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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 372 508 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.90% 10.79% 12.25%
As % of the Vendors category 25.87% 25.43% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 392 527
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 28
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £21.75 £23.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
1438 1998 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.12% 42.43% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1505 1899
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 59
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £22.50 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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.

1 212 (29.86%) MS Excel
2 211 (29.72%) Finance
3 196 (27.61%) Windows
4 165 (23.24%) SQL Server
5 155 (21.83%) SQL
6 141 (19.86%) Active Directory
7 137 (19.30%) MS Office
8 133 (18.73%) .NET
9 108 (15.21%) ITIL
10 99 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
11 93 (13.10%) VMware
12 92 (12.96%) Migration
12 92 (12.96%) C#
13 91 (12.82%) SharePoint
14 85 (11.97%) Windows Server
15 83 (11.69%) CRM
16 81 (11.41%) Banking
17 71 (10.00%) PowerShell
18 68 (9.58%) Cisco
19 67 (9.44%) Dynamics CRM
20 66 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 62 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
23 61 (8.59%) Oracle
24 59 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
25 58 (8.17%) Office 365
26 56 (7.89%) MS Exchange
26 56 (7.89%) Citrix
27 55 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
28 53 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 91 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 56 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 47 (6.62%) Skype for Business
4 33 (4.65%) IIS
5 22 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.55%) CMS
9 11 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.41%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.13%) Apache
11 8 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.99%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.70%) Confluence
14 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 212 (29.86%) MS Excel
2 137 (19.30%) MS Office
3 55 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (3.24%) MS Project
5 19 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.28%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 67 (9.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (1.13%) Documaker
5 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.42%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.28%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.14%) Faxination
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (8.17%) Office 365
3 14 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.41%) IaaS
4 10 (1.41%) PaaS
5 8 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.99%) Yammer
7 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.56%) SaaS
9 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.28%) Apcera
11 1 (0.14%) AdWords
11 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.77%) DNS
2 33 (4.65%) Firewall
3 26 (3.66%) SAN
4 23 (3.24%) Skype
5 19 (2.68%) Network Security
6 18 (2.54%) VPN
7 17 (2.39%) DHCP
7 17 (2.39%) SSL
7 17 (2.39%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.25%) Internet
9 14 (1.97%) Unified Communications
9 14 (1.97%) WAN
10 13 (1.83%) LAN
10 13 (1.83%) LDAP
10 13 (1.83%) VoIP
11 11 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.13%) PBX
13 7 (0.99%) CTI
13 7 (0.99%) H.323
13 7 (0.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (3.52%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (1.55%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.27%) MySQL
13 8 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.13%) Power BI
14 7 (0.99%) OLAP
14 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 23 (3.24%) JIRA
4 14 (1.97%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (1.27%) Subversion
7 6 (0.85%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.85%) Selenium
8 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.42%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.42%) WiX
10 2 (0.28%) MSTest
10 2 (0.28%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 211 (29.72%) Finance
2 81 (11.41%) Banking
3 31 (4.37%) Legal
4 26 (3.66%) Retail
5 24 (3.38%) Financial Institution
6 23 (3.24%) Advertising
7 20 (2.82%) Law
8 17 (2.39%) Investment Banking
8 17 (2.39%) Marketing
9 16 (2.25%) Front Office
10 14 (1.97%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.13%) Back Office
12 7 (0.99%) Billing
13 6 (0.85%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.70%) French Language
14 5 (0.70%) Publishing
15 4 (0.56%) Games
15 4 (0.56%) German Language
16 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (20.99%) Developer
2 144 (20.28%) Analyst
3 49 (6.90%) Architect
4 43 (6.06%) Consultant
5 40 (5.63%) Administrator
6 35 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 33 (4.65%) CRM Developer
