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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / London
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1928 2054 2049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.95% 10.01% 9.70%
As % of the Vendors category 22.99% 24.33% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1365 1490
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 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 84
Median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.66% -4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £9.57 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.91 £30.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
8386 8442 9482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.28% 41.13% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5596 5501 6339
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 150 205
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £28.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 302 £425 - 149
Croydon -9 18