The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 378 715 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.16% 12.05% 11.22%
As % of the Vendors category 26.54% 27.72% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 526 497
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 21
Median hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1424 2579 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.06% 43.45% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 1914 1769
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 64 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft
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 across the City of London region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 234 (32.77%) Windows
2 219 (30.67%) MS Excel
3 218 (30.53%) Finance
4 177 (24.79%) SQL Server
5 158 (22.13%) SQL
6 155 (21.71%) Active Directory
7 144 (20.17%) MS Office
8 135 (18.91%) .NET
9 131 (18.35%) ITIL
10 112 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (15.13%) Windows Server
12 106 (14.85%) VMware
13 99 (13.87%) SharePoint
14 94 (13.17%) C#
15 88 (12.32%) Migration
16 86 (12.04%) PowerShell
17 76 (10.64%) Banking
18 74 (10.36%) Citrix
19 72 (10.08%) CRM
20 69 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 66 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
21 66 (9.24%) Oracle
22 62 (8.68%) MS Exchange
22 62 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
23 59 (8.26%) Office 365
24 56 (7.84%) Linux
24 56 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
25 55 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
25 55 (7.70%) Dynamics CRM
25 55 (7.70%) Cisco

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (13.87%) SharePoint
2 62 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 43 (6.02%) Skype for Business
4 41 (5.74%) IIS
5 25 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.96%) Confluence
9 14 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.82%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.82%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.12%) CMS
11 8 (1.12%) SAS
12 7 (0.98%) Apache
12 7 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 219 (30.67%) MS Excel
2 144 (20.17%) MS Office
3 50 (7.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (3.36%) MS Project
5 15 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.28%) InDesign
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (7.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.26%) Documaker
4 9 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.14%) Eikon
6 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.14%) Faxination
6 1 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Radian6
6 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.26%) Office 365
2 56 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.10%) IaaS
5 14 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.96%) PaaS
6 8 (1.12%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.12%) Yammer
7 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.84%) SaaS
8 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.86%) DNS
2 31 (4.34%) Firewall
3 28 (3.92%) VPN
4 25 (3.50%) SAN
5 24 (3.36%) Skype
6 23 (3.22%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.08%) Internet
8 21 (2.94%) DHCP
9 17 (2.38%) Network Security
10 14 (1.96%) LDAP
10 14 (1.96%) WAN
11 13 (1.82%) LAN
11 13 (1.82%) Unified Communications
12 10 (1.40%) DMZ
12 10 (1.40%) SSL
13 9 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.12%) H.323
14 8 (1.12%) HTTP
15 7 (0.98%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 17 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.26%) OLAP
12 9 (1.26%) Power BI
13 8 (1.12%) MySQL
14 7 (0.98%) Big Data
14 7 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.98%) QlikView
14 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (4.62%) JIRA
3 31 (4.34%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (2.24%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.40%) Subversion
7 7 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.56%) MSI
9 4 (0.56%) Selenium
9 4 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (0.42%) WiX
11 2 (0.28%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 218 (30.53%) Finance
2 76 (10.64%) Banking
3 37 (5.18%) Legal
4 27 (3.78%) Retail
5 23 (3.22%) Financial Institution
6 22 (3.08%) Law
7 18 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.24%) Front Office
9 15 (2.10%) Advertising
10 13 (1.82%) Marketing
11 12 (1.68%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.26%) Back Office
13 7 (0.98%) Billing
13 7 (0.98%) Publishing
14 6 (0.84%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.70%) French Language
16 4 (0.56%) German Language
17 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 143 (20.03%) Analyst
2 138 (19.33%) Developer
3 45 (6.30%) Consultant
4 38 (5.32%) Architect
5 35 (4.90%) Administrator
6 34 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 29 (4.06%) .NET Developer
7 29 (4.06%) Support Engineer
8 27 (3.78%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.50%) DBA
9 25 (3.50%) Senior Developer
9 25 (3.50%) Service Analyst
10 24 (3.36%) C# Developer
10 24 (3.36%) CRM Developer
10 24 (3.36%) Microsoft Developer
11 22 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
12 21 (2.94%) Support Analyst
13 19 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (2.66%) SQL DBA
14 16 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (18.91%) .NET
2 41 (5.74%) ASP.NET
3 34 (4.76%) HTML
3 34 (4.76%) Web Services
4 26 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 25 (3.50%) XML
6 23 (3.22%) CSS
7 20 (2.80%) Middleware
8 17 (2.38%) jQuery
9 16 (2.24%) WPF
10 13 (1.82%) HTML5
10 13 (1.82%) WCF
11 12 (1.68%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (1.40%) XSLT
14 9 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.26%) WebCenter
15 8 (1.12%) Entity Framework
15 8 (1.12%) Java EE
15 8 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.24%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.24%) Clustering
4 16 (2.24%) Replication
5 14 (1.96%) Equities
5 14 (1.96%) Fixed Income
5 14 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 12 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 11 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.40%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.40%) IVR
8 10 (1.40%) User Experience
9 7 (0.98%) Derivative
9 7 (0.98%) NHS
9 7 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.84%) PKI
10 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 234 (32.77%) Windows
2 108 (15.13%) Windows Server
3 56 (7.84%) Linux
4 55 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (7.42%) Windows 7
6 52 (7.28%) Unix
7 47 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.38%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 11 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (1.40%) Android
15 7 (0.98%) Solaris
16 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (18.35%) ITIL
2 112 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (12.32%) Migration
4 72 (10.08%) CRM
5 66 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (7.56%) Change Management
6 54 (7.56%) Project Management
7 41 (5.74%) Scrum
8 33 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (4.62%) MVC
8 33 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (4.20%) DevOps
10 30 (4.20%) PRINCE2
11 29 (4.06%) Data Migration
11 29 (4.06%) TDD
12 28 (3.92%) Service Management
13 27 (3.78%) Asset Management
14 26 (3.64%) Data Analysis
14 26 (3.64%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 158 (22.13%) SQL
2 94 (13.17%) C#
3 86 (12.04%) PowerShell
4 47 (6.58%) Java
5 40 (5.60%) T-SQL
6 38 (5.32%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.94%) Perl
8 20 (2.80%) Python
9 16 (2.24%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.24%) VBA
10 14 (1.96%) C
11 13 (1.82%) PHP
11 13 (1.82%) VB
12 8 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.84%) R
13 6 (0.84%) XAML
14 5 (0.70%) Ruby
14 5 (0.70%) VBScript
15 4 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.04%) Degree
4 32 (4.48%) MCSE
5 21 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.38%) MCP
7 14 (1.96%) CCNA
7 14 (1.96%) ISEB
8 12 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.54%) MCITP
9 11 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.40%) CISSP
11 9 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.12%) CCNP
12 8 (1.12%) MCSA
13 7 (0.98%) CISM
13 7 (0.98%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.84%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.22%) QA
2 15 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.96%) SLA
4 8 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.84%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.56%) GPG13
6 4 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.64%) XenApp
4 24 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.52%) vSphere
6 14 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.82%) Docker
8 12 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.40%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.84%) UAG
13 5 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.56%) Xen
15 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (5.32%) SCCM
2 33 (4.62%) SCOM
3 23 (3.22%) Puppet
4 12 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.12%) Nagios
6 8 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (0.98%) Ansible
8 6 (0.84%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.84%) WSUS
9 5 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 5 (0.70%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.56%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 106 (14.85%) VMware
2 74 (10.36%) Citrix
3 66 (9.24%) Oracle
4 55 (7.70%) Cisco
5 32 (4.48%) IBM
6 30 (4.20%) HP
7 25 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 23 (3.22%) Symantec
9 18 (2.52%) NetApp
10 16 (2.24%) Splunk
11 15 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.10%) Dell
12 11 (1.54%) Bloomberg
12 11 (1.54%) Tableau
13 10 (1.40%) Reuters
14 9 (1.26%) Apple
14 9 (1.26%) EMC
14 9 (1.26%) Remedy
15 8 (1.12%) Siebel
15 8 (1.12%) WorldPay
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