The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 8.18% 5.30% 7.79%
As % of the Vendors category 17.31% 14.29% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £160 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Vendors Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 47.27% 37.12% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 53
Average daily rate £450 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £410 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.40% -
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 Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Docklands, London region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Docklands, London region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) JProfiler
2 1 (9.09%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) JSP
1 1 (9.09%) Servlets
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
1 1 (9.09%) JSTL
1 1 (9.09%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
1 2 (18.18%) Validation
1 2 (18.18%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ACCA
2 1 (9.09%) MCT
2 1 (9.09%) CIMA
2 1 (9.09%) MBA
2 1 (9.09%) CFA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Sun
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco