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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 722 772 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.24% 10.91% 9.14%
As % of the Vendors category 26.54% 23.59% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 510 470
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 40
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £31.98 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
2720 3272 3360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.12% 46.24% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 2261 2272
Average daily rate £425 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 92 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £49.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 490 (35.98%) Windows
2 480 (35.24%) MS Excel
3 369 (27.09%) Finance
4 341 (25.04%) SQL Server
5 337 (24.74%) SQL
6 294 (21.59%) MS Office
7 268 (19.68%) Active Directory
8 249 (18.28%) Banking
9 244 (17.91%) .NET
10 213 (15.64%) C#
11 176 (12.92%) Citrix
11 176 (12.92%) VMware
12 164 (12.04%) Windows 7
13 160 (11.75%) ITIL
14 159 (11.67%) SharePoint
15 152 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 141 (10.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 138 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
17 138 (10.13%) MS Exchange
18 136 (9.99%) CRM
19 129 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
20 124 (9.10%) T-SQL
21 122 (8.96%) Oracle
22 119 (8.74%) Project Management
22 119 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 119 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 116 (8.52%) Migration
23 116 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
24 111 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
25 105 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 159 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 138 (10.13%) MS Exchange
3 63 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (3.45%) IIS
5 44 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 41 (3.01%) Lync
7 40 (2.94%) IBM Notes
8 38 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (2.13%) WebSphere
13 24 (1.76%) CMS
14 23 (1.69%) WebLogic
14 23 (1.69%) Tomcat
15 22 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
17 16 (1.17%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.81%) SAS
19 10 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 480 (35.24%) MS Excel
2 294 (21.59%) MS Office
3 88 (6.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 70 (5.14%) MS Project
5 62 (4.55%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.37%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.22%) InDesign
10 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.22%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.073%) FastStats
12 1 (0.073%) Stata
12 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 97 (7.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.88%) WebTrends
4 9 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.22%) ReMetrica
8 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.22%) 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 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.54%) Office 365
3 14 (1.03%) PaaS
4 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.37%) SaaS
5 5 (0.37%) IaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) Heroku
7 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.073%) GitHub
8 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.073%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.95%) SAN
2 61 (4.48%) DNS
3 48 (3.52%) Firewall
3 48 (3.52%) WAN
4 44 (3.23%) LAN
5 41 (3.01%) DHCP
6 36 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.98%) VPN
8 26 (1.91%) Intranet
9 23 (1.69%) Internet
9 23 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 23 (1.69%) NetScaler
10 18 (1.32%) VoIP
11 13 (0.95%) HTTP
12 11 (0.81%) Broadband
12 11 (0.81%) Wireless
13 10 (0.73%) BIG-IP
13 10 (0.73%) MPLS
14 9 (0.66%) Network Security
15 8 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (25.04%) SQL Server
2 141 (10.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 111 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 100 (7.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 84 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 34 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 29 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 23 (1.69%) MS Access
13 21 (1.54%) OLAP
14 20 (1.47%) QlikView
15 17 (1.25%) Big Data
16 16 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 15 (1.10%) Data Mining
18 14 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
19 13 (0.95%) Data Mart
19 13 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (4.33%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.98%) JIRA
4 19 (1.40%) Selenium
4 19 (1.40%) NUnit
4 19 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (1.17%) FitNesse
6 13 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.81%) Subversion
7 11 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 9 (0.66%) ERwin
9 8 (0.59%) MSTest
10 7 (0.51%) JUnit
10 7 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.51%) Bugzilla
10 7 (0.51%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 6 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 369 (27.09%) Finance
2 249 (18.28%) Banking
3 73 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 60 (4.41%) Legal
5 58 (4.26%) Advertising
6 49 (3.60%) Marketing
7 47 (3.45%) Retail
8 40 (2.94%) Telecoms
9 38 (2.79%) Law
10 26 (1.91%) Front Office
10 26 (1.91%) Back Office
11 20 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.88%) Games
13 11 (0.81%) Danish Language
13 11 (0.81%) Publishing
14 9 (0.66%) French Language
15 6 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.44%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (23.20%) Analyst
2 302 (22.17%) Developer
3 88 (6.46%) Architect
4 79 (5.80%) Consultant
5 76 (5.58%) Support Analyst
6 67 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 62 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 53 (3.89%) Administrator
9 50 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 49 (3.60%) C# Developer
10 49 (3.60%) Service Analyst
11 48 (3.52%) .NET Developer
12 46 (3.38%) SQL Developer
13 44 (3.23%) Support Engineer
14 43 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
15 40 (2.94%) Desktop Support
16 39 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
17 36 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
18 31 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 31 (2.28%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (17.91%) .NET
2 98 (7.20%) ASP.NET
3 77 (5.65%) HTML
4 68 (4.99%) .NET Framework
5 59 (4.33%) XML
6 58 (4.26%) Web Services
7 50 (3.67%) WCF
8 49 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (3.38%) CSS
10 42 (3.08%) jQuery
11 35 (2.57%) WPF
12 28 (2.06%) MDX
12 28 (2.06%) HTML5
13 22 (1.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (1.62%) Middleware
14 19 (1.40%) JSON
15 18 (1.32%) WinForms
16 17 (1.25%) XSLT
17 16 (1.17%) Ajax
17 16 (1.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.07%) Blackberry
3 31 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.98%) Clustering
5 22 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 22 (1.62%) Replication
6 20 (1.47%) Social Media
7 19 (1.40%) CMDB
7 19 (1.40%) NHS
8 18 (1.32%) User Experience
9 17 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.17%) iPhone
10 16 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.10%) Data Integration
12 14 (1.03%) iPad
12 14 (1.03%) Derivative
13 13 (0.95%) Statistics
13 13 (0.95%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 490 (35.98%) Windows
2 164 (12.04%) Windows 7
3 152 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (6.98%) Linux
6 79 (5.80%) Windows XP
7 50 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (3.01%) UNIX
9 26 (1.91%) Android
10 24 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.66%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.29%) AIX
16 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (11.75%) ITIL
2 138 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (9.99%) CRM
4 129 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
5 119 (8.74%) Project Management
6 116 (8.52%) Migration
7 65 (4.77%) ETL
8 64 (4.70%) PRINCE2
9 61 (4.48%) Data Modelling
9 61 (4.48%) MVC
9 61 (4.48%) TDD
10 47 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (3.38%) Workflow
12 44 (3.23%) Analytics
13 41 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (2.94%) Scrum
15 39 (2.86%) Asset Management
16 36 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
16 36 (2.64%) Service Management
17 35 (2.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (24.74%) SQL
2 213 (15.64%) C#
3 124 (9.10%) T-SQL
4 86 (6.31%) PowerShell
5 72 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 50 (3.67%) Java
7 44 (3.23%) C
8 42 (3.08%) VBA
9 36 (2.64%) VB
10 23 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.54%) VBScript
12 13 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 13 (0.95%) C++
13 9 (0.66%) Python
14 8 (0.59%) Perl
14 8 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.51%) XPath
16 4 (0.29%) Ruby
16 4 (0.29%) XAML
17 3 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 105 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (7.05%) Degree
3 55 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.08%) MCSE
5 29 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.06%) MCITP
7 24 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
8 23 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 21 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.47%) PMP
11 19 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (1.32%) MCSA
13 16 (1.17%) MCP
13 16 (1.17%) MCTS
14 15 (1.10%) ISEB
15 14 (1.03%) CCNA
15 14 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.95%) MOS
16 13 (0.95%) CCA
16 13 (0.95%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.89%) QA
2 30 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 25 (1.84%) SLA
4 12 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.22%) COBIT
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) Basel III
8 2 (0.15%) GPG13
9 1 (0.073%) EMIR
System Software
1 268 (19.68%) Active Directory
2 119 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (6.53%) XenApp
4 38 (2.79%) XenServer
5 35 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (2.13%) vSphere
7 23 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 18 (1.32%) VMware ESX
10 16 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.95%) Xen
12 12 (0.88%) UAG
13 11 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.51%) NLBS
14 7 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.44%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
17 4 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 79 (5.80%) SCCM
2 32 (2.35%) SCOM
3 22 (1.62%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.95%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.95%) WSUS
4 13 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
6 10 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (0.44%) WMI
11 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.29%) Oozie
12 4 (0.29%) Puppet
13 3 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 176 (12.92%) Citrix
1 176 (12.92%) VMware
2 122 (8.96%) Oracle
3 84 (6.17%) Cisco
4 55 (4.04%) HP
5 45 (3.30%) IBM
6 41 (3.01%) Lotus
7 27 (1.98%) Symantec
7 27 (1.98%) SAP
7 27 (1.98%) Cognos
8 25 (1.84%) JBoss
9 24 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.69%) EMC
11 22 (1.62%) Remedy
11 22 (1.62%) LANDesk
12 20 (1.47%) Apple
12 20 (1.47%) CheckPoint
12 20 (1.47%) Wyse
13 19 (1.40%) Tableau
14 18 (1.32%) Sybase
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 32 minutes ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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FPSG Connect
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
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Connectus
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per day
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Rate: £220 - £300 per day
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