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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 335 715 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.05% 12.24% 11.08%
As % of the Vendors category 24.98% 28.47% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 529 488
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.05 £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1341 2511 2608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.25% 42.98% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1867 1799
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 66 43
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £41.80 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +5.71%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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.

1 219 (32.74%) Windows
2 207 (30.94%) MS Excel
3 203 (30.34%) Finance
4 189 (28.25%) SQL Server
5 159 (23.77%) SQL
6 133 (19.88%) Active Directory
6 133 (19.88%) .NET
7 129 (19.28%) MS Office
8 116 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
9 110 (16.44%) ITIL
10 104 (15.55%) C#
11 102 (15.25%) Windows Server
12 95 (14.20%) VMware
13 86 (12.86%) SharePoint
14 79 (11.81%) Migration
15 75 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (10.61%) PowerShell
17 70 (10.46%) Banking
18 68 (10.16%) Oracle
19 67 (10.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (9.57%) CRM
20 64 (9.57%) Citrix
21 62 (9.27%) MS Exchange
22 58 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 57 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 56 (8.37%) Linux
25 55 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
25 55 (8.22%) Office 365
26 54 (8.07%) Change Management
26 54 (8.07%) 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 86 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 62 (9.27%) MS Exchange
3 39 (5.83%) IIS
4 35 (5.23%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.39%) Confluence
8 13 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.79%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.49%) CMS
11 6 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.75%) Apache
12 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.75%) JBoss
12 5 (0.75%) SAS
12 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 207 (30.94%) MS Excel
2 129 (19.28%) MS Office
3 42 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (4.04%) MS Project
5 12 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.30%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe SpeedGrade
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.35%) Documaker
5 7 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.15%) Eikon
7 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.15%) Faxination
7 1 (0.15%) Maximo
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Radian6
7 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.22%) Office 365
2 52 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.39%) IaaS
3 16 (2.39%) PaaS
4 15 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.20%) OneDrive
5 8 (1.20%) Yammer
6 7 (1.05%) SaaS
7 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.32%) DNS
2 31 (4.63%) VPN
3 27 (4.04%) Firewall
4 24 (3.59%) Internet
5 21 (3.14%) SAN
6 20 (2.99%) DHCP
6 20 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.69%) Skype
8 14 (2.09%) LDAP
8 14 (2.09%) Network Security
9 12 (1.79%) LAN
10 11 (1.64%) WAN
11 10 (1.49%) DMZ
11 10 (1.49%) Unified Communications
12 9 (1.35%) SSL
13 8 (1.20%) H.323
13 8 (1.20%) HTTP
14 6 (0.90%) CTI
14 6 (0.90%) Intranet
14 6 (0.90%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (28.25%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (8.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (3.59%) Oracle Database
8 23 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (3.29%) Relational Database
10 19 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (2.39%) QlikView
12 12 (1.79%) MySQL
12 12 (1.79%) OLAP
13 11 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.35%) Big Data
15 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.20%) Power BI
16 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (5.38%) JIRA
2 32 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (3.89%) Visual Studio
4 21 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.49%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.35%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.35%) Subversion
8 5 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.60%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.60%) NUnit
9 4 (0.60%) Selenium
9 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.45%) MSI
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 203 (30.34%) Finance
2 70 (10.46%) Banking
3 35 (5.23%) Legal
4 19 (2.84%) Retail
5 18 (2.69%) Law
6 17 (2.54%) Advertising
6 17 (2.54%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.09%) Front Office
9 10 (1.49%) Marketing
10 9 (1.35%) Back Office
11 7 (1.05%) Billing
11 7 (1.05%) Publishing
12 4 (0.60%) French Language
12 4 (0.60%) German Language
12 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 141 (21.08%) Developer
2 129 (19.28%) Analyst
3 41 (6.13%) Consultant
4 39 (5.83%) Architect
5 31 (4.63%) .NET Developer
5 31 (4.63%) C# Developer
6 30 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 26 (3.89%) Administrator
7 26 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 26 (3.89%) DBA
8 25 (3.74%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.44%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.29%) SQL Developer
11 21 (3.14%) Business Analyst
11 21 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (2.84%) SQL DBA
13 18 (2.69%) Support Analyst
14 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
15 16 (2.39%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (19.88%) .NET
2 51 (7.62%) ASP.NET
3 36 (5.38%) HTML
4 29 (4.33%) .NET Framework
4 29 (4.33%) Web Services
4 29 (4.33%) XML
5 25 (3.74%) CSS
6 19 (2.84%) jQuery
7 18 (2.69%) WPF
8 16 (2.39%) WCF
9 14 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (2.09%) Middleware
10 13 (1.94%) HTML5
11 12 (1.79%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.35%) MDX
12 9 (1.35%) WebCenter
13 8 (1.20%) Entity Framework
13 8 (1.20%) Java EE
13 8 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.24%) Clustering
4 15 (2.24%) Replication
5 14 (2.09%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.64%) IVR
8 10 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.35%) Derivative
9 9 (1.35%) Equities
9 9 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.35%) User Experience
10 8 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.05%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 219 (32.74%) Windows
2 102 (15.25%) Windows Server
3 56 (8.37%) Linux
4 53 (7.92%) Windows 7
5 51 (7.62%) Unix
6 48 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.39%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.35%) Android
13 8 (1.20%) Solaris
14 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.75%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.44%) ITIL
3 79 (11.81%) Migration
4 75 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (9.57%) CRM
6 54 (8.07%) Change Management
7 52 (7.77%) Project Management
8 38 (5.68%) Scrum
9 37 (5.53%) TDD
10 33 (4.93%) MVC
10 33 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (4.78%) ETL
12 31 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (4.19%) PRINCE2
15 26 (3.89%) DevOps
16 25 (3.74%) Data Analysis
16 25 (3.74%) OO
16 25 (3.74%) SOA
17 24 (3.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (23.77%) SQL
2 104 (15.55%) C#
3 71 (10.61%) PowerShell
4 46 (6.88%) T-SQL
5 41 (6.13%) Java
6 31 (4.63%) JavaScript
7 19 (2.84%) Python
8 18 (2.69%) Perl
9 15 (2.24%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.24%) VBA
10 13 (1.94%) C
11 12 (1.79%) VB
12 11 (1.64%) PHP
13 10 (1.49%) XAML
14 9 (1.35%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.90%) VBScript
16 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.75%) R
16 5 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.83%) Degree
4 27 (4.04%) MCSE
5 22 (3.29%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.24%) ISEB
8 12 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.79%) CISSP
9 10 (1.49%) MCITP
10 9 (1.35%) CCNP
10 9 (1.35%) CISM
10 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.35%) MCSA
11 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.05%) CCNA
12 7 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.54%) QA
2 16 (2.39%) SLA
3 13 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.60%) GPG13
5 4 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.30%) ISO15022
7 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) COREP
8 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 133 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 67 (10.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.04%) XenApp
4 19 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.24%) Docker
6 14 (2.09%) vSphere
7 12 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.90%) UAG
12 5 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.60%) Xen
14 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.45%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (4.48%) SCCM
2 29 (4.33%) SCOM
3 21 (3.14%) Puppet
4 12 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (1.20%) Ansible
5 8 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.90%) HP SIM
7 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.90%) Nagios
7 6 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.60%) AppDNA
9 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (14.20%) VMware
2 68 (10.16%) Oracle
3 64 (9.57%) Citrix
4 41 (6.13%) Cisco
5 32 (4.78%) IBM
6 30 (4.48%) HP
7 23 (3.44%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.14%) Symantec
9 18 (2.69%) NetApp
10 17 (2.54%) Splunk
11 14 (2.09%) Tableau
12 13 (1.94%) Dell
13 10 (1.49%) WorldPay
14 9 (1.35%) EMC
15 8 (1.20%) Apple
15 8 (1.20%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.20%) SAP
15 8 (1.20%) Siebel
15 8 (1.20%) Sybase
16 7 (1.05%) Remedy
City, London
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: circa £550
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £449 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £575 per day + n/a
Posted: 2 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago