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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2542 2436 2456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.49% 9.83% 9.39%
As % of the Vendors category 22.92% 21.25% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1544 1429
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 114 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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
11091 11466 11840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.78% 46.29% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6965 7369 7164
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £576 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 259 345
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 705 £400 - 344
Uxbridge +6 20 £516 +3.25% 3
Croydon +1 20 £388 +28.73% 10
Canary Wharf +11 17 £475 +21.79%
Kingston Upon Thames 0 10 £319 -20.37% 4
Docklands, London +2 9 £380 -19.78%
Bromley +2 6 £270 -12.55% 4
Brentford +2 5 £282 -24.93% 3
Twickenham 0 5 £275 +30.95% 1
Greenwich +1 4 £384 - 1
Westminster -1 3 £368 -16.00%
Ilford -2 3 - - 1
Feltham -2 3 £220 -46.98% 1
Greenford - 3 - - 2
Paddington +6 2 £180 -40.00%
Harrow -1 2 £125 -67.74% 4
Southwark - 2 £236 - 1
Finchley - 2 £150 -
Chiswick - 2 £413 -
Orpington 0 1 - -
Chessington -2 1 £130 -68.48%
Hounslow - 1 - - 2
Enfield - 1 £400 - 2
Isleworth - 1 £200 - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
West Drayton - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 2
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Welling - - - -
Wembley - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 3
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Erith - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 4
Edgware - - - -
Barking - - - - 1
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1774 (37.16%) Windows
2 1710 (35.82%) MS Excel
3 1128 (23.63%) SQL Server
4 1070 (22.41%) SQL
5 1056 (22.12%) Finance
6 1016 (21.28%) MS Office
7 993 (20.80%) Active Directory
8 900 (18.85%) .NET
9 703 (14.73%) C#
10 638 (13.36%) SharePoint
10 638 (13.36%) Windows 7
11 611 (12.80%) ITIL
12 581 (12.17%) VMware
13 576 (12.07%) Banking
14 524 (10.98%) MS Exchange
15 518 (10.85%) Citrix
16 493 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 473 (9.91%) Project Management
18 425 (8.90%) Oracle
19 415 (8.69%) CRM
20 414 (8.67%) Migration
21 393 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 391 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
23 389 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
24 383 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 381 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
26 374 (7.83%) Degree
27 373 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
28 370 (7.75%) ASP.NET
29 361 (7.56%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 638 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 524 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 251 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 224 (4.69%) IIS
5 207 (4.34%) Lync
6 176 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 139 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 134 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
9 115 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 110 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 102 (2.14%) IBM Notes
12 95 (1.99%) CMS
13 89 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
14 67 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 64 (1.34%) WebSphere
16 54 (1.13%) Tomcat
17 38 (0.80%) Apache
18 34 (0.71%) MS Project Server
19 32 (0.67%) WebLogic
20 31 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 1710 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 1016 (21.28%) MS Office
3 305 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 287 (6.01%) MS Project
5 214 (4.48%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.84%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.59%) PowerPivot
9 25 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.25%) InDesign
10 12 (0.25%) SPSS
10 12 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.23%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.21%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
14 7 (0.15%) RoboHelp
14 7 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.13%) Stata
15 6 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 306 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 23 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.38%) WebTrends
7 14 (0.29%) assyst
7 14 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
9 10 (0.21%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 8 (0.17%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.17%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.15%) Magento
12 7 (0.15%) Eikon
13 6 (0.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 156 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (2.39%) Office 365
3 53 (1.11%) PaaS
4 32 (0.67%) SaaS
5 29 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.44%) IaaS
8 12 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.13%) GitHub
11 4 (0.084%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.063%) MailChimp
12 3 (0.063%) Heroku
13 2 (0.042%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.021%) Force.com
14 1 (0.021%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 278 (5.82%) DNS
2 254 (5.32%) Firewall
3 225 (4.71%) SAN
4 202 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 182 (3.81%) LAN
6 175 (3.67%) DHCP
7 174 (3.64%) WAN
8 150 (3.14%) VPN
9 130 (2.72%) Internet
10 104 (2.18%) Intranet
11 76 (1.59%) Wireless
12 62 (1.30%) Unified Communications
13 60 (1.26%) HTTP
14 57 (1.19%) VoIP
15 55 (1.15%) NetScaler
16 51 (1.07%) VLAN
17 48 (1.01%) FTP
17 48 (1.01%) NAS
18 45 (0.94%) SSL
19 39 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1128 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 393 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 389 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 383 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 279 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 257 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
7 140 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 122 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 116 (2.43%) Relational Database
10 113 (2.37%) Oracle Database
11 86 (1.80%) MS Access
12 77 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 66 (1.38%) QlikView
14 54 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (1.11%) OLAP
16 47 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
17 46 (0.96%) Big Data
18 45 (0.94%) Data Mining
19 43 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
19 43 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 228 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 221 (4.63%) Visual Studio
3 76 (1.59%) JIRA
4 70 (1.47%) NUnit
5 65 (1.36%) Subversion
6 59 (1.24%) Selenium
7 48 (1.01%) SpecFlow
8 45 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 44 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 37 (0.78%) FitNesse
10 37 (0.78%) MSI
11 36 (0.75%) Jenkins
12 35 (0.73%) Git (software)
13 34 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
14 32 (0.67%) JUnit
15 24 (0.50%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.48%) MSTest
17 22 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 19 (0.40%) MSBuild
19 18 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1056 (22.12%) Finance
2 576 (12.07%) Banking
3 178 (3.73%) Retail
4 167 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 139 (2.91%) Legal
6 133 (2.79%) Marketing
7 119 (2.49%) Advertising
8 115 (2.41%) Law
9 104 (2.18%) Front Office
10 98 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 92 (1.93%) Financial Institution
12 87 (1.82%) Back Office
13 58 (1.21%) Publishing
14 44 (0.92%) French Language
15 36 (0.75%) Games
16 28 (0.59%) Manufacturing
17 25 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.36%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.36%) Spanish Language
19 16 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1058 (22.16%) Analyst
2 974 (20.40%) Developer
3 341 (7.14%) Architect
4 315 (6.60%) Consultant
5 253 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 241 (5.05%) Support Analyst
7 228 (4.78%) .NET Developer
8 210 (4.40%) Business Analyst
9 198 (4.15%) Support Engineer
10 175 (3.67%) C# Developer
11 172 (3.60%) Service Analyst
12 165 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
13 159 (3.33%) Desktop Support
14 140 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
15 128 (2.68%) Senior Developer
16 124 (2.60%) Administrator
17 116 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 109 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 109 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
19 108 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 900 (18.85%) .NET
2 370 (7.75%) ASP.NET
3 335 (7.02%) HTML
4 254 (5.32%) Web Services
5 244 (5.11%) .NET Framework
6 230 (4.82%) WCF
7 224 (4.69%) CSS
8 210 (4.40%) XML
9 189 (3.96%) jQuery
10 188 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 146 (3.06%) HTML5
12 109 (2.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 109 (2.28%) Ajax
13 97 (2.03%) Middleware
14 93 (1.95%) WPF
15 66 (1.38%) MDX
16 59 (1.24%) JSP
17 56 (1.17%) Backbone.js
18 55 (1.15%) SOAP
19 54 (1.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 251 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 171 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 123 (2.58%) Clustering
4 99 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 84 (1.76%) NHS
6 72 (1.51%) Fixed Income
7 65 (1.36%) Replication
8 61 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 58 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 58 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 52 (1.09%) Fat Client
10 52 (1.09%) Thin Client
11 48 (1.01%) Derivative
12 44 (0.92%) Open Source
13 43 (0.90%) Data Integration
14 42 (0.88%) Visualisation
14 42 (0.88%) Statistics
15 40 (0.84%) PMI
16 38 (0.80%) Social Media
17 37 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1774 (37.16%) Windows
2 638 (13.36%) Windows 7
3 493 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 337 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 330 (6.91%) Windows XP
6 252 (5.28%) Linux
7 218 (4.57%) UNIX
8 183 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 106 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 72 (1.51%) Android
11 66 (1.38%) Windows Vista
12 57 (1.19%) Windows 2000
13 56 (1.17%) Solaris
14 54 (1.13%) Apple iOS
15 48 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (0.65%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.46%) AIX
17 22 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (12.80%) ITIL
2 473 (9.91%) Project Management
3 415 (8.69%) CRM
4 414 (8.67%) Migration
5 373 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
6 361 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
7 296 (6.20%) MVC
8 280 (5.87%) PRINCE2
9 266 (5.57%) TDD
10 212 (4.44%) Scrum
11 181 (3.79%) Workflow
12 178 (3.73%) OO
13 175 (3.67%) Change Management
14 165 (3.46%) Service Management
15 159 (3.33%) Data Modelling
15 159 (3.33%) ETL
16 154 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 153 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 149 (3.12%) Analytics
19 141 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1070 (22.41%) SQL
2 703 (14.73%) C#
3 350 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 272 (5.70%) PowerShell
5 263 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 239 (5.01%) Java
7 124 (2.60%) VB
8 123 (2.58%) VBA
9 92 (1.93%) C
10 77 (1.61%) VBScript
11 69 (1.45%) Perl
12 62 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 61 (1.28%) C++
14 59 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 56 (1.17%) Python
16 43 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 39 (0.82%) Ruby
18 29 (0.61%) PHP
19 20 (0.42%) XAML
20 16 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 391 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 374 (7.83%) Degree
3 224 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 185 (3.88%) MCSE
5 174 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 113 (2.37%) MCITP
7 110 (2.30%) MCP
8 76 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 74 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (1.24%) MCSA
11 58 (1.21%) MCTS
12 56 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (1.15%) ISEB
14 52 (1.09%) CCNA
15 51 (1.07%) PMP
16 50 (1.05%) CISSP
16 50 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 47 (0.98%) DV Cleared
18 45 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
19 36 (0.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.78%) QA
2 148 (3.10%) SLA
3 41 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 30 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.17%) Basel III
8 8 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.13%) GPG13
9 6 (0.13%) EMIR
10 5 (0.10%) P3O
10 5 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.084%) GxP
12 3 (0.063%) Basel II
12 3 (0.063%) BS7666
13 2 (0.042%) COBIT
13 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.021%) HL7
14 1 (0.021%) TickIT
System Software
1 993 (20.80%) Active Directory
2 381 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (4.46%) XenApp
4 124 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 114 (2.39%) vSphere
6 87 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 78 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 60 (1.26%) XenDesktop
9 49 (1.03%) XenServer
10 46 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 38 (0.80%) Xen
12 29 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 28 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (0.46%) ISA Server
15 22 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
16 19 (0.40%) vCloud
17 18 (0.38%) UAG
18 17 (0.36%) NFS
19 16 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 277 (5.80%) SCCM
2 105 (2.20%) SCOM
3 54 (1.13%) WSUS
4 50 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 46 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 41 (0.86%) Tivoli
7 37 (0.78%) Puppet
8 35 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 34 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 28 (0.59%) Control-M
11 26 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
11 26 (0.54%) SCOrch
12 22 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 19 (0.40%) WMI
14 18 (0.38%) Nagios
14 18 (0.38%) Data Guard
15 16 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 15 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
17 14 (0.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 581 (12.17%) VMware
2 518 (10.85%) Citrix
3 425 (8.90%) Oracle
4 336 (7.04%) Cisco
5 269 (5.63%) HP
6 160 (3.35%) IBM
7 135 (2.83%) SAP
8 103 (2.16%) Lotus
9 100 (2.09%) Remedy
10 93 (1.95%) Apple
11 91 (1.91%) Symantec
12 84 (1.76%) Dell
13 77 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 71 (1.49%) EMC
15 70 (1.47%) Adobe
16 63 (1.32%) NetApp
17 60 (1.26%) Business Objects
18 55 (1.15%) Bloomberg
19 52 (1.09%) Cognos
20 50 (1.05%) Tableau
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