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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 617 623 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.29% 9.68% 10.03%
As % of the Vendors category 26.65% 21.78% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 434 431
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 £214 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.88 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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
2315 2861 2758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.35% 44.46% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1998 1944
Average daily rate £425 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £263
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 47 53 74
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.31 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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.

1 379 (32.48%) Windows
2 357 (30.59%) MS Excel
3 331 (28.36%) SQL
4 318 (27.25%) SQL Server
5 314 (26.91%) Finance
6 252 (21.59%) .NET
7 233 (19.97%) Active Directory
8 232 (19.88%) MS Office
9 199 (17.05%) C#
10 157 (13.45%) VMware
11 154 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
12 152 (13.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 150 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
14 145 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 141 (12.08%) Banking
16 134 (11.48%) CRM
17 129 (11.05%) MS Exchange
18 122 (10.45%) T-SQL
19 119 (10.20%) SharePoint
20 116 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
21 113 (9.68%) ITIL
22 112 (9.60%) Dynamics CRM
23 111 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
24 105 (9.00%) Windows 7
25 104 (8.91%) Cisco
26 103 (8.83%) Migration
27 101 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
28 100 (8.57%) ASP.NET
29 99 (8.48%) Project Management
30 95 (8.14%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 129 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 119 (10.20%) SharePoint
3 50 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (4.11%) Lync
4 48 (4.11%) IIS
5 27 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.54%) CMS
9 15 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.11%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.03%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.86%) Kentico
14 9 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.69%) SAS
16 7 (0.60%) JBoss
16 7 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 357 (30.59%) MS Excel
2 232 (19.88%) MS Office
3 69 (5.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (4.28%) MS Visio
5 48 (4.11%) MS Project
6 14 (1.20%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.26%) Maya
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.26%) InDesign
9 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.086%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 112 (9.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.26%) Agresso
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.17%) Summit
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.086%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.086%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.086%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.49%) Office 365
3 13 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.77%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.51%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.43%) IaaS
7 4 (0.34%) SaaS
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.26%) Yammer
9 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.086%) Heroku
9 1 (0.086%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.66%) LAN
2 58 (4.97%) SAN
3 54 (4.63%) DNS
4 49 (4.20%) WAN
5 43 (3.68%) Firewall
6 40 (3.43%) DHCP
7 37 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 37 (3.17%) VPN
8 19 (1.63%) VoIP
8 19 (1.63%) Wireless
8 19 (1.63%) NAS
9 16 (1.37%) VLAN
9 16 (1.37%) Internet
10 13 (1.11%) HTTP
11 11 (0.94%) FTP
11 11 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.86%) IP Telephony
12 10 (0.86%) Cisco ICM
12 10 (0.86%) SSL
12 10 (0.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (27.25%) SQL Server
2 152 (13.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 101 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 92 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (7.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (3.51%) OLAP
9 37 (3.17%) QlikView
10 35 (3.00%) Relational Database
11 27 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (1.97%) MS Access
13 18 (1.54%) MySQL
14 17 (1.46%) Big Data
15 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.94%) OLAP Cube
17 10 (0.86%) SSDT
17 10 (0.86%) Data Mining
18 9 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (4.37%) Visual Studio
2 46 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.03%) SpecFlow
4 10 (0.86%) JIRA
5 9 (0.77%) JUnit
6 8 (0.69%) Mockito
7 7 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.60%) Selenium
7 7 (0.60%) Subversion
7 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.43%) Maven
8 5 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
8 5 (0.43%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.34%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.34%) NUnit
9 4 (0.34%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.26%) ERwin
General
1 314 (26.91%) Finance
2 141 (12.08%) Banking
3 63 (5.40%) Advertising
4 48 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.86%) Retail
6 42 (3.60%) Front Office
7 37 (3.17%) Legal
8 36 (3.08%) Telecoms
9 26 (2.23%) Marketing
10 23 (1.97%) Law
11 19 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.94%) Publishing
