The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Ealing 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 Ealing 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 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ealing 14.29% 16.67% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Ealing
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ealing 42.86% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £300 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £343 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
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 Ealing

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Ealing

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Ealing

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Ealing

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Ealing

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Ealing

Microsoft
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Ealing

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ealing 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) PDA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ealing by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ealing 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) PC Support
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PDA
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) VMware