Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 25.36% 21.17% 19.29%
As % of the Vendors category 60.34% 52.73% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 21
Woking median daily rate £195 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £131 £302 £143
90th Percentile £463 £461 £400
Surrey median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Woking median hourly rate £10.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.95% - -
Surrey median hourly rate £15.23 £18.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.77% +4.84%

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 Woking.

All Vendors
Woking
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 58 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 42.03% 40.15% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 43
Woking median daily rate £350 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £131 £317 £148
90th Percentile £441 £481 £490
Surrey median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.10% +2.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Woking median hourly rate £10.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.95% - -
Surrey median hourly rate £15.55 £27.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year -43.20% +50.00% +7.35%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Woking.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (68.57%) Windows
3 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (65.71%) Office 365
4 22 (62.86%) MCSE
4 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
6 19 (54.29%) MS Exchange
6 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
7 18 (51.43%) DNS
7 18 (51.43%) LAN
7 18 (51.43%) WAN
7 18 (51.43%) DHCP
7 18 (51.43%) MCP
7 18 (51.43%) MCDST
7 18 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (45.71%) SCCM
9 13 (37.14%) Citrix
10 12 (34.29%) ITIL
11 10 (28.57%) XenApp
12 5 (14.29%) MS Visio
12 5 (14.29%) Linux
12 5 (14.29%) HP
13 4 (11.43%) Dell
13 4 (11.43%) Cisco
13 4 (11.43%) CCNA
13 4 (11.43%) RHCE
13 4 (11.43%) Juniper
13 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification

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 19 (54.29%) MS Exchange
2 18 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (11.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (65.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
2 18 (51.43%) DHCP
2 18 (51.43%) DNS
2 18 (51.43%) LAN
2 18 (51.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) Impala
2 1 (2.86%) Parquet
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) NuGet
2 1 (2.86%) NUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) IT Support
3 4 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Avro
2 1 (2.86%) COM
2 1 (2.86%) jQuery
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Kafka
2 1 (2.86%) PySpark
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) CMDB
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (2.86%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.86%) Data Ingestion
3 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.86%) DevOps
3 1 (2.86%) ETL
3 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
3 1 (2.86%) High Availability
3 1 (2.86%) MapReduce
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.86%) Personalization
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
1 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) MCSE
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (51.43%) MCDST
2 18 (51.43%) MCP
3 4 (11.43%) BICSI Certification
3 4 (11.43%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.43%) JNCIA
3 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
3 4 (11.43%) LPIC
3 4 (11.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (11.43%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (45.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Oozie
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 4 (11.43%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Cloudera