The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Docklands, London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 7.56% 5.19% 10.70%
As % of the Vendors category 17.31% 12.12% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 17
Average daily rate
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£380 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.32 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 99 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 43.70% 42.86% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 77 68
Average daily rate £475 £441 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £41.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) MSI
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (25.00%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) MCITP
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) Lotus
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (12.50%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Extranet
2 1 (6.25%) 3G
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Process Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Content Management
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) RUP
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCITP
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VCP5
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
2 2 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) CommVault
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg