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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Surrey
Rank 16 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 223 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 8.55% 17.35% 12.54%
As % of the Vendors category 16.29% 31.23% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 110 111
Median daily rate £314 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 37 19
Median hourly rate £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.77% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.56 £60.62 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 614 714 653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 52.52% 55.56% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 438 363
Median daily rate £430 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 68 29
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +173.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Guildford -7 17 £210 -44.00% 8
Staines -2 16 £500 -9.09% 3
Leatherhead +18 10 £375 -25.00% 4
Woking -6 8 £375 - 5
Weybridge -3 5 £300 -42.16%
Reigate -9 3 £250 - 5
Camberley +5 2 £399 +59.50% 1
Chertsey -2 2 £261 +7.78% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -16 2 £314 -4.31%
Egham 0 1 £125 +82.48% 4
Dorking -5 1 - - 1
Redhill -26 1 £575 +69.11% 4
Godalming - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 101 (45.29%) Windows
2 70 (31.39%) MS Office
3 67 (30.04%) Active Directory
4 63 (28.25%) MS Excel
5 48 (21.52%) C#
6 39 (17.49%) Windows 7
7 38 (17.04%) .NET
8 37 (16.59%) VMware
9 36 (16.14%) Finance
9 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (15.25%) SQL
10 34 (15.25%) Office 365
11 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
12 27 (12.11%) LAN
12 27 (12.11%) WAN
12 27 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
13 25 (11.21%) Windows Server
14 23 (10.31%) MS Exchange
15 22 (9.87%) ITIL
15 22 (9.87%) TDD
16 21 (9.42%) SCCM
16 21 (9.42%) Migration
16 21 (9.42%) HTML
17 20 (8.97%) JavaScript
17 20 (8.97%) CSS
17 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
17 20 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (8.52%) MVC
19 18 (8.07%) Advertising

Microsoft
Top Related 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 23 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.83%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.14%) NServiceBus
6 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.69%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.35%) IIS
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.45%) Moodle
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.45%) QuickPlace
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (31.39%) MS Office
2 63 (28.25%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.48%) MS Project
3 10 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.45%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.25%) Office 365
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.04%) SaaS
4 6 (2.69%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.11%) LAN
1 27 (12.11%) WAN
2 16 (7.17%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.28%) Skype
4 13 (5.83%) DNS
5 11 (4.93%) DHCP
6 10 (4.48%) VPN
7 9 (4.04%) Internet
8 7 (3.14%) VoIP
9 6 (2.69%) Firewall
10 4 (1.79%) BGP
10 4 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.79%) OSPF
10 4 (1.79%) SAN
10 4 (1.79%) VLAN
10 4 (1.79%) Wireless
11 3 (1.35%) FTP
11 3 (1.35%) MPLS
11 3 (1.35%) SMTP
11 3 (1.35%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.24%) Power BI
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.35%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.35%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.90%) Lumira
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) OLAP
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.45%) GIS
7 1 (0.45%) MS Access
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.38%) Selenium
3 11 (4.93%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.48%) NUnit
4 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.04%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.59%) MSTest
7 7 (3.14%) JSUnit
8 6 (2.69%) GoCD
9 5 (2.24%) Subversion
10 4 (1.79%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.90%) JIRA
11 2 (0.90%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.45%) Moq
12 1 (0.45%) NDepend
12 1 (0.45%) StyleCop
General
1 36 (16.14%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Advertising
3 13 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.24%) Back Office
4 5 (2.24%) Law
5 4 (1.79%) Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (23.77%) Analyst
2 38 (17.04%) Developer
3 22 (9.87%) .NET Developer
4 21 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 19 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (8.07%) C# Developer
7 16 (7.17%) Desktop Support
8 15 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (6.73%) Service Analyst
9 14 (6.28%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (5.83%) Consultant
11 12 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (4.48%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 9 (4.04%) Administrator
14 8 (3.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 8 (3.59%) Active Directory Support
14 8 (3.59%) Architect
14 8 (3.59%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.04%) .NET
2 21 (9.42%) HTML
3 20 (8.97%) CSS
4 14 (6.28%) Web Services
4 14 (6.28%) XML
5 13 (5.83%) HTML5
6 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 11 (4.93%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.93%) RESTful
8 10 (4.48%) WCF
9 9 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (4.04%) SOAP
10 8 (3.59%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.14%) COM
11 7 (3.14%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.14%) LESS
11 7 (3.14%) MSMQ
11 7 (3.14%) REST
12 2 (0.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.28%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.04%) Driving Licence
3 9 (4.04%) iPhone
4 8 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) iPad
5 6 (2.69%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.35%) Clustering
7 3 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.35%) User Experience
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) EPoS
8 2 (0.90%) PMI
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.45%) iSeries
9 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 101 (45.29%) Windows
2 39 (17.49%) Windows 7
3 25 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.62%) Linux
5 16 (7.17%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.04%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.69%) Android
9 6 (2.69%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.24%) CentOS
10 5 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.35%) Unix
11 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.90%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (9.87%) ITIL
2 22 (9.87%) TDD
3 21 (9.42%) Migration
4 19 (8.52%) MVC
5 16 (7.17%) BDD
6 15 (6.73%) Incident Management
6 15 (6.73%) Service Management
7 14 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (5.83%) DevOps
9 12 (5.38%) Change Management
9 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (4.93%) CRM
10 11 (4.93%) Project Management
10 11 (4.93%) SOA
11 10 (4.48%) Kanban
11 10 (4.48%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.48%) Test Strategy
12 9 (4.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (4.04%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.52%) C#
2 34 (15.25%) SQL
3 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
4 20 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.62%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.93%) Java
7 6 (2.69%) C
7 6 (2.69%) C++
7 6 (2.69%) Python
8 4 (1.79%) Perl
9 2 (0.90%) ABAP
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) VB
9 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) LotusScript
10 1 (0.45%) R
10 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.04%) Degree
3 8 (3.59%) MCSE
4 6 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.24%) CCNA
5 5 (2.24%) MCSA
6 4 (1.79%) ISEB
7 3 (1.35%) CCNP
7 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.35%) MCITP
7 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) BICSI Certification
8 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.90%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.90%) LPIC
8 2 (0.90%) RHCE
9 1 (0.45%) CCIP
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) PMO
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 4 (1.79%) COBIT
3 4 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.79%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 67 (30.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.90%) Firmware
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (9.42%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (16.59%) VMware
2 14 (6.28%) HP
2 14 (6.28%) ServiceNow
3 12 (5.38%) Cisco
4 10 (4.48%) Oracle
4 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.04%) Apple
5 9 (4.04%) NetApp
6 8 (3.59%) Citrix
6 8 (3.59%) SAP
7 7 (3.14%) Dell
8 6 (2.69%) Lotus
9 5 (2.24%) Altiris
10 4 (1.79%) Huawei
10 4 (1.79%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (1.35%) F5
11 3 (1.35%) Nokia
11 3 (1.35%) Samsung
11 3 (1.35%) Symantec
11 3 (1.35%) Veeam
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