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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / London
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2000 2102 2058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.35% 9.96% 9.75%
As % of the Vendors category 24.07% 24.44% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1405 1457
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £193 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 72 69
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.61 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -13.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £11.05 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.71 £29.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
8308 8601 9521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.99% 40.77% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 5628 6283
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 152 182
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.70 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +9.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 317 £425 - 141
Croydon +5 22 £450 +52.54% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -3 14 £363 +11.53% 8
Canary Wharf +3 13 £554 +15.36%
Feltham +8 8 £438 -0.56%
Uxbridge +2 8 £146 -48.00% 2
Hammersmith +1 6 £360 +200.00% 3
Docklands, London 0 6 £500 -9.09% 1
Bromley +9 4 £575 +283.33%
Hounslow - 4 £395 -
Brentford +4 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Twickenham - 3 £400 -
Barnet - 3 £400 -
Westminster 0 2 £378 -9.14% 2
Beckenham - 2 - - 1
Chessington - 2 £300 -
Chiswick 0 1 - - 2
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Hackney - 1 £375 -
Southwark - 1 £200 - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1290 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 1213 (29.43%) Windows
3 1018 (24.70%) SQL Server
4 998 (24.22%) Finance
5 915 (22.20%) SQL
6 832 (20.19%) Active Directory
7 791 (19.19%) MS Office
8 775 (18.81%) .NET
9 733 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
10 718 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 661 (16.04%) C#
12 522 (12.67%) CRM
13 510 (12.38%) SharePoint
14 477 (11.57%) Office 365
15 469 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
16 453 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
17 449 (10.90%) Migration
18 429 (10.41%) VMware
19 424 (10.29%) Banking
20 420 (10.19%) Windows Server
21 400 (9.71%) ITIL
22 394 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 365 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
24 341 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 330 (8.01%) Project Management
26 317 (7.69%) PowerShell
27 316 (7.67%) JavaScript
28 313 (7.60%) Cisco
29 312 (7.57%) Windows 7
30 309 (7.50%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 510 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 306 (7.43%) MS Exchange
3 243 (5.90%) Skype for Business
4 187 (4.54%) IIS
5 134 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 102 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
7 92 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 80 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 64 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 59 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 55 (1.33%) CMS
12 42 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 40 (0.97%) Confluence
13 40 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 39 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
15 34 (0.83%) Apache
16 32 (0.78%) SAS
17 27 (0.66%) Apache Pig
18 25 (0.61%) IBM Notes
18 25 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1290 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 791 (19.19%) MS Office
3 253 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 153 (3.71%) MS Project
5 143 (3.47%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.32%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.17%) SPSS
12 6 (0.15%) InDesign
13 4 (0.097%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.049%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.024%) Camtasia
16 1 (0.024%) FrameMaker
16 1 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 469 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 147 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 86 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.24%) RMDS
6 10 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
8 8 (0.19%) Primavera
9 7 (0.17%) FastStats
10 6 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (0.15%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.15%) SystmOne
11 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.12%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.097%) CA PPM
12 4 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.097%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 718 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 477 (11.57%) Office 365
3 195 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
4 143 (3.47%) IaaS
5 124 (3.01%) PaaS
6 88 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 73 (1.77%) SaaS
8 57 (1.38%) Yammer
9 49 (1.19%) OneDrive
10 41 (0.99%) GitHub
11 21 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.46%) Mimecast
13 17 (0.41%) G Suite
14 16 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
16 10 (0.24%) Akamai
17 9 (0.22%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 222 (5.39%) Firewall
2 202 (4.90%) DNS
3 147 (3.57%) Skype
4 146 (3.54%) WAN
5 144 (3.49%) LAN
6 141 (3.42%) VPN
7 134 (3.25%) TCP/IP
8 119 (2.89%) DHCP
9 111 (2.69%) SAN
10 92 (2.23%) Internet
11 73 (1.77%) Network Security
12 70 (1.70%) Wireless
13 67 (1.63%) VoIP
14 58 (1.41%) Unified Communications
15 52 (1.26%) SSL
16 46 (1.12%) LDAP
17 43 (1.04%) HTTP
18 42 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
19 35 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1018 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 394 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 341 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 236 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 218 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 190 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 181 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 102 (2.48%) Power BI
9 68 (1.65%) Big Data
9 68 (1.65%) Relational Database
9 68 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 53 (1.29%) QlikView
11 50 (1.21%) MySQL
11 50 (1.21%) NoSQL
12 49 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 48 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 48 (1.16%) MS Access
14 47 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 39 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 216 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 187 (4.54%) Visual Studio
3 122 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 122 (2.96%) JIRA
4 77 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 67 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 58 (1.41%) NUnit
7 49 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 38 (0.92%) Selenium
9 36 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 35 (0.85%) Subversion
11 28 (0.68%) SpecFlow
12 24 (0.58%) Maven
13 22 (0.53%) MSI
14 19 (0.46%) MSTest
15 18 (0.44%) Moq
16 17 (0.41%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.32%) MSBuild
18 12 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 998 (24.22%) Finance
2 424 (10.29%) Banking
