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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 1.87% 5.21% 8.77%
As % of the Vendors category 5.56% 14.29% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
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 £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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
36 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 33.64% 36.46% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 57 36
Average daily rate £391 £520 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £373 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.62 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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
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 5 March 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 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Eikon
5 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (12.50%) WSUS
5 1 (12.50%) Legal

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eikon
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MBA
2 1 (12.50%) CFA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) AppSense
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Fidessa
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Lotus
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (12.50%) Reuters
1 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg