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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 11.11% 1.92% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 21.88% 5.71% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Average daily rate £325 - £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 Docklands, London region.

Vendors Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
32 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 50.79% 33.65% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 59
Average daily rate £525 £383 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £145 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.62 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Bloomberg
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
5 4 (21.05%) Lotus
5 4 (21.05%) Reuters
5 4 (21.05%) IBM Notes
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Unix
6 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.79%) LDAP
6 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) BladeLogic
6 3 (15.79%) Office 365
7 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (21.05%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Build Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Support
2 2 (10.53%) Market Data Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Release Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Software Configuration Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Software Manager
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.26%) Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Coaching
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
2 2 (10.53%) DevOps
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) SDLC
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) LINC
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Samba
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Bloomberg
2 4 (21.05%) Lotus
2 4 (21.05%) Reuters
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) EMC
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Unisys
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas