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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / City of London
Rank 9 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 319 301 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.77% 9.59% 10.70%
As % of the Vendors category 25.71% 24.04% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 226 437
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £219 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -11.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £27.00 £58.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
1241 1252 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.88% 39.90% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 933 1645
Median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 41
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +17.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £28.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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.

1 212 (32.17%) Finance
2 206 (31.26%) SQL Server
3 185 (28.07%) Windows
4 173 (26.25%) SQL
5 159 (24.13%) MS Excel
6 143 (21.70%) C#
7 136 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (20.33%) .NET
9 115 (17.45%) MS Office
10 114 (17.30%) Active Directory
11 112 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 110 (16.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 105 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
13 105 (15.93%) Banking
14 89 (13.51%) CRM
15 86 (13.05%) Dynamics CRM
16 77 (11.68%) SharePoint
17 70 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 64 (9.71%) TDD
19 63 (9.56%) Migration
20 60 (9.10%) Office 365
21 59 (8.95%) Windows 7
22 57 (8.65%) VMware
23 56 (8.50%) Scrum
23 56 (8.50%) ASP.NET
24 55 (8.35%) Web Services
25 54 (8.19%) PowerShell
26 53 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
26 53 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 53 (8.04%) Windows Server

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 77 (11.68%) SharePoint
2 50 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.86%) IIS
4 29 (4.40%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.91%) Confluence
11 6 (0.91%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.91%) SAS
12 5 (0.76%) CMS
13 4 (0.61%) Apache
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.61%) FileNet
14 3 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 159 (24.13%) MS Excel
2 115 (17.45%) MS Office
3 22 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.73%) MS Project
6 6 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.76%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.46%) SPSS
9 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 86 (13.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (5.01%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.30%) Relativity
4 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.15%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 112 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (9.10%) Office 365
3 35 (5.31%) IaaS
4 30 (4.55%) PaaS
5 23 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.91%) SaaS
7 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.76%) GitHub
7 5 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.61%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.46%) Yammer
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.40%) DNS
2 23 (3.49%) VPN
3 22 (3.34%) SAN
4 21 (3.19%) Firewall
5 20 (3.03%) LAN
6 17 (2.58%) DHCP
6 17 (2.58%) WAN
7 15 (2.28%) Skype
7 15 (2.28%) SSL
7 15 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.28%) Unified Communications
8 12 (1.82%) Internet
9 11 (1.67%) LDAP
9 11 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.52%) ISDN
11 9 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.21%) VoIP
12 8 (1.21%) Wireless
13 7 (1.06%) HTTP
13 7 (1.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (31.26%) SQL Server
2 110 (16.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 51 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (3.03%) Power BI
8 15 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.97%) Big Data
9 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.82%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.67%) MS Access
12 8 (1.21%) Data Mart
12 8 (1.21%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.21%) QlikView
13 7 (1.06%) MySQL
14 6 (0.91%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.91%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 50 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.46%) Visual Studio
3 31 (4.70%) JIRA
4 16 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.12%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.52%) Subversion
7 9 (1.37%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.06%) Selenium
9 7 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.91%) MSI
11 5 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.76%) NUnit
12 4 (0.61%) MSTest
13 3 (0.46%) JUnit
13 3 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 212 (32.17%) Finance
2 105 (15.93%) Banking
3 26 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.79%) Legal
4 25 (3.79%) Retail
5 24 (3.64%) Advertising
6 23 (3.49%) Back Office
7 17 (2.58%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.43%) Marketing
9 12 (1.82%) Law
10 11 (1.67%) Front Office
11 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.06%) Publishing
13 6 (0.91%) Billing
13 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.76%) Games
15 2 (0.30%) Electronics
15 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (26.56%) Developer
2 124 (18.82%) Analyst
3 66 (10.02%) Architect
4 45 (6.83%) Microsoft Developer
5 44 (6.68%) Consultant
6 40 (6.07%) SQL Developer
7 32 (4.86%) C# Developer
7 32 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 29 (4.40%) Senior Developer
9 29 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 27 (4.10%) Support Analyst
10 27 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
11 25 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 24 (3.64%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.34%) Administrator
14 21 (3.19%) CRM Developer
14 21 (3.19%) Dynamics AX Developer
14 21 (3.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (20.33%) .NET
2 56 (8.50%) ASP.NET
3 55 (8.35%) Web Services
4 41 (6.22%) WCF
5 40 (6.07%) HTML
6 31 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (4.25%) CSS
8 27 (4.10%) .NET Framework
9 26 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.88%) Entity Framework
10 19 (2.88%) jQuery
11 17 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (2.12%) XML
13 12 (1.82%) REST
14 11 (1.67%) WPF
15 10 (1.52%) HTML5
15 10 (1.52%) LINQ
16 8 (1.21%) RESTful
17 7 (1.06%) Ajax
17 7 (1.06%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.82%) iPad
6 12 (1.82%) PKI
6 12 (1.82%) Replication
6 12 (1.82%) User Experience
6 12 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.67%) Clustering
8 9 (1.37%) Equities
9 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.06%) iPhone
11 6 (0.91%) Derivative
11 6 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.91%) NHS
12 5 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 185 (28.07%) Windows
2 59 (8.95%) Windows 7
3 53 (8.04%) Windows Server
4 39 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (4.70%) Linux
6 31 (4.70%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.58%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.43%) Unix
9 14 (2.12%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.06%) Android
11 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
3 89 (13.51%) CRM
4 64 (9.71%) TDD
5 63 (9.56%) Migration
6 56 (8.50%) Scrum
7 52 (7.89%) ITIL
8 44 (6.68%) MVC
9 43 (6.53%) ETL
10 38 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (5.61%) Project Management
12 36 (5.46%) ERP
13 33 (5.01%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.40%) DevOps
15 27 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (3.64%) Business Analysis
17 22 (3.34%) Change Management
17 22 (3.34%) Waterfall
18 21 (3.19%) Analytics
18 21 (3.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (26.25%) SQL
2 143 (21.70%) C#
3 54 (8.19%) PowerShell
4 52 (7.89%) T-SQL
5 44 (6.68%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.19%) Java
7 16 (2.43%) VBA
8 12 (1.82%) Python
9 8 (1.21%) C
9 8 (1.21%) Perl
9 8 (1.21%) VB
10 6 (0.91%) PHP
11 5 (0.76%) Ruby
12 4 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.61%) Scala
12 4 (0.61%) VBScript
13 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.46%) C++
13 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (5.46%) Degree
2 33 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.58%) MCSE
5 15 (2.28%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.06%) CCNA
8 7 (1.06%) ISEB
9 5 (0.76%) CCNP
9 5 (0.76%) MCSA
10 4 (0.61%) CISSP
10 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.61%) MCITP
10 4 (0.61%) MOS
10 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.61%) PMP
11 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.67%) PCI DSS
1 11 (1.67%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.91%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.61%) COBIT
5 4 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.61%) MiFID
6 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) EMIR
7 2 (0.30%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) DICOM
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) FINREP
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 114 (17.30%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.03%) XenApp
4 17 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.52%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.61%) Docker
9 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.46%) vSphere
11 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.30%) HDFS
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.30%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (5.46%) SCCM
2 14 (2.12%) SCOM
3 10 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.06%) Puppet
6 6 (0.91%) Ansible
6 6 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.91%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.76%) WSUS
8 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.61%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.61%) SCSM
9 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (8.65%) VMware
2 49 (7.44%) Citrix
3 48 (7.28%) Cisco
4 41 (6.22%) Oracle
5 21 (3.19%) Symantec
6 19 (2.88%) SAP
7 16 (2.43%) Apple
8 15 (2.28%) IBM
9 14 (2.12%) HP
10 12 (1.82%) Teradata
11 11 (1.67%) Tableau
12 8 (1.21%) 3PAR
12 8 (1.21%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.21%) Cognos
13 7 (1.06%) EMC
13 7 (1.06%) Netezza
13 7 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.91%) Polycom
14 6 (0.91%) Splunk
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £120.00 - £155.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £35000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £425 - £525
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago