Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 403 299 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.29% 11.83% 16.12%
As % of the Vendors category 27.40% 23.34% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 193 285
Surrey median daily rate £413 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.60% +5.84%
10th Percentile £149 £157 £172
90th Percentile £538 £538 £579
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 17
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.82 £10.30
90th Percentile £18.25 £20.64 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £14.43 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.33% -4.76%

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 1,471 1,281 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 44.87% 50.67% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 845 891
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £279 £275 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 57
Surrey median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £13.45 £11.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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
Sunbury-on-Thames +10 67 £462 +19.23% 3
Reigate -13 40 £375 -6.25% 7
Epsom +2 35 £450 +30.43%
Guildford 0 34 £240 +60.00% 14
Leatherhead +3 27 £335 -10.67% 6
Redhill +26 17 £310 -40.95% 6
Staines -22 17 £450 -5.26% 2
Woking -2 12 £425 +41.67% 9
Camberley -7 8 £338 -27.03% 1
Weybridge -12 8 £494 +64.58% 3
Egham -3 5 £463 +135.37% 2
Chertsey -5 2 £430 +22.86% 1
Caterham 0 1 £425 - 1
Esher 0 1 £275 +150.00%
Tadworth -1 1 - - 1
Godalming -2 1 £135 - 5
Virginia Water - 1 £138 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 (33.00%) Windows
2 113 (28.04%) Active Directory
3 107 (26.55%) Finance
4 99 (24.57%) SQL
4 99 (24.57%) SQL Server
5 94 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (22.08%) Microsoft Office
7 80 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 71 (17.62%) Office 365
9 70 (17.37%) ITIL
10 69 (17.12%) VMware
11 64 (15.88%) Microsoft Excel
12 61 (15.14%) .NET
13 55 (13.65%) Oracle
14 53 (13.15%) C#
15 50 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
16 46 (11.41%) Degree
17 45 (11.17%) SCCM
17 45 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 45 (11.17%) Scrum
18 44 (10.92%) Project Management
18 44 (10.92%) Windows Server
19 40 (9.93%) Citrix
20 37 (9.18%) Migration
21 35 (8.68%) Management Information System
21 35 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
22 34 (8.44%) Change Management
23 33 (8.19%) Visual Studio
23 33 (8.19%) PowerShell

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 24 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.96%) IIS
2 20 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.48%) JBoss
5 8 (1.99%) WildFly
6 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.24%) Mule
7 5 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.99%) Apache
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.74%) SAS
10 2 (0.50%) Confluence
10 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.25%) nginx
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (22.08%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (15.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.98%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.49%) assyst
3 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.50%) Global One
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.25%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 80 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (17.62%) Office 365
3 35 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.47%) Yammer
5 13 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.73%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.49%) SaaS
11 4 (0.99%) Google Play
12 3 (0.74%) IaaS
12 3 (0.74%) PaaS
13 2 (0.50%) NuGet
14 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.25%) GitHub
14 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.69%) LAN
2 30 (7.44%) WAN
3 22 (5.46%) SAN
4 20 (4.96%) DNS
5 13 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.98%) Firewall
7 10 (2.48%) Internet
8 9 (2.23%) Skype
9 8 (1.99%) DHCP
9 8 (1.99%) NAS
9 8 (1.99%) SSH
10 7 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.74%) WebEx
11 6 (1.49%) VPN
12 5 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.99%) SSL
13 4 (0.99%) VLAN
13 4 (0.99%) VoIP
14 2 (0.50%) SNMP
14 2 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.94%) Power BI
2 32 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (7.20%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.71%) Oracle Database
7 18 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.98%) Big Data
10 10 (2.48%) MySQL
10 10 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.99%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 7 (1.74%) SSDT
13 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.49%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.24%) HBase
14 5 (1.24%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 33 (8.19%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (5.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (3.97%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.47%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.23%) NUnit
7 8 (1.99%) MSBuild
7 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.49%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.49%) Selenium
9 5 (1.24%) Cobertura
9 5 (1.24%) JUnit
10 4 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.74%) Grunt
11 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.74%) Subversion
12 2 (0.50%) Bower
12 2 (0.50%) JIRA
12 2 (0.50%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 107 (26.55%) Finance
2 21 (5.21%) Banking
3 16 (3.97%) Retail
4 8 (1.99%) Advertising
4 8 (1.99%) Legal
5 7 (1.74%) Marketing
5 7 (1.74%) Publishing
6 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.74%) Local Government
8 2 (0.50%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (27.54%) Analyst
2 84 (20.84%) Developer
3 29 (7.20%) Support Engineer
4 23 (5.71%) Architect
4 23 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 20 (4.96%) .NET Developer
5 20 (4.96%) SQL Developer
6 19 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 19 (4.71%) Desktop Support
6 19 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 19 (4.71%) Service Analyst
7 17 (4.22%) Administrator
7 17 (4.22%) C# Developer
8 16 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
10 14 (3.47%) Consultant
11 13 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.23%) Data Analyst
11 13 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.14%) .NET
2 30 (7.44%) HTML
3 28 (6.95%) jQuery
4 22 (5.46%) CSS
5 21 (5.21%) Web Services
6 20 (4.96%) .NET Framework
6 20 (4.96%) ASP.NET
7 19 (4.71%) Entity Framework
8 18 (4.47%) SOAP
9 17 (4.22%) AngularJS
9 17 (4.22%) XML
10 14 (3.47%) Node.js
11 13 (3.23%) JSON
11 13 (3.23%) Middleware
11 13 (3.23%) REST
12 12 (2.98%) HTML5
13 11 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.48%) RESTful
14 10 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.68%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.23%) Clustering
6 9 (2.23%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.24%) Fintech
9 5 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.24%) Smart Home
9 5 (1.24%) User Experience
10 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.00%) Windows
2 44 (10.92%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.44%) Linux
3 30 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (7.20%) Unix
5 28 (6.95%) Windows 7
6 25 (6.20%) Windows 10
7 22 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.97%) Solaris
10 14 (3.47%) Android
11 12 (2.98%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.37%) ITIL
3 50 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (11.17%) Scrum
5 44 (10.92%) Project Management
6 37 (9.18%) Migration
7 34 (8.44%) Change Management
8 33 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (7.20%) MVC
10 28 (6.95%) Service Delivery
11 27 (6.70%) Business Analysis
12 24 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (5.46%) SDLC
14 21 (5.21%) Analytics
14 21 (5.21%) PRINCE2
15 19 (4.71%) Information Security
15 19 (4.71%) Waterfall
16 16 (3.97%) Unit Testing
17 15 (3.72%) DevOps
18 14 (3.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.57%) SQL
2 53 (13.15%) C#
3 33 (8.19%) PowerShell
4 29 (7.20%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.21%) Java
5 21 (5.21%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.98%) VBA
8 8 (1.99%) Python
8 8 (1.99%) XAML
9 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.49%) Perl
10 6 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.49%) VB
10 6 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.49%) VBScript
11 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.24%) PHP
12 4 (0.99%) C
13 3 (0.74%) AWK
Qualifications
1 46 (11.41%) Degree
2 16 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.98%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (2.48%) MCSE
4 10 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.74%) APMG
6 7 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.49%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.24%) ISEB
8 5 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.74%) CCNP
9 3 (0.74%) CISA
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.74%) CISM
9 3 (0.74%) CISSP
9 3 (0.74%) MCP
9 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.72%) GDPR
2 12 (2.98%) SLA
3 11 (2.73%) PMO
4 10 (2.48%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.99%) QA
6 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.74%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.74%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.25%) COBIT
10 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 113 (28.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.23%) vSphere
6 10 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.23%) XenServer
8 6 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.74%) XenApp
10 2 (0.50%) NFS
10 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.25%) Ceph
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Docker
11 1 (0.25%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 45 (11.17%) SCCM
2 20 (4.96%) Ansible
3 16 (3.97%) WSUS
4 12 (2.98%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.74%) Puppet
6 5 (1.24%) SnapMirror
6 5 (1.24%) SnapVault
7 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.99%) Nessus
7 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (0.50%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 69 (17.12%) VMware
2 55 (13.65%) Oracle
3 40 (9.93%) Citrix
4 20 (4.96%) Cisco
4 20 (4.96%) NetApp
5 15 (3.72%) HP
6 14 (3.47%) SAP
7 13 (3.23%) McAfee
8 12 (2.98%) Workday
9 11 (2.73%) Ivanti
9 11 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
9 11 (2.73%) Veritas
10 10 (2.48%) IBM
11 9 (2.23%) Cognos
11 9 (2.23%) Google
12 8 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.99%) Sun
13 7 (1.74%) Adobe
13 7 (1.74%) Capita
14 6 (1.49%) Red Hat