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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 334 634 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.69% 11.51% 9.96%
As % of the Vendors category 24.27% 27.61% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 483 448
Median daily rate £423 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.45 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
1376 2296 2765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.93% 41.68% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1673 1952
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 51
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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.

1 221 (35.25%) Windows
2 208 (33.17%) Finance
3 204 (32.54%) SQL Server
4 192 (30.62%) MS Excel
5 162 (25.84%) SQL
6 144 (22.97%) .NET
7 127 (20.26%) Active Directory
8 124 (19.78%) MS Office
9 109 (17.38%) C#
9 109 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
10 94 (14.99%) VMware
11 89 (14.19%) Windows Server
12 83 (13.24%) ITIL
13 73 (11.64%) Migration
14 68 (10.85%) Banking
14 68 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
15 67 (10.69%) PowerShell
16 64 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 64 (10.21%) T-SQL
16 64 (10.21%) Project Management
17 63 (10.05%) SharePoint
18 62 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 61 (9.73%) Citrix
20 59 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 54 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 53 (8.45%) Oracle
22 53 (8.45%) Linux
23 52 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
23 52 (8.29%) MS Exchange
24 48 (7.66%) CRM

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 63 (10.05%) SharePoint
2 52 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 38 (6.06%) IIS
4 22 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.23%) Confluence
9 12 (1.91%) CMS
9 12 (1.91%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.64%) Apache
13 4 (0.64%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.64%) JBoss
13 4 (0.64%) SAS
13 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 192 (30.62%) MS Excel
2 124 (19.78%) MS Office
3 38 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.99%) MS Project
5 23 (3.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe SpeedGrade
9 1 (0.16%) InDesign
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 34 (5.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.32%) Documaker
5 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.16%) Eikon
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (7.18%) Office 365
3 17 (2.71%) IaaS
4 16 (2.55%) PaaS
5 15 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (1.44%) SaaS
7 9 (1.44%) Yammer
8 8 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.32%) GitHub
11 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.70%) DNS
2 29 (4.63%) Internet
2 29 (4.63%) VPN
3 27 (4.31%) DHCP
4 23 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.51%) Firewall
6 21 (3.35%) SAN
7 14 (2.23%) Skype
8 13 (2.07%) LAN
8 13 (2.07%) WAN
9 10 (1.59%) DMZ
9 10 (1.59%) Network Security
10 8 (1.28%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.28%) NetScaler
11 7 (1.12%) Intranet
12 6 (0.96%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.96%) NAS
13 5 (0.80%) VoIP
14 4 (0.64%) LDAP
14 4 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (32.54%) SQL Server
2 64 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 52 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (6.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (5.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (3.83%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.03%) QlikView
10 17 (2.71%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (2.23%) MySQL
12 12 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.28%) Big Data
16 7 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
16 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (4.31%) JIRA
3 24 (3.83%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 17 (2.71%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.44%) Subversion
9 8 (1.28%) Selenium
10 7 (1.12%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.96%) NUnit
12 4 (0.64%) NSubstitute
13 3 (0.48%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.48%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.48%) JBehave
13 3 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 208 (33.17%) Finance
2 68 (10.85%) Banking
3 27 (4.31%) Legal
4 26 (4.15%) Advertising
5 24 (3.83%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.39%) Front Office
7 14 (2.23%) Retail
7 14 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.44%) Back Office
9 9 (1.44%) Law
10 7 (1.12%) Marketing
11 6 (0.96%) Publishing
12 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 129 (20.57%) Analyst
2 126 (20.10%) Developer
3 36 (5.74%) Administrator
3 36 (5.74%) C# Developer
4 33 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 32 (5.10%) Architect
5 32 (5.10%) Consultant
5 32 (5.10%) DBA
6 31 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 27 (4.31%) SQL DBA
7 27 (4.31%) SQL Developer
8 26 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 25 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
10 24 (3.83%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.03%) Test Analyst
14 18 (2.87%) Windows Engineer
