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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2577 2502 2412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.52% 9.95% 9.34%
As % of the Vendors category 22.93% 21.55% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1592 1456
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £206 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 114 138
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £26.00 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
11240 11609 11761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.89% 46.19% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7272 7557 7142
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 334
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 715 £388 -0.06% 322
Croydon -2 38 £400 +36.75% 11
Uxbridge +3 33 £475 +1.33% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +1 15 £319 -17.73% 4
Canary Wharf +14 11 £400 -9.50%
Feltham +6 6 £240 -42.16%
Bromley -1 6 £260 -50.47% 1
Chessington 0 5 £155 -62.98%
Docklands, London -1 5 £380 -21.24%
Brentford - 5 £328 -
Harrow +3 3 £125 -67.74% 3
Greenwich 0 3 £382 - 1
Twickenham -1 3 £305 +45.23%
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Paddington +9 2 £180 -40.00%
Hounslow +3 2 - - 2
Hayes -7 2 - - 4
Carshalton - 2 - -
Ilford - 2 - -
Orpington 0 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 £275 - 2
Ealing -2 1 £225 -55.00% 2
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Southwark - 1 £160 -
West Drayton - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £413 - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 -
South Croydon - 1 £340 -
Enfield - 1 £400 - 3
Erith - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Welling - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1891 (37.93%) Windows
2 1748 (35.06%) MS Excel
3 1153 (23.12%) SQL Server
4 1133 (22.72%) Finance
5 1100 (22.06%) SQL
6 1065 (21.36%) Active Directory
7 1063 (21.32%) MS Office
8 976 (19.57%) .NET
9 746 (14.96%) C#
10 718 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
11 686 (13.76%) Windows 7
12 652 (13.08%) ITIL
13 633 (12.70%) SharePoint
14 607 (12.17%) VMware
15 600 (12.03%) Banking
16 564 (11.31%) MS Exchange
17 536 (10.75%) Citrix
18 510 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
19 496 (9.95%) Project Management
20 465 (9.33%) Oracle
21 461 (9.25%) CRM
22 444 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
23 425 (8.52%) Migration
24 420 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
25 411 (8.24%) ASP.NET
26 395 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 392 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
27 392 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
28 388 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 385 (7.72%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 633 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 564 (11.31%) MS Exchange
3 286 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 237 (4.75%) IIS
5 218 (4.37%) Lync
6 179 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 155 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 132 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
9 119 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 114 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 101 (2.03%) IBM Notes
12 100 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
13 85 (1.70%) CMS
14 77 (1.54%) WebSphere
15 74 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
16 68 (1.36%) Tomcat
17 45 (0.90%) Apache
18 40 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
19 38 (0.76%) WebLogic
20 36 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1748 (35.06%) MS Excel
2 1063 (21.32%) MS Office
3 318 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 305 (6.12%) MS Project
5 214 (4.29%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 24 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.32%) InfoPath
11 14 (0.28%) SPSS
12 12 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.22%) InDesign
14 10 (0.20%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.20%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.14%) RoboHelp
15 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.12%) Stata
16 6 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 339 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.38%) WebTrends
7 17 (0.34%) assyst
8 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
10 10 (0.20%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
13 7 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 7 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 6 (0.12%) Eikon
14 6 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 6 (0.12%) ION MarketView
14 6 (0.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 174 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (2.53%) Office 365
3 58 (1.16%) PaaS
4 32 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.56%) SaaS
7 19 (0.38%) IaaS
8 17 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.12%) GitHub
10 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.080%) MailChimp
13 3 (0.060%) Heroku
14 1 (0.020%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.020%) Force.com
14 1 (0.020%) Taleo
14 1 (0.020%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 300 (6.02%) DNS
2 278 (5.58%) Firewall
3 258 (5.17%) SAN
4 214 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 202 (4.05%) DHCP
6 191 (3.83%) LAN
7 188 (3.77%) WAN
8 161 (3.23%) VPN
9 125 (2.51%) Internet
10 109 (2.19%) Intranet
11 76 (1.52%) Wireless
12 68 (1.36%) HTTP
13 64 (1.28%) Unified Communications
14 61 (1.22%) VLAN
15 60 (1.20%) NetScaler
15 60 (1.20%) VoIP
16 51 (1.02%) NAS
17 50 (1.00%) SSL
18 49 (0.98%) FTP
19 45 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1153 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 395 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 392 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 388 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 273 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 247 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
7 139 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 136 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 116 (2.33%) Relational Database
10 104 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 90 (1.81%) MS Access
12 69 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 66 (1.32%) QlikView
14 59 (1.18%) OLAP
15 46 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (0.88%) MySQL
16 44 (0.88%) Data Mining
16 44 (0.88%) Hadoop
16 44 (0.88%) Big Data
17 42 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 232 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 221 (4.43%) Visual Studio
3 78 (1.56%) JIRA
4 74 (1.48%) NUnit
5 59 (1.18%) Subversion
6 52 (1.04%) SpecFlow
7 51 (1.02%) Selenium
8 47 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 46 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 41 (0.82%) MSI
11 38 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
12 35 (0.70%) Git (software)
12 35 (0.70%) Jenkins
13 31 (0.62%) FitNesse
14 30 (0.60%) MSTest
15 26 (0.52%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 21 (0.42%) JUnit
17 21 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
18 20 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 1133 (22.72%) Finance
2 600 (12.03%) Banking
3 199 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 184 (3.69%) Retail
5 161 (3.23%) Legal
6 147 (2.95%) Marketing
7 128 (2.57%) Law
8 127 (2.55%) Advertising
9 103 (2.07%) Telecoms
10 102 (2.05%) Front Office
11 91 (1.83%) Back Office
12 90 (1.81%) Financial Institution
13 59 (1.18%) Publishing
14 46 (0.92%) French Language
15 42 (0.84%) Games
16 38 (0.76%) Manufacturing
17 27 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.36%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.34%) Retail Banking
20 16 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1109 (22.24%) Analyst
2 1031 (20.68%) Developer
3 335 (6.72%) Architect
4 332 (6.66%) Consultant
5 269 (5.40%) Support Analyst
6 264 (5.29%) Project Manager
7 243 (4.87%) .NET Developer
8 207 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 207 (4.15%) Support Engineer
9 196 (3.93%) Service Analyst
10 194 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 190 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 163 (3.27%) Desktop Support
13 154 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 140 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
15 127 (2.55%) Administrator
16 117 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
16 117 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
17 116 (2.33%) Microsoft Developer
18 113 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (19.57%) .NET
2 411 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 383 (7.68%) HTML
4 260 (5.21%) WCF
5 252 (5.05%) CSS
6 248 (4.97%) Web Services
7 245 (4.91%) .NET Framework
8 220 (4.41%) XML
9 201 (4.03%) jQuery
10 197 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 174 (3.49%) HTML5
12 119 (2.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 117 (2.35%) Ajax
13 117 (2.35%) Middleware
14 98 (1.97%) WPF
15 65 (1.30%) MDX
15 65 (1.30%) JSP
16 64 (1.28%) AngularJS
17 61 (1.22%) XSLT
17 61 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 444 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 167 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 119 (2.39%) Clustering
5 99 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 85 (1.70%) NHS
7 71 (1.42%) Replication
8 64 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 63 (1.26%) User Experience
10 60 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 60 (1.20%) Thin Client
10 60 (1.20%) Fixed Income
10 60 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 58 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 50 (1.00%) Visualisation
13 49 (0.98%) Derivative
14 42 (0.84%) Open Source
14 42 (0.84%) Statistics
15 39 (0.78%) Data Integration
15 39 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1891 (37.93%) Windows
2 686 (13.76%) Windows 7
3 510 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 352 (7.06%) Windows XP
4 352 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 287 (5.76%) Linux
6 214 (4.29%) UNIX
7 195 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 114 (2.29%) Windows 8
9 85 (1.70%) Android
10 72 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (1.36%) Windows Vista
12 61 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 56 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 53 (1.06%) Solaris
15 31 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.36%) AIX
18 13 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (13.08%) ITIL
3 496 (9.95%) Project Management
4 461 (9.25%) CRM
5 425 (8.52%) Migration
6 363 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
7 324 (6.50%) MVC
8 287 (5.76%) PRINCE2
9 261 (5.23%) TDD
10 237 (4.75%) Scrum
11 207 (4.15%) Workflow
12 198 (3.97%) OO
13 194 (3.89%) Change Management
14 173 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
15 164 (3.29%) Service Management
15 164 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 158 (3.17%) ETL
17 150 (3.01%) Data Modelling
18 140 (2.81%) Analytics
19 139 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1100 (22.06%) SQL
2 746 (14.96%) C#
3 385 (7.72%) JavaScript
4 300 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 279 (5.60%) T-SQL
6 234 (4.69%) Java
7 126 (2.53%) VBA
8 120 (2.41%) VB
9 104 (2.09%) C
10 84 (1.68%) VBScript
11 72 (1.44%) Perl
12 68 (1.36%) C++
13 66 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 65 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 63 (1.26%) Python
16 50 (1.00%) VB.NET
17 38 (0.76%) Ruby
18 28 (0.56%) PHP
19 22 (0.44%) XAML
20 20 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 420 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 373 (7.48%) Degree
3 218 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 188 (3.77%) MCSE
5 167 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 111 (2.23%) MCP
7 107 (2.15%) MCITP
8 92 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (1.42%) CCNA
10 68 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 67 (1.34%) MCSA
12 64 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 64 (1.28%) ISEB
13 56 (1.12%) MCTS
14 50 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
14 50 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 49 (0.98%) DV Cleared
16 46 (0.92%) PMP
16 46 (0.92%) CISSP
17 39 (0.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.41%) QA
2 164 (3.29%) SLA
3 35 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 34 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.22%) P3O
9 6 (0.12%) GPG13
10 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.10%) Basel III
10 5 (0.10%) COBIT
11 4 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.060%) Basel II
12 3 (0.060%) BS7666
12 3 (0.060%) EMIR
13 2 (0.040%) GxP
14 1 (0.020%) TickIT
14 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.020%) HL7
System Software
1 1065 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 392 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (4.37%) XenApp
4 140 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 118 (2.37%) vSphere
6 85 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 85 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 65 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 60 (1.20%) XenServer
9 42 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (0.80%) Xen
11 31 (0.62%) Terminal Services
12 29 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
12 29 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 24 (0.48%) UAG
14 23 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
15 21 (0.42%) NFS
16 20 (0.40%) ISA Server
17 17 (0.34%) NLBS
18 16 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 297 (5.96%) SCCM
2 112 (2.25%) SCOM
3 59 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 53 (1.06%) WSUS
5 45 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 43 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 36 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 33 (0.66%) Puppet
9 31 (0.62%) Control-M
10 30 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 29 (0.58%) Nagios
12 28 (0.56%) SCOrch
13 26 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
14 25 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 23 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 19 (0.38%) Data Guard
17 18 (0.36%) WMI
18 17 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
19 16 (0.32%) HP SIM
20 15 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 607 (12.17%) VMware
2 536 (10.75%) Citrix
3 465 (9.33%) Oracle
4 357 (7.16%) Cisco
5 290 (5.82%) HP
6 179 (3.59%) IBM
7 140 (2.81%) SAP
8 107 (2.15%) Remedy
9 102 (2.05%) Lotus
10 101 (2.03%) Symantec
11 89 (1.78%) Dell
12 85 (1.70%) Apple
13 83 (1.66%) EMC
14 76 (1.52%) CheckPoint
15 70 (1.40%) Red Hat
16 66 (1.32%) NetApp
17 64 (1.28%) Adobe
18 61 (1.22%) SolarWinds
19 59 (1.18%) Altiris
20 57 (1.14%) Business Objects
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