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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 553 630 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.91% 10.49% 10.46%
As % of the Vendors category 24.89% 24.20% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 445 406
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 £198 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 36
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £24.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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
2222 2603 2459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.85% 43.33% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1841 1761
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 63 71
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.85 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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.

1 431 (33.99%) Windows
2 419 (33.04%) MS Excel
3 354 (27.92%) SQL
4 351 (27.68%) Finance
5 306 (24.13%) SQL Server
6 292 (23.03%) MS Office
7 263 (20.74%) .NET
8 240 (18.93%) Active Directory
9 204 (16.09%) C#
10 187 (14.75%) Banking
11 159 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 156 (12.30%) CRM
13 147 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
14 145 (11.44%) SharePoint
14 145 (11.44%) VMware
15 142 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
16 134 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 134 (10.57%) Windows 7
17 130 (10.25%) Dynamics CRM
18 129 (10.17%) MS Exchange
19 123 (9.70%) Migration
20 119 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
21 117 (9.23%) T-SQL
22 115 (9.07%) ITIL
23 105 (8.28%) ASP.NET
24 103 (8.12%) Citrix
25 97 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
26 96 (7.57%) Project Management
27 95 (7.49%) JavaScript
28 94 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 145 (11.44%) SharePoint
2 129 (10.17%) MS Exchange
3 60 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (3.94%) IIS
5 46 (3.63%) Lync
6 34 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.81%) IBM Notes
11 20 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 19 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (1.42%) CMS
14 14 (1.10%) WebSphere
15 13 (1.03%) Tomcat
15 13 (1.03%) JBoss
16 11 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 419 (33.04%) MS Excel
2 292 (23.03%) MS Office
3 76 (5.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (5.13%) MS Project
5 50 (3.94%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.63%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.24%) InDesign
10 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.16%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.079%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.079%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 130 (10.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Summit
6 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.079%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.079%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.079%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.079%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.079%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.079%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.00%) Office 365
2 29 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.79%) Google Apps
4 8 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.39%) PaaS
5 5 (0.39%) IaaS
6 3 (0.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.079%) Heroku
8 1 (0.079%) Taleo
8 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.65%) DNS
2 52 (4.10%) SAN
3 42 (3.31%) DHCP
4 40 (3.15%) LAN
4 40 (3.15%) Firewall
5 38 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 34 (2.68%) WAN
7 30 (2.37%) VPN
8 22 (1.74%) Wireless
9 18 (1.42%) VoIP
10 17 (1.34%) Internet
11 16 (1.26%) Intranet
12 14 (1.10%) Unified Communications
13 13 (1.03%) HTTP
14 12 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (0.87%) IP Telephony
15 11 (0.87%) VLAN
15 11 (0.87%) Network Security
15 11 (0.87%) FTP
16 9 (0.71%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (24.13%) SQL Server
2 159 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 134 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 85 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (6.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (2.84%) OLAP
8 34 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.05%) MS Access
10 24 (1.89%) QlikView
11 17 (1.34%) Big Data
11 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.10%) MySQL
13 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.87%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
16 8 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.26%) JIRA
4 10 (0.79%) SpecFlow
5 9 (0.71%) Selenium
6 8 (0.63%) NUnit
6 8 (0.63%) JUnit
6 8 (0.63%) MSTest
7 7 (0.55%) Subversion
7 7 (0.55%) Mockito
7 7 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.39%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.39%) MSI
9 5 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.32%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.24%) Serena SBM
General
1 351 (27.68%) Finance
2 187 (14.75%) Banking
3 74 (5.84%) Advertising
4 64 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.08%) Legal
6 39 (3.08%) Retail
7 32 (2.52%) Front Office
8 25 (1.97%) Law
8 25 (1.97%) Marketing
9 20 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.42%) Publishing
11 15 (1.18%) Back Office
12 7 (0.55%) French Language
12 7 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.39%) Billing
13 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.32%) German Language
15 3 (0.24%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 321 (25.32%) Analyst
2 314 (24.76%) Developer
3 93 (7.33%) Consultant
4 80 (6.31%) Architect
5 75 (5.91%) Support Analyst
6 69 (5.44%) Business Analyst
7 57 (4.50%) Service Analyst
8 55 (4.34%) SQL Developer
9 52 (4.10%) Desktop Support
10 51 (4.02%) Project Manager
10 51 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 51 (4.02%) CRM Developer
11 50 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
12 48 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 44 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 43 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
15 40 (3.15%) .NET Developer
16 31 (2.44%) Administrator
17 30 (2.37%) C# Developer
18 29 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (20.74%) .NET
2 105 (8.28%) ASP.NET
3 82 (6.47%) HTML
4 62 (4.89%) .NET Framework
5 57 (4.50%) XML
6 50 (3.94%) Web Services
6 50 (3.94%) jQuery
7 48 (3.79%) WCF
8 41 (3.23%) CSS
9 39 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (2.76%) HTML5
11 27 (2.13%) WPF
12 26 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 23 (1.81%) MDX
14 20 (1.58%) Middleware
15 16 (1.26%) Spring
15 16 (1.26%) Ajax
15 16 (1.26%) JSON
16 14 (1.10%) RESTful
16 14 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 39 (3.08%) NHS
4 28 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.58%) Replication
6 20 (1.58%) Clustering
7 18 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.18%) User Experience
9 15 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 15 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.10%) iPad
11 13 (1.03%) iPhone
11 13 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 13 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.95%) Kindle
13 11 (0.87%) Open Source
13 11 (0.87%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 431 (33.99%) Windows
2 134 (10.57%) Windows 7
3 119 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (6.07%) Windows XP
5 69 (5.44%) Linux
6 64 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.84%) UNIX
9 30 (2.37%) Android
10 27 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 20 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.03%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.24%) AIX
19 2 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (12.30%) CRM
2 147 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
4 123 (9.70%) Migration
5 115 (9.07%) ITIL
6 96 (7.57%) Project Management
7 80 (6.31%) ETL
8 61 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 56 (4.42%) MVC
10 51 (4.02%) TDD
11 50 (3.94%) Scrum
12 46 (3.63%) PRINCE2
13 44 (3.47%) Business Analysis
14 40 (3.15%) Data Modelling
15 37 (2.92%) Change Management
16 36 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (2.76%) Analytics
18 32 (2.52%) Service Management
19 31 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
19 31 (2.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 354 (27.92%) SQL
2 204 (16.09%) C#
3 117 (9.23%) T-SQL
4 95 (7.49%) JavaScript
5 69 (5.44%) VBA
6 68 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 49 (3.86%) Java
8 42 (3.31%) VB
9 27 (2.13%) VBScript
9 27 (2.13%) C
10 21 (1.66%) C++
11 14 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.95%) Perl
13 11 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.47%) Python
14 6 (0.47%) Ruby
14 6 (0.47%) R
15 5 (0.39%) VB6
15 5 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (4.81%) Degree
3 50 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.58%) MCSE
6 19 (1.50%) MCITP
7 17 (1.34%) MCP
8 15 (1.18%) MCSA
8 15 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.03%) MCT
10 11 (0.87%) CCNA
10 11 (0.87%) MOS
10 11 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.79%) ISEB
12 9 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.71%) MCTS
12 9 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.05%) ISO 9001
1 26 (2.05%) SLA
2 23 (1.81%) QA
3 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.39%) COBIT
6 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) GPG13
8 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.079%) Basel III
9 1 (0.079%) WCAG
9 1 (0.079%) WAI
System Software
1 240 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 94 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.71%) XenApp
4 32 (2.52%) vSphere
5 25 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 18 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.95%) XenServer
9 11 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.87%) Xen
10 10 (0.79%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.63%) UAG
13 6 (0.47%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.39%) Firmware
15 4 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
15 4 (0.32%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (3.79%) SCCM
2 22 (1.74%) SCOM
3 10 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (0.71%) WSUS
4 9 (0.71%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.32%) WMI
9 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.24%) Nagios
9 3 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 145 (11.44%) VMware
2 103 (8.12%) Citrix
3 72 (5.68%) Oracle
3 72 (5.68%) Cisco
4 40 (3.15%) HP
5 29 (2.29%) IBM
5 29 (2.29%) Tableau
6 27 (2.13%) Apple
7 23 (1.81%) Lotus
8 22 (1.74%) SAP
9 21 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.58%) Symantec
11 19 (1.50%) Sybase
12 18 (1.42%) Altiris
13 17 (1.34%) Business Objects
14 16 (1.26%) NetApp
14 16 (1.26%) Remedy
15 15 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.18%) Cognos
15 15 (1.18%) EMC
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