15 16 (2.55%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.23%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (22.97%) .NET
2 45 (7.18%) ASP.NET
3 34 (5.42%) HTML
4 33 (5.26%) XML
5 29 (4.63%) .NET Framework
6 27 (4.31%) Web Services
7 21 (3.35%) CSS
8 19 (3.03%) jQuery
9 18 (2.87%) WPF
10 15 (2.39%) WCF
11 13 (2.07%) HTML5
12 12 (1.91%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.75%) Gherkin
14 10 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.44%) Entity Framework
15 9 (1.44%) XSLT
16 8 (1.28%) JSON
16 8 (1.28%) LINQ
16 8 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.74%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.03%) Clustering
5 15 (2.39%) Replication
6 13 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.59%) Derivative
7 10 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.59%) User Experience
8 9 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.44%) Equities
8 9 (1.44%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.44%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.28%) IVR
9 8 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.12%) Smartcard
10 7 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 221 (35.25%) Windows
2 89 (14.19%) Windows Server
3 53 (8.45%) Linux
4 46 (7.34%) Windows 7
4 46 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (6.86%) Unix
6 40 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.23%) Solaris
9 10 (1.59%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.44%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.28%) Android
11 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.12%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.64%) AIX
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.48%) SUSE
14 3 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (13.24%) ITIL
3 73 (11.64%) Migration
4 68 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (10.21%) Project Management
6 48 (7.66%) Change Management
6 48 (7.66%) CRM
7 37 (5.90%) TDD
8 33 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (5.10%) Data Analysis
10 31 (4.94%) ETL
10 31 (4.94%) Scrum
11 30 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (4.15%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.99%) MVC
15 24 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (3.67%) DevOps
17 21 (3.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 162 (25.84%) SQL
2 109 (17.38%) C#
3 67 (10.69%) PowerShell
4 64 (10.21%) T-SQL
5 31 (4.94%) Java
6 28 (4.47%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.87%) VBA
8 15 (2.39%) Python
9 14 (2.23%) XAML
10 11 (1.75%) Perl
11 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.59%) PHP
11 10 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.28%) VB
14 7 (1.12%) C
15 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.96%) VBScript
16 5 (0.80%) Ruby
17 4 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (7.02%) Degree
2 43 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.83%) MCSE
5 19 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.71%) ISEB
6 17 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.28%) CCNA
8 8 (1.28%) CISSP
9 7 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.12%) MCITP
9 7 (1.12%) MCSA
10 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.80%) CCNP
11 5 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.64%) CISM
12 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.83%) SLA
2 16 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.07%) QA
4 3 (0.48%) Basel III
4 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.48%) ISO20022
4 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) GPG13
5 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.32%) SDET
5 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) COREP
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) P3O
6 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 127 (20.26%) Active Directory
2 59 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.99%) XenApp
4 20 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.87%) vSphere
6 13 (2.07%) Docker
7 12 (1.91%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.96%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.80%) XenServer
12 4 (0.64%) UAG
13 3 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.48%) vCloud
13 3 (0.48%) Xen
14 2 (0.32%) NFS
15 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 28 (4.47%) SCCM
2 27 (4.31%) SCOM
3 18 (2.87%) Puppet
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.12%) HP SIM
5 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.96%) Ansible
6 6 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Intune
8 4 (0.64%) AppDNA
8 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.64%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.64%) Terraform
8 4 (0.64%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.48%) Control-M
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 94 (14.99%) VMware
2 61 (9.73%) Citrix
3 53 (8.45%) Oracle
4 32 (5.10%) Cisco
5 30 (4.78%) HP
6 29 (4.63%) IBM
7 24 (3.83%) Splunk
8 18 (2.87%) Symantec
9 14 (2.23%) NetApp
9 14 (2.23%) Tableau
10 12 (1.91%) EMC
11 11 (1.75%) SAP
11 11 (1.75%) Veritas
11 11 (1.75%) WorldPay
12 10 (1.59%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
12 10 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.44%) Reuters
14 8 (1.28%) Dell
14 8 (1.28%) Sybase
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