The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brentford 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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Brentford
Rank 7 10 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brentford 12.12% 5.26% 2.83%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 6.06% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Brentford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Brentford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 26 33 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brentford 78.79% 86.84% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 75
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Brentford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brentford citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Brentford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brentford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Brentford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brentford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Brentford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Brentford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brentford 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:

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Author
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
1 1 (14.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (42.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
1 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) NetWitness
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy
1 1 (14.29%) SAP