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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 296 566 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.41% 11.01% 10.26%
As % of the Vendors category 24.07% 25.03% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 443 422
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 25
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -19.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.20 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £58.80 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1230 2261 2561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.10% 43.98% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1664 1786
Average daily rate £430 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 45 57
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.63 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.08 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.60 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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.

1 235 (36.83%) SQL Server
2 224 (35.11%) Windows
3 212 (33.23%) MS Excel
4 206 (32.29%) SQL
5 202 (31.66%) Finance
6 131 (20.53%) Active Directory
7 127 (19.91%) .NET
8 126 (19.75%) MS Office
9 115 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
10 103 (16.14%) C#
11 96 (15.05%) Banking
12 85 (13.32%) Windows Server
13 82 (12.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 81 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 81 (12.70%) T-SQL
15 76 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
15 76 (11.91%) VMware
16 73 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
17 71 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 70 (10.97%) Project Management
19 66 (10.34%) Oracle
19 66 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 63 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
21 62 (9.72%) ITIL
22 60 (9.40%) Citrix
23 57 (8.93%) Migration
23 57 (8.93%) PowerShell
23 57 (8.93%) Degree
24 52 (8.15%) Windows 7
25 51 (7.99%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 50 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 46 (7.21%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.64%) IIS
4 25 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.88%) CMS
7 12 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.25%) MS Project Server
8 8 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.78%) Confluence
10 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
11 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.63%) SAS
11 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 212 (33.23%) MS Excel
2 126 (19.75%) MS Office
3 46 (7.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (5.02%) MS Project
5 24 (3.76%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.47%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe SpeedGrade
9 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.16%) Documaker
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.16%) Relativity
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.16%) TradeThru
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (4.55%) Office 365
2 14 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.41%) IaaS
3 9 (1.41%) PaaS
4 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.94%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.31%) Yammer
7 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.80%) DNS
2 27 (4.23%) DHCP
2 27 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 23 (3.61%) Firewall
3 23 (3.61%) VPN
4 20 (3.13%) SAN
5 19 (2.98%) WAN
6 16 (2.51%) LAN
7 14 (2.19%) Internet
8 11 (1.72%) NetScaler
9 8 (1.25%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.25%) VoIP
10 7 (1.10%) SSL
11 6 (0.94%) Wireless
12 5 (0.78%) FTP
12 5 (0.78%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.78%) Multicast
12 5 (0.78%) Skype
12 5 (0.78%) VLAN
13 4 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (36.83%) SQL Server
2 82 (12.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (3.45%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.98%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.82%) QlikView
12 13 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.72%) MySQL
14 10 (1.57%) Big Data
14 10 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.41%) OLAP
15 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (4.39%) Visual Studio
3 24 (3.76%) SpecFlow
4 14 (2.19%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.19%) JIRA
5 13 (2.04%) Selenium
6 10 (1.57%) Subversion
7 9 (1.41%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.25%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.10%) NUnit
10 6 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.94%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (0.94%) NSubstitute
11 5 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.63%) JBehave
12 4 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.47%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 202 (31.66%) Finance
2 96 (15.05%) Banking
3 39 (6.11%) Advertising
4 34 (5.33%) Legal
5 28 (4.39%) Investment Banking
6 20 (3.13%) Law
7 18 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.51%) Front Office
9 11 (1.72%) Retail
10 9 (1.41%) Back Office
11 7 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.94%) Billing
13 5 (0.78%) Marketing
14 4 (0.63%) Games
14 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.31%) German Language
15 2 (0.31%) Publishing
16 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
16 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (21.79%) Analyst
2 133 (20.85%) Developer
3 44 (6.90%) SQL Developer
4 37 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 36 (5.64%) Architect
6 34 (5.33%) Consultant
6 34 (5.33%) DBA
