Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 138 341 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 16.25% 14.11% 12.01%
As % of the Vendors category 32.70% 29.10% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 273 263
Median daily rate £370 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £125 £215 £137
90th Percentile £539 £610 £548
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.23 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.42 £20.20 £20.02
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £14.85
% change year-on-year +16.20% -4.38% +4.58%

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 422 1,172 1,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 49.71% 48.49% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 843 988
Median daily rate £425 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.26% +4.94%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £630 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 41
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -10.26% -
10th Percentile £12.61 £15.24 £10.50
90th Percentile £57.75 £47.75 £43.75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Surrey

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Surrey over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +10 26 £438 -5.41%
Sunbury-on-Thames -6 16 £365 -31.00%
Guildford -3 14 £400 - 8
Chertsey - 12 £200 - 1
Leatherhead 0 10 £213 +46.55% 4
Epsom -4 6 £434 +11.22% 3
Woking +8 3 £400 -8.57% 1
Redhill +2 3 £150 -65.71%
Godalming -1 3 £208 -39.86% 2
Shepperton -3 3 £114 -67.29%
Cobham 0 2 £488 -
Staines +5 1 £250 -47.37%
Egham +3 1 £188 -57.14%
Dorking +2 1 £130 -72.27%
Weybridge -5 1 - - 3
Cranleigh - 1 £190 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 48 (34.78%) Azure
2 46 (33.33%) SQL
3 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (31.88%) Windows
5 36 (26.09%) Finance
6 35 (25.36%) C#
7 33 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
7 33 (23.91%) Active Directory
8 29 (21.01%) JavaScript
9 24 (17.39%) .NET
9 24 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (16.67%) Office 365
11 20 (14.49%) Scrum
12 18 (13.04%) SharePoint
12 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 18 (13.04%) SAP
13 17 (12.32%) CRM
13 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
14 16 (11.59%) Analytics
14 16 (11.59%) Windows Server
14 16 (11.59%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (10.87%) Power Platform
15 15 (10.87%) Power BI
15 15 (10.87%) Skype
15 15 (10.87%) VMware
16 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (9.42%) Change Management
16 13 (9.42%) ITIL
16 13 (9.42%) JIRA

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 18 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.25%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.80%) CMS
4 8 (5.80%) EPiServer
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.90%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.45%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.45%) InVision
Business Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (7.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (5.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.45%) assyst
4 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.45%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 48 (34.78%) Azure
2 23 (16.67%) Office 365
3 16 (11.59%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (10.87%) Power Platform
5 10 (7.25%) AWS
6 5 (3.62%) Logic Apps
6 5 (3.62%) PaaS
7 4 (2.90%) IaaS
7 4 (2.90%) SaaS
8 3 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.45%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.45%) Serverless
9 2 (1.45%) Yammer
10 1 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.72%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.72%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.87%) Skype
2 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.25%) Wireless
3 8 (5.80%) Firewall
4 7 (5.07%) VoIP
5 4 (2.90%) LAN
5 4 (2.90%) VPN
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.17%) VLAN
6 3 (2.17%) WAN
7 2 (1.45%) DHCP
7 2 (1.45%) DNS
7 2 (1.45%) Network Security
7 2 (1.45%) SAN
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.72%) ICMP
8 1 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) Power BI
3 13 (9.42%) Data Lake
4 10 (7.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (7.25%) OLAP
4 10 (7.25%) SAP BW
5 7 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.17%) Big Data
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.45%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) JIRA
2 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Firebug
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.17%) Advertising
3 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.17%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Automotive
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (28.26%) Analyst
2 31 (22.46%) Developer
3 25 (18.12%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.42%) Support Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) CRM Developer
6 12 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.52%) IT Support
9 8 (5.80%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Technical Support
10 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Desktop Support
10 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Support Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.39%) .NET
2 12 (8.70%) HTML
3 11 (7.97%) HTML5
4 10 (7.25%) jQuery
5 9 (6.52%) LINQ
6 8 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.80%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (3.62%) CSS
7 5 (3.62%) Node.js
8 3 (2.17%) RESTful
8 3 (2.17%) XML
9 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.45%) CSS3
9 2 (1.45%) Velocity
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (0.72%) COM
10 1 (0.72%) MDX
10 1 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Data Structures
2 8 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.88%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.52%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.62%) Unix
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.90%) Android
5 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.45%) Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.49%) Scrum
4 17 (12.32%) CRM
4 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.59%) Analytics
6 13 (9.42%) Change Management
6 13 (9.42%) ITIL
7 12 (8.70%) API Integration
8 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (7.97%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.25%) MVC
10 9 (6.52%) Migration
10 9 (6.52%) OO
11 8 (5.80%) OOP
11 8 (5.80%) SOLID
12 7 (5.07%) DevOps
12 7 (5.07%) Web Application Development
13 6 (4.35%) Business Analysis
13 6 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.33%) SQL
2 35 (25.36%) C#
3 29 (21.01%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.80%) Java
5 5 (3.62%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.62%) Python
5 5 (3.62%) Scala
6 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Ada
7 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Dart
7 1 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.97%) Degree
3 8 (5.80%) MCSE
4 6 (4.35%) CCNA
4 6 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.35%) MCSA
5 5 (3.62%) MCP
6 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.45%) APMG
7 2 (1.45%) CCNP
7 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.72%) CISSP
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.72%) MCT
8 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) QA
3 3 (2.17%) GDPR
4 2 (1.45%) PMO
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.42%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.17%) vSphere
6 2 (1.45%) XenApp
7 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) SCCM
2 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.90%) WSUS
4 3 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.45%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) SAP
2 15 (10.87%) VMware
3 12 (8.70%) Cisco
4 11 (7.97%) ServiceNow
5 10 (7.25%) Citrix
6 8 (5.80%) Databricks
7 7 (5.07%) Apple
8 5 (3.62%) Adobe
8 5 (3.62%) Cloudera
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle
9 4 (2.90%) Avaya
9 4 (2.90%) Tableau
10 3 (2.17%) Polycom
10 3 (2.17%) Yealink
11 2 (1.45%) HP
11 2 (1.45%) iManage
11 2 (1.45%) Remedy
11 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards