The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Brentford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Brentford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentford 4.55% 4.69% 22.58%
As % of the Vendors category 7.69% 8.82% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate £328 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.08% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £415 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £415 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Brentford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentford 59.09% 53.13% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 9
Average daily rate £450 £467 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +38.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £348 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £654 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
London

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Brentford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Brentford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Brentford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Brentford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Brentford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Brentford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Brentford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Brentford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Brentford

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Brentford

Microsoft
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Brentford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Project
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) PMP
3 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) GxP
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brentford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Lync
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Document Controller
3 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PMP
1 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GxP