3 255 (6.19%) Retail
4 187 (4.54%) Advertising
5 138 (3.35%) Legal
6 116 (2.81%) Marketing
7 99 (2.40%) Law
8 93 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.82%) Financial Institution
10 65 (1.58%) Back Office
11 58 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 55 (1.33%) Front Office
13 37 (0.90%) Publishing
14 33 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 32 (0.78%) Games
16 23 (0.56%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.51%) Local Government
18 20 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.46%) Military
20 18 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 853 (20.70%) Developer
2 715 (17.35%) Analyst
3 473 (11.48%) Architect
4 349 (8.47%) Consultant
5 233 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 205 (4.97%) C# Developer
7 192 (4.66%) Support Engineer
8 178 (4.32%) Project Manager
8 178 (4.32%) Support Analyst
9 176 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
10 158 (3.83%) Microsoft Developer
11 148 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 141 (3.42%) SQL Developer
13 139 (3.37%) Business Analyst
14 128 (3.11%) Administrator
15 119 (2.89%) Microsoft Consultant
16 118 (2.86%) Desktop Support
17 114 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
18 112 (2.72%) Service Analyst
19 108 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 775 (18.81%) .NET
2 267 (6.48%) ASP.NET
3 259 (6.28%) HTML
4 232 (5.63%) Web Services
5 184 (4.46%) CSS
6 149 (3.62%) WCF
7 135 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 129 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 124 (3.01%) XML
10 119 (2.89%) AngularJS
11 108 (2.62%) jQuery
12 101 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 82 (1.99%) REST
14 80 (1.94%) HTML5
15 78 (1.89%) WPF
16 74 (1.80%) SOAP
17 68 (1.65%) Entity Framework
18 63 (1.53%) Middleware
18 63 (1.53%) RESTful
19 62 (1.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 365 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 150 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 123 (2.98%) Blackberry
5 100 (2.43%) User Experience
6 83 (2.01%) Clustering
7 75 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 74 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 55 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 49 (1.19%) Replication
11 47 (1.14%) NHS
12 42 (1.02%) Equities
13 40 (0.97%) iPad
14 39 (0.95%) PKI
15 38 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 37 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 36 (0.87%) Public Cloud
18 33 (0.80%) Derivative
19 29 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
20 27 (0.66%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1213 (29.43%) Windows
2 420 (10.19%) Windows Server
3 312 (7.57%) Windows 7
4 260 (6.31%) Linux
5 237 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 223 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 189 (4.59%) Windows 10
8 95 (2.31%) Unix
9 87 (2.11%) Android
10 85 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 74 (1.80%) Windows 8
12 65 (1.58%) Windows XP
13 59 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 37 (0.90%) Mac OS
17 22 (0.53%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.27%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.22%) CentOS
19 9 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (12.67%) CRM
3 453 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
4 449 (10.90%) Migration
5 400 (9.71%) ITIL
6 330 (8.01%) Project Management
7 264 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 258 (6.26%) MVC
9 249 (6.04%) TDD
10 217 (5.27%) Scrum
11 190 (4.61%) DevOps
12 183 (4.44%) PRINCE2
13 175 (4.25%) Change Management
14 168 (4.08%) ETL
14 168 (4.08%) SDLC
15 162 (3.93%) Analytics
16 145 (3.52%) ERP
17 143 (3.47%) Data Modelling
18 130 (3.15%) Service Management
19 128 (3.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 915 (22.20%) SQL
2 661 (16.04%) C#
3 317 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 316 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 223 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 154 (3.74%) Java
7 95 (2.31%) VBA
8 92 (2.23%) C
9 79 (1.92%) VB
10 78 (1.89%) Python
11 46 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 45 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 41 (0.99%) Perl
14 38 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 34 (0.83%) Scala
16 30 (0.73%) C++
16 30 (0.73%) PHP
17 26 (0.63%) VB6
17 26 (0.63%) XAML
18 24 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 272 (6.60%) Degree
2 271 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 233 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 179 (4.34%) SC Cleared
5 113 (2.74%) MCSE
6 110 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (1.65%) CCNA
8 67 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 61 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 56 (1.36%) CCNP
11 50 (1.21%) MCP
12 43 (1.04%) MCITP
13 41 (0.99%) MCSA
13 41 (0.99%) PMI Certification
14 35 (0.85%) ISEB
15 34 (0.83%) CISSP
16 33 (0.80%) PMP
17 31 (0.75%) MCTS
18 29 (0.70%) CCIE
19 26 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.03%) QA
2 108 (2.62%) SLA
3 61 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 39 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.58%) COBIT
6 23 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.22%) GDPR
10 6 (0.15%) Basel III
10 6 (0.15%) HL7
10 6 (0.15%) MiFID
10 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.097%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.097%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.073%) IFRS
System Software
1 832 (20.19%) Active Directory
2 275 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 101 (2.45%) XenApp
5 62 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (1.38%) Docker
7 55 (1.33%) vSphere
8 46 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 42 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 40 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (0.56%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.34%) Xen
15 11 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (0.22%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.19%) NFS
18 8 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 215 (5.22%) SCCM
2 87 (2.11%) SCOM
3 62 (1.50%) Puppet
4 47 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 44 (1.07%) Ansible
7 40 (0.97%) WSUS
8 29 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 28 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 27 (0.66%) Nagios
11 22 (0.53%) AirWatch
11 22 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
11 22 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 20 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 19 (0.46%) Backup Exec
13 19 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (0.46%) SCVMM
14 18 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.39%) SCOrch
16 14 (0.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 429 (10.41%) VMware
2 313 (7.60%) Cisco
3 309 (7.50%) Citrix
4 262 (6.36%) Oracle
5 162 (3.93%) SAP
6 151 (3.66%) HP
7 103 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 91 (2.21%) IBM
9 79 (1.92%) Symantec
10 72 (1.75%) Apple
11 65 (1.58%) CheckPoint
12 64 (1.55%) Google
13 59 (1.43%) Tableau
14 58 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 53 (1.29%) EMC
16 46 (1.12%) Dell
17 43 (1.04%) Adobe
17 43 (1.04%) Remedy
18 42 (1.02%) Bloomberg
18 42 (1.02%) NetApp
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