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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 687 770 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.81% 10.62% 9.61%
As % of the Vendors category 25.88% 23.05% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 515 485
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £54.38 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
2655 3341 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.64% 46.10% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2320 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, 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.

1 456 (34.73%) Windows
2 448 (34.12%) MS Excel
3 351 (26.73%) SQL Server
4 348 (26.50%) Finance
5 321 (24.45%) SQL
6 270 (20.56%) MS Office
7 245 (18.66%) Active Directory
8 238 (18.13%) .NET
9 234 (17.82%) Banking
10 216 (16.45%) C#
11 167 (12.72%) VMware
12 161 (12.26%) SharePoint
13 160 (12.19%) Citrix
14 154 (11.73%) ITIL
15 147 (11.20%) Windows 7
16 146 (11.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 136 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 129 (9.82%) MS Exchange
19 128 (9.75%) CRM
20 127 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
21 125 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 123 (9.37%) Project Management
23 120 (9.14%) Oracle
24 118 (8.99%) T-SQL
24 118 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
25 113 (8.61%) Migration
26 109 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
27 105 (8.00%) Degree
28 103 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 99 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 161 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 129 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 58 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (3.58%) IIS
5 45 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 42 (3.20%) IBM Notes
7 39 (2.97%) Lync
8 37 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
8 37 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 28 (2.13%) CMS
11 27 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (1.90%) WebSphere
13 23 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (1.52%) WebLogic
15 19 (1.45%) Tomcat
16 18 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (0.99%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.84%) SAS
19 10 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 448 (34.12%) MS Excel
2 270 (20.56%) MS Office
3 88 (6.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (5.48%) MS Project
5 55 (4.19%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.38%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.30%) InDesign
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.23%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.076%) FastStats
12 1 (0.076%) Stata
12 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 90 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.91%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.23%) ReMetrica
8 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.23%) Agresso
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.15%) Magento
9 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.076%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.45%) Office 365
3 16 (1.22%) PaaS
4 8 (0.61%) SaaS
5 7 (0.53%) IaaS
6 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.15%) Heroku
9 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.076%) GitHub
9 1 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.076%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.64%) SAN
2 55 (4.19%) DNS
3 48 (3.66%) WAN
4 47 (3.58%) Firewall
5 44 (3.35%) LAN
6 33 (2.51%) DHCP
6 33 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 24 (1.83%) Intranet
8 22 (1.68%) Internet
8 22 (1.68%) VPN
9 21 (1.60%) NetScaler
10 17 (1.29%) Unified Communications
11 14 (1.07%) VoIP
12 13 (0.99%) HTTP
13 11 (0.84%) Broadband
14 10 (0.76%) IP Telephony
14 10 (0.76%) MPLS
14 10 (0.76%) Network Security
15 8 (0.61%) BIG-IP
15 8 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (26.73%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 125 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 78 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 37 (2.82%) Oracle Database
9 31 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 27 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.52%) QlikView
13 19 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (1.37%) Big Data
15 17 (1.29%) MS Access
15 17 (1.29%) OLAP
16 16 (1.22%) Data Mining
17 15 (1.14%) Hadoop
18 12 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (0.91%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 73 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (4.49%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.98%) JIRA
4 22 (1.68%) Selenium
4 22 (1.68%) NUnit
5 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (1.29%) FitNesse
7 14 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.91%) Subversion
10 11 (0.84%) JUnit
11 9 (0.69%) Bugzilla
11 9 (0.69%) SpecFlow
11 9 (0.69%) Mockito
12 8 (0.61%) MSTest
12 8 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (0.61%) ERwin
13 7 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (0.53%) Git (software)
13 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 348 (26.50%) Finance
2 234 (17.82%) Banking
3 62 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 56 (4.27%) Legal
4 56 (4.27%) Advertising
5 48 (3.66%) Marketing
6 47 (3.58%) Retail
7 41 (3.12%) Telecoms
8 30 (2.28%) Law
8 30 (2.28%) Front Office
9 27 (2.06%) Back Office
10 19 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.91%) Games
12 11 (0.84%) Danish Language
13 10 (0.76%) Publishing
14 9 (0.69%) French Language
15 8 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.38%) Electronics
17 5 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 294 (22.39%) Analyst
2 293 (22.32%) Developer
3 95 (7.24%) Architect
4 70 (5.33%) Consultant
5 67 (5.10%) Project Manager
6 65 (4.95%) Support Analyst
7 63 (4.80%) Business Analyst
8 52 (3.96%) C# Developer
9 51 (3.88%) .NET Developer
10 49 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 47 (3.58%) Administrator
12 41 (3.12%) Service Analyst
13 38 (2.89%) Microsoft Developer
14 37 (2.82%) Support Engineer
14 37 (2.82%) SQL Developer
15 35 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
15 35 (2.67%) Desktop Support
16 34 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
17 30 (2.28%) Desktop Engineer
18 29 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (18.13%) .NET
2 96 (7.31%) ASP.NET
3 70 (5.33%) HTML
4 68 (5.18%) .NET Framework
5 61 (4.65%) Web Services
6 58 (4.42%) XML
7 51 (3.88%) WCF
8 49 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (3.20%) CSS
10 39 (2.97%) jQuery
11 34 (2.59%) WPF
12 25 (1.90%) MDX
12 25 (1.90%) HTML5
13 20 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 20 (1.52%) WinForms
14 17 (1.29%) JSON
14 17 (1.29%) SOAP
15 16 (1.22%) REST
16 14 (1.07%) Spring
16 14 (1.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.11%) Blackberry
2 33 (2.51%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.13%) Clustering
5 23 (1.75%) CMDB
6 22 (1.68%) Replication
7 20 (1.52%) Social Media
8 19 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.29%) Data Integration
10 16 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.22%) NHS
11 15 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.07%) Statistics
13 13 (0.99%) New Media
13 13 (0.99%) iPhone
13 13 (0.99%) Blog
14 12 (0.91%) Fat Client
14 12 (0.91%) Derivative
14 12 (0.91%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 456 (34.73%) Windows
2 147 (11.20%) Windows 7
3 146 (11.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (6.47%) Linux
6 69 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 49 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (3.12%) UNIX
9 21 (1.60%) Android
10 17 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 17 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.38%) AIX
15 5 (0.38%) Solaris
16 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (11.73%) ITIL
2 128 (9.75%) CRM
3 127 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
4 123 (9.37%) Project Management
5 113 (8.61%) Migration
6 70 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (5.10%) TDD
8 65 (4.95%) PRINCE2
9 62 (4.72%) Data Modelling
9 62 (4.72%) ETL
10 61 (4.65%) MVC
11 47 (3.58%) Analytics
12 44 (3.35%) Workflow
13 41 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (3.05%) Scrum
14 40 (3.05%) Configuration Management
15 39 (2.97%) Service Management
16 35 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (2.67%) Asset Management
16 35 (2.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 321 (24.45%) SQL
2 216 (16.45%) C#
3 118 (8.99%) T-SQL
4 79 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 65 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 50 (3.81%) Java
7 40 (3.05%) C
8 37 (2.82%) VBA
9 35 (2.67%) VB
10 21 (1.60%) VBScript
11 20 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.14%) C++
13 11 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.69%) Python
16 7 (0.53%) Perl
17 6 (0.46%) XPath
18 4 (0.30%) Ruby
18 4 (0.30%) XAML
19 3 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 105 (8.00%) Degree
2 99 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 40 (3.05%) MCSE
5 29 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.21%) MCITP
6 23 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (1.60%) PMP
9 20 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.29%) MCTS
11 16 (1.22%) ISEB
12 15 (1.14%) MCP
13 14 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.99%) MCSA
15 12 (0.91%) CCA
15 12 (0.91%) CCEA
16 11 (0.84%) CCEE
17 10 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.04%) QA
2 32 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.83%) SLA
4 13 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.46%) Basel III
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) GPG13
9 1 (0.076%) P3O
9 1 (0.076%) EMIR
9 1 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 245 (18.66%) Active Directory
2 109 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (6.09%) XenApp
4 34 (2.59%) XenServer
5 32 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (2.06%) vSphere
7 17 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.14%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.91%) Xen
11 10 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (0.76%) UAG
12 7 (0.53%) NLBS
12 7 (0.53%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.53%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.30%) HDFS
14 3 (0.23%) vCloud
14 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (5.48%) SCCM
2 30 (2.28%) SCOM
3 19 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 12 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
4 12 (0.91%) WSUS
4 12 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 9 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.46%) WMI
7 6 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.38%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.30%) Oozie
9 4 (0.30%) Puppet
10 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 167 (12.72%) VMware
2 160 (12.19%) Citrix
3 120 (9.14%) Oracle
4 85 (6.47%) Cisco
5 51 (3.88%) HP
6 43 (3.27%) Lotus
7 42 (3.20%) IBM
8 27 (2.06%) Cognos
9 25 (1.90%) SAP
9 25 (1.90%) Apple
10 24 (1.83%) Symantec
11 22 (1.68%) Remedy
11 22 (1.68%) JBoss
12 21 (1.60%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.52%) Sybase
13 20 (1.52%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.45%) Wyse
14 19 (1.45%) EMC
14 19 (1.45%) LANDesk
15 18 (1.37%) Tableau
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