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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 325 624 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.83% 11.52% 10.15%
As % of the Vendors category 24.55% 27.15% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 473 456
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -14.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +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
1324 2298 2674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.04% 42.44% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1702 1888
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 59 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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.

1 216 (34.23%) Windows
2 206 (32.65%) Finance
3 200 (31.70%) SQL Server
4 192 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 156 (24.72%) SQL
6 141 (22.35%) .NET
7 126 (19.97%) Active Directory
8 124 (19.65%) MS Office
9 111 (17.59%) C#
10 106 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (14.58%) Windows Server
12 91 (14.42%) VMware
12 91 (14.42%) ITIL
13 74 (11.73%) Migration
14 73 (11.57%) Banking
15 68 (10.78%) SharePoint
16 67 (10.62%) PowerShell
17 64 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (9.83%) Project Management
18 62 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (9.51%) Citrix
19 60 (9.51%) Oracle
20 58 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 57 (9.03%) Linux
22 56 (8.87%) T-SQL
22 56 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 54 (8.56%) MS Exchange
24 52 (8.24%) ASP.NET
25 50 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 50 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis 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 68 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 54 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 37 (5.86%) IIS
4 21 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.38%) Confluence
8 13 (2.06%) CMS
9 12 (1.90%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.79%) Apache
12 5 (0.79%) JBoss
12 5 (0.79%) SAS
12 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 192 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 124 (19.65%) MS Office
3 39 (6.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (3.65%) MS Project
5 21 (3.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.32%) InDesign
8 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe SpeedGrade
8 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 35 (5.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.48%) Documaker
6 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.16%) Eikon
7 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.16%) Maximo
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (7.13%) Office 365
3 16 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.54%) IaaS
4 15 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.38%) PaaS
5 9 (1.43%) Yammer
6 8 (1.27%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.27%) SaaS
7 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.66%) DNS
2 29 (4.60%) VPN
3 25 (3.96%) DHCP
3 25 (3.96%) Internet
4 22 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.17%) Firewall
6 18 (2.85%) SAN
7 14 (2.22%) Skype
8 12 (1.90%) LAN
9 11 (1.74%) WAN
10 10 (1.58%) DMZ
10 10 (1.58%) Network Security
11 6 (0.95%) Intranet
11 6 (0.95%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.79%) LDAP
13 4 (0.63%) HTTP
13 4 (0.63%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.63%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.63%) SMTP
13 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (31.70%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 48 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.96%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 19 (3.01%) QlikView
9 19 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (2.06%) MySQL
11 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.27%) Big Data
14 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (1.27%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (4.44%) JIRA
3 26 (4.12%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.11%) Subversion
10 6 (0.95%) NUnit
11 5 (0.79%) Selenium
12 4 (0.63%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.63%) NSubstitute
13 3 (0.48%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.48%) MSBuild
13 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 206 (32.65%) Finance
2 73 (11.57%) Banking
3 29 (4.60%) Legal
4 23 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.33%) Advertising
6 16 (2.54%) Retail
7 14 (2.22%) Front Office
8 13 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.90%) Law
10 8 (1.27%) Back Office
11 7 (1.11%) Publishing
12 6 (0.95%) Marketing
13 4 (0.63%) French Language
13 4 (0.63%) German Language
13 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.48%) Billing
15 2 (0.32%) Games
15 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 132 (20.92%) Developer
2 125 (19.81%) Analyst
3 38 (6.02%) C# Developer
4 35 (5.55%) .NET Developer
5 34 (5.39%) Administrator
5 34 (5.39%) Architect
5 34 (5.39%) Consultant
6 31 (4.91%) DBA
7 28 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 27 (4.28%) Project Manager
9 26 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 26 (4.12%) SQL Developer
10 24 (3.80%) SQL DBA
11 22 (3.49%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (3.49%) Senior Developer
12 20 (3.17%) Support Analyst
13 18 (2.85%) Test Analyst
14 17 (2.69%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (2.22%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (22.35%) .NET
2 52 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 38 (6.02%) HTML
4 34 (5.39%) XML
5 32 (5.07%) .NET Framework
6 27 (4.28%) Web Services
7 24 (3.80%) CSS
8 20 (3.17%) WPF
9 19 (3.01%) jQuery
10 18 (2.85%) WCF
11 16 (2.54%) HTML5
12 14 (2.22%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.43%) Entity Framework
14 9 (1.43%) JSON
14 9 (1.43%) LINQ
14 9 (1.43%) XSLT
15 8 (1.27%) SOAP
15 8 (1.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.85%) Clustering
5 16 (2.54%) Replication
6 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.58%) Derivative
8 10 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.58%) User Experience
9 9 (1.43%) Equities
9 9 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.43%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.43%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.43%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.27%) IVR
11 7 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.11%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 216 (34.23%) Windows
2 92 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 57 (9.03%) Linux
4 48 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (7.45%) Windows 7
6 44 (6.97%) Unix
7 42 (6.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.22%) Solaris
11 10 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.58%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.43%) Android
13 8 (1.27%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.11%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.63%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.48%) AIX
17 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (14.42%) ITIL
3 74 (11.73%) Migration
4 64 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (9.83%) Project Management
6 49 (7.77%) Change Management
7 47 (7.45%) CRM
8 41 (6.50%) TDD
9 32 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (5.07%) MVC
10 31 (4.91%) Scrum
11 30 (4.75%) Data Analysis
12 28 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (4.12%) ETL
13 26 (4.12%) PRINCE2
14 24 (3.80%) DevOps
14 24 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (3.49%) Data Management
15 22 (3.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (24.72%) SQL
2 111 (17.59%) C#
3 67 (10.62%) PowerShell
4 56 (8.87%) T-SQL
5 32 (5.07%) Java
6 31 (4.91%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.69%) VBA
8 15 (2.38%) Python
9 14 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.22%) Perl
9 14 (2.22%) XAML
10 13 (2.06%) PHP
11 11 (1.74%) C
12 10 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.27%) VB
14 8 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.95%) VBScript
16 4 (0.63%) C++
16 4 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.18%) Degree
4 25 (3.96%) MCSE
5 20 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.01%) DV Cleared
7 17 (2.69%) ISEB
8 10 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.58%) MCITP
9 9 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.43%) CISSP
10 7 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.11%) MCSA
11 6 (0.95%) CCNA
11 6 (0.95%) CCNP
11 6 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.79%) CISM
12 5 (0.79%) MCP
12 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.65%) SLA
2 15 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.90%) QA
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) Basel III
5 3 (0.48%) GPG13
5 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.48%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.48%) ISO20022
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.16%) COREP
7 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) P3O
7 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 126 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.33%) XenApp
4 17 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.38%) Docker
5 15 (2.38%) vSphere
6 9 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.79%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.63%) UAG
12 3 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.48%) Xen
12 3 (0.48%) XenServer
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (4.60%) SCOM
2 25 (3.96%) SCCM
3 21 (3.33%) Puppet
4 9 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.11%) Ansible
5 7 (1.11%) HP SIM
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.95%) Nagios
6 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.79%) Windows Intune
8 4 (0.63%) AppDNA
8 4 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.63%) Terraform
9 3 (0.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 91 (14.42%) VMware
2 60 (9.51%) Citrix
2 60 (9.51%) Oracle
3 29 (4.60%) IBM
4 28 (4.44%) HP
5 27 (4.28%) Cisco
6 26 (4.12%) Splunk
7 17 (2.69%) Symantec
8 16 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.06%) NetApp
9 13 (2.06%) Tableau
10 11 (1.74%) Veritas
11 10 (1.58%) Cyber-Ark
11 10 (1.58%) WorldPay
12 9 (1.43%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.43%) Dell
12 9 (1.43%) SAP
13 8 (1.27%) EMC
13 8 (1.27%) Reuters
13 8 (1.27%) Sybase
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £48.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
TRG
Rate: 610 Per Day Plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AAP3
Rate: £300 - £311 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £200.00 - £245.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £513.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £85000 - £115000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + n/a
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago