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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 715 651 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.25% 11.11% 10.37%
As % of the Vendors category 28.33% 24.64% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 488 501
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 44
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £27.75 £51.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
2524 2642 3144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.23% 45.08% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1826 2202
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 42 114
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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.

1 388 (30.12%) MS Excel
2 383 (29.74%) Windows
3 371 (28.80%) Finance
4 362 (28.11%) SQL Server
5 325 (25.23%) SQL
6 270 (20.96%) .NET
7 248 (19.25%) Active Directory
8 218 (16.93%) MS Office
9 200 (15.53%) C#
10 194 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
11 183 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
12 176 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 168 (13.04%) VMware
14 160 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 150 (11.65%) CRM
16 149 (11.57%) Banking
17 142 (11.02%) SharePoint
18 141 (10.95%) ITIL
19 138 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 136 (10.56%) Dynamics CRM
21 135 (10.48%) T-SQL
22 134 (10.40%) MS Exchange
23 125 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
24 124 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
25 121 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
26 118 (9.16%) JavaScript
27 116 (9.01%) Cisco
28 113 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
29 112 (8.70%) Project Management
30 110 (8.54%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 142 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 134 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.74%) Lync
4 53 (4.11%) IIS
5 43 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.32%) CMS
12 12 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.93%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.78%) JBoss
14 9 (0.70%) Confluence
15 8 (0.62%) SAS
15 8 (0.62%) Kentico
15 8 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 388 (30.12%) MS Excel
2 218 (16.93%) MS Office
3 78 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 55 (4.27%) MS Project
6 19 (1.48%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.78%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.23%) Maya
11 2 (0.16%) SPSS
11 2 (0.16%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.078%) Mingle
12 1 (0.078%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.078%) InDesign
12 1 (0.078%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 136 (10.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Summit
7 2 (0.16%) Agresso
7 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.16%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.078%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.078%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.078%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (3.34%) Office 365
3 15 (1.16%) SaaS
4 12 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.62%) IaaS
5 8 (0.62%) Yammer
5 8 (0.62%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.39%) PaaS
7 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.16%) Silverpop
8 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.078%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.078%) Heroku
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.59%) LAN
2 70 (5.43%) SAN
3 65 (5.05%) DNS
4 63 (4.89%) WAN
5 56 (4.35%) Firewall
6 51 (3.96%) DHCP
7 46 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 35 (2.72%) VPN
9 27 (2.10%) NAS
10 22 (1.71%) VLAN
10 22 (1.71%) Internet
11 21 (1.63%) LDAP
12 20 (1.55%) VoIP
13 17 (1.32%) MPLS
14 14 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.93%) Intranet
16 11 (0.85%) SSL
16 11 (0.85%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (28.11%) SQL Server
2 176 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 160 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 125 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
6 113 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 78 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (2.87%) OLAP
9 35 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.56%) QlikView
11 25 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 25 (1.94%) MS Access
12 20 (1.55%) Big Data
13 17 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.32%) MySQL
14 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Power View
15 13 (1.01%) DTS
16 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.85%) ProClarity
17 11 (0.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 55 (4.27%) Visual Studio
1 55 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.32%) JIRA
3 16 (1.24%) TeamCity
4 15 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.93%) Subversion
6 11 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.62%) ERwin
8 6 (0.47%) NUnit
8 6 (0.47%) Maven
8 6 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.39%) Selenium
9 5 (0.39%) MSTest
9 5 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.23%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.23%) CruiseControl
General
1 371 (28.80%) Finance
2 149 (11.57%) Banking
3 57 (4.43%) Advertising
4 50 (3.88%) Retail
5 46 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 42 (3.26%) Legal
7 37 (2.87%) Front Office
8 34 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 32 (2.48%) Marketing
10 22 (1.71%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.55%) Law
12 15 (1.16%) Back Office
13 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.70%) Publishing
14 9 (0.70%) Games
15 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.54%) Billing
16 6 (0.47%) French Language
17 5 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 309 (23.99%) Developer
2 273 (21.20%) Analyst
3 115 (8.93%) Architect
4 83 (6.44%) Business Analyst
5 78 (6.06%) Consultant
6 66 (5.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 62 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 53 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (3.88%) SQL Developer
10 48 (3.73%) .NET Developer
11 40 (3.11%) Support Analyst
12 38 (2.95%) Administrator
13 37 (2.87%) CRM Developer
14 35 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (2.64%) Senior Developer
15 34 (2.64%) Business Developer
16 33 (2.56%) Service Analyst
16 33 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
16 33 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 31 (2.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (20.96%) .NET
2 97 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 77 (5.98%) HTML
4 69 (5.36%) .NET Framework
5 59 (4.58%) CSS
6 58 (4.50%) WCF
7 56 (4.35%) jQuery
8 53 (4.11%) Web Services
9 50 (3.88%) XML
10 47 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (2.72%) HTML5
12 31 (2.41%) MDX
13 30 (2.33%) LINQ
13 30 (2.33%) Entity Framework
14 25 (1.94%) Middleware
15 24 (1.86%) Ajax
16 23 (1.79%) SOAP
16 23 (1.79%) CSS3
17 22 (1.71%) WPF
18 18 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 51 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.80%) NHS
5 46 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.03%) Clustering
7 32 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.63%) Replication
11 19 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.48%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.32%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.32%) Thin Client
13 16 (1.24%) iPhone
14 15 (1.16%) Derivative
15 14 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.09%) Fixed Income
16 13 (1.01%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 383 (29.74%) Windows
2 121 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (8.31%) Windows 7
4 82 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (6.06%) Linux
6 67 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (3.42%) Windows XP
8 30 (2.33%) Android
9 29 (2.25%) UNIX
10 27 (2.10%) Windows 8
11 25 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.70%) Debian
15 7 (0.54%) Solaris
15 7 (0.54%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.47%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
3 150 (11.65%) CRM
4 141 (10.95%) ITIL
5 112 (8.70%) Project Management
6 110 (8.54%) Migration
7 87 (6.75%) ETL
8 72 (5.59%) Scrum
9 65 (5.05%) TDD
10 60 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (4.66%) Business Analysis
11 58 (4.50%) MVC
12 52 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 52 (4.04%) Data Modelling
13 49 (3.80%) Service Management
13 49 (3.80%) Change Management
14 46 (3.57%) SDLC
15 45 (3.49%) OO
16 39 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 38 (2.95%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 325 (25.23%) SQL
2 200 (15.53%) C#
3 135 (10.48%) T-SQL
4 118 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 56 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 51 (3.96%) VBA
7 45 (3.49%) Java
8 28 (2.17%) C
9 23 (1.79%) Python
9 23 (1.79%) VB
10 17 (1.32%) Perl
11 15 (1.16%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.01%) VBScript
13 11 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 9 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.70%) PHP
14 9 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.54%) C++
16 5 (0.39%) X++
17 4 (0.31%) Lua
Qualifications
1 108 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (6.13%) Degree
3 68 (5.28%) MCSE
4 54 (4.19%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.10%) MCSA
6 25 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.40%) MCITP
8 18 (1.40%) CCNA
9 17 (1.32%) MCP
9 17 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.78%) MOS
13 10 (0.78%) ISEB
13 10 (0.78%) CCNP
13 10 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.62%) MCT
14 8 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.72%) QA
2 32 (2.48%) SLA
3 13 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.078%) Basel III
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 248 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.42%) vSphere
4 41 (3.18%) XenApp
5 30 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.78%) VMware Server
9 9 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.70%) Xen
10 8 (0.62%) NLBS
11 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.39%) KVM
11 5 (0.39%) Docker
12 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.31%) NFS
12 4 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (3.88%) SCCM
2 23 (1.79%) Puppet
3 17 (1.32%) SCOM
4 14 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 10 (0.78%) WSUS
7 6 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.39%) Control-M
8 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.39%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.31%) OpenView
9 4 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 168 (13.04%) VMware
2 116 (9.01%) Cisco
3 105 (8.15%) Citrix
4 95 (7.38%) Oracle
5 58 (4.50%) HP
6 44 (3.42%) IBM
7 32 (2.48%) Cognos
8 28 (2.17%) Apple
9 26 (2.02%) Remedy
9 26 (2.02%) SAP
9 26 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.71%) Bloomberg
10 22 (1.71%) Tableau
11 19 (1.48%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.32%) Symantec
13 16 (1.24%) BMC
13 16 (1.24%) NetApp
14 15 (1.16%) Business Objects
15 14 (1.09%) EMC
15 14 (1.09%) AppSense
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £353.77 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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City, London
Red10
Rate: £525 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour + £700
Posted: Yesterday
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Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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