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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 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.

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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 563 584 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.85% 9.51% 10.04%
As % of the Vendors category 25.53% 22.10% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 385 394
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 20
Average hourly rate £19.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.70 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £24.60 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
2205 2642 2546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 43.04% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1817 1809
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 60
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.18 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015, 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.

1 376 (32.75%) Windows
2 352 (30.66%) MS Excel
3 324 (28.22%) SQL
4 314 (27.35%) Finance
5 310 (27.00%) SQL Server
6 249 (21.69%) .NET
7 232 (20.21%) MS Office
8 231 (20.12%) Active Directory
9 192 (16.72%) C#
10 156 (13.59%) VMware
11 152 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 146 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
13 141 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
13 141 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 137 (11.93%) CRM
15 133 (11.59%) Banking
16 122 (10.63%) MS Exchange
17 118 (10.28%) ITIL
18 117 (10.19%) SharePoint
19 116 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
20 113 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
20 113 (9.84%) T-SQL
21 109 (9.49%) Migration
22 108 (9.41%) Windows 7
23 101 (8.80%) ASP.NET
23 101 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
24 98 (8.54%) Cisco
24 98 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
25 96 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
26 95 (8.28%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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
1 122 (10.63%) MS Exchange
2 117 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 48 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (3.75%) Lync
5 41 (3.57%) IIS
6 29 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (1.83%) CMS
10 16 (1.39%) IBM Notes
11 15 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.96%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.78%) Kentico
15 8 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.61%) JBoss
17 6 (0.52%) Apache
17 6 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 352 (30.66%) MS Excel
2 232 (20.21%) MS Office
3 63 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (4.53%) MS Project
5 49 (4.27%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.96%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.26%) InDesign
9 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.26%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.087%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.087%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 113 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.26%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 2 (0.17%) Summit
8 1 (0.087%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.087%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.087%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.087%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.087%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.087%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.44%) Office 365
3 11 (0.96%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.35%) IaaS
5 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.26%) Yammer
6 3 (0.26%) SaaS
6 3 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.087%) Heroku
7 1 (0.087%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.40%) LAN
2 52 (4.53%) SAN
3 50 (4.36%) DNS
4 46 (4.01%) WAN
5 38 (3.31%) DHCP
6 37 (3.22%) Firewall
7 32 (2.79%) TCP/IP
7 32 (2.79%) VPN
8 23 (2.00%) Wireless
9 16 (1.39%) Internet
9 16 (1.39%) VoIP
10 14 (1.22%) NAS
11 13 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.05%) HTTP
13 11 (0.96%) SSL
13 11 (0.96%) VLAN
14 10 (0.87%) IP Telephony
14 10 (0.87%) Network Security
14 10 (0.87%) NetScaler
14 10 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 152 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 141 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (7.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 88 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (3.31%) OLAP
9 37 (3.22%) Relational Database
10 32 (2.79%) QlikView
11 28 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (2.00%) MS Access
13 20 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (1.66%) Big Data
15 17 (1.48%) MySQL
16 12 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
17 11 (0.96%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.87%) SSDT
19 9 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (4.18%) Visual Studio
2 46 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.13%) SpecFlow
4 10 (0.87%) JIRA
5 9 (0.78%) JUnit
6 8 (0.70%) Mockito
7 7 (0.61%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.61%) Selenium
7 7 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.61%) NUnit
7 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.52%) Subversion
9 5 (0.44%) Maven
9 5 (0.44%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.44%) MSTest
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.35%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.35%) MSI
10 4 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 314 (27.35%) Finance
2 133 (11.59%) Banking
3 60 (5.23%) Advertising
4 43 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 40 (3.48%) Retail
6 39 (3.40%) Front Office
7 37 (3.22%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.87%) Legal
9 22 (1.92%) Law
10 21 (1.83%) Marketing
11 15 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.96%) Publishing
13 10 (0.87%) Back Office
14 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.70%) Billing
14 8 (0.70%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.52%) German Language
16 5 (0.44%) French Language
16 5 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 287 (25.00%) Developer
2 267 (23.26%) Analyst
3 77 (6.71%) Consultant
4 74 (6.45%) Architect
5 59 (5.14%) Business Analyst
6 58 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 50 (4.36%) Support Analyst
8 48 (4.18%) SQL Developer
9 46 (4.01%) CRM Developer
10 43 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 43 (3.75%) Desktop Support
11 42 (3.66%) Service Analyst
12 41 (3.57%) Support Engineer
12 41 (3.57%) .NET Developer
13 40 (3.48%) Microsoft Developer
14 38 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
15 37 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 34 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.35%) Data Analyst
17 27 (2.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (21.69%) .NET
2 101 (8.80%) ASP.NET
3 71 (6.18%) HTML
4 65 (5.66%) .NET Framework
5 59 (5.14%) jQuery
6 53 (4.62%) WCF
7 49 (4.27%) XML
8 44 (3.83%) CSS
9 40 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (3.05%) Web Services
11 27 (2.35%) MDX
12 26 (2.26%) WPF
12 26 (2.26%) Entity Framework
13 23 (2.00%) HTML5
14 18 (1.57%) Ajax
14 18 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.39%) LINQ
15 16 (1.39%) RESTful
16 15 (1.31%) Spring
17 13 (1.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.14%) Blackberry
3 49 (4.27%) NHS
4 35 (3.05%) Clustering
5 28 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (1.66%) Replication
9 18 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 14 (1.22%) Fixed Income
13 13 (1.13%) iPhone
13 13 (1.13%) iPad
13 13 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.05%) Open Source
15 11 (0.96%) Kindle
15 11 (0.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 376 (32.75%) Windows
2 116 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 69 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 54 (4.70%) Linux
8 31 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 26 (2.26%) UNIX
10 25 (2.18%) Android
11 21 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.31%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.96%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (0.52%) Debian
17 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.26%) Solaris
18 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
2 141 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (11.93%) CRM
4 118 (10.28%) ITIL
5 109 (9.49%) Migration
6 94 (8.19%) Project Management
7 80 (6.97%) ETL
8 61 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (5.23%) TDD
10 57 (4.97%) MVC
11 52 (4.53%) Scrum
12 42 (3.66%) Data Modelling
13 40 (3.48%) PRINCE2
14 37 (3.22%) Business Analysis
15 36 (3.14%) Service Management
15 36 (3.14%) Analytics
16 35 (3.05%) Change Management
17 34 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (2.70%) Data Analysis
19 30 (2.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 324 (28.22%) SQL
2 192 (16.72%) C#
3 113 (9.84%) T-SQL
4 89 (7.75%) JavaScript
5 61 (5.31%) VBA
6 52 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 44 (3.83%) Java
8 31 (2.70%) VB
9 23 (2.00%) VBScript
10 16 (1.39%) C++
11 15 (1.31%) C
12 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.70%) Perl
15 8 (0.70%) PHP
16 6 (0.52%) R
17 5 (0.44%) XAML
18 4 (0.35%) VB6
18 4 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (5.57%) Degree
3 52 (4.53%) Security Cleared
4 43 (3.75%) MCSE
5 20 (1.74%) MCSA
5 20 (1.74%) MCITP
6 19 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.22%) MCP
9 12 (1.05%) CCNA
9 12 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (0.96%) MCT
11 10 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.87%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.70%) MCTS
13 6 (0.52%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.18%) SLA
2 19 (1.66%) ISO 9001
2 19 (1.66%) QA
3 12 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) Basel III
7 1 (0.087%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.087%) WCAG
7 1 (0.087%) WAI
7 1 (0.087%) PMBOK
System Software
1 231 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 96 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.48%) vSphere
4 37 (3.22%) XenApp
5 24 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.87%) VMware Server
8 10 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.78%) Xen
9 9 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.44%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.35%) vCloud
12 4 (0.35%) XenServer
13 3 (0.26%) UAG
13 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.17%) NFS
14 2 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (3.83%) SCCM
2 13 (1.13%) SCOM
3 7 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
4 6 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.52%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.44%) WSUS
5 5 (0.44%) HP SIM
5 5 (0.44%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.35%) Puppet
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.26%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.26%) Control-M
7 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 156 (13.59%) VMware
2 98 (8.54%) Cisco
3 95 (8.28%) Citrix
4 68 (5.92%) Oracle
5 42 (3.66%) HP
6 33 (2.87%) IBM
7 31 (2.70%) Tableau
8 29 (2.53%) Apple
9 20 (1.74%) Remedy
9 20 (1.74%) SAP
10 19 (1.66%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.39%) TIBCO
11 16 (1.39%) Lotus
11 16 (1.39%) Cognos
11 16 (1.39%) Sybase
12 15 (1.31%) NetApp
13 14 (1.22%) Symantec
14 13 (1.13%) Google
15 12 (1.05%) DevExpress
15 12 (1.05%) Adobe
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