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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2109 2164 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.80% 9.59% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 22.77% 23.69% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1465 1810
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 £200 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 116
Median hourly rate £18.03 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.92 £26.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
9262 9136 10375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.06% 40.49% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6187 6048 7094
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 160 260
Median hourly rate £21.03 £21.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +20.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 351 £425 - 118
Canary Wharf +6 14 £450 -
Uxbridge +2 14 £168 -21.17% 2
Croydon -24 13 £350 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 £475 +35.71% 8
Hounslow +5 7 £395 +143.07% 3
Feltham +3 7 £475 +245.45%
Docklands, London -4 5 £550 +65.41%
Bromley +1 4 £375 -16.66% 1
Dagenham +1 4 - -
Hammersmith -1 4 £400 -7.19% 1
Brentford +9 3 £160 -70.90% 3
Westminster -6 3 £365 +9.36%
Surbiton 0 2 £425 - 1
New Malden - 2 - -
Chessington 0 1 £200 -50.00%
Twickenham 0 1 £120 -69.03%
Romford -1 1 - - 1
Southwark -2 1 - -
Enfield -3 1 £300 -52.00% 1
Hayes - 1 £375 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £525 -
Southall - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £420 -
Beckenham - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 1429 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 1338 (30.39%) Windows
3 1026 (23.30%) Finance
4 988 (22.44%) Active Directory
5 984 (22.35%) SQL Server
6 944 (21.44%) SQL
7 860 (19.53%) MS Office
8 837 (19.01%) .NET
9 757 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
10 700 (15.90%) C#
11 642 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 563 (12.79%) SharePoint
13 522 (11.86%) Office 365
14 508 (11.54%) ITIL
15 501 (11.38%) VMware
16 499 (11.33%) Windows Server
17 480 (10.90%) Migration
18 471 (10.70%) CRM
19 422 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
20 411 (9.33%) Banking
21 391 (8.88%) Dynamics CRM
22 387 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
23 368 (8.36%) MS Exchange
24 366 (8.31%) PowerShell
25 364 (8.27%) Project Management
26 356 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 349 (7.93%) Cisco
28 347 (7.88%) JavaScript
29 339 (7.70%) MS PowerPoint
30 332 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 563 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 368 (8.36%) MS Exchange
3 246 (5.59%) Skype for Business
4 175 (3.97%) IIS
5 153 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 100 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 87 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 75 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 70 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 69 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 52 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
13 48 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 43 (0.98%) CMS
15 39 (0.89%) Confluence
15 39 (0.89%) IBM Notes
16 31 (0.70%) Apache
17 30 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
18 29 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
19 25 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1429 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 860 (19.53%) MS Office
3 339 (7.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 181 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 170 (3.86%) MS Project
6 60 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.57%) InfoPath
9 19 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.14%) SPSS
12 5 (0.11%) InDesign
13 3 (0.068%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.045%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.045%) Mingle
15 1 (0.023%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.023%) Revit
Business Applications
1 391 (8.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (2.79%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.27%) Faxination
7 11 (0.25%) Eloqua
7 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.14%) Eikon
11 5 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.11%) Primavera
11 5 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.091%) FastStats
12 4 (0.091%) RMDS
12 4 (0.091%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 642 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 522 (11.86%) Office 365
3 167 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (2.36%) IaaS
5 101 (2.29%) PaaS
6 83 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 71 (1.61%) SaaS
8 65 (1.48%) Yammer
9 59 (1.34%) OneDrive
10 24 (0.55%) G Suite
11 22 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.50%) Mimecast
12 21 (0.48%) GitHub
13 16 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.23%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
16 8 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.16%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 244 (5.54%) DNS
2 234 (5.31%) Firewall
3 176 (4.00%) DHCP
4 173 (3.93%) Skype
5 158 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 152 (3.45%) SAN
7 139 (3.16%) VPN
7 139 (3.16%) WAN
8 134 (3.04%) LAN
9 111 (2.52%) Internet
10 85 (1.93%) Network Security
11 74 (1.68%) Wireless
12 61 (1.39%) VoIP
13 57 (1.29%) NAS
14 52 (1.18%) LDAP
15 49 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (1.09%) Unified Communications
17 47 (1.07%) HTTP
18 42 (0.95%) NetScaler
19 39 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 984 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 356 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 332 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 227 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
5 207 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 168 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 145 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 85 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 84 (1.91%) Power BI
10 79 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 69 (1.57%) Big Data
12 53 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 49 (1.11%) Hadoop
14 48 (1.09%) QlikView
15 46 (1.04%) MS Access
15 46 (1.04%) MySQL
16 45 (1.02%) NoSQL
17 40 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 35 (0.79%) OLAP
19 33 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 231 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 220 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 112 (2.54%) JIRA
4 99 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 67 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 61 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 51 (1.16%) Subversion
8 47 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 44 (1.00%) NUnit
10 31 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 31 (0.70%) Selenium
11 24 (0.55%) Maven
12 22 (0.50%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.45%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.45%) Moq
14 19 (0.43%) MSI
15 16 (0.36%) MSTest
15 16 (0.36%) NuGet
16 15 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1026 (23.30%) Finance
2 411 (9.33%) Banking
3 269 (6.11%) Retail
4 184 (4.18%) Advertising
5 119 (2.70%) Marketing
6 118 (2.68%) Law
7 111 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 106 (2.41%) Legal
9 85 (1.93%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.68%) Front Office
11 65 (1.48%) Publishing
12 60 (1.36%) Back Office
13 58 (1.32%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.64%) Games
15 26 (0.59%) Manufacturing
16 24 (0.55%) Billing
17 22 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.48%) Local Government
19 16 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
20 15 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 863 (19.60%) Developer
2 750 (17.03%) Analyst
3 509 (11.56%) Architect
4 353 (8.02%) Consultant
5 232 (5.27%) .NET Developer
6 229 (5.20%) Support Engineer
7 204 (4.63%) Project Manager
8 192 (4.36%) C# Developer
9 171 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 167 (3.79%) Administrator
11 158 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 150 (3.41%) SQL Developer
13 143 (3.25%) Microsoft Developer
14 136 (3.09%) Business Analyst
15 133 (3.02%) Service Analyst
16 129 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 128 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
18 123 (2.79%) Desktop Support
19 108 (2.45%) Windows Engineer
20 106 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (19.01%) .NET
2 312 (7.09%) ASP.NET
3 281 (6.38%) HTML
4 257 (5.84%) Web Services
5 211 (4.79%) CSS
6 185 (4.20%) XML
7 159 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 152 (3.45%) jQuery
9 142 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 131 (2.98%) WCF
11 113 (2.57%) AngularJS
12 101 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 89 (2.02%) HTML5
14 77 (1.75%) WPF
15 75 (1.70%) SOAP
16 73 (1.66%) RESTful
17 72 (1.64%) Middleware
18 68 (1.54%) REST
19 67 (1.52%) Entity Framework
20 56 (1.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 387 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 182 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 126 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 94 (2.13%) Clustering
5 94 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 87 (1.98%) User Experience
7 69 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 55 (1.25%) NHS
9 53 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 53 (1.20%) Visualisation
10 51 (1.16%) Equities
11 49 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 44 (1.00%) PKI
13 42 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 41 (0.93%) iPad
15 39 (0.89%) Replication
16 36 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (0.82%) iPhone
17 34 (0.77%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1338 (30.39%) Windows
2 499 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 326 (7.40%) Windows 7
4 284 (6.45%) Linux
5 273 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 252 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 172 (3.91%) Windows 10
8 127 (2.88%) Android
9 124 (2.82%) Unix
10 123 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 112 (2.54%) Windows 8
12 80 (1.82%) Apple iOS
13 75 (1.70%) Windows XP
14 70 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 47 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 38 (0.86%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.39%) Windows Phone
20 14 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (11.54%) ITIL
3 480 (10.90%) Migration
4 471 (10.70%) CRM
5 422 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
6 364 (8.27%) Project Management
7 258 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 252 (5.72%) MVC
9 219 (4.97%) Scrum
10 211 (4.79%) TDD
11 190 (4.32%) ETL
12 188 (4.27%) PRINCE2
13 187 (4.25%) SDLC
14 179 (4.07%) Change Management
15 168 (3.82%) DevOps
16 166 (3.77%) Service Management
17 153 (3.47%) Analytics
17 153 (3.47%) Data Analysis
18 140 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
19 133 (3.02%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 944 (21.44%) SQL
2 700 (15.90%) C#
3 366 (8.31%) PowerShell
4 347 (7.88%) JavaScript
5 244 (5.54%) T-SQL
6 176 (4.00%) Java
7 109 (2.48%) VBA
8 81 (1.84%) VB
9 77 (1.75%) Python
10 67 (1.52%) C
11 65 (1.48%) Perl
12 55 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 51 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 44 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 36 (0.82%) VBScript
15 36 (0.82%) XAML
16 33 (0.75%) PHP
17 29 (0.66%) Scala
18 26 (0.59%) Ruby
18 26 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 293 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 284 (6.45%) Degree
3 249 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 198 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 118 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (2.41%) MCSE
7 81 (1.84%) CCNA
8 73 (1.66%) MCP
9 71 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 58 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 50 (1.14%) MCSA
12 44 (1.00%) CCNP
13 43 (0.98%) MCITP
14 38 (0.86%) CISSP
15 37 (0.84%) MCTS
16 34 (0.77%) PMI Certification
17 33 (0.75%) ISEB
18 29 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
19 28 (0.64%) PMP
20 22 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (3.25%) QA
2 121 (2.75%) SLA
3 72 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 32 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 26 (0.59%) COBIT
6 26 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.30%) Solvency II
9 12 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.091%) Basel III
10 4 (0.091%) GxP
10 4 (0.091%) MiFID
11 3 (0.068%) HL7
11 3 (0.068%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.045%) DICOM
12 2 (0.045%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
12 2 (0.045%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.045%) SDET
System Software
1 988 (22.44%) Active Directory
2 300 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 119 (2.70%) XenApp
5 66 (1.50%) vSphere
6 65 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 61 (1.39%) Docker
8 53 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 53 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 51 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.55%) BitLocker
11 24 (0.55%) Terminal Services
12 16 (0.36%) DFS Replication
12 16 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (0.36%) Xen
13 13 (0.30%) vCloud
13 13 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.25%) KVM
15 10 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 228 (5.18%) SCCM
2 102 (2.32%) SCOM
3 76 (1.73%) Puppet
4 60 (1.36%) WSUS
5 56 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 56 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (0.86%) Ansible
7 32 (0.73%) Nagios
8 30 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 29 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 29 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 18 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 18 (0.41%) Terraform
13 14 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.30%) FortiGate
14 13 (0.30%) Kibana
14 13 (0.30%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 501 (11.38%) VMware
2 349 (7.93%) Cisco
3 326 (7.40%) Citrix
4 280 (6.36%) Oracle
5 198 (4.50%) HP
6 139 (3.16%) SAP
7 98 (2.23%) IBM
8 97 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 90 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 89 (2.02%) Apple
11 86 (1.95%) Google
12 81 (1.84%) Symantec
13 70 (1.59%) NetApp
14 66 (1.50%) Dell
15 65 (1.48%) EMC
16 59 (1.34%) Tableau
17 57 (1.29%) ServiceNow
18 55 (1.25%) Red Hat
19 50 (1.14%) Remedy
20 48 (1.09%) Juniper
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