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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 4.27% 7.98% 11.31%
As % of the Vendors category 11.63% 23.75% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £650 £521
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £410 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £700 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.58 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
43 80 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 36.75% 33.61% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 70 75
Average daily rate £500 £525 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £370 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.58 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 October 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 October 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) MCITP
5 3 (21.43%) SCCM
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) XenApp
6 2 (14.29%) Lync
6 2 (14.29%) F5
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (14.29%) Lync
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) Extranet
2 1 (7.14%) 3G
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) RUP
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Process Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) F5
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Reuters
2 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
2 1 (7.14%) Fidessa
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) AppSense
2 1 (7.14%) VMware