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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.72% 11.11% 8.71%
As % of the Vendors category 23.16% 21.57% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 16
Average daily rate
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£356 £565 £467
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.94% +20.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £286 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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 Canary Wharf region.

Vendors Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
95 51 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 54.91% 51.52% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 81
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 15 (53.57%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 11 (39.29%) DB2
5 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Informix
7 6 (21.43%) Sybase
7 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (21.43%) Use Case
7 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
8 5 (17.86%) Low Latency
8 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (17.86%) ETL Development
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (17.86%) ETL
8 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) LiveLink
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) DB2
3 6 (21.43%) Informix
3 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.57%) NUnit
2 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.86%) ETL Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior ETL Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Perl Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) Moose
2 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
3 1 (3.57%) WPF
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 2 (7.14%) Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.57%) Equities
5 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (21.43%) Scrum
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Use Case
2 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Low Latency
3 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (17.86%) ETL Development
3 5 (17.86%) ETL
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) SOA
4 4 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) Korn
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Sybase
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Perforce
4 1 (3.57%) Solace