The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2279 2231 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.22% 9.21% 10.20%
As % of the Vendors category 22.89% 20.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1500 1431
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 100 107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.50 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9955 10776 10096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.63% 44.49% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6446 6988 6386
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 218 251
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.75 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 624 £400 +6.66% 340
Croydon +1 39 £350 -15.66% 4
Uxbridge +10 24 £353 -3.94% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 £147 -52.89% 8
Bromley +7 7 £275 -52.17% 1
Canary Wharf -5 7 £488 +87.50%
Feltham 0 6 £199 -64.55% 2
Docklands, London +1 5 £481 -6.09%
Chiswick +11 3 - -
Hounslow 0 3 £293 +80.00% 2
Ealing -2 3 £180 -40.00%
Brentford -5 3 £375 +47.05% 4
Enfield - 3 £388 - 2
Mayfair - 3 £225 -
Hammersmith -3 2 £299 -14.64% 2
Hillingdon - 2 £135 -
Romford +2 1 £100 - 3
West Drayton +1 1 £210 -55.78% 1
Barnet -2 1 - - 1
Twickenham -8 1 - - 1
Sidcup - 1 £370 -
Teddington - 1 £325 - 1
Southwark - 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 2
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Pinner - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1493 (34.46%) Windows
2 1462 (33.74%) MS Excel
3 1120 (25.85%) SQL Server
4 1090 (25.16%) SQL
5 1043 (24.07%) Finance
6 993 (22.92%) MS Office
7 939 (21.67%) .NET
8 898 (20.72%) Active Directory
9 750 (17.31%) C#
10 650 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 598 (13.80%) VMware
12 596 (13.75%) ITIL
13 530 (12.23%) SharePoint
14 469 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 468 (10.80%) Banking
16 462 (10.66%) Windows 7
17 452 (10.43%) Project Management
18 440 (10.15%) CRM
19 426 (9.83%) Citrix
20 411 (9.49%) MS Exchange
20 411 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 409 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
22 406 (9.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 399 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
24 388 (8.95%) JavaScript
25 375 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
26 352 (8.12%) ASP.NET
27 351 (8.10%) Migration
28 345 (7.96%) Oracle
29 338 (7.80%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 530 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 411 (9.49%) MS Exchange
3 227 (5.24%) IIS
4 177 (4.08%) Lync
5 173 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 90 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 86 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 83 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 77 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
11 72 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 67 (1.55%) CMS
13 55 (1.27%) IBM Notes
14 45 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
15 33 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
16 30 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
16 30 (0.69%) Apache
17 27 (0.62%) SAS
18 26 (0.60%) Tomcat
18 26 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1462 (33.74%) MS Excel
2 993 (22.92%) MS Office
3 305 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 253 (5.84%) MS Project
5 240 (5.54%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.58%) PowerPivot
8 23 (0.53%) Photoshop
9 17 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 17 (0.39%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.23%) SPSS
12 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.092%) ProjectWise
13 4 (0.092%) Mingle
13 4 (0.092%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.069%) Maya
14 3 (0.069%) InDesign
14 3 (0.069%) Revit
14 3 (0.069%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 323 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 42 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
5 37 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.18%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.16%) Agresso
8 7 (0.16%) Primavera
8 7 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.14%) CA PPM
9 6 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.12%) Magento
11 4 (0.092%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.092%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 174 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (3.46%) Office 365
3 74 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (0.81%) PaaS
5 30 (0.69%) SaaS
6 29 (0.67%) IaaS
7 23 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.42%) Google Apps
9 12 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.14%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.12%) Trello
12 5 (0.12%) Yammer
12 5 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.069%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.069%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.069%) Force.com
15 2 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 243 (5.61%) DNS
2 217 (5.01%) Firewall
3 216 (4.98%) SAN
4 198 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 189 (4.36%) LAN
6 182 (4.20%) VPN
7 163 (3.76%) WAN
8 157 (3.62%) DHCP
9 98 (2.26%) NAS
10 93 (2.15%) Internet
11 71 (1.64%) VLAN
12 70 (1.62%) LDAP
13 68 (1.57%) NetScaler
14 67 (1.55%) HTTP
15 64 (1.48%) VoIP
16 59 (1.36%) SSL
17 57 (1.32%) Wireless
18 54 (1.25%) Network Security
19 49 (1.13%) Intranet
20 48 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1120 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 411 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 406 (9.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 323 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 259 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
6 237 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 185 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 140 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 93 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 93 (2.15%) OLAP
10 74 (1.71%) MS Access
11 69 (1.59%) MySQL
12 65 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 64 (1.48%) QlikView
14 52 (1.20%) Big Data
15 48 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 40 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 37 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
18 34 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
19 33 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 212 (4.89%) Visual Studio
2 183 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (1.59%) NUnit
4 68 (1.57%) JIRA
5 51 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 50 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 45 (1.04%) Subversion
8 43 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 39 (0.90%) Selenium
10 38 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 28 (0.65%) Maven
11 28 (0.65%) MSI
12 26 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 24 (0.55%) JUnit
14 21 (0.48%) MSTest
15 20 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
17 16 (0.37%) Cucumber
18 15 (0.35%) Moq
19 11 (0.25%) MSBuild
General
1 1043 (24.07%) Finance
2 468 (10.80%) Banking
3 196 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 185 (4.27%) Retail
5 134 (3.09%) Legal
6 127 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 109 (2.52%) Marketing
8 104 (2.40%) Front Office
9 98 (2.26%) Law
10 95 (2.19%) Advertising
11 60 (1.38%) Back Office
12 49 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.60%) Publishing
15 25 (0.58%) French Language
16 24 (0.55%) Billing
17 22 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.39%) Local Government
19 13 (0.30%) Games
19 13 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 949 (21.90%) Developer
2 883 (20.38%) Analyst
3 302 (6.97%) Architect
4 283 (6.53%) Consultant
5 220 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 202 (4.66%) Business Analyst
7 195 (4.50%) Support Engineer
8 192 (4.43%) .NET Developer
9 183 (4.22%) Support Analyst
10 148 (3.42%) C# Developer
11 140 (3.23%) Desktop Support
12 130 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 130 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 125 (2.88%) Service Analyst
13 125 (2.88%) Senior Developer
14 118 (2.72%) SQL Developer
15 117 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
15 117 (2.70%) Administrator
16 111 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
17 100 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 939 (21.67%) .NET
2 352 (8.12%) ASP.NET
3 318 (7.34%) HTML
4 248 (5.72%) XML
5 241 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 229 (5.29%) Web Services
7 218 (5.03%) CSS
8 172 (3.97%) WCF
9 169 (3.90%) jQuery
10 130 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 108 (2.49%) HTML5
12 101 (2.33%) Entity Framework
13 100 (2.31%) SOAP
14 84 (1.94%) WPF
15 75 (1.73%) AngularJS
16 69 (1.59%) Ajax
17 68 (1.57%) LINQ
18 65 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 64 (1.48%) REST
20 58 (1.34%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 399 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 160 (3.69%) Blackberry
4 115 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 112 (2.58%) Clustering
6 109 (2.52%) NHS
7 71 (1.64%) Fixed Income
8 64 (1.48%) Open Source
9 61 (1.41%) Replication
10 60 (1.38%) User Experience
11 57 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 53 (1.22%) Derivative
13 51 (1.18%) Visualisation
14 46 (1.06%) CMDB
15 44 (1.02%) Fat Client
15 44 (1.02%) Thin Client
15 44 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
16 41 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 38 (0.88%) Data Integration
17 38 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1493 (34.46%) Windows
2 469 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 462 (10.66%) Windows 7
4 303 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 275 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 223 (5.15%) Linux
7 199 (4.59%) Windows XP
8 132 (3.05%) UNIX
9 125 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 88 (2.03%) Android
11 59 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 54 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 49 (1.13%) Windows Vista
14 45 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (0.72%) Solaris
16 30 (0.69%) CentOS
17 28 (0.65%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
19 20 (0.46%) Windows 2000
20 19 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (13.75%) ITIL
3 452 (10.43%) Project Management
4 440 (10.15%) CRM
5 409 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 351 (8.10%) Migration
7 288 (6.65%) Scrum
8 227 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 216 (4.98%) ETL
10 209 (4.82%) PRINCE2
11 206 (4.75%) TDD
11 206 (4.75%) MVC
12 184 (4.25%) Change Management
13 165 (3.81%) OO
14 164 (3.78%) Business Analysis
15 155 (3.58%) Data Modelling
16 154 (3.55%) Analytics
17 148 (3.42%) Service Management
18 136 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1090 (25.16%) SQL
2 750 (17.31%) C#
3 388 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 328 (7.57%) T-SQL
5 232 (5.35%) PowerShell
6 226 (5.22%) Java
7 137 (3.16%) VBA
8 104 (2.40%) VB
9 76 (1.75%) VBScript
10 65 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 65 (1.50%) Python
11 63 (1.45%) C
12 61 (1.41%) C++
13 56 (1.29%) Ruby
14 46 (1.06%) Perl
15 43 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 41 (0.95%) Bash Shell
17 40 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.53%) PHP
19 15 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 330 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 319 (7.36%) Degree
3 260 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 173 (3.99%) SC Cleared
5 160 (3.69%) MCSE
6 100 (2.31%) MCITP
7 94 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (1.78%) MCP
9 65 (1.50%) CCNA
10 58 (1.34%) ISEB
10 58 (1.34%) MCSA
11 54 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 53 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 50 (1.15%) PMI Certification
14 44 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (0.90%) PMP
15 39 (0.90%) A+ Certification
16 37 (0.85%) ISTQB
16 37 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 35 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.16%) SLA
2 118 (2.72%) QA
3 27 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.28%) COBIT
7 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.21%) EMIR
9 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.12%) HL7
11 4 (0.092%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.092%) MiFID
11 4 (0.092%) COREP
12 3 (0.069%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.069%) Basel II
12 3 (0.069%) GAAP
12 3 (0.069%) FATCA
13 2 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 898 (20.72%) Active Directory
2 375 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 159 (3.67%) XenApp
5 148 (3.42%) vSphere
6 82 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 76 (1.75%) VMware ESX
8 62 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 53 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.72%) Xen
11 26 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 26 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (0.39%) vCloud
14 15 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (0.35%) NFS
14 15 (0.35%) XenServer
15 13 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 219 (5.05%) SCCM
2 82 (1.89%) SCOM
3 45 (1.04%) Puppet
4 44 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.67%) WSUS
7 28 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 27 (0.62%) EdgeSight
9 26 (0.60%) HP SIM
10 23 (0.53%) Ansible
11 22 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 21 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 19 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
13 19 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 18 (0.42%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.37%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
17 11 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
18 10 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 598 (13.80%) VMware
2 426 (9.83%) Citrix
3 345 (7.96%) Oracle
4 338 (7.80%) Cisco
5 240 (5.54%) HP
6 119 (2.75%) IBM
7 93 (2.15%) SAP
7 93 (2.15%) Apple
8 90 (2.08%) NetApp
9 86 (1.98%) Dell
10 74 (1.71%) Tableau
11 71 (1.64%) Remedy
12 65 (1.50%) Symantec
13 59 (1.36%) EMC
14 58 (1.34%) Lotus
14 58 (1.34%) ServiceNow
15 55 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
16 54 (1.25%) Bloomberg
17 52 (1.20%) Adobe
18 51 (1.18%) F5
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