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 June 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.

Microsoft
London / Brentford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brentford 12.12% 9.62% 7.45%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 12.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £145 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +193.10% -62.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £141 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £225 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 40 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brentford 78.79% 76.92% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 59
Median daily rate £425 £195 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +117.94% -59.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £144 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £470 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Brentford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Brentford

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (62.50%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) CMS
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) PMI
3 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) CMS
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Delivery Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Software Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Author
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (37.50%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
1 1 (12.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) NetWitness
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam