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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 197 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.00% 15.82% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 25.24% 29.76% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 134 85
Median daily rate £394 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £600 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.55% +210.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £12.51 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £46.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 634 662 625
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 51.50% 53.17% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 437 358
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% +46.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Epsom +7 18 £345 -31.00% 1
Woking +2 11 £190 -51.28% 5
Reigate 0 9 £400 +45.45% 19
Staines -3 9 £475 -20.83% 7
Sunbury-on-Thames -6 9 £338 -0.14%
Leatherhead +17 8 £341 -39.33% 5
Cobham +5 6 £463 +23.33% 3
Guildford -7 6 £163 -5.79% 8
Camberley +7 5 £475 -1.29% 3
Redhill -20 5 £513 +20.58% 3
Tadworth - 5 - -
Egham 0 3 £318 -17.93% 2
Chertsey - 3 £350 -
Caterham - 2 £425 - 1
Weybridge -3 1 - - 1
Esher - 1 £110 -
Lightwater - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 98 (37.69%) Windows
2 83 (31.92%) Finance
3 72 (27.69%) Active Directory
4 52 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 50 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
6 48 (18.46%) SQL
7 47 (18.08%) C#
7 47 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (16.92%) .NET
9 36 (13.85%) VMware
10 34 (13.08%) Migration
10 34 (13.08%) Office 365
11 33 (12.69%) Microsoft Excel
11 33 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (12.31%) Web Services
13 31 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (11.54%) Windows Server
15 29 (11.15%) Linux
16 28 (10.77%) PowerShell
17 26 (10.00%) SharePoint
17 26 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (9.23%) Java
18 24 (9.23%) Citrix
18 24 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (9.23%) Windows 7
19 23 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (8.85%) Windows 10
20 22 (8.46%) LAN
20 22 (8.46%) WAN
20 22 (8.46%) CSS

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 26 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.31%) IIS
4 13 (5.00%) JBoss
5 10 (3.85%) WildFly
6 9 (3.46%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.69%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.54%) Confluence
9 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.38%) CMS
12 1 (0.38%) Drupal
12 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (12.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (6.92%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.08%) Office 365
2 33 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.85%) OneDrive
4 9 (3.46%) SaaS
5 7 (2.69%) IaaS
5 7 (2.69%) PaaS
6 3 (1.15%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.46%) LAN
1 22 (8.46%) WAN
2 18 (6.92%) DNS
3 12 (4.62%) Internet
3 12 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.23%) DHCP
5 10 (3.85%) Skype
6 9 (3.46%) LDAP
6 9 (3.46%) SSH
7 8 (3.08%) SAN
7 8 (3.08%) VPN
8 6 (2.31%) Firewall
8 6 (2.31%) Intranet
9 5 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (1.92%) NAS
10 4 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.77%) VLAN
11 2 (0.77%) Wireless
12 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.38%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.77%) Big Data
9 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.77%) Impala
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.77%) Parquet
9 2 (0.77%) Power BI
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 24 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.85%) JIRA
4 9 (3.46%) NUnit
5 7 (2.69%) JSUnit
6 6 (2.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.31%) GoCD
6 6 (2.31%) Selenium
7 5 (1.92%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.15%) Ant
9 3 (1.15%) Gradle
9 3 (1.15%) Maven
9 3 (1.15%) NeoLoad
9 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.15%) Subversion
9 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.77%) Log4Net
10 2 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 83 (31.92%) Finance
2 21 (8.08%) Banking
3 11 (4.23%) Legal
4 8 (3.08%) Advertising
4 8 (3.08%) Back Office
5 4 (1.54%) Front Office
5 4 (1.54%) Marketing
5 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (24.23%) Analyst
2 49 (18.85%) Developer
3 23 (8.85%) .NET Developer
4 20 (7.69%) Architect
5 18 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (6.15%) C# Developer
6 16 (6.15%) Desktop Support
6 16 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.38%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.62%) Consultant
9 12 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (3.08%) Administrator
10 8 (3.08%) Data Centre Engineer
10 8 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.92%) .NET
2 32 (12.31%) Web Services
3 22 (8.46%) CSS
4 19 (7.31%) HTML
5 14 (5.38%) WCF
6 13 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.00%) HTML5
6 13 (5.00%) REST
7 11 (4.23%) Middleware
8 10 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (3.46%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.69%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.69%) LESS
11 7 (2.69%) MSMQ
12 6 (2.31%) XML
13 4 (1.54%) jQuery
13 4 (1.54%) RESTful
13 4 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.31%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.92%) CMDB
6 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Derivative
8 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.77%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.38%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.69%) Windows
2 30 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 29 (11.15%) Linux
4 26 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.23%) Windows 7
6 23 (8.85%) Windows 10
6 23 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (7.31%) Unix
8 7 (2.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.31%) Android
9 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.92%) Solaris
10 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.77%) CentOS
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.08%) Migration
3 21 (8.08%) DevOps
4 20 (7.69%) ITIL
4 20 (7.69%) Scrum
4 20 (7.69%) TDD
5 17 (6.54%) Project Management
5 17 (6.54%) Service Management
5 17 (6.54%) SOLID
6 15 (5.77%) CRM
6 15 (5.77%) MVC
7 14 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (4.62%) Test Automation
9 11 (4.23%) Change Management
9 11 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (4.23%) Programme Management
10 10 (3.85%) Analytics
10 10 (3.85%) Capacity Management
10 10 (3.85%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.46%) SQL
2 47 (18.08%) C#
3 28 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 24 (9.23%) Java
5 20 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.23%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.92%) Python
9 4 (1.54%) Perl
9 4 (1.54%) XAML
10 3 (1.15%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.77%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) VBA
12 1 (0.38%) ABAP
12 1 (0.38%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.77%) Degree
3 12 (4.62%) MCSE
4 7 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.31%) CCNA
6 5 (1.92%) BICSI Certification
6 5 (1.92%) JNCIA
6 5 (1.92%) JNCIS
6 5 (1.92%) LPIC
6 5 (1.92%) RHCE
7 4 (1.54%) ISEB
7 4 (1.54%) MCP
8 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.77%) MCDST
9 2 (0.77%) MCITP
9 2 (0.77%) MCSD
9 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.15%) PMO
2 4 (1.54%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.31%) XenApp
7 5 (1.92%) Firmware
7 5 (1.92%) NFS
7 5 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.92%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.77%) vSphere
10 1 (0.38%) Docker
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (8.46%) SCCM
2 18 (6.92%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.31%) Puppet
4 5 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.54%) Ansible
5 4 (1.54%) Terraform
6 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.77%) Oozie
7 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.38%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.38%) SCSM
8 1 (0.38%) Simpana
8 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (13.85%) VMware
2 24 (9.23%) Citrix
3 21 (8.08%) HP
4 18 (6.92%) Symantec
5 17 (6.54%) Oracle
5 17 (6.54%) Veritas
6 15 (5.77%) McAfee
6 15 (5.77%) ServiceNow
7 12 (4.62%) Cisco
8 10 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.69%) NetApp
10 6 (2.31%) Juniper
11 5 (1.92%) Brocade
11 5 (1.92%) Dell
11 5 (1.92%) EMC
11 5 (1.92%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.54%) Adobe
12 4 (1.54%) IBM
12 4 (1.54%) Intel
12 4 (1.54%) Workday
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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