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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / City of London
Rank 13 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 307 301 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.50% 9.83% 10.54%
As % of the Vendors category 24.19% 24.61% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 232 406
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.25 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.00 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
1269 1223 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.41% 39.93% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 898 1598
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 51
Median hourly rate £55.00 £22.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+149.34% +22.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 238 (34.69%) Finance
2 200 (29.15%) SQL Server
3 191 (27.84%) Windows
4 173 (25.22%) SQL
5 172 (25.07%) MS Excel
6 150 (21.87%) .NET
7 142 (20.70%) C#
8 134 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
9 125 (18.22%) MS Office
10 119 (17.35%) Active Directory
11 113 (16.47%) Banking
12 106 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
13 105 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 97 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
15 94 (13.70%) CRM
16 87 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM
17 82 (11.95%) SharePoint
18 78 (11.37%) Migration
19 69 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 65 (9.48%) ITIL
21 63 (9.18%) TDD
21 63 (9.18%) VMware
22 62 (9.04%) Web Services
22 62 (9.04%) PowerShell
23 58 (8.45%) ASP.NET
24 57 (8.31%) Scrum
25 56 (8.16%) Cisco
26 55 (8.02%) Windows Server
27 54 (7.87%) Office 365
28 52 (7.58%) Windows 7

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (11.95%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 35 (5.10%) IIS
4 31 (4.52%) Skype for Business
5 22 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.02%) CMS
11 6 (0.87%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.87%) SAS
12 5 (0.73%) Confluence
12 5 (0.73%) FileNet
13 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.44%) Apache
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 172 (25.07%) MS Excel
2 125 (18.22%) MS Office
3 37 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.33%) MS Project
6 6 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.58%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.44%) SPSS
10 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 87 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (4.66%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.29%) Relativity
5 2 (0.29%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 106 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (7.87%) Office 365
3 32 (4.66%) IaaS
4 28 (4.08%) PaaS
5 21 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.73%) GitHub
8 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.58%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.58%) SaaS
8 4 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.58%) Yammer
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Akamai
10 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.66%) DNS
2 29 (4.23%) Firewall
3 24 (3.50%) SAN
4 21 (3.06%) DHCP
5 20 (2.92%) Skype
5 20 (2.92%) VPN
6 18 (2.62%) WAN
7 17 (2.48%) LAN
8 16 (2.33%) SSL
9 13 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (1.75%) ISDN
11 10 (1.46%) Internet
11 10 (1.46%) LDAP
11 10 (1.46%) Unified Communications
11 10 (1.46%) VoIP
12 9 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.02%) HTTP
13 7 (1.02%) IPsec
13 7 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 105 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.19%) Power BI
9 13 (1.90%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.60%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.46%) Big Data
12 10 (1.46%) MS Access
13 9 (1.31%) MySQL
13 9 (1.31%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.31%) QlikView
14 6 (0.87%) OLAP
15 5 (0.73%) DTS
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 49 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.25%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.79%) JIRA
4 13 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.60%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.46%) Subversion
7 9 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.17%) Selenium
9 7 (1.02%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.73%) NUnit
12 4 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.58%) MSTest
13 3 (0.44%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.44%) MSI
14 2 (0.29%) JUnit
14 2 (0.29%) TestDirector
General
1 238 (34.69%) Finance
2 113 (16.47%) Banking
3 31 (4.52%) Advertising
4 27 (3.94%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.94%) Retail
5 21 (3.06%) Legal
6 20 (2.92%) Back Office
6 20 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.48%) Front Office
8 16 (2.33%) Marketing
9 9 (1.31%) Law
9 9 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.17%) Publishing
11 7 (1.02%) Games
12 5 (0.73%) Billing
12 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 192 (27.99%) Developer
2 134 (19.53%) Analyst
3 63 (9.18%) Architect
4 51 (7.43%) Microsoft Developer
5 38 (5.54%) Consultant
6 35 (5.10%) SQL Developer
7 33 (4.81%) Administrator
7 33 (4.81%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 30 (4.37%) .NET Developer
10 29 (4.23%) CRM Developer
10 29 (4.23%) Support Engineer
11 27 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
12 25 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 25 (3.64%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.21%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 22 (3.21%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.06%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (21.87%) .NET
2 62 (9.04%) Web Services
3 58 (8.45%) ASP.NET
4 43 (6.27%) HTML
5 37 (5.39%) WCF
6 31 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (4.23%) CSS
8 28 (4.08%) .NET Framework
9 26 (3.79%) AngularJS
10 23 (3.35%) jQuery
11 21 (3.06%) XML
12 20 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (2.48%) Entity Framework
14 11 (1.60%) HTML5
14 11 (1.60%) Middleware
14 11 (1.60%) REST
14 11 (1.60%) WPF
15 8 (1.17%) LINQ
15 8 (1.17%) RESTful
16 7 (1.02%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.06%) Fixed Income
4 20 (2.92%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.04%) Replication
7 13 (1.90%) Clustering
7 13 (1.90%) Equities
7 13 (1.90%) iPad
8 11 (1.60%) PKI
8 11 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.46%) User Experience
10 9 (1.31%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.17%) NHS
11 8 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.17%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.02%) Data Conversion
13 6 (0.87%) iPhone
13 6 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 191 (27.84%) Windows
2 55 (8.02%) Windows Server
3 52 (7.58%) Windows 7
4 45 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (5.10%) Linux
7 26 (3.79%) Windows 10
8 24 (3.50%) Unix
9 18 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.19%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.04%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.17%) Android
13 7 (1.02%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.44%) CentOS
16 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
3 94 (13.70%) CRM
4 78 (11.37%) Migration
5 65 (9.48%) ITIL
6 63 (9.18%) TDD
7 57 (8.31%) Scrum
8 49 (7.14%) MVC
9 41 (5.98%) Project Management
10 40 (5.83%) ETL
11 39 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (5.10%) ERP
13 34 (4.96%) DevOps
14 33 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (4.52%) Data Modelling
16 25 (3.64%) Business Analysis
17 24 (3.50%) Change Management
18 23 (3.35%) Data Migration
18 23 (3.35%) SDLC
19 21 (3.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 173 (25.22%) SQL
2 142 (20.70%) C#
3 62 (9.04%) PowerShell
4 51 (7.43%) T-SQL
5 47 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.64%) Java
7 17 (2.48%) VBA
8 11 (1.60%) Perl
9 10 (1.46%) Python
9 10 (1.46%) VB
10 8 (1.17%) C
11 7 (1.02%) PHP
12 6 (0.87%) Ruby
13 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.73%) XAML
14 4 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.44%) Scala
15 3 (0.44%) VB6
15 3 (0.44%) VBScript
16 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (5.25%) Degree
2 33 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.33%) MCSE
6 12 (1.75%) CCNA
7 10 (1.46%) MCP
8 8 (1.17%) ISEB
8 8 (1.17%) MCITP
9 7 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.73%) ACCA
10 5 (0.73%) CIMA
10 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.73%) MCSA
11 4 (0.58%) CISSP
11 4 (0.58%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.58%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.75%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.17%) SLA
3 8 (1.17%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.87%) COBIT
5 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.44%) MiFID
7 2 (0.29%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) DICOM
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) FINREP
8 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 119 (17.35%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.04%) XenApp
5 13 (1.90%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.73%) Docker
9 5 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.58%) vSphere
11 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.29%) Firmware
12 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (4.52%) SCCM
2 11 (1.60%) SCOM
3 10 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.31%) Puppet
5 8 (1.17%) Ansible
5 8 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.73%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.73%) WSUS
7 4 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.58%) SCSM
8 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.44%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 63 (9.18%) VMware
2 56 (8.16%) Cisco
3 46 (6.71%) Oracle
4 42 (6.12%) Citrix
5 17 (2.48%) HP
6 16 (2.33%) Apple
6 16 (2.33%) SAP
6 16 (2.33%) Symantec
7 15 (2.19%) CheckPoint
7 15 (2.19%) IBM
8 12 (1.75%) Tableau
9 11 (1.60%) Teradata
10 9 (1.31%) Cognos
10 9 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.31%) Remedy
11 8 (1.17%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.02%) Adobe
12 7 (1.02%) Splunk
13 6 (0.87%) 3PAR
13 6 (0.87%) Netezza
City of London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £442.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago