The first table below looks at the demand 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 July 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 City of London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 643 750 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.23% 10.55% 9.81%
As % of the Vendors category 25.33% 23.06% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 515 467
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2538 3252 3348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.32% 45.74% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2274 2284
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 108 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.61% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £50.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
London

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 439 (34.62%) Windows
1 439 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 340 (26.81%) SQL Server
3 339 (26.74%) Finance
4 312 (24.61%) SQL
5 268 (21.14%) MS Office
6 240 (18.93%) Active Directory
7 226 (17.82%) .NET
8 217 (17.11%) Banking
9 213 (16.80%) C#
10 160 (12.62%) ITIL
10 160 (12.62%) Citrix
11 156 (12.30%) VMware
12 149 (11.75%) SharePoint
13 147 (11.59%) Windows 7
14 138 (10.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 136 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 132 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 128 (10.09%) MS Exchange
18 124 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
19 119 (9.38%) Oracle
20 117 (9.23%) Project Management
21 116 (9.15%) CRM
22 110 (8.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 110 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
23 109 (8.60%) Degree
24 104 (8.20%) T-SQL
25 102 (8.04%) Migration
26 98 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
27 97 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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
1 149 (11.75%) SharePoint
2 128 (10.09%) MS Exchange
3 60 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (3.63%) IBM Notes
5 45 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (3.08%) IIS
7 38 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
10 31 (2.44%) Lync
11 30 (2.37%) CMS
12 27 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 20 (1.58%) WebSphere
16 18 (1.42%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.95%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.95%) SAS
18 10 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 439 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 268 (21.14%) MS Office
3 98 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 68 (5.36%) MS Project
5 52 (4.10%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.55%) InDesign
9 5 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.24%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.16%) SPSS
12 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.079%) Stata
13 1 (0.079%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 79 (6.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.87%) WebTrends
4 8 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.24%) Agresso
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.079%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.18%) PaaS
2 15 (1.18%) Office 365
3 8 (0.63%) SaaS
4 6 (0.47%) IaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.079%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.079%) GitHub
6 1 (0.079%) Heroku
6 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.079%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.89%) SAN
2 58 (4.57%) DNS
3 49 (3.86%) WAN
4 44 (3.47%) LAN
5 42 (3.31%) Firewall
6 34 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 32 (2.52%) DHCP
8 24 (1.89%) VPN
9 23 (1.81%) Internet
10 20 (1.58%) NetScaler
11 19 (1.50%) Intranet
12 16 (1.26%) IP Telephony
13 14 (1.10%) HTTP
13 14 (1.10%) VoIP
14 12 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.95%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.79%) Network Security
16 9 (0.71%) Broadband
17 8 (0.63%) Ethernet
17 8 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 132 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 110 (8.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 110 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 83 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 40 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 39 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 23 (1.81%) QlikView
10 20 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.34%) OLAP
12 16 (1.26%) MS Access
12 16 (1.26%) Big Data
13 14 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 13 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 65 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.13%) JIRA
4 24 (1.89%) NUnit
4 24 (1.89%) Selenium
5 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.26%) JUnit
7 15 (1.18%) Subversion
8 14 (1.10%) FitNesse
8 14 (1.10%) Mockito
9 11 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.71%) Bugzilla
11 8 (0.63%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
12 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.55%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.55%) ERwin
13 6 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 339 (26.74%) Finance
2 217 (17.11%) Banking
3 59 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 48 (3.79%) Legal
5 46 (3.63%) Marketing
6 45 (3.55%) Advertising
7 41 (3.23%) Retail
8 38 (3.00%) Law
9 36 (2.84%) Front Office
10 33 (2.60%) Telecoms
11 24 (1.89%) Back Office
12 16 (1.26%) Games
13 15 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.87%) Danish Language
15 9 (0.71%) Publishing
16 8 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.55%) French Language
17 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 282 (22.24%) Analyst
2 277 (21.85%) Developer
3 89 (7.02%) Architect
4 67 (5.28%) Consultant
5 61 (4.81%) Project Manager
6 57 (4.50%) Support Analyst
7 53 (4.18%) Business Analyst
7 53 (4.18%) C# Developer
8 48 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 47 (3.71%) .NET Developer
10 43 (3.39%) Support Engineer
10 43 (3.39%) Administrator
11 40 (3.15%) Service Analyst
12 38 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
13 37 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
14 34 (2.68%) SQL Developer
14 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
15 30 (2.37%) Desktop Support
16 27 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (17.82%) .NET
2 86 (6.78%) ASP.NET
3 67 (5.28%) .NET Framework
4 63 (4.97%) HTML
5 53 (4.18%) XML
6 51 (4.02%) Web Services
7 49 (3.86%) WCF
8 47 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (3.00%) CSS
10 35 (2.76%) jQuery
10 35 (2.76%) WPF
11 27 (2.13%) MDX
12 22 (1.74%) WinForms
13 20 (1.58%) Spring
13 20 (1.58%) HTML5
14 16 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 14 (1.10%) REST
15 14 (1.10%) SOAP
16 12 (0.95%) JSON
16 12 (0.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.05%) Blackberry
2 43 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.00%) Clustering
4 34 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.05%) Fixed Income
6 24 (1.89%) Replication
6 24 (1.89%) CMDB
7 21 (1.66%) Social Media
8 20 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.42%) iPhone
10 17 (1.34%) Derivative
10 17 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.18%) NHS
12 14 (1.10%) Data Integration
13 13 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.03%) Blog
13 13 (1.03%) New Media
13 13 (1.03%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 439 (34.62%) Windows
2 147 (11.59%) Windows 7
3 138 (10.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 75 (5.91%) Windows XP
6 70 (5.52%) Linux
7 49 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (2.92%) UNIX
9 26 (2.05%) Android
10 18 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.79%) Windows 2000
12 10 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.47%) Solaris
16 5 (0.39%) AIX
16 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (12.62%) ITIL
2 124 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
3 117 (9.23%) Project Management
4 116 (9.15%) CRM
5 102 (8.04%) Migration
6 77 (6.07%) TDD
7 68 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (4.81%) Data Modelling
9 60 (4.73%) ETL
10 58 (4.57%) PRINCE2
11 57 (4.50%) MVC
12 49 (3.86%) Analytics
13 43 (3.39%) Scrum
14 42 (3.31%) Workflow
14 42 (3.31%) Service Management
15 40 (3.15%) Configuration Management
16 39 (3.08%) OO
17 37 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (2.76%) Change Management
18 35 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 312 (24.61%) SQL
2 213 (16.80%) C#
3 104 (8.20%) T-SQL
4 70 (5.52%) PowerShell
5 60 (4.73%) Java
6 53 (4.18%) JavaScript
7 37 (2.92%) VB
8 36 (2.84%) C
9 31 (2.44%) VBA
10 19 (1.50%) C++
11 16 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.26%) VBScript
12 12 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.63%) Python
15 5 (0.39%) Perl
16 4 (0.32%) XAML
16 4 (0.32%) XPath
17 3 (0.24%) Ruby
17 3 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (8.60%) Degree
2 96 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 46 (3.63%) MCSE
5 30 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 30 (2.37%) MCITP
6 27 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (1.66%) PMI Certification
9 20 (1.58%) PMP
9 20 (1.58%) MCP
10 17 (1.34%) MCTS
11 16 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.10%) ISEB
13 13 (1.03%) CCA
13 13 (1.03%) CCEA
13 13 (1.03%) MCSA
14 12 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.79%) QA
2 31 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 28 (2.21%) SLA
4 7 (0.55%) Basel III
4 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.079%) COBIT
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.079%) P3O
7 1 (0.079%) EMIR
System Software
1 240 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 97 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.91%) XenApp
4 37 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (2.29%) XenServer
7 24 (1.89%) vSphere
8 16 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.18%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (0.79%) Xen
11 9 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.55%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.47%) NLBS
14 6 (0.47%) UAG
15 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 82 (6.47%) SCCM
2 23 (1.81%) SCOM
3 17 (1.34%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.95%) WSUS
5 12 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
6 10 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.47%) Puppet
9 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.24%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.24%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 160 (12.62%) Citrix
2 156 (12.30%) VMware
3 119 (9.38%) Oracle
4 95 (7.49%) Cisco
5 49 (3.86%) HP
6 47 (3.71%) Lotus
7 39 (3.08%) IBM
8 29 (2.29%) Cognos
9 26 (2.05%) SAP
10 25 (1.97%) Apple
10 25 (1.97%) Symantec
11 24 (1.89%) Sybase
11 24 (1.89%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.66%) Remedy
13 19 (1.50%) Wyse
14 18 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 18 (1.42%) Dell
14 18 (1.42%) Tableau
15 16 (1.26%) JBoss
15 16 (1.26%) Adobe
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