Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 324 221 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 10.72% 9.77% 16.73%
As % of the Vendors category 24.60% 19.15% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 148 252
Surrey median daily rate £425 £348 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -4.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £125 £156 £158
90th Percentile £557 £500 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 54
Surrey median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.75 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.51 £20.44 £62.78
South East median hourly rate £15.71 £14.40 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.11% -4.00% -4.76%

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 1,317 1,154 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 43.58% 51.02% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 714 896
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £570
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 115
Surrey median hourly rate £19.03 £19.56 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -6.85% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.16 £13.48 £10.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +2.94%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -3 49 £503 +0.50% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames +9 42 £484 +86.15% 5
Reigate -20 26 £375 +12.78% 19
Leatherhead +2 23 £413 +10.00% 14
Guildford -5 23 £400 +90.48% 15
Epsom +9 16 £230 -33.33% 5
Woking +3 11 £350 -6.35% 10
Redhill +26 10 £328 -43.04% 2
Camberley -5 7 £133 -71.96% 2
Weybridge -16 6 £450 +50.00% 2
Cranleigh - 5 £120 -
Egham -1 4 £600 +380.00% 2
Chertsey -5 3 £390 +56.00%
Godalming -1 2 - - 2
Virginia Water - 1 £138 -
Esher - 1 £275 - 1
Horley - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 102 (31.48%) Windows
2 81 (25.00%) Finance
3 78 (24.07%) Active Directory
4 68 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
5 66 (20.37%) SQL Server
6 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 59 (18.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 55 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (16.67%) SQL
10 49 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (14.20%) Office 365
12 45 (13.89%) Scrum
13 43 (13.27%) C#
14 42 (12.96%) Oracle
15 39 (12.04%) Degree
16 38 (11.73%) .NET
16 38 (11.73%) ITIL
17 37 (11.42%) SOAP
18 36 (11.11%) Relational Database
19 34 (10.49%) VMware
20 33 (10.19%) Java
20 33 (10.19%) Windows 7
21 32 (9.88%) Linux
22 31 (9.57%) Citrix
23 29 (8.95%) Clustering
23 29 (8.95%) SCCM
23 29 (8.95%) PowerShell
24 28 (8.64%) Migration
25 27 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
25 27 (8.33%) jQuery

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 16 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.78%) IIS
4 7 (2.16%) Confluence
4 7 (2.16%) Mule
5 6 (1.85%) SAS
6 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.62%) JBoss
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (18.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.31%) InDesign
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) Maya
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.85%) assyst
3 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM for Utilities
5 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.31%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (14.20%) Office 365
3 27 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (4.94%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.16%) IaaS
6 7 (2.16%) PaaS
6 7 (2.16%) Yammer
7 5 (1.54%) SaaS
8 4 (1.23%) Google Play
9 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.62%) Serverless
11 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.10%) DNS
2 19 (5.86%) SAN
3 17 (5.25%) Firewall
4 13 (4.01%) DHCP
4 13 (4.01%) LAN
5 12 (3.70%) NAS
5 12 (3.70%) VPN
6 11 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.09%) WAN
8 6 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (1.85%) Skype
9 5 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.23%) Internet
10 4 (1.23%) VoIP
10 4 (1.23%) Wireless
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.93%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.79%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.40%) Big Data
5 11 (3.40%) Power BI
5 11 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.16%) HBase
8 7 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Power View
9 5 (1.54%) PowerPivot
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.93%) OLAP
11 3 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.86%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.32%) SpecFlow
5 13 (4.01%) NUnit
5 13 (4.01%) Selenium
6 10 (3.09%) MSBuild
6 10 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.16%) Cobertura
7 7 (2.16%) JIRA
7 7 (2.16%) JUnit
8 4 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.93%) JBehave
9 3 (0.93%) JMeter
9 3 (0.93%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.93%) Subversion
10 2 (0.62%) ReSharper
General
1 81 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (4.63%) Advertising
3 9 (2.78%) Banking
4 6 (1.85%) Legal
5 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.23%) Marketing
6 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.93%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (24.07%) Analyst
2 58 (17.90%) Developer
3 26 (8.02%) Architect
3 26 (8.02%) Service Analyst
4 24 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
5 23 (7.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 18 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (5.25%) Service Desk Support
8 17 (5.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 16 (4.94%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.94%) Desktop Support
9 16 (4.94%) Help Desk Support
10 15 (4.63%) First Line Help Desk Support
10 15 (4.63%) Help Desk Analyst
10 15 (4.63%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 15 (4.63%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.32%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
11 14 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.73%) .NET
2 37 (11.42%) SOAP
3 27 (8.33%) jQuery
3 27 (8.33%) JSON
4 26 (8.02%) HTML
5 25 (7.72%) CSS
6 24 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.17%) Web Services
8 19 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (5.56%) Node.js
10 17 (5.25%) REST
11 16 (4.94%) JSTL
11 16 (4.94%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 15 (4.63%) HTML5
12 15 (4.63%) JSP
13 14 (4.32%) .NET Framework
14 12 (3.70%) CSS3
14 12 (3.70%) D3.js
14 12 (3.70%) XML
15 11 (3.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.95%) Clustering
3 20 (6.17%) Fat Client
3 20 (6.17%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.78%) Smartphone
8 8 (2.47%) Mobile Computing
9 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.85%) User Experience
10 5 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.23%) Fintech
12 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 102 (31.48%) Windows
2 33 (10.19%) Windows 7
3 32 (9.88%) Linux
4 25 (7.72%) Windows Server
5 22 (6.79%) Windows 10
6 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.63%) Unix
9 14 (4.32%) Android
9 14 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.01%) Solaris
11 12 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.40%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.31%) CentOS
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (13.89%) Scrum
3 38 (11.73%) ITIL
4 28 (8.64%) Migration
5 27 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.33%) DevOps
6 25 (7.72%) Multithreading
7 24 (7.41%) CRM
7 24 (7.41%) User Stories
8 23 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (7.10%) Project Management
8 23 (7.10%) Use Case
9 21 (6.48%) Analytics
10 20 (6.17%) BDD
10 20 (6.17%) Business Analysis
10 20 (6.17%) Unit Testing
11 19 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.86%) Test Automation
12 16 (4.94%) Change Management
12 16 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.67%) SQL
2 43 (13.27%) C#
3 33 (10.19%) Java
4 29 (8.95%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.01%) TypeScript
6 12 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.09%) XAML
8 9 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.47%) VBA
10 7 (2.16%) Python
11 5 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.23%) AWK
12 4 (1.23%) Perl
12 4 (1.23%) R
12 4 (1.23%) sed
13 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.93%) VB
14 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) C
15 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.04%) Degree
2 20 (6.17%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.40%) MCSE
5 8 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.16%) APMG
6 7 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.85%) MCP
8 5 (1.54%) ISEB
9 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.93%) MCDST
10 3 (0.93%) RHCE
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.62%) CCNA
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.62%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.62%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.70%) QA
2 10 (3.09%) SLA
3 8 (2.47%) PMO
4 6 (1.85%) GDPR
5 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.72%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.40%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.78%) XenServer
7 7 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.54%) KVM
8 5 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.54%) vSphere
9 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.93%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.93%) Firmware
10 3 (0.93%) XenApp
11 2 (0.62%) NFS
11 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.62%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (8.95%) SCCM
2 27 (8.33%) Ansible
3 16 (4.94%) WSUS
4 9 (2.78%) Puppet
5 6 (1.85%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.85%) SnapMirror
5 6 (1.85%) SnapVault
6 5 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.54%) SCOM
6 5 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.23%) Malwarebytes
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.62%) DameWare
9 2 (0.62%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.62%) Nessus
9 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 42 (12.96%) Oracle
2 34 (10.49%) VMware
3 31 (9.57%) Citrix
4 13 (4.01%) NetApp
5 12 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 11 (3.40%) SAP
7 10 (3.09%) IBM
7 10 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.78%) Cognos
9 8 (2.47%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.16%) Capita
10 7 (2.16%) Cisco
10 7 (2.16%) Sun
11 6 (1.85%) Brocade
12 5 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (1.54%) HP
13 4 (1.23%) Apple
13 4 (1.23%) McAfee
13 4 (1.23%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.23%) Veritas