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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 11.28% 6.25% 7.08%
As % of the Vendors category 20.27% 16.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £372 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
74 49 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 55.64% 38.28% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 110
Average daily rate £500 £525 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £775 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 7 (30.43%) DB2
5 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) UML
6 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) MS Project
7 4 (17.39%) Sybase
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Informix
7 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (13.04%) Change Control
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) MS Office
3 4 (17.39%) MS Project
4 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) DB2
3 4 (17.39%) Informix
3 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) NUnit
2 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) ETL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior ETL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Perl Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) Moose
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) PMI
3 2 (8.70%) Derivative
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.35%) Equities
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
4 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
1 5 (21.74%) UML
1 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
1 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.04%) OO
3 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Use Case
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) Korn
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) MetaFrame
1 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.70%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Sybase
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas
3 2 (8.70%) Reuters
3 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) Perforce
4 1 (4.35%) Solace
4 1 (4.35%) IBM