13 10 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.77%) Back Office
15 8 (0.69%) Billing
16 7 (0.60%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.51%) German Language
17 6 (0.51%) Games
17 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 281 (24.08%) Developer
2 270 (23.14%) Analyst
3 83 (7.11%) Architect
4 72 (6.17%) Consultant
5 65 (5.57%) Business Analyst
6 61 (5.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 48 (4.11%) Project Manager
8 45 (3.86%) Support Analyst
9 42 (3.60%) Service Analyst
9 42 (3.60%) SQL Developer
10 41 (3.51%) CRM Developer
11 40 (3.43%) Microsoft Developer
12 38 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
13 37 (3.17%) .NET Developer
13 37 (3.17%) Desktop Support
14 35 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (2.91%) Support Engineer
16 33 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 29 (2.49%) Administrator
18 27 (2.31%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (21.59%) .NET
2 100 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 69 (5.91%) HTML
4 63 (5.40%) .NET Framework
5 58 (4.97%) jQuery
6 53 (4.54%) WCF
7 51 (4.37%) XML
8 47 (4.03%) CSS
9 40 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (3.26%) Web Services
11 28 (2.40%) MDX
12 26 (2.23%) Entity Framework
13 24 (2.06%) HTML5
14 21 (1.80%) LINQ
15 20 (1.71%) WPF
16 19 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (1.46%) Ajax
17 17 (1.46%) RESTful
18 15 (1.29%) SOAP
19 13 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.54%) Blackberry
3 47 (4.03%) NHS
4 35 (3.00%) Clustering
5 31 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.80%) Replication
8 20 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.63%) Visualisation
9 19 (1.63%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.29%) iPhone
12 13 (1.11%) Data Integration
12 13 (1.11%) Open Source
13 11 (0.94%) Kindle
13 11 (0.94%) iPad
13 11 (0.94%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 379 (32.48%) Windows
2 116 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (9.00%) Windows 7
4 73 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (4.88%) Linux
6 57 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 27 (2.31%) UNIX
7 27 (2.31%) Android
8 26 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 17 (1.46%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.20%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.69%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
13 6 (0.51%) Debian
14 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.26%) Solaris
16 2 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
2 150 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (11.48%) CRM
4 113 (9.68%) ITIL
5 103 (8.83%) Migration
6 99 (8.48%) Project Management
7 75 (6.43%) ETL
8 62 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (4.97%) TDD
10 55 (4.71%) MVC
11 52 (4.46%) Scrum
12 44 (3.77%) Business Analysis
13 43 (3.68%) PRINCE2
14 39 (3.34%) Data Modelling
15 37 (3.17%) Analytics
16 36 (3.08%) Service Management
16 36 (3.08%) Change Management
17 34 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
19 30 (2.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 331 (28.36%) SQL
2 199 (17.05%) C#
3 122 (10.45%) T-SQL
4 95 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 59 (5.06%) VBA
6 44 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 44 (3.77%) Java
7 27 (2.31%) VB
8 23 (1.97%) C
9 18 (1.54%) VBScript
10 17 (1.46%) C++
11 9 (0.77%) Perl
11 9 (0.77%) PHP
11 9 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.60%) Python
13 7 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.43%) Lua
14 5 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (6.17%) Degree
3 50 (4.28%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.60%) MCSE
5 20 (1.71%) MCSA
6 18 (1.54%) MCITP
6 18 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.11%) MCP
9 13 (1.11%) MCT
10 12 (1.03%) CCNA
10 12 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (0.77%) MCTS
13 8 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.69%) MOS
13 8 (0.69%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.89%) SLA
1 22 (1.89%) QA
2 15 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.086%) Basel III
7 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
7 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 233 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 95 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.68%) vSphere
4 36 (3.08%) XenApp
5 27 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (0.94%) Xen
7 11 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.86%) VMware Server
9 9 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.34%) vCloud
12 4 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.26%) XenServer
13 3 (0.26%) UAG
13 3 (0.26%) NFS
13 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (3.68%) SCCM
2 13 (1.11%) SCOM
3 9 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
4 8 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.51%) WSUS
6 5 (0.43%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.26%) Puppet
8 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 157 (13.45%) VMware
2 104 (8.91%) Cisco
3 93 (7.97%) Citrix
4 77 (6.60%) Oracle
5 52 (4.46%) HP
6 33 (2.83%) IBM
7 29 (2.49%) Tableau
8 25 (2.14%) SAP
9 24 (2.06%) Apple
10 22 (1.89%) Remedy
11 19 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 19 (1.63%) Sybase
12 18 (1.54%) NetApp
13 16 (1.37%) Cognos
13 16 (1.37%) Symantec
13 16 (1.37%) TIBCO
14 14 (1.20%) Lotus
15 12 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.03%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.03%) Adobe
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