
10 14 (4.14%) Service Desk Support
11 13 (3.85%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 12 (3.55%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (3.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.02%) .NET
2 25 (7.40%) Web Services
3 24 (7.10%) SOAP
4 19 (5.62%) HTML
5 17 (5.03%) Velocity
5 17 (5.03%) WCF
6 14 (4.14%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.55%) CSS
9 11 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (2.96%) Middleware
10 10 (2.96%) RESTful
11 9 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.37%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.37%) Apache Camel
12 8 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (2.37%) XML
13 7 (2.07%) jQuery
13 7 (2.07%) JSON
14 6 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.10%) Enterprise Storage
3 12 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.25%) CMDB
5 9 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.78%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.78%) Clustering
7 6 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.78%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.89%) Equities
10 3 (0.89%) PMI
11 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 137 (40.53%) Windows
2 55 (16.27%) Linux
3 50 (14.79%) Unix
4 43 (12.72%) Windows 7
5 37 (10.95%) Windows Server
6 30 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (7.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (7.40%) Solaris
9 11 (3.25%) Windows 10
10 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.07%) Android
11 7 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.30%) CentOS
15 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.50%) Migration
3 37 (10.95%) ITIL
3 37 (10.95%) Scrum
4 28 (8.28%) CRM
5 27 (7.99%) Load Balancing
6 25 (7.40%) Coaching
7 24 (7.10%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (7.10%) Project Management
8 22 (6.51%) ERP
9 21 (6.21%) Change Management
9 21 (6.21%) OO
10 20 (5.92%) DevOps
11 16 (4.73%) Analytics
12 15 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (4.44%) Data Migration
12 15 (4.44%) Programme Management
12 15 (4.44%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.55%) MVC
14 11 (3.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.01%) SQL
2 49 (14.50%) C#
3 44 (13.02%) Java
4 29 (8.58%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.07%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.78%) Perl
8 6 (1.78%) Python
9 5 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.18%) R
11 3 (0.89%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.89%) VBA
12 2 (0.59%) C++
13 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.30%) VB
13 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.69%) MCSE
3 21 (6.21%) MCP
4 18 (5.33%) Degree
4 18 (5.33%) MCDST
5 8 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.07%) MCSA
7 6 (1.78%) CCNA
7 6 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.18%) BICSI Certification
8 4 (1.18%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.18%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.18%) LPIC
8 4 (1.18%) RHCE
9 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.59%) CCNP
10 2 (0.59%) CIPD
10 2 (0.59%) ISEB
10 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.14%) SLA
2 9 (2.66%) QA
3 6 (1.78%) PMO
4 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.89%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.24%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (7.10%) NFS
4 23 (6.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 23 (6.80%) Veritas File System
5 19 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (4.14%) XenApp
7 7 (2.07%) vSphere
8 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.18%) Firmware
9 4 (1.18%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.30%) Docker
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (10.06%) NetBackup
2 31 (9.17%) SCCM
3 14 (4.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.18%) Ansible
4 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.18%) Puppet
5 3 (0.89%) DameWare
5 3 (0.89%) SnapMirror
5 3 (0.89%) SnapVault
5 3 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.59%) Nagios
6 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.59%) Terraform
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (13.02%) Oracle
2 38 (11.24%) Citrix
3 34 (10.06%) VMware
4 31 (9.17%) Veritas
5 30 (8.88%) NetApp
5 30 (8.88%) Symantec
6 25 (7.40%) Brocade
7 24 (7.10%) Red Hat
8 17 (5.03%) SAP
9 16 (4.73%) Cisco
10 14 (4.14%) EMC
11 13 (3.85%) HP
12 8 (2.37%) Juniper
12 8 (2.37%) McAfee
13 7 (2.07%) Dell
14 6 (1.78%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.78%) Workday
15 5 (1.48%) JD Edwards
15 5 (1.48%) Sage
16 4 (1.18%) Apple