The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £282 £368
% change year-on-year
+32.44% -23.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Microsoft Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4829 5697 5410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.46% 92.98% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4060 4032
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 92 109
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Specialist across the City of London region.

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Specialist
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft