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 24 June 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.

Microsoft
Surrey / Woking
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 13.75% 16.98% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £190 £390 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.28% +147.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £390 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £390 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 33 27 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking 41.25% 50.94% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 19
Median daily rate £366 £419 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.53% +28.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £385 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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

Microsoft
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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Woking

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Woking

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (42.11%) Linux
1 8 (42.11%) HP
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) MCSE
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) SCCM
4 5 (26.32%) LPIC
4 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (26.32%) BICSI Certification
4 5 (26.32%) Dell
4 5 (26.32%) RHCE
4 5 (26.32%) Juniper
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) JNCIA
4 5 (26.32%) JNCIS
4 5 (26.32%) CMDB
4 5 (26.32%) Firmware
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Apple
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
1 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Impala
2 1 (5.26%) Parquet
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Mac Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Avro
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) PySpark
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) CMDB
3 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (10.53%) BDD
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
1 2 (10.53%) MVVM
1 2 (10.53%) TDD
1 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
1 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Data Ingestion
2 1 (5.26%) ETL
2 1 (5.26%) Kanban
2 1 (5.26%) MapReduce
2 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.26%) Security Patching
2 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) MCSE
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) BICSI Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) JNCIA
2 5 (26.32%) JNCIS
2 5 (26.32%) LPIC
2 5 (26.32%) RHCE
3 2 (10.53%) MCDST
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Firmware
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Dell
2 5 (26.32%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
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