The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Woking 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Surrey / Woking
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 10.39% 38.30% 18.97%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 62.07% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £375 £375 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +120.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £538 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.92%  
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 Woking.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Woking
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 32 29 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking 41.56% 61.70% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 14
Median daily rate £374 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Woking 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 Woking

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Woking.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Woking

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Woking over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Woking

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Woking.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Woking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 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 Woking region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (30.00%) MVVM
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) NUnit
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Kanban
4 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) MSTest
5 4 (20.00%) SCCM
5 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Woking 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 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) X.25
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
1 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) MSTest
2 5 (25.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) RESTful
2 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.00%) iPad
4 2 (10.00%) CMDB
4 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) BDD
1 6 (30.00%) MVVM
1 6 (30.00%) TDD
1 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (25.00%) Kanban
2 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
1 2 (10.00%) JNCIS
1 2 (10.00%) LPIC
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Dell
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Altiris
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas