The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow 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 29 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 / Hounslow
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 20.00% 7.69% 3.85%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 14.29% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +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 Hounslow.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hounslow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 5 14 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hounslow 50.00% 53.85% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 21
Median daily rate £375 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +18.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £408 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £496 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hounslow.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hounslow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hounslow

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hounslow region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Presales

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Presales Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Software Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Presales Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware