The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2353 2361 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.32% 9.87% 9.45%
As % of the Vendors category 23.14% 21.67% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1460 1447
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 120 143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.63 £46.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10167 10893 11927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.57% 45.55% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6504 6890 7123
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 305 332
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
Microsoft
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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
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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 +4 641 £390 -0.25% 308
Croydon +1 19 £250 -22.48% 7
Canary Wharf +9 13 £565 +44.87%
Uxbridge +5 12 £488 +90.24% 1
Docklands, London +6 9 £460 +15.72%
Bromley +10 7 £270 -48.57% 1
Twickenham +1 5 £275 +30.95% 1
Brentford -5 5 £400 +1.26% 2
Paddington +4 4 £220 -40.54%
Hammersmith +5 3 - - 1
Westminster +3 3 £360 -17.71%
Southwark +2 3 £288 +10.57% 1
Ilford 0 3 - -
Chessington 0 3 £115 -72.12%
Kingston Upon Thames -6 3 £300 -27.27% 5
Greenwich +1 2 £421 -0.94%
Wimbledon +1 2 £85 -73.84%
Sidcup -1 2 - -
Romford - 2 - - 2
Finchley - 2 £150 -
Harrow +1 1 £125 - 3
Feltham -7 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £200 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Hackney - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - - 4
West Drayton - - - - 2
Worcester Park - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Barnet - - - - 3
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 2
Enfield - - - - 3
Erith - - - - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 1755 (38.14%) Windows
2 1642 (35.68%) MS Excel
3 1084 (23.55%) SQL Server
4 1063 (23.10%) Finance
5 1008 (21.90%) SQL
6 1003 (21.79%) MS Office
7 966 (20.99%) Active Directory
8 802 (17.43%) .NET
9 645 (14.02%) C#
10 632 (13.73%) Windows 7
11 626 (13.60%) SharePoint
12 621 (13.49%) ITIL
13 560 (12.17%) VMware
14 542 (11.78%) Banking
15 516 (11.21%) Citrix
16 511 (11.10%) MS Exchange
17 490 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
18 467 (10.15%) Project Management
19 399 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 392 (8.52%) Degree
21 386 (8.39%) Migration
22 368 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 363 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
23 363 (7.89%) CRM
24 362 (7.87%) Oracle
25 361 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
26 358 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
27 352 (7.65%) Cisco
28 351 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
29 341 (7.41%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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
1 626 (13.60%) SharePoint
2 511 (11.10%) MS Exchange
3 240 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 193 (4.19%) IIS
5 183 (3.98%) Lync
6 170 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 133 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 114 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
8 114 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 101 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 99 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 98 (2.13%) IBM Notes
12 88 (1.91%) CMS
13 59 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 51 (1.11%) WebSphere
15 45 (0.98%) MS Project Server
16 40 (0.87%) Tomcat
17 36 (0.78%) Apache
18 33 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
19 31 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1642 (35.68%) MS Excel
2 1003 (21.79%) MS Office
3 328 (7.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 279 (6.06%) MS Project
5 203 (4.41%) MS Visio
6 43 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 42 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.61%) PowerPivot
9 25 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.30%) InDesign
11 13 (0.28%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 12 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
13 10 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.22%) SPSS
14 7 (0.15%) RoboHelp
14 7 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.13%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 259 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.37%) WebTrends
6 16 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.20%) Magento
8 9 (0.20%) Agresso
8 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.20%) assyst
9 8 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.17%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.17%) Eikon
10 6 (0.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 118 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (2.28%) Office 365
3 35 (0.76%) PaaS
4 31 (0.67%) SaaS
5 25 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (0.33%) IaaS
8 11 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.13%) GitHub
11 3 (0.065%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.043%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.022%) Gitorious
13 1 (0.022%) Force.com
13 1 (0.022%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 278 (6.04%) DNS
2 243 (5.28%) TCP/IP
3 237 (5.15%) Firewall
4 201 (4.37%) LAN
5 200 (4.35%) SAN
6 185 (4.02%) WAN
7 175 (3.80%) DHCP
8 147 (3.19%) VPN
9 130 (2.82%) Internet
10 95 (2.06%) Intranet
11 73 (1.59%) Wireless
12 63 (1.37%) VoIP
13 57 (1.24%) NAS
13 57 (1.24%) Unified Communications
14 56 (1.22%) HTTP
15 46 (1.00%) FTP
16 43 (0.93%) LDAP
16 43 (0.93%) VLAN
16 43 (0.93%) NetScaler
17 41 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1084 (23.55%) SQL Server
2 399 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 368 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 363 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 286 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 272 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
7 150 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 124 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 110 (2.39%) Oracle Database
10 101 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 89 (1.93%) MS Access
12 86 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 69 (1.50%) QlikView
14 58 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 55 (1.20%) OLAP
16 49 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
17 44 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
18 43 (0.93%) Big Data
19 42 (0.91%) MySQL
20 38 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 217 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 204 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (1.61%) JIRA
4 63 (1.37%) Selenium
5 62 (1.35%) Subversion
6 59 (1.28%) NUnit
7 50 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 44 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 41 (0.89%) FitNesse
10 40 (0.87%) Git (software)
10 40 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 36 (0.78%) MSI
12 35 (0.76%) Jenkins
13 31 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
14 29 (0.63%) JUnit
15 23 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
15 23 (0.50%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.46%) Toad
16 21 (0.46%) MSBuild
17 20 (0.43%) InstallShield
General
1 1063 (23.10%) Finance
2 542 (11.78%) Banking
3 166 (3.61%) Retail
4 156 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 132 (2.87%) Marketing
6 129 (2.80%) Legal
7 127 (2.76%) Law
8 114 (2.48%) Front Office
9 105 (2.28%) Advertising
10 95 (2.06%) Financial Institution
11 87 (1.89%) Back Office
12 84 (1.83%) Telecoms
13 52 (1.13%) Publishing
14 45 (0.98%) French Language
15 38 (0.83%) Games
16 21 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 20 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
18 19 (0.41%) Spanish Language
19 16 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1054 (22.90%) Analyst
2 869 (18.88%) Developer
3 319 (6.93%) Architect
4 311 (6.76%) Consultant
5 239 (5.19%) Support Analyst
6 237 (5.15%) Project Manager
7 210 (4.56%) .NET Developer
8 206 (4.48%) Support Engineer
9 197 (4.28%) Business Analyst
10 171 (3.72%) C# Developer
11 170 (3.69%) Service Analyst
12 163 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
13 162 (3.52%) Desktop Support
14 151 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
15 115 (2.50%) Administrator
15 115 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
16 111 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 108 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 97 (2.11%) Desktop Engineer
19 96 (2.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 802 (17.43%) .NET
2 341 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 306 (6.65%) HTML
4 224 (4.87%) Web Services
5 217 (4.72%) .NET Framework
6 213 (4.63%) CSS
7 209 (4.54%) XML
8 195 (4.24%) WCF
9 183 (3.98%) jQuery
10 181 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 119 (2.59%) HTML5
12 101 (2.19%) Ajax
13 90 (1.96%) WPF
14 88 (1.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 84 (1.83%) Middleware
16 65 (1.41%) MDX
17 58 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 57 (1.24%) REST
19 53 (1.15%) Backbone.js
20 50 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 267 (5.80%) Blackberry
2 194 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 129 (2.80%) Clustering
4 94 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 77 (1.67%) NHS
6 72 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 68 (1.48%) Replication
8 65 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 60 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 60 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (1.17%) Thin Client
10 54 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 53 (1.15%) Derivative
12 47 (1.02%) iPhone
13 41 (0.89%) PMI
14 40 (0.87%) Social Media
15 36 (0.78%) Data Integration
16 34 (0.74%) Open Source
17 33 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
