The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 15.66% 9.39% 9.73%
As % of the Vendors category 34.67% 24.64% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 5
Median daily rate £425 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £150 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Microsoft
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Vendors Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
75 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 45.18% 38.12% 52.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 43 25
Median daily rate £394 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
2 18 (54.55%) Finance
3 13 (39.39%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) SLA
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (18.18%) Skype
9 6 (18.18%) HP
9 6 (18.18%) MS Project
10 5 (15.15%) Firewall
10 5 (15.15%) VMware
10 5 (15.15%) Banking
10 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (15.15%) MS Office
10 5 (15.15%) IIS
10 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
10 5 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (12.12%) Polycom
11 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
11 4 (12.12%) Office 365
11 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
11 4 (12.12%) EMC
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
3 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) MS Project Server
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) LiveLink
Applications
1 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Project
3 5 (15.15%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Skype
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.06%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) OLAP
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Consultant
1 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Lync Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Operations Manager
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) JSP
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
3 1 (3.03%) Velocity
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Clustering
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) PMI
4 1 (3.03%) BYOD
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.09%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Budget Control
5 2 (6.06%) Change Control
5 2 (6.06%) Coaching
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HAProxy
1 3 (9.09%) WMI
1 3 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) EMC
3 4 (12.12%) Polycom
4 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Informatica
5 1 (3.03%) Mashery
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) TIBCO