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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 9.57% 9.39% 8.55%
As % of the Vendors category 18.64% 19.61% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £442 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% -21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £170 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £616 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
59 102 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 51.30% 47.89% 50.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 71 122
Average daily rate £450 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £176 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 17 (73.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (60.87%) MS Office
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 11 (47.83%) Publishing
4 10 (43.48%) Content Management
4 10 (43.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
4 10 (43.48%) Intranet
4 10 (43.48%) CMS
5 9 (39.13%) Degree
6 8 (34.78%) Graphic Design
6 8 (34.78%) Wiki
6 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (34.78%) Marketing
6 8 (34.78%) Social Media
6 8 (34.78%) Internet
6 8 (34.78%) HTML
6 8 (34.78%) Photoshop
7 7 (30.43%) Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
9 5 (21.74%) Migration
9 5 (21.74%) MS Project
9 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
9 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
10 4 (17.39%) Lync
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
1 10 (43.48%) CMS
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) LiveLink
4 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 17 (73.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (60.87%) MS Office
3 10 (43.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Photoshop
5 5 (21.74%) MS Project
6 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Intranet
2 8 (34.78%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) Extranet
3 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Publishing
3 8 (34.78%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 2 (8.70%) Retail
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.35%) Games
6 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Coordinator
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Graphic Design
1 8 (34.78%) Wiki
1 8 (34.78%) Social Media
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) PMI
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
2 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Content Management
2 8 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) RUP
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISA
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) MetaFrame
1 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Avaya
2 2 (8.70%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas
3 1 (4.35%) Reuters
3 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) Open Text
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix