Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 313 237 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 10.66% 11.79% 14.41%
As % of the Vendors category 23.98% 23.28% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 145 213
Surrey median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -8.00%
10th Percentile £120 £131 £150
90th Percentile £550 £486 £515
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 53
Surrey median hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -25.00% +15.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.45 £11.36
90th Percentile £20.90 £20.20 £62.85
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -11.25% +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 1,305 1,018 1,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 44.43% 50.62% 52.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 583 821
Surrey median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £200
90th Percentile £579 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 68 91
Surrey median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.00 £41.50 £53.94
South East median hourly rate £17.48 £15.36 £18.88
% change year-on-year +13.84% -18.65% +17.97%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Staines +4 53 £525 +5.00% 4
Reigate -17 29 £283 +13.00% 12
Leatherhead +13 27 £425 +193.10% 5
Woking +5 27 £190 -49.67% 15
Epsom +10 23 £338 +246.15% 8
Guildford -4 18 £149 -29.17% 19
Sunbury-on-Thames -15 17 £506 +61.35% 6
Weybridge 0 10 £113 - 8
Camberley -10 6 £498 +24.76% 12
Cranleigh - 5 £120 -
Redhill +7 4 £500 +27.39% 5
Egham -2 3 £400 +220.00% 1
Godalming - 3 £110 - 4
Farnham +3 1 £140 +33.33%
Cobham 0 1 £425 +21.43% 1
Chertsey -8 1 £350 +40.00% 1
Horley - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 114 (36.42%) Windows
2 82 (26.20%) Active Directory
3 79 (25.24%) Finance
4 69 (22.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 66 (21.09%) SQL
6 56 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
7 55 (17.57%) SQL Server
7 55 (17.57%) Office 365
8 53 (16.93%) Analytical Skills
9 48 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (14.70%) C#
11 43 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
11 43 (13.74%) Scrum
12 42 (13.42%) Linux
12 42 (13.42%) Java
12 42 (13.42%) Windows 7
13 41 (13.10%) SOAP
14 40 (12.78%) Oracle
15 39 (12.46%) Migration
16 37 (11.82%) DNS
17 36 (11.50%) .NET
18 35 (11.18%) ITIL
18 35 (11.18%) CRM
19 32 (10.22%) Citrix
19 32 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
19 32 (10.22%) SCCM
20 29 (9.27%) Git (software)
20 29 (9.27%) Dynamics CRM
20 29 (9.27%) DHCP
20 29 (9.27%) DevOps

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 25 (7.99%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (3.19%) Confluence
3 10 (3.19%) SAS
4 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.96%) IIS
7 3 (0.96%) JBoss
8 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.64%) Documentum
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.64%) Mule
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.64%) WildFly
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.96%) SPSS
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.64%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) Maya
Business Applications
1 29 (9.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.96%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.64%) iTrent
4 2 (0.64%) Lawson
4 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.32%) assyst
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM for Utilities
5 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 69 (22.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (17.57%) Office 365
3 20 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.88%) OpenShift
6 8 (2.56%) IaaS
6 8 (2.56%) PaaS
7 5 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.60%) SaaS
7 5 (1.60%) Serverless
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.82%) DNS
2 29 (9.27%) DHCP
3 27 (8.63%) TCP/IP
4 25 (7.99%) LAN
5 22 (7.03%) WAN
6 21 (6.71%) SAN
7 18 (5.75%) NAS
8 16 (5.11%) Firewall
9 13 (4.15%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (4.15%) VPN
10 8 (2.56%) AMQP
11 5 (1.60%) SSH
11 5 (1.60%) Wireless
12 4 (1.28%) Internet
12 4 (1.28%) Intranet
12 4 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.28%) Skype
12 4 (1.28%) WLAN
13 3 (0.96%) FTP
13 3 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.67%) Oracle Database
2 24 (7.67%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.83%) RDBMS
3 12 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.28%) Power BI
5 4 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.96%) MS Access
6 3 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.64%) Essbase
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.64%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 29 (9.27%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.83%) Selenium
4 12 (3.83%) SpecFlow
5 11 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.19%) JIRA
6 10 (3.19%) MSBuild
6 10 (3.19%) NUnit
6 10 (3.19%) Subversion
7 7 (2.24%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.92%) JMeter
8 6 (1.92%) NeoLoad
8 6 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.64%) Cobertura
11 2 (0.64%) JBehave
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 79 (25.24%) Finance
2 14 (4.47%) Advertising
3 9 (2.88%) Legal
3 9 (2.88%) Retail
4 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.60%) Banking
6 4 (1.28%) Billing
7 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
7 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (20.45%) Developer
2 58 (18.53%) Analyst
3 28 (8.95%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.31%) 1st Line Support
5 25 (7.99%) Service Analyst
6 24 (7.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (6.71%) Architect
7 21 (6.71%) Support Analyst
8 20 (6.39%) Desktop Support
9 19 (6.07%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 19 (6.07%) Administrator
9 19 (6.07%) Service Desk Support
10 18 (5.75%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 16 (5.11%) .NET Developer
11 16 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (4.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (4.79%) Help Desk Support
13 13 (4.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.15%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.10%) SOAP
2 36 (11.50%) .NET
3 21 (6.71%) HTML
3 21 (6.71%) JSON
4 20 (6.39%) Web Services
5 17 (5.43%) .NET Framework
5 17 (5.43%) CSS
5 17 (5.43%) WCF
6 16 (5.11%) AngularJS
7 14 (4.47%) HTML5
7 14 (4.47%) jQuery
8 13 (4.15%) Node.js
8 13 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (3.83%) CSS3
10 11 (3.51%) D3.js
10 11 (3.51%) JSTL
11 10 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.19%) Electron Framework
11 10 (3.19%) JSP
12 9 (2.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.93%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.99%) Clustering
3 15 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.79%) Fat Client
3 15 (4.79%) Thin Client
4 13 (4.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (3.83%) Smartphone
6 10 (3.19%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.96%) CMDB
10 3 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.96%) User Experience
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.64%) iPhone
11 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 114 (36.42%) Windows
2 42 (13.42%) Linux
2 42 (13.42%) Windows 7
3 27 (8.63%) Unix
4 20 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (6.07%) Windows Server
6 18 (5.75%) Solaris
7 15 (4.79%) Windows 10
8 14 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.19%) Android
11 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (13.74%) Scrum
3 39 (12.46%) Migration
4 35 (11.18%) CRM
4 35 (11.18%) ITIL
5 29 (9.27%) DevOps
6 27 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (7.67%) Use Case
7 24 (7.67%) User Stories
8 20 (6.39%) ERP
8 20 (6.39%) Multithreading
9 19 (6.07%) Test Automation
10 18 (5.75%) Analytics
11 16 (5.11%) Load Balancing
11 16 (5.11%) Project Management
12 14 (4.47%) BDD
12 14 (4.47%) OO
12 14 (4.47%) Time Management
13 13 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (3.83%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.09%) SQL
2 46 (14.70%) C#
3 42 (13.42%) Java
4 26 (8.31%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.88%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.24%) XAML
8 6 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.60%) Python
9 5 (1.60%) R
10 4 (1.28%) Perl
10 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.96%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.96%) VBA
12 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.32%) AWK
13 1 (0.32%) C++
13 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.31%) MCSE
3 25 (7.99%) Degree
4 22 (7.03%) MCP
5 16 (5.11%) MCDST
6 14 (4.47%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (2.24%) ISTQB
7 7 (2.24%) MCSA
8 4 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.28%) RHCE
9 3 (0.96%) BICSI Certification
9 3 (0.96%) CCNA
9 3 (0.96%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.96%) JNCIS
9 3 (0.96%) LPIC
10 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.64%) ISEB
10 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) SLA
2 14 (4.47%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.28%) PMO
4 3 (0.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (26.20%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.63%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (4.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.83%) NFS
5 11 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (3.51%) Veritas File System
5 11 (3.51%) XenApp
6 9 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (2.24%) vSphere
8 5 (1.60%) KVM
9 4 (1.28%) Firmware
10 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.32%) Docker
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
12 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (10.22%) SCCM
2 15 (4.79%) NetBackup
3 14 (4.47%) Ansible
4 7 (2.24%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.60%) Puppet
5 5 (1.60%) SCOM
5 5 (1.60%) WSUS
6 4 (1.28%) DameWare
6 4 (1.28%) Malwarebytes
6 4 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.28%) SnapMirror
6 4 (1.28%) SnapVault
7 3 (0.96%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) Nessus
9 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 40 (12.78%) Oracle
2 32 (10.22%) Citrix
3 23 (7.35%) VMware
4 17 (5.43%) NetApp
4 17 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.47%) Brocade
5 14 (4.47%) SAP
6 13 (4.15%) Veritas
7 11 (3.51%) Cisco
7 11 (3.51%) Symantec
8 9 (2.88%) HP
9 6 (1.92%) Dell
9 6 (1.92%) Juniper
9 6 (1.92%) Workday
10 5 (1.60%) Apple
10 5 (1.60%) EMC
10 5 (1.60%) Sage
11 4 (1.28%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (1.28%) IBM
11 4 (1.28%) Sun