7 33 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 32 (5.02%) Administrator
8 32 (5.02%) Business Analyst
9 31 (4.86%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.39%) .NET Developer
11 28 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 27 (4.23%) SQL DBA
13 23 (3.61%) Test Analyst
14 21 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (3.13%) Desktop Support
16 18 (2.82%) Data Analyst
17 17 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (19.91%) .NET
2 44 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 31 (4.86%) .NET Framework
3 31 (4.86%) HTML
4 29 (4.55%) XML
5 23 (3.61%) WCF
6 20 (3.13%) Web Services
7 18 (2.82%) CSS
7 18 (2.82%) HTML5
8 16 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (2.19%) jQuery
9 14 (2.19%) MDX
9 14 (2.19%) WPF
10 12 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (1.72%) LINQ
12 10 (1.57%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.41%) SOAP
14 8 (1.25%) Gherkin
14 8 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.92%) Clustering
4 20 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.13%) Replication
5 19 (2.98%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.88%) NHS
8 9 (1.41%) iPad
9 8 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.10%) Derivative
10 7 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.10%) PKI
10 7 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.94%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.94%) User Experience
12 5 (0.78%) IVR
12 5 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 224 (35.11%) Windows
2 85 (13.32%) Windows Server
3 63 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (8.15%) Windows 7
5 45 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.74%) Linux
7 40 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.98%) Android
8 19 (2.98%) Solaris
8 19 (2.98%) Unix
9 18 (2.82%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.19%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.10%) AIX
13 6 (0.94%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.63%) SUSE
16 3 (0.47%) VMS
16 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
3 70 (10.97%) Project Management
4 62 (9.72%) ITIL
5 57 (8.93%) Migration
6 51 (7.99%) CRM
7 42 (6.58%) ETL
8 36 (5.64%) Data Analysis
9 34 (5.33%) TDD
10 33 (5.17%) Scrum
10 33 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (4.23%) Change Management
12 24 (3.76%) MVC
12 24 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
12 24 (3.76%) PRINCE2
13 23 (3.61%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (3.61%) Service Delivery
14 22 (3.45%) Service Management
14 22 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (32.29%) SQL
2 103 (16.14%) C#
3 81 (12.70%) T-SQL
4 57 (8.93%) PowerShell
5 32 (5.02%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.29%) Java
7 20 (3.13%) VBA
8 13 (2.04%) VBScript
9 12 (1.88%) VB
10 10 (1.57%) XAML
11 8 (1.25%) Python
12 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.78%) C++
14 5 (0.78%) Perl
15 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.63%) PHP
15 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.47%) Ruby
16 3 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (8.93%) Degree
2 37 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.13%) MCSE
5 14 (2.19%) ISEB
5 14 (2.19%) MCSA
6 13 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.25%) CCNA
8 7 (1.10%) CCNP
8 7 (1.10%) CISSP
8 7 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.94%) MCP
10 5 (0.78%) CISM
10 5 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.78%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.76%) SLA
2 22 (3.45%) QA
3 21 (3.29%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.25%) Basel III
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.47%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.47%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.31%) SDET
7 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) COREP
8 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 131 (20.53%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.55%) XenApp
4 26 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.66%) vSphere
7 16 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.94%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.94%) vCloud
8 6 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.94%) XenServer
9 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.47%) NFS
11 2 (0.31%) Docker
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
11 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (5.96%) SCCM
2 36 (5.64%) SCOM
3 8 (1.25%) Puppet
4 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.78%) vMotion
5 4 (0.63%) Ansible
5 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.63%) WSUS
5 4 (0.63%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.47%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.31%) Nagios
7 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (11.91%) VMware
2 66 (10.34%) Oracle
3 60 (9.40%) Citrix
4 42 (6.58%) Cisco
5 28 (4.39%) HP
6 20 (3.13%) Veritas
7 14 (2.19%) Tableau
8 13 (2.04%) SAP
9 12 (1.88%) Bloomberg
9 12 (1.88%) Cyber-Ark
9 12 (1.88%) IBM
9 12 (1.88%) Splunk
9 12 (1.88%) Sybase
10 10 (1.57%) Apple
10 10 (1.57%) EMC
11 9 (1.41%) Informatica
12 8 (1.25%) Adobe
12 8 (1.25%) Altiris
12 8 (1.25%) F5
12 8 (1.25%) Juniper
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Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £180 - £205 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £670 per day
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The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £80 - £150 per day
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Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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