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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 702 665 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.04% 11.36% 10.62%
As % of the Vendors category 27.55% 25.58% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 506 513
Average daily rate
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£425 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.64 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.35 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
2548 2600 3261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.71% 44.42% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1892 1786 2253
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 116
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.16 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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.

1 423 (31.83%) MS Excel
2 411 (30.93%) Windows
3 397 (29.87%) Finance
4 385 (28.97%) SQL Server
5 338 (25.43%) SQL
6 265 (19.94%) .NET
7 263 (19.79%) Active Directory
8 228 (17.16%) MS Office
9 201 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
10 197 (14.82%) C#
11 191 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
12 184 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 175 (13.17%) Banking
14 169 (12.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 166 (12.49%) VMware
16 156 (11.74%) ITIL
17 153 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 148 (11.14%) SharePoint
19 137 (10.31%) CRM
20 136 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
21 135 (10.16%) MS Exchange
22 132 (9.93%) T-SQL
23 131 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
24 128 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
25 126 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
26 125 (9.41%) Dynamics CRM
27 124 (9.33%) Project Management
28 118 (8.88%) Migration
29 117 (8.80%) Citrix
30 115 (8.65%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 148 (11.14%) SharePoint
2 135 (10.16%) MS Exchange
3 59 (4.44%) IIS
3 59 (4.44%) Lync
4 39 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 26 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.83%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.75%) JBoss
12 10 (0.75%) CMS
13 9 (0.68%) SAS
13 9 (0.68%) Confluence
14 8 (0.60%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.60%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 423 (31.83%) MS Excel
2 228 (17.16%) MS Office
3 85 (6.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 70 (5.27%) MS Visio
5 59 (4.44%) MS Project
6 18 (1.35%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.60%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.53%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.23%) Maya
10 3 (0.23%) SPSS
10 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.15%) InDesign
12 1 (0.075%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.075%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.075%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.075%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.075%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 125 (9.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (2.71%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.23%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.15%) Primavera
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.15%) Agresso
9 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.15%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.075%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.86%) Office 365
3 16 (1.20%) SaaS
4 13 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.68%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.45%) IaaS
7 5 (0.38%) Yammer
7 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.075%) Heroku
10 1 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.075%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.075%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.72%) LAN
2 75 (5.64%) SAN
3 73 (5.49%) DNS
3 73 (5.49%) WAN
4 56 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 56 (4.21%) Firewall
5 53 (3.99%) DHCP
6 35 (2.63%) VPN
7 30 (2.26%) NAS
8 25 (1.88%) Internet
9 20 (1.50%) LDAP
9 20 (1.50%) VLAN
10 18 (1.35%) MPLS
11 16 (1.20%) VoIP
12 15 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (0.90%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.83%) BIG-IP
14 11 (0.83%) Intranet
14 11 (0.83%) WLAN
14 11 (0.83%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (28.97%) SQL Server
2 184 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 169 (12.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 153 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 136 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 86 (6.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (3.09%) OLAP
9 33 (2.48%) QlikView
10 28 (2.11%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 25 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (1.66%) MS Access
14 21 (1.58%) Big Data
15 19 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
17 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database
17 14 (1.05%) MySQL
17 14 (1.05%) DTS
18 12 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 59 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (4.14%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.43%) TeamCity
4 17 (1.28%) JIRA
4 17 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.13%) Subversion
6 10 (0.75%) ERwin
6 10 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.53%) NUnit
9 6 (0.45%) Selenium
9 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.30%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.30%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.30%) Maven
11 4 (0.30%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.30%) MSTest
General
1 397 (29.87%) Finance
2 175 (13.17%) Banking
3 70 (5.27%) Advertising
4 55 (4.14%) Legal
4 55 (4.14%) Retail
5 52 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.78%) Marketing
7 36 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.48%) Front Office
9 26 (1.96%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.73%) Law
11 18 (1.35%) Back Office
12 14 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.68%) Publishing
15 8 (0.60%) Games
15 8 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.53%) Billing
17 6 (0.45%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 304 (22.87%) Developer
2 289 (21.75%) Analyst
3 111 (8.35%) Architect
4 82 (6.17%) Business Analyst
5 75 (5.64%) Consultant
5 75 (5.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 68 (5.12%) Project Manager
7 57 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 53 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 44 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.01%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.01%) Administrator
12 39 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (2.48%) Service Analyst
14 32 (2.41%) Service Desk Analyst
15 30 (2.26%) Support Engineer
15 30 (2.26%) Business Developer
15 30 (2.26%) Microsoft Developer
16 29 (2.18%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (19.94%) .NET
2 92 (6.92%) ASP.NET
3 76 (5.72%) HTML
4 59 (4.44%) Web Services
4 59 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 54 (4.06%) WCF
5 54 (4.06%) CSS
6 48 (3.61%) XML
7 47 (3.54%) jQuery
8 45 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (2.93%) HTML5
10 34 (2.56%) Middleware
11 33 (2.48%) MDX
12 27 (2.03%) LINQ
13 26 (1.96%) SOAP
14 24 (1.81%) WPF
14 24 (1.81%) Entity Framework
15 22 (1.66%) CSS3
16 18 (1.35%) Ajax
17 15 (1.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.36%) Data Centre
3 56 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 56 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.61%) Clustering
5 44 (3.31%) NHS
6 32 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.96%) Replication
8 25 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
8 25 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 19 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.13%) iPhone
11 15 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.98%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.90%) Derivative
13 12 (0.90%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 411 (30.93%) Windows
2 131 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (8.20%) Windows 7
4 86 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (6.25%) Linux
6 70 (5.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (3.09%) Windows XP
8 32 (2.41%) Android
9 31 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 27 (2.03%) UNIX
11 22 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.90%) Solaris
15 9 (0.68%) Debian
16 7 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
3 156 (11.74%) ITIL
4 137 (10.31%) CRM
5 124 (9.33%) Project Management
6 118 (8.88%) Migration
7 91 (6.85%) ETL
8 67 (5.04%) Scrum
9 61 (4.59%) Business Analysis
10 58 (4.36%) PRINCE2
11 57 (4.29%) TDD
12 54 (4.06%) MVC
13 53 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (3.99%) Data Modelling
14 50 (3.76%) Service Management
14 50 (3.76%) Change Management
15 45 (3.39%) OO
16 44 (3.31%) Risk Management
17 42 (3.16%) SDLC
18 41 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 338 (25.43%) SQL
2 197 (14.82%) C#
3 132 (9.93%) T-SQL
4 98 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 79 (5.94%) PowerShell
6 45 (3.39%) Java
7 41 (3.09%) VBA
8 28 (2.11%) C
9 25 (1.88%) Python
10 23 (1.73%) VB
11 21 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.28%) Perl
13 15 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.98%) VBScript
16 8 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.45%) PHP
17 6 (0.45%) X++
18 5 (0.38%) R
18 5 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (6.85%) Degree
3 78 (5.87%) MCSE
4 48 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 28 (2.11%) MCSA
5 28 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.43%) CCNA
8 18 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (1.35%) SC Cleared
9 17 (1.28%) MCITP
9 17 (1.28%) MCP
9 17 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.98%) CISSP
11 13 (0.98%) CCNP
12 11 (0.83%) ISEB
12 11 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.60%) MCT
13 8 (0.60%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.01%) QA
2 36 (2.71%) SLA
3 13 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.075%) COSO
10 1 (0.075%) Basel III
System Software
1 263 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 105 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.09%) XenApp
3 41 (3.09%) vSphere
4 30 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.75%) VMware Server
8 10 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.75%) NLBS
9 9 (0.68%) Xen
10 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.60%) Docker
11 6 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.38%) KVM
13 4 (0.30%) vCloud
13 4 (0.30%) XenServer
13 4 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (4.36%) SCCM
2 29 (2.18%) Puppet
3 23 (1.73%) SCOM
4 18 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.98%) WSUS
6 11 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.60%) OpenView
9 8 (0.60%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.53%) Control-M
10 7 (0.53%) Nagios
11 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.38%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.30%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 166 (12.49%) VMware
2 117 (8.80%) Citrix
3 115 (8.65%) Cisco
4 105 (7.90%) Oracle
5 64 (4.82%) HP
6 46 (3.46%) IBM
7 27 (2.03%) SAP
7 27 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.81%) Apple
8 24 (1.81%) Cognos
8 24 (1.81%) Remedy
9 21 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.50%) Tableau
11 19 (1.43%) NetApp
12 18 (1.35%) Symantec
13 17 (1.28%) Bloomberg
13 17 (1.28%) Dell
14 16 (1.20%) BMC
15 15 (1.13%) Sybase
15 15 (1.13%) McAfee
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago