Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 376 312 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.70% 10.54% 9.16%
As % of the Vendors category 28.81% 24.76% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 209 132
Surrey median daily rate £425 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.93% -3.57%
10th Percentile £178 £120 £151
90th Percentile £596 £550 £487
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 13
Surrey median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -23.06%
10th Percentile £15.30 £12.75 £13.55
90th Percentile £22.00 £23.00 £20.40
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.86 £14.20
% change year-on-year -11.73% +11.69% -5.33%

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 1,305 1,260 1,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 47.54% 42.55% 49.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 857 657
Surrey median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +8.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £248
90th Percentile £613 £588 £584
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 53
Surrey median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% -3.03% -6.55%
10th Percentile £15.33 £10.16 £13.30
90th Percentile £48.65 £43.75 £46.40
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +12.90% -11.43%

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 25 April 2019.

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 6 months to 25 April 2019. 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
Sunbury-on-Thames +14 55 £456 -8.75% 3
Reigate +13 32 £375 - 31
Guildford +4 32 £400 +60.00% 6
Staines -1 31 £463 -10.63% 3
Woking -8 16 £314 +16.20% 4
Godalming +1 11 £171 -
Leatherhead -7 11 £158 -61.82% 1
Lightwater - 8 £525 - 1
Epsom 0 7 £348 +51.09%
Redhill +14 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Camberley -2 6 £550 +315.09% 2
Egham -6 6 £438 -27.08%
Addlestone - 6 £250 -
Weybridge +13 5 £475 +67.40%
Esher -2 5 £525 +90.91%
Farnham - 3 - -
Chertsey -6 2 £135 -61.43%
Dorking - 2 £469 - 1
Shepperton - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 111 (29.52%) Windows
2 95 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (23.67%) SQL
5 85 (22.61%) Finance
6 83 (22.07%) Active Directory
7 78 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
8 76 (20.21%) SQL Server
9 73 (19.41%) .NET
10 63 (16.76%) C#
11 59 (15.69%) Office 365
12 54 (14.36%) ITIL
13 50 (13.30%) DevOps
14 46 (12.23%) Microsoft Excel
14 46 (12.23%) SCCM
15 44 (11.70%) PowerShell
16 43 (11.44%) Migration
17 39 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (9.31%) Oracle
20 33 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 33 (8.78%) Power BI
21 32 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (8.51%) Scrum
22 31 (8.24%) MS Exchange
22 31 (8.24%) Windows 10
23 30 (7.98%) DNS
23 30 (7.98%) MVC
23 30 (7.98%) Windows 7

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 31 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.19%) Confluence
4 12 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.13%) Apache
8 7 (1.86%) lighttpd
8 7 (1.86%) nginx
8 7 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.33%) CMS
9 5 (1.33%) EPiServer
9 5 (1.33%) IIS
10 4 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 78 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (12.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (6.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (5.05%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.99%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.60%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.80%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (15.69%) Office 365
3 19 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.05%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (3.72%) SaaS
5 13 (3.46%) IaaS
5 13 (3.46%) PaaS
6 9 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (2.39%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.86%) Serverless
8 5 (1.33%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.33%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.33%) Yammer
9 3 (0.80%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.98%) DNS
2 28 (7.45%) WAN
3 27 (7.18%) LAN
4 26 (6.91%) Skype
5 15 (3.99%) DHCP
5 15 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.46%) Firewall
7 12 (3.19%) Unified Communications
8 11 (2.93%) VoIP
9 8 (2.13%) Internet
9 8 (2.13%) VPN
9 8 (2.13%) WebEx
10 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.60%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (1.33%) PABX
11 5 (1.33%) SAN
12 4 (1.06%) CDMA
12 4 (1.06%) GSM
12 4 (1.06%) Intranet
12 4 (1.06%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.78%) Power BI
2 33 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.99%) Data Lake
7 14 (3.72%) MySQL
8 13 (3.46%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.66%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 8 (2.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (6.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 22 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 20 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.99%) JIRA
5 7 (1.86%) SpecFlow
5 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.86%) Subversion
6 6 (1.60%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.33%) NUnit
7 5 (1.33%) Selenium
8 4 (1.06%) JMeter
8 4 (1.06%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.06%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.06%) Urban Turtle
9 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.80%) GitLab
9 3 (0.80%) PVCS
9 3 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.80%) SonarQube
General
1 85 (22.61%) Finance
2 10 (2.66%) Legal
3 9 (2.39%) Advertising
4 8 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.60%) Retail
5 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.06%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Front Office
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (22.07%) Developer
2 51 (13.56%) Analyst
3 32 (8.51%) .NET Developer
4 25 (6.65%) Support Engineer
5 22 (5.85%) Architect
6 21 (5.59%) Consultant
7 17 (4.52%) C# Developer
7 17 (4.52%) SQL Developer
8 16 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (3.99%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (3.72%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.46%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.46%) Service Desk Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) DBA
12 11 (2.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.93%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (19.41%) .NET
2 25 (6.65%) CSS
2 25 (6.65%) HTML
3 21 (5.59%) Entity Framework
4 18 (4.79%) .NET Framework
5 17 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (3.99%) jQuery
6 15 (3.99%) JSON
6 15 (3.99%) WCF
7 14 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.93%) REST
8 11 (2.93%) Web Services
8 11 (2.93%) XML
9 9 (2.39%) .NET Core
9 9 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (2.13%) Angular 2
10 8 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.86%) HTML5
11 7 (1.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.13%) Replication
7 6 (1.60%) Clustering
7 6 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.33%) Social Media
9 4 (1.06%) iPhone
9 4 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.80%) iPad
10 3 (0.80%) PMI
10 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) Smart Home
10 3 (0.80%) User Experience
11 2 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 111 (29.52%) Windows
2 31 (8.24%) Windows 10
3 30 (7.98%) Windows 7
4 28 (7.45%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.05%) Linux
6 16 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.13%) Android
7 8 (2.13%) Unix
7 8 (2.13%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.60%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (14.36%) ITIL
3 50 (13.30%) DevOps
4 43 (11.44%) Migration
5 39 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (8.51%) Scrum
6 32 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (7.98%) MVC
8 28 (7.45%) CRM
9 27 (7.18%) Waterfall
10 26 (6.91%) Analytics
11 23 (6.12%) SDLC
11 23 (6.12%) Test Automation
12 22 (5.85%) ETL
13 21 (5.59%) Project Management
14 19 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (5.05%) User Stories
15 18 (4.79%) Service Management
16 17 (4.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.67%) SQL
2 63 (16.76%) C#
3 44 (11.70%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.18%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.85%) T-SQL
6 16 (4.26%) Java
7 13 (3.46%) Python
8 10 (2.66%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.39%) C
10 8 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.13%) Perl
11 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.86%) Ruby
11 7 (1.86%) VBA
12 4 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.06%) XAML
13 3 (0.80%) R
13 3 (0.80%) VB
14 2 (0.53%) C++
14 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (7.45%) Degree
1 28 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.52%) MCSE
3 11 (2.93%) CCNA
3 11 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.66%) MCDST
4 10 (2.66%) MCP
5 6 (1.60%) CCNP
5 6 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.33%) MCSA
6 5 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.06%) PMP
8 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.80%) VCP6
8 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.59%) SLA
2 15 (3.99%) QA
3 11 (2.93%) PMO
4 8 (2.13%) GDPR
5 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 83 (22.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.26%) Docker
4 8 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.86%) KVM
6 4 (1.06%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.80%) vSphere
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 46 (12.23%) SCCM
2 12 (3.19%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.13%) SCOM
4 7 (1.86%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.33%) Ansible
5 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.33%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.80%) Nagios
6 3 (0.80%) PaperCut
6 3 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.53%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.53%) Terraform
8 1 (0.27%) Kibana
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (9.31%) Oracle
2 29 (7.71%) VMware
3 20 (5.32%) Citrix
4 19 (5.05%) Cisco
4 19 (5.05%) SAP
5 12 (3.19%) Workday
6 10 (2.66%) Google
7 8 (2.13%) CA
8 7 (1.86%) Apple
9 6 (1.60%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.60%) BMC
9 6 (1.60%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.60%) Juniper
9 6 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.33%) Dell
10 5 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.06%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (1.06%) Mitel
11 4 (1.06%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.06%) Tableau