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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 15.32% 3.28% 9.02%
As % of the Vendors category 30.36% 9.52% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £520 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.88% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £340 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £649 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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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
56 63 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 50.45% 34.43% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 103
Average daily rate £450 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £385 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £594 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) Finance
2 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
3 16 (57.14%) MS Office
4 12 (42.86%) Project Management
5 11 (39.29%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.00%) MS Project
8 7 (25.00%) Banking
9 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
9 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
10 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
10 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.86%) Citrix
10 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.86%) Publishing
10 5 (17.86%) Retail
10 5 (17.86%) Degree
10 5 (17.86%) WSUS
11 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco
11 4 (14.29%) Dell
11 4 (14.29%) MetaFrame
11 4 (14.29%) PMI
11 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
11 4 (14.29%) Veritas
11 4 (14.29%) Terminal Services
11 4 (14.29%) Intranet
11 4 (14.29%) Reuters
11 4 (14.29%) Bloomberg

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) CMS
3 3 (10.71%) MS Project Server
4 2 (7.14%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
2 16 (57.14%) MS Office
3 7 (25.00%) MS Project
4 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Intranet
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) Extranet
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) SQLBase
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 5 (17.86%) Publishing
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) COM
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) STL
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
3 1 (3.57%) WF
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 4 (14.29%) PMI
3 2 (7.14%) Graphic Design
3 2 (7.14%) Wiki
3 2 (7.14%) Market Risk
3 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.14%) Social Media
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Content Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) UML
4 3 (10.71%) Time Management
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Matrix Management
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (7.14%) RUP
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) MetaFrame
2 4 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) WSUS
2 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Veritas
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Dell
2 4 (14.29%) Reuters
2 4 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 4 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) CommVault
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Sybase
4 1 (3.57%) Polycom