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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 8.33% 3.24% 7.80%
As % of the Vendors category 15.69% 8.96% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -22.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £256 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £556 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
51 67 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 53.13% 36.22% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 95
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £587 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
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 28 January 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 (64.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (48.00%) MS Office
4 11 (44.00%) Windows
5 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (36.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) WSUS
9 4 (16.00%) Retail
9 4 (16.00%) Migration
9 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (16.00%) MetaFrame
9 4 (16.00%) Dell
9 4 (16.00%) Terminal Services
9 4 (16.00%) Veritas
9 4 (16.00%) Reuters
9 4 (16.00%) Bloomberg
9 4 (16.00%) Symantec
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco
9 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (16.00%) MS Project
9 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
10 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) Lync
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (48.00%) MS Office
3 4 (16.00%) MS Project
4 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.00%) SQLBase
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Publishing
5 1 (4.00%) Front Office
5 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) IT Support
2 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) MI Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) COM
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) STL
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Market Risk
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) UML
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) RUP
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) MetaFrame
2 4 (16.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) WSUS
2 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) Dell
2 4 (16.00%) Veritas
2 4 (16.00%) Reuters
2 4 (16.00%) Bloomberg
2 4 (16.00%) Symantec
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Sybase
4 1 (4.00%) CommVault
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Polycom