17 33 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1755 (38.14%) Windows
2 632 (13.73%) Windows 7
3 490 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 328 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 318 (6.91%) Windows XP
6 261 (5.67%) Linux
7 235 (5.11%) UNIX
8 170 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 106 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 77 (1.67%) Android
11 61 (1.33%) Windows Vista
12 60 (1.30%) Solaris
13 52 (1.13%) Windows 2000
14 50 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 48 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 41 (0.89%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.43%) AIX
19 18 (0.39%) VMS
20 17 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (13.49%) ITIL
2 467 (10.15%) Project Management
3 386 (8.39%) Migration
4 363 (7.89%) CRM
5 351 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
6 311 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
7 265 (5.76%) PRINCE2
8 256 (5.56%) MVC
9 249 (5.41%) TDD
10 198 (4.30%) Scrum
11 181 (3.93%) Service Management
12 172 (3.74%) Change Management
13 165 (3.59%) Workflow
14 164 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 160 (3.48%) OO
16 158 (3.43%) Data Modelling
17 152 (3.30%) ETL
18 150 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
19 140 (3.04%) Analytics
20 139 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1008 (21.90%) SQL
2 645 (14.02%) C#
3 317 (6.89%) JavaScript
4 249 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 243 (5.28%) T-SQL
6 223 (4.85%) Java
7 121 (2.63%) VB
8 117 (2.54%) VBA
9 77 (1.67%) C
10 69 (1.50%) VBScript
11 61 (1.33%) Perl
12 57 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 55 (1.20%) C++
14 44 (0.96%) Python
15 40 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 39 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 37 (0.80%) Ruby
18 24 (0.52%) PHP
19 21 (0.46%) XAML
20 10 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 392 (8.52%) Degree
2 361 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 239 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 175 (3.80%) MCSE
5 164 (3.56%) SC Cleared
6 115 (2.50%) MCP
7 107 (2.33%) MCITP
8 80 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (1.61%) PMI Certification
10 65 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 64 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 57 (1.24%) CISSP
13 55 (1.20%) MCTS
14 53 (1.15%) CCNA
15 51 (1.11%) MCSA
16 49 (1.06%) ISEB
16 49 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 47 (1.02%) PMP
18 44 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
19 41 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (4.91%) QA
2 155 (3.37%) SLA
3 38 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.20%) Basel III
7 9 (0.20%) EMIR
8 8 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.11%) P3O
10 4 (0.087%) Basel II
10 4 (0.087%) COBIT
10 4 (0.087%) GxP
11 3 (0.065%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.065%) COREP
12 2 (0.043%) FINREP
13 1 (0.022%) TickIT
13 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 966 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 358 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (4.48%) XenApp
4 101 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 97 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 94 (2.04%) vSphere
7 72 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 57 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (0.87%) XenServer
11 33 (0.72%) Xen
12 28 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 26 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 25 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
15 23 (0.50%) ISA Server
16 20 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
17 18 (0.39%) NFS
18 17 (0.37%) Terminal Server
18 17 (0.37%) UAG
18 17 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 279 (6.06%) SCCM
2 85 (1.85%) SCOM
3 56 (1.22%) WSUS
4 48 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 45 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (0.83%) Puppet
7 36 (0.78%) Tivoli
8 34 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 33 (0.72%) NetBackup
10 27 (0.59%) Control-M
11 24 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
11 24 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 22 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
13 19 (0.41%) Data Guard
13 19 (0.41%) Nagios
14 17 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (0.35%) OpenView
15 16 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (0.30%) HP SIM
16 14 (0.30%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 560 (12.17%) VMware
2 516 (11.21%) Citrix
3 362 (7.87%) Oracle
4 352 (7.65%) Cisco
5 247 (5.37%) HP
6 141 (3.06%) SAP
7 133 (2.89%) IBM
8 99 (2.15%) Lotus
9 90 (1.96%) Apple
10 88 (1.91%) Symantec
11 80 (1.74%) Remedy
12 74 (1.61%) CheckPoint
13 73 (1.59%) Adobe
14 70 (1.52%) EMC
15 69 (1.50%) Dell
16 67 (1.46%) Business Objects
17 59 (1.28%) Bloomberg
18 56 (1.22%) Cognos
19 55 (1.20%) NetApp
20 48 (1.04%) F5
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