7 33 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
8 27 (3.80%) .NET Developer
9 26 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 25 (3.52%) Service Analyst
10 25 (3.52%) Support Engineer
11 21 (2.96%) C# Developer
11 21 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (2.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (2.54%) IT Analyst
13 18 (2.54%) Support Analyst
14 17 (2.39%) DBA
14 17 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.73%) .NET
2 41 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 37 (5.21%) HTML
4 32 (4.51%) Web Services
5 29 (4.08%) CSS
6 23 (3.24%) XML
7 19 (2.68%) .NET Framework
7 19 (2.68%) jQuery
7 19 (2.68%) Middleware
8 16 (2.25%) AngularJS
9 14 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (1.83%) HTML5
10 13 (1.83%) WCF
11 11 (1.55%) WPF
12 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (1.13%) Java EE
12 8 (1.13%) WebCenter
12 8 (1.13%) XMPP
12 8 (1.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.11%) Clustering
6 14 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.83%) Replication
7 13 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.55%) Equities
10 10 (1.41%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.41%) NHS
10 10 (1.41%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.27%) IVR
11 9 (1.27%) PKI
11 9 (1.27%) User Experience
12 6 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 196 (27.61%) Windows
2 85 (11.97%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.04%) Linux
3 50 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (6.76%) Windows 7
5 45 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.06%) Unix
7 23 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.54%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.41%) Android
12 9 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.70%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.21%) ITIL
2 99 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (12.96%) Migration
4 83 (11.69%) CRM
5 66 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (6.62%) Project Management
7 39 (5.49%) Change Management
8 36 (5.07%) MVC
8 36 (5.07%) Scrum
9 34 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (4.51%) PRINCE2
11 31 (4.37%) Data Analysis
12 30 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (4.23%) Data Migration
13 28 (3.94%) Asset Management
13 28 (3.94%) Service Management
14 26 (3.66%) ETL
15 24 (3.38%) DevOps
15 24 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (3.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 155 (21.83%) SQL
2 92 (12.96%) C#
3 71 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 45 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.77%) T-SQL
6 39 (5.49%) Java
7 19 (2.68%) Perl
8 16 (2.25%) VBA
9 15 (2.11%) C
9 15 (2.11%) PHP
10 14 (1.97%) Python
11 10 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.41%) VB
12 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.70%) R
13 5 (0.70%) Ruby
14 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.56%) XAML
15 3 (0.42%) C++
15 3 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (5.77%) Degree
3 33 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.08%) MCSE
5 24 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.82%) MCP
8 19 (2.68%) CCNA
9 15 (2.11%) MCITP
10 12 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.55%) CISSP
11 11 (1.55%) ISEB
11 11 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.13%) CISM
13 7 (0.99%) CCNP
13 7 (0.99%) IBM Certification
13 7 (0.99%) MCSA
13 7 (0.99%) MOS
13 7 (0.99%) OCP
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.96%) QA
2 15 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.69%) Solvency II
4 10 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.13%) SLA
6 4 (0.56%) GPG13
6 4 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.42%) COBIT
7 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 141 (19.86%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.68%) XenApp
5 12 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.69%) vSphere
6 10 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.85%) Docker
11 5 (0.70%) UAG
12 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (4.37%) SCCM
2 23 (3.24%) SCOM
3 11 (1.55%) Puppet
4 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (0.99%) WSUS
7 6 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.85%) Nagios
8 5 (0.70%) Ansible
8 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.56%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.56%) IBM BigFix
9 4 (0.56%) SCSM
9 4 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (13.10%) VMware
2 68 (9.58%) Cisco
3 61 (8.59%) Oracle
4 56 (7.89%) Citrix
5 26 (3.66%) HP
6 23 (3.24%) IBM
6 23 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.68%) CheckPoint
8 17 (2.39%) Symantec
9 14 (1.97%) Dell
10 13 (1.83%) Remedy
11 12 (1.69%) Tableau
12 11 (1.55%) NetApp
13 9 (1.27%) Apple
13 9 (1.27%) SAP
14 8 (1.13%) Avaya
14 8 (1.13%) EMC
14 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.13%) Siebel
15 7 (0.99%) Splunk
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