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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 658 696 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.22% 11.77% 10.60%
As % of the Vendors category 27.72% 25.84% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 518 522
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £32.70 £54.38
UK excluding London average 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
2374 2693 3334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.09% 45.54% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1857 2295
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 57 95
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -10.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.49 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 407 (32.10%) MS Excel
2 403 (31.78%) Windows
3 371 (29.26%) SQL Server
4 370 (29.18%) Finance
5 345 (27.21%) SQL
6 245 (19.32%) .NET
7 242 (19.09%) Active Directory
8 221 (17.43%) MS Office
9 196 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
10 190 (14.98%) Banking
11 182 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
12 181 (14.27%) C#
12 181 (14.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 169 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 154 (12.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 154 (12.15%) ITIL
15 145 (11.44%) SharePoint
16 144 (11.36%) VMware
17 134 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
18 133 (10.49%) T-SQL
19 129 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
20 128 (10.09%) CRM
21 127 (10.02%) MS Exchange
22 123 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
23 119 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
23 119 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
24 113 (8.91%) Project Management
25 111 (8.75%) Oracle
26 108 (8.52%) Windows 7
27 106 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 145 (11.44%) SharePoint
2 127 (10.02%) MS Exchange
3 62 (4.89%) IIS
4 56 (4.42%) Lync
5 39 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 30 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 22 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.71%) JBoss
11 9 (0.71%) CMS
12 8 (0.63%) WorkSite
12 8 (0.63%) Confluence
13 7 (0.55%) SAS
13 7 (0.55%) Apache
13 7 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 407 (32.10%) MS Excel
2 221 (17.43%) MS Office
3 84 (6.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (4.81%) MS Visio
5 59 (4.65%) MS Project
6 15 (1.18%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.63%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.55%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.32%) SPSS
10 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.24%) Maya
12 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.079%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.079%) Mingle
13 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.079%) InDesign
13 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 119 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.16%) Agresso
9 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.16%) Primavera
9 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.16%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.079%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.92%) Office 365
3 20 (1.58%) SaaS
4 13 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.39%) IaaS
6 5 (0.39%) Yammer
6 5 (0.39%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.16%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.84%) DNS
2 69 (5.44%) WAN
3 65 (5.13%) LAN
4 62 (4.89%) SAN
5 59 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 54 (4.26%) Firewall
7 53 (4.18%) DHCP
8 30 (2.37%) VPN
9 24 (1.89%) Internet
10 23 (1.81%) NAS
11 18 (1.42%) VLAN
12 17 (1.34%) LDAP
13 16 (1.26%) MPLS
14 15 (1.18%) VoIP
15 13 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (0.95%) FTP
17 11 (0.87%) DSL
17 11 (0.87%) BIG-IP
18 10 (0.79%) Unified Communications
18 10 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (29.26%) SQL Server
2 181 (14.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 169 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (12.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 134 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
6 119 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 88 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (3.08%) OLAP
9 32 (2.52%) QlikView
10 28 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 25 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 23 (1.81%) Relational Database
13 20 (1.58%) MS Access
14 19 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.34%) Big Data
16 16 (1.26%) DTS
17 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
18 14 (1.10%) ProClarity
19 12 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 59 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (3.79%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.42%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.34%) JIRA
6 14 (1.10%) Subversion
7 11 (0.87%) ERwin
8 9 (0.71%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.63%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.55%) Selenium
11 6 (0.47%) NUnit
11 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.39%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.39%) Maven
12 5 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
13 4 (0.32%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.32%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.32%) MSTest
13 4 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 370 (29.18%) Finance
2 190 (14.98%) Banking
3 71 (5.60%) Advertising
4 55 (4.34%) Investment Banking
5 54 (4.26%) Legal
6 50 (3.94%) Retail
7 33 (2.60%) Marketing
8 31 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 30 (2.37%) Front Office
10 24 (1.89%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.81%) Law
12 19 (1.50%) Back Office
13 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.71%) Publishing
15 9 (0.71%) Games
16 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.47%) Private Banking
18 5 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
19 4 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 287 (22.63%) Developer
2 279 (22.00%) Analyst
3 105 (8.28%) Architect
4 83 (6.55%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.60%) Consultant
6 68 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 63 (4.97%) Project Manager
8 61 (4.81%) SQL Developer
9 50 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (3.71%) .NET Developer
11 42 (3.31%) Senior Developer
12 41 (3.23%) Support Analyst
13 38 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (2.84%) Administrator
15 34 (2.68%) Desktop Support
15 34 (2.68%) DBA
16 32 (2.52%) Support Engineer
17 29 (2.29%) Service Analyst
18 28 (2.21%) C# Developer
18 28 (2.21%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (19.32%) .NET
2 83 (6.55%) ASP.NET
3 64 (5.05%) HTML
4 58 (4.57%) .NET Framework
5 57 (4.50%) Web Services
6 51 (4.02%) WCF
7 43 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (3.31%) XML
8 42 (3.31%) CSS
9 36 (2.84%) HTML5
10 35 (2.76%) jQuery
10 35 (2.76%) Middleware
11 34 (2.68%) MDX
12 27 (2.13%) LINQ
13 22 (1.74%) Entity Framework
13 22 (1.74%) SOAP
14 21 (1.66%) WPF
15 18 (1.42%) CSS3
16 16 (1.26%) Ajax
17 14 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 54 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.31%) Clustering
5 39 (3.08%) NHS
6 38 (3.00%) Replication
7 25 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.10%) Market Risk
11 14 (1.10%) Fat Client
11 14 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 14 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.95%) Derivative
12 12 (0.95%) iPhone
12 12 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 403 (31.78%) Windows
2 129 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (8.52%) Windows 7
4 90 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (6.31%) Linux
6 69 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.92%) Windows XP
8 32 (2.52%) Windows 8
9 30 (2.37%) Android
10 25 (1.97%) UNIX
11 24 (1.89%) Solaris
12 21 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.63%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.55%) Debian
17 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
3 154 (12.15%) ITIL
4 128 (10.09%) CRM
5 113 (8.91%) Project Management
6 100 (7.89%) Migration
7 83 (6.55%) ETL
8 63 (4.97%) Scrum
8 63 (4.97%) Business Analysis
9 53 (4.18%) TDD
9 53 (4.18%) PRINCE2
10 49 (3.86%) Data Modelling
10 49 (3.86%) MVC
11 48 (3.79%) Change Management
12 46 (3.63%) Service Management
13 43 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (3.31%) Configuration Management
14 42 (3.31%) OO
15 40 (3.15%) SDLC
16 39 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 345 (27.21%) SQL
2 181 (14.27%) C#
3 133 (10.49%) T-SQL
4 89 (7.02%) PowerShell
5 88 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 42 (3.31%) VBA
7 38 (3.00%) Java
8 25 (1.97%) C
8 25 (1.97%) Python
8 25 (1.97%) VB
9 20 (1.58%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.26%) Perl
11 14 (1.10%) VBScript
12 11 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.47%) X++
13 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.39%) C++
15 4 (0.32%) PHP
15 4 (0.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 106 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (6.70%) Degree
3 63 (4.97%) MCSE
4 39 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.97%) MCSA
6 20 (1.58%) MCP
7 17 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.26%) CCNA
9 15 (1.18%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.10%) CISSP
11 12 (0.95%) CCNP
11 12 (0.95%) ISEB
11 12 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.87%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.55%) MCITP
13 7 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.15%) QA
2 32 (2.52%) SLA
3 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.39%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.24%) Basel III
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
7 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.079%) COSO
System Software
1 242 (19.09%) Active Directory
2 89 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.08%) XenApp
4 36 (2.84%) vSphere
5 29 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.79%) NLBS
11 9 (0.71%) Docker
12 8 (0.63%) Xen
12 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.39%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.39%) NFS
14 5 (0.39%) KVM
14 5 (0.39%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (5.28%) SCCM
2 38 (3.00%) SCOM
3 28 (2.21%) Puppet
4 18 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.03%) WSUS
6 10 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 10 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.63%) OpenView
8 8 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.55%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.55%) Nagios
10 6 (0.47%) Control-M
10 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.39%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.32%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 144 (11.36%) VMware
2 111 (8.75%) Oracle
3 103 (8.12%) Citrix
4 99 (7.81%) Cisco
5 62 (4.89%) HP
6 40 (3.15%) IBM
7 29 (2.29%) Sybase
8 28 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.05%) Cognos
9 26 (2.05%) Veritas
10 22 (1.74%) SAP
11 21 (1.66%) Symantec
11 21 (1.66%) Remedy
12 20 (1.58%) CheckPoint
12 20 (1.58%) Tableau
13 18 (1.42%) Apple
14 17 (1.34%) Dell
14 17 (1.34%) Bloomberg
15 16 (1.26%) McAfee
15 16 (1.26%) NetApp
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 37 minutes ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Cognitive Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £200 - £325 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago