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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 13 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.94% 9.68% 5.43%
As % of the Vendors category 29.17% 27.91% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £535 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £151 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £570 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
48 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 37.50% 34.68% 59.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 39
Median daily rate £535 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £363 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £649 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 8 (27.59%) MS Office
4 6 (20.69%) Change Management
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (17.24%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Skype
7 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.34%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Veritas
7 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.34%) Validation
7 3 (10.34%) SAP
7 3 (10.34%) IIS
7 3 (10.34%) MS Project
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) Confluence

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 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.34%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) Mule
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (27.59%) MS Office
3 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (10.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Skype
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) International Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Lync Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Project Officer
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Trainer
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.90%) DataPower
2 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
4 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) ArchiMate
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.45%) WMI
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) IBM
2 5 (17.24%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
4 3 (10.34%) Polycom
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Symantec
4 3 (10.34%) Veritas
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) VMware