The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow 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 Hounslow 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 6 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 4.48% 2.67%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 13.64% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £163 £100 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 37.50% 32.84% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 12
Average daily rate £450 £236 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £100 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hounslow

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MPEG
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) STB
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) SAP ERP
3 2 (28.57%) SAP CRM
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) SAP BW
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP ERP
1 2 (28.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
1 1 (14.29%) DVB
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SAP BW
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) MPEG
1 3 (42.86%) STB
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle