Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 415 332 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.59% 11.79% 13.65%
As % of the Vendors category 28.86% 24.74% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 216 201
Surrey median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £145 £129 £143
90th Percentile £575 £557 £556
South East median daily rate £406 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 23
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 £15.07 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -25.00%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.75 £11.45
90th Percentile £22.70 £20.69 £27.00
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.63% -11.25%

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 1,438 1,342 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 43.62% 47.67% 49.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 913 659
Surrey median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £173
90th Percentile £600 £574 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 67
Surrey median hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.77% -26.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.75 £13.10
90th Percentile £49.75 £25.00 £41.70
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.96% +15.00% -16.67%

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 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Reigate +13 72 £425 +13.33% 5
Sunbury-on-Thames +16 57 £413 -17.50% 3
Guildford -4 34 £168 +13.56% 17
Epsom 0 25 £390 +15.56% 1
Redhill +12 17 £310 -40.24% 2
Leatherhead -5 16 £438 +2.94% 8
Staines -18 16 £208 -60.48% 7
Woking -6 15 £274 +36.88% 10
Weybridge -4 9 £494 +343.82% 1
Godalming 0 7 £145 +31.82% 5
Esher -4 4 £525 +377.27% 1
Camberley -9 4 £500 +5.26% 5
Chertsey +3 3 £150 - 2
Egham +1 3 £388 -3.13% 1
Caterham - 3 £500 - 1
Lightwater - 3 £525 -
Horley 0 1 £130 -
Tadworth -1 1 - -
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 133 (32.05%) Windows
2 128 (30.84%) Active Directory
3 124 (29.88%) Finance
4 122 (29.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 111 (26.75%) SQL
6 103 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (20.96%) Office 365
8 85 (20.48%) SQL Server
9 79 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
10 70 (16.87%) .NET
11 57 (13.73%) PowerShell
12 52 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (12.53%) VMware
13 50 (12.05%) C#
13 50 (12.05%) ITIL
14 45 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
14 45 (10.84%) Migration
14 45 (10.84%) SCCM
15 44 (10.60%) Scrum
15 44 (10.60%) Project Management
16 43 (10.36%) LAN
17 42 (10.12%) WAN
18 41 (9.88%) MS Exchange
19 40 (9.64%) Windows Server
20 39 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
21 38 (9.16%) Oracle
22 36 (8.67%) Degree
22 36 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (8.19%) T-SQL
24 33 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure

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 41 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.17%) Confluence
7 6 (1.45%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.96%) Apache
8 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.48%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 79 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (6.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.45%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 122 (29.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (20.96%) Office 365
3 30 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (5.06%) SaaS
6 20 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (4.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.93%) IaaS
10 7 (1.69%) Yammer
11 6 (1.45%) BrowserStack
12 5 (1.20%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.20%) PaaS
12 5 (1.20%) Serverless
13 4 (0.96%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.24%) GitHub
15 1 (0.24%) NuGet
15 1 (0.24%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.36%) LAN
2 42 (10.12%) WAN
3 30 (7.23%) DNS
4 28 (6.75%) TCP/IP
5 22 (5.30%) Firewall
6 19 (4.58%) DHCP
7 15 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (2.89%) VPN
8 12 (2.89%) WebEx
9 11 (2.65%) SAN
10 10 (2.41%) Skype
10 10 (2.41%) VLAN
11 9 (2.17%) VoIP
12 7 (1.69%) Internet
13 4 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (0.96%) SMTP
13 4 (0.96%) SSL
13 4 (0.96%) WLAN
14 3 (0.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.95%) Power BI
3 31 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (4.34%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (3.37%) MySQL
9 13 (3.13%) Big Data
9 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.93%) Impala
13 7 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 7 (1.69%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.69%) SSDT
14 6 (1.45%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (7.71%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 22 (5.30%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.93%) Subversion
7 7 (1.69%) GitLab
7 7 (1.69%) Selenium
7 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (1.69%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.45%) JIRA
8 6 (1.45%) JMeter
8 6 (1.45%) NUnit
8 6 (1.45%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.96%) Maven
10 4 (0.96%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.96%) ReSharper
10 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 124 (29.88%) Finance
2 17 (4.10%) Retail
3 8 (1.93%) Banking
4 7 (1.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.20%) Advertising
6 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.96%) Legal
6 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Local Government
8 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (22.65%) Developer
2 77 (18.55%) Analyst
3 39 (9.40%) Support Engineer
4 35 (8.43%) .NET Developer
5 30 (7.23%) Architect
6 24 (5.78%) Administrator
6 24 (5.78%) Desktop Support
7 20 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 19 (4.58%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (4.34%) Consultant
9 18 (4.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (4.34%) Office 365 Administrator
9 18 (4.34%) SQL Developer
10 16 (3.86%) Service Desk Engineer
11 15 (3.61%) IT Support
11 15 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.87%) .NET
2 26 (6.27%) HTML
3 25 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 23 (5.54%) CSS
5 21 (5.06%) Entity Framework
6 16 (3.86%) .NET Core
6 16 (3.86%) AngularJS
6 16 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 15 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (2.89%) jQuery
9 11 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (2.41%) Gherkin
11 9 (2.17%) HTML5
11 9 (2.17%) XML
12 7 (1.69%) Angular 2
12 7 (1.69%) REST
13 6 (1.45%) Middleware
13 6 (1.45%) Node.js
14 5 (1.20%) JSON
14 5 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.45%) Fintech
8 6 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.20%) Clustering
9 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.20%) PKI
9 5 (1.20%) PMI
10 4 (0.96%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.72%) iPhone
11 3 (0.72%) Replication
11 3 (0.72%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 133 (32.05%) Windows
2 40 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.23%) Windows 7
4 26 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.02%) Windows 10
6 17 (4.10%) Linux
7 16 (3.86%) Unix
8 12 (2.89%) Android
9 8 (1.93%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.45%) Solaris
12 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (12.05%) ITIL
4 45 (10.84%) Migration
5 44 (10.60%) Project Management
5 44 (10.60%) Scrum
6 39 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (7.47%) SDLC
7 31 (7.47%) Test Automation
8 28 (6.75%) Change Management
9 27 (6.51%) MVC
10 25 (6.02%) Identity Management
11 22 (5.30%) ETL
11 22 (5.30%) TDD
12 21 (5.06%) Analytics
12 21 (5.06%) Visualisation
13 20 (4.82%) DevOps
14 19 (4.58%) CRM
14 19 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (26.75%) SQL
2 57 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 50 (12.05%) C#
4 34 (8.19%) T-SQL
5 22 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.82%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.86%) Java
8 13 (3.13%) VBA
9 10 (2.41%) C
9 10 (2.41%) PHP
9 10 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.93%) Perl
11 7 (1.69%) Python
11 7 (1.69%) VB
12 6 (1.45%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.20%) VBScript
14 4 (0.96%) XAML
15 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.48%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 36 (8.67%) Degree
2 19 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.89%) MCSE
4 11 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.93%) CCNA
6 7 (1.69%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.69%) MCP
7 6 (1.45%) MCDST
7 6 (1.45%) MCSA
7 6 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.72%) CCNP
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.34%) SLA
2 8 (1.93%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.93%) QA
3 7 (1.69%) PMO
4 5 (1.20%) GDPR
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 128 (30.84%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.86%) Docker
5 15 (3.61%) vSphere
6 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.96%) XenApp
7 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) Ceph
8 1 (0.24%) etcd
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) flannel
8 1 (0.24%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) SkyDNS
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (10.84%) SCCM
2 21 (5.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 12 (2.89%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.20%) Ansible
4 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.96%) WSUS
6 3 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.72%) SCOM
6 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.48%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.48%) Terraform
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.24%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 52 (12.53%) VMware
2 38 (9.16%) Oracle
3 29 (6.99%) Citrix
4 26 (6.27%) Cisco
5 16 (3.86%) HP
6 13 (3.13%) SAP
7 11 (2.65%) Workday
8 10 (2.41%) Apple
8 10 (2.41%) Google
9 7 (1.69%) Mitel
9 7 (1.69%) NetApp
9 7 (1.69%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.45%) Adobe
10 6 (1.45%) Avaya
10 6 (1.45%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.20%) Dell
11 5 (1.20%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.20%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.20%) Tableau