The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Canary Wharf region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 7.14% 7.91% 9.34%
As % of the Vendors category 20.37% 20.14% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 32
Average daily rate £260 £500 £531
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £600 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 139 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 35.06% 39.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 115 133
Average daily rate £550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
London

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 April 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 April 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 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
3 8 (47.06%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
4 5 (29.41%) Front Office
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) Back Office
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) NUnit
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
7 2 (11.76%) Subversion
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.76%) MDX
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) OOD
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (11.76%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) LiveLink
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 2 (11.76%) MS Project
5 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
1 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Front Office
3 3 (17.65%) Back Office
4 2 (11.76%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Coordinator
1 5 (29.41%) Coordinator
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Support Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) JDBC
2 1 (5.88%) JSP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSL
2 1 (5.88%) XSLT
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Market Risk
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) RUP
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Product Management
4 1 (5.88%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Cognos
2 1 (5.88%) BEA
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Open Text