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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 6 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 16.24% 2.91% 8.10%
As % of the Vendors category 29.69% 7.79% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 31
Average daily rate
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£363 £520 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £340 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £649 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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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
64 77 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 54.70% 37.38% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 108
Average daily rate £450 £538 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £363 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 November 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 27 November 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 24 (70.59%) Finance
2 22 (64.71%) MS Excel
3 20 (58.82%) MS Office
4 14 (41.18%) Windows
5 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
6 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
7 10 (29.41%) Project Management
7 10 (29.41%) Publishing
7 10 (29.41%) Degree
8 9 (26.47%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (26.47%) CMS
8 9 (26.47%) Content Management
8 9 (26.47%) Intranet
9 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
9 8 (23.53%) HTML
10 7 (20.59%) Photoshop
10 7 (20.59%) Internet
10 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (20.59%) Marketing
10 7 (20.59%) Graphic Design
10 7 (20.59%) Wiki
10 7 (20.59%) Social Media
11 6 (17.65%) Migration
11 6 (17.65%) Banking
11 6 (17.65%) MS Project
12 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
12 5 (14.71%) Citrix
12 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
12 5 (14.71%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (26.47%) CMS
3 5 (14.71%) Lync
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
4 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 20 (58.82%) MS Office
3 9 (26.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (20.59%) Photoshop
5 6 (17.65%) MS Project
6 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) Intranet
2 7 (20.59%) Internet
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) Extranet
6 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.94%) SQLBase
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 24 (70.59%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Publishing
3 7 (20.59%) Marketing
4 6 (17.65%) Banking
5 5 (14.71%) Retail
6 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
8 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
8 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Coordinator
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) MI Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 1 (2.94%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.94%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.94%) CSS3
3 1 (2.94%) COM
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) STL
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Graphic Design
1 7 (20.59%) Wiki
1 7 (20.59%) Social Media
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.82%) PMI
4 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.88%) Market Risk
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Project Management
2 9 (26.47%) Content Management
3 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
5 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
5 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Time Management
8 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Content Management
8 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.88%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) RUP
9 1 (2.94%) Analytics
9 1 (2.94%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VBA
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.88%) MCITP
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
2 4 (11.76%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) WSUS
2 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Citrix
2 4 (11.76%) Reuters
2 4 (11.76%) Bloomberg
2 4 (11.76%) Symantec
2 4 (11.76%) Dell
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco
2 4 (11.76%) Avaya
2 4 (11.76%) Veritas
3 1 (2.94%) F5
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Sybase
3 1 (2.94%) CommVault
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Polycom