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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.07% 11.63% 9.89%
As % of the Vendors category 24.14% 24.51% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 28
Average daily rate
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£475 £442 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £616 £636
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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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
58 102 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 50.00% 47.44% 51.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 67 114
Average daily rate £450 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £176 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 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 2 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 16 (76.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (61.90%) Finance
3 11 (52.38%) Publishing
3 11 (52.38%) MS Office
4 10 (47.62%) Intranet
4 10 (47.62%) CMS
4 10 (47.62%) Content Management
4 10 (47.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (42.86%) Degree
5 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
6 8 (38.10%) HTML
6 8 (38.10%) Internet
6 8 (38.10%) Graphic Design
6 8 (38.10%) Wiki
6 8 (38.10%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (38.10%) Marketing
6 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (38.10%) Social Media
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) MS Project
7 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Lync
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (14.29%) MCITP
9 3 (14.29%) Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (47.62%) CMS
2 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (19.05%) Lync
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.76%) LiveLink
5 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (76.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (52.38%) MS Office
3 10 (47.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
5 5 (23.81%) MS Project
6 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Intranet
2 8 (38.10%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) Extranet
3 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Publishing
3 8 (38.10%) Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Coordinator
2 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Graphic Design
1 8 (38.10%) Wiki
1 8 (38.10%) Social Media
2 2 (9.52%) PMI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Content Management
2 8 (38.10%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) RUP
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Dependency Management
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCITP
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CISA
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Avaya
2 2 (9.52%) F5
3 1 (4.76%) Open Text
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) IBM