The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 5.13% 10.64% -
As % of the Vendors category 8.70% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hounslow region.

Vendors Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 58.97% 31.91% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Average daily rate £320 £250 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) XMPP
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) Lync
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Office Support
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) V-Model
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Siemens