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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 14 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 6.50% 7.92% 2.75%
As % of the Vendors category 21.62% 14.81% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £480 £425 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £383 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £450 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
37 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 30.08% 53.47% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 31
Average daily rate £475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £405 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £595 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (23.08%) Front Office
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) PMI Certification
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 5 (19.23%) C#
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) WCF
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 4 (15.38%) CSS
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (11.54%) MS Access
4 3 (11.54%) Spotfire
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.85%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) HBase
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Front Office
3 5 (19.23%) Banking
4 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Office 365 Manager
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) WCF
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
3 3 (11.54%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) XSL
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.85%) COM
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) LINQ
4 1 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Time Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Case Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.54%) VBA
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) PMP
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) DevExpress
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.54%) Syncfusion
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica
3 1 (3.85%) Polycom
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase