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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 21 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.76% 6.87% 11.82%
As % of the Vendors category 12.24% 22.50% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Median daily rate £550 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £589 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
49 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 38.89% 30.53% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 44
Median daily rate £550 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £505 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (25.00%) SLA
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
7 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Change Management
8 4 (14.29%) Firewall
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) Clustering
8 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 4 (14.29%) IIS
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.29%) SAN
8 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
8 4 (14.29%) Skype

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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (7.14%) Confluence
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
1 4 (14.29%) SAN
1 4 (14.29%) Skype
2 3 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Consultant
1 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (10.71%) Lync Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Operations Manager
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Specialist
2 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (7.14%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Solution Architect
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) EMC VNX
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
3 3 (10.71%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) ArchiMate
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) RUP
4 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HAProxy
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (10.71%) WMI
1 3 (10.71%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) EMC
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) Polycom
3 3 (10.71%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) Mashery
5 1 (3.57%) TIBCO