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 4 December 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 349 313 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.98% 9.03% 11.62%
As % of the Vendors category 25.99% 23.34% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 254 515
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 36
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £16.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £29.25 £20.00
UK excluding London median 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
1343 1341 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.25% 38.67% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1018 1852
Median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.50 £22.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 2016, 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.

1 234 (32.19%) Finance
2 211 (29.02%) MS Excel
3 193 (26.55%) Windows
4 178 (24.48%) SQL Server
5 165 (22.70%) SQL
6 152 (20.91%) .NET
7 141 (19.39%) MS Office
7 141 (19.39%) Active Directory
8 130 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (15.82%) C#
10 101 (13.89%) Banking
11 90 (12.38%) Migration
12 87 (11.97%) CRM
13 85 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 83 (11.42%) SharePoint
15 82 (11.28%) ITIL
16 79 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
16 79 (10.87%) VMware
16 79 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
17 72 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 70 (9.63%) Cisco
19 67 (9.22%) PowerShell
20 63 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 62 (8.53%) Windows Server
22 61 (8.39%) Office 365
23 59 (8.12%) Citrix
24 58 (7.98%) Windows 7
25 54 (7.43%) ASP.NET
25 54 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
26 52 (7.15%) Oracle

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 83 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 40 (5.50%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.44%) IIS
5 20 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.96%) CMS
10 7 (0.96%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.96%) SAS
11 6 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.69%) Apache
12 5 (0.69%) FileNet
12 5 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 211 (29.02%) MS Excel
2 141 (19.39%) MS Office
3 48 (6.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.48%) MS Project
6 7 (0.96%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.41%) SPSS
10 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 79 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.41%) Documaker
5 3 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.41%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.28%) Relativity
6 2 (0.28%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.28%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.14%) Maximo
7 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (8.39%) Office 365
3 17 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.65%) PaaS
5 10 (1.38%) IaaS
6 7 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.55%) Yammer
9 3 (0.41%) SaaS
10 2 (0.28%) GitHub
10 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) AdWords
11 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.95%) DNS
2 30 (4.13%) Firewall
2 30 (4.13%) SAN
3 25 (3.44%) Skype
4 23 (3.16%) VPN
5 22 (3.03%) DHCP
5 22 (3.03%) SSL
6 16 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.20%) WAN
7 15 (2.06%) LAN
8 14 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.93%) Unified Communications
9 13 (1.79%) Internet
9 13 (1.79%) VoIP
10 12 (1.65%) ISDN
11 10 (1.38%) Network Security
12 9 (1.24%) LDAP
12 9 (1.24%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.96%) MPLS
13 7 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 72 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (6.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 39 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.48%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.93%) Data Mining
9 14 (1.93%) Power BI
10 11 (1.51%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.38%) Big Data
11 10 (1.38%) MySQL
11 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (1.24%) MS Access
12 9 (1.24%) OLAP
12 9 (1.24%) QlikView
13 6 (0.83%) Data Mart
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (5.23%) Visual Studio
2 36 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (1.79%) Subversion
5 12 (1.65%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.51%) JIRA
7 10 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.38%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.10%) Selenium
8 8 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.83%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.41%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.41%) WiX
12 2 (0.28%) JUnit
12 2 (0.28%) MSI
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 234 (32.19%) Finance
2 101 (13.89%) Banking
3 34 (4.68%) Advertising
4 28 (3.85%) Retail
5 26 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 24 (3.30%) Legal
7 22 (3.03%) Back Office
7 22 (3.03%) Investment Banking
8 20 (2.75%) Marketing
9 19 (2.61%) Front Office
10 17 (2.34%) Law
11 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.10%) Publishing
13 6 (0.83%) Games
14 5 (0.69%) Billing
15 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 175 (24.07%) Developer
2 157 (21.60%) Analyst
3 66 (9.08%) Architect
4 43 (5.91%) Consultant
5 42 (5.78%) Microsoft Developer
6 38 (5.23%) CRM Developer
7 34 (4.68%) .NET Developer
7 34 (4.68%) Administrator
8 32 (4.40%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.13%) SQL Developer
10 28 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 27 (3.71%) Support Analyst
12 26 (3.58%) Business Analyst
12 26 (3.58%) Senior Developer
12 26 (3.58%) Windows Engineer
13 25 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (3.03%) Desktop Support
15 21 (2.89%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 21 (2.89%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (20.91%) .NET
2 54 (7.43%) ASP.NET
3 51 (7.02%) Web Services
4 41 (5.64%) HTML
5 29 (3.99%) CSS
6 28 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (3.58%) AngularJS
8 25 (3.44%) XML
9 22 (3.03%) jQuery
10 21 (2.89%) .NET Framework
11 16 (2.20%) Middleware
11 16 (2.20%) WCF
12 14 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (1.38%) HTML5
14 9 (1.24%) XSLT
15 7 (0.96%) Entity Framework
16 6 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
16 6 (0.83%) RESTful
16 6 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.06%) Equities
7 14 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.79%) Clustering
8 13 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.51%) NHS
10 11 (1.51%) PKI
11 10 (1.38%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.38%) iPad
11 10 (1.38%) User Experience
12 9 (1.24%) Replication
12 9 (1.24%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.24%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.96%) Data Conversion
14 6 (0.83%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 193 (26.55%) Windows
2 62 (8.53%) Windows Server
3 58 (7.98%) Windows 7
4 50 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (4.95%) Linux
7 32 (4.40%) Unix
8 29 (3.99%) Windows 10
9 20 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.20%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.51%) Android
14 9 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.41%) CentOS
18 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (12.38%) Migration
3 87 (11.97%) CRM
4 82 (11.28%) ITIL
5 79 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (7.02%) MVC
7 48 (6.60%) Project Management
8 43 (5.91%) Scrum
9 41 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (5.36%) ETL
11 37 (5.09%) TDD
12 35 (4.81%) Data Migration
13 34 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (4.13%) DevOps
14 30 (4.13%) PRINCE2
15 28 (3.85%) Change Management
16 27 (3.71%) Data Analysis
16 27 (3.71%) SDLC
17 26 (3.58%) Data Modelling
18 25 (3.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (22.70%) SQL
2 115 (15.82%) C#
3 67 (9.22%) PowerShell
4 45 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.64%) T-SQL
6 32 (4.40%) Java
7 18 (2.48%) VBA
8 14 (1.93%) Perl
9 13 (1.79%) Python
10 11 (1.51%) VB
11 9 (1.24%) C
12 8 (1.10%) PHP
13 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.69%) Ruby
14 5 (0.69%) XAML
15 3 (0.41%) VB6
16 2 (0.28%) C++
16 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (5.36%) Degree
2 38 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.75%) MCSE
5 18 (2.48%) MCP
6 16 (2.20%) CCNA
7 14 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.38%) MCITP
9 9 (1.24%) ISEB
10 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.10%) MCSA
11 7 (0.96%) MOS
12 5 (0.69%) ACCA
12 5 (0.69%) CIMA
12 5 (0.69%) CISSP
12 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.61%) QA
2 14 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.51%) Solvency II
4 10 (1.38%) SLA
5 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.83%) COBIT
7 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.14%) DICOM
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 141 (19.39%) Active Directory
2 50 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.61%) XenApp
5 15 (2.06%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.24%) vSphere
7 8 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.69%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.69%) Docker
9 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.55%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (5.09%) SCCM
2 15 (2.06%) SCOM
3 12 (1.65%) Puppet
4 10 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.24%) Ansible
5 9 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.10%) WSUS
7 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.55%) SCSM
8 4 (0.55%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.55%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.28%) MOM
10 2 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (10.87%) VMware
2 70 (9.63%) Cisco
3 59 (8.12%) Citrix
4 52 (7.15%) Oracle
5 23 (3.16%) HP
6 21 (2.89%) CheckPoint
7 17 (2.34%) Symantec
8 15 (2.06%) Apple
9 14 (1.93%) IBM
9 14 (1.93%) Tableau
10 13 (1.79%) SAP
11 12 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.51%) Teradata
13 9 (1.24%) Cognos
13 9 (1.24%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.10%) Bloomberg
14 8 (1.10%) NetApp
14 8 (1.10%) Remedy
15 7 (0.96%) Adobe
15 7 (0.96%) Lotus
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