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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.42% 13.45% 10.68%
As % of the Vendors category 23.26% 25.81% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £528 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £310 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
86 62 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 44.79% 52.10% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 82
Average daily rate £475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 20 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle
4 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
5 12 (37.50%) DB2
6 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
8 7 (21.88%) Sybase
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office
8 7 (21.88%) Scrum
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
9 6 (18.75%) Windows
9 6 (18.75%) UML
9 6 (18.75%) Informix
9 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
9 6 (18.75%) Use Case
9 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (15.63%) Low Latency
10 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (15.63%) ETL Development
10 5 (15.63%) ETL
10 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (15.63%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.38%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) LiveLink
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 5 (15.63%) MS Project
4 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
1 1 (3.13%) VLAN
1 1 (3.13%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) DB2
3 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (18.75%) Informix
4 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) NUnit
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
3 5 (15.63%) ETL Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior ETL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Perl Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) REST
2 3 (9.38%) Moose
2 3 (9.38%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) WPF
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.25%) PMI
4 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.25%) Derivative
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Equities
5 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) UML
4 6 (18.75%) Use Case
4 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Low Latency
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (15.63%) ETL Development
5 5 (15.63%) ETL
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (15.63%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) RUP
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.38%) Korn
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CISA
3 1 (3.13%) CISM
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) Sybase
3 5 (15.63%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce
4 1 (3.13%) Solace
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Prism
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco