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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 630 606 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.61% 10.14% 10.20%
As % of the Vendors category 27.28% 22.72% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 447 462
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 29
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 358 (30.34%) Windows
2 355 (30.08%) MS Excel
3 340 (28.81%) Finance
4 328 (27.80%) SQL Server
5 310 (26.27%) SQL
6 256 (21.69%) .NET
7 233 (19.75%) Active Directory
8 200 (16.95%) MS Office
9 197 (16.69%) C#
10 169 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
11 163 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
12 162 (13.73%) VMware
13 157 (13.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 147 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 145 (12.29%) CRM
16 138 (11.69%) Banking
17 127 (10.76%) MS Exchange
18 126 (10.68%) Dynamics CRM
19 120 (10.17%) SharePoint
19 120 (10.17%) T-SQL
20 117 (9.92%) ITIL
21 110 (9.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 109 (9.24%) Migration
23 108 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
23 108 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
24 106 (8.98%) JavaScript
24 106 (8.98%) Project Management
25 105 (8.90%) Cisco
25 105 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
26 99 (8.39%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 127 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 120 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.83%) Lync
4 45 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (3.56%) IIS
6 26 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (1.61%) CMS
11 13 (1.10%) Umbraco
12 12 (1.02%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.85%) SAS
14 10 (0.85%) Kentico
15 9 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.76%) JBoss
16 8 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 355 (30.08%) MS Excel
2 200 (16.95%) MS Office
3 72 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (5.17%) MS Visio
5 54 (4.58%) MS Project
6 14 (1.19%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) Maya
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.17%) InDesign
9 2 (0.17%) SPSS
9 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.085%) Mingle
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.085%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 126 (10.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (3.14%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) Summit
8 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.17%) Agresso
8 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.17%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.085%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.085%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.085%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.88%) Office 365
3 10 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.76%) Google Apps
4 9 (0.76%) SaaS
5 6 (0.51%) IaaS
6 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.42%) PaaS
7 3 (0.25%) Yammer
7 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.085%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.085%) Heroku
8 1 (0.085%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.68%) LAN
2 59 (5.00%) SAN
3 57 (4.83%) DNS
4 51 (4.32%) WAN
5 43 (3.64%) Firewall
6 42 (3.56%) DHCP
7 39 (3.31%) TCP/IP
8 35 (2.97%) VPN
9 21 (1.78%) NAS
10 19 (1.61%) VLAN
11 17 (1.44%) VoIP
12 16 (1.36%) Wireless
12 16 (1.36%) Internet
13 13 (1.10%) LDAP
14 12 (1.02%) HTTP
14 12 (1.02%) MPLS
15 11 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.85%) SMTP
16 10 (0.85%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 157 (13.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 147 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 110 (9.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 108 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 97 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 35 (2.97%) OLAP
10 34 (2.88%) QlikView
11 25 (2.12%) MS Access
12 20 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (1.36%) Big Data
14 15 (1.27%) MySQL
15 11 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
16 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.76%) Data Mining
18 8 (0.68%) DTS
18 8 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 51 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.10%) JIRA
4 11 (0.93%) SpecFlow
5 10 (0.85%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.51%) Subversion
9 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.42%) NUnit
9 5 (0.42%) Maven
9 5 (0.42%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.42%) Selenium
9 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.34%) MSTest
10 4 (0.34%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 340 (28.81%) Finance
2 138 (11.69%) Banking
3 61 (5.17%) Advertising
4 47 (3.98%) Retail
4 47 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.90%) Legal
6 34 (2.88%) Front Office
7 30 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.37%) Marketing
9 24 (2.03%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.78%) Law
11 12 (1.02%) Back Office
12 11 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.85%) Billing
14 7 (0.59%) Publishing
14 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.51%) Games
16 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.42%) French Language
17 4 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 279 (23.64%) Developer
2 261 (22.12%) Analyst
3 97 (8.22%) Architect
4 78 (6.61%) Consultant
5 69 (5.85%) Business Analyst
6 61 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 54 (4.58%) Project Manager
8 45 (3.81%) SQL Developer
9 44 (3.73%) .NET Developer
10 42 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
11 39 (3.31%) CRM Developer
12 36 (3.05%) Service Analyst
12 36 (3.05%) Support Analyst
13 35 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
14 34 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 33 (2.80%) Microsoft Developer
16 32 (2.71%) Business Developer
17 30 (2.54%) Senior Developer
18 28 (2.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (21.69%) .NET
2 99 (8.39%) ASP.NET
3 69 (5.85%) .NET Framework
4 63 (5.34%) HTML
5 58 (4.92%) WCF
6 53 (4.49%) CSS
7 50 (4.24%) jQuery
7 50 (4.24%) XML
8 46 (3.90%) Web Services
9 44 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (2.88%) Entity Framework
11 29 (2.46%) MDX
11 29 (2.46%) LINQ
12 25 (2.12%) HTML5
13 21 (1.78%) SOAP
13 21 (1.78%) CSS3
14 20 (1.69%) Ajax
15 19 (1.61%) Middleware
15 19 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (1.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.07%) Blackberry
3 44 (3.73%) NHS
4 39 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.22%) Clustering
6 24 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.86%) Replication
8 21 (1.78%) Visualisation
8 21 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.27%) iPhone
12 14 (1.19%) Thin Client
12 14 (1.19%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.10%) Derivative
13 13 (1.10%) Open Source
13 13 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.93%) Kindle
16 10 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 358 (30.34%) Windows
2 108 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (8.14%) Windows 7
4 71 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (5.25%) Linux
7 50 (4.24%) Windows XP
8 24 (2.03%) UNIX
9 23 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.86%) Android
11 19 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.02%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.76%) Debian
15 8 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
18 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
3 145 (12.29%) CRM
4 117 (9.92%) ITIL
5 109 (9.24%) Migration
6 106 (8.98%) Project Management
7 73 (6.19%) ETL
8 64 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (5.25%) Scrum
10 55 (4.66%) MVC
11 54 (4.58%) TDD
11 54 (4.58%) Business Analysis
12 46 (3.90%) PRINCE2
13 45 (3.81%) Data Modelling
14 41 (3.47%) Service Management
15 37 (3.14%) OO
16 36 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (2.88%) Change Management
18 32 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
19 31 (2.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 310 (26.27%) SQL
2 197 (16.69%) C#
3 120 (10.17%) T-SQL
4 106 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 51 (4.32%) VBA
6 45 (3.81%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.05%) Java
8 22 (1.86%) C
9 21 (1.78%) VB
10 17 (1.44%) VBScript
11 11 (0.93%) Python
12 10 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.85%) Perl
13 9 (0.76%) PHP
14 8 (0.68%) C++
15 7 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.59%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.42%) R
16 5 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 91 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (5.76%) Degree
3 51 (4.32%) MCSE
4 49 (4.15%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.95%) MCSA
6 19 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.36%) MCITP
8 14 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (1.02%) CCNA
11 11 (0.93%) MCP
12 10 (0.85%) MCT
12 10 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.76%) MOS
13 9 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.68%) MCTS
15 7 (0.59%) CISSP
15 7 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.54%) QA
2 19 (1.61%) SLA
3 14 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 12 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.085%) Basel III
9 1 (0.085%) COBIT
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 233 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 97 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.07%) vSphere
4 38 (3.22%) XenApp
5 26 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.93%) VMware Server
9 9 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.68%) Xen
10 8 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.34%) NLBS
11 4 (0.34%) UAG
11 4 (0.34%) vCloud
12 3 (0.25%) Docker
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (3.39%) SCCM
2 13 (1.10%) SCOM
3 11 (0.93%) Puppet
4 9 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.59%) WSUS
7 6 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.42%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 162 (13.73%) VMware
2 105 (8.90%) Cisco
3 98 (8.31%) Citrix
4 83 (7.03%) Oracle
5 47 (3.98%) HP
6 36 (3.05%) IBM
7 29 (2.46%) Remedy
8 28 (2.37%) Cognos
9 26 (2.20%) SAP
9 26 (2.20%) Apple
10 25 (2.12%) Tableau
11 18 (1.53%) Bloomberg
12 16 (1.36%) Symantec
13 15 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.19%) NetApp
15 13 (1.10%) EMC
15 13 (1.10%) Lotus
15 13 (1.10%) BMC
15 13 (1.10%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.02%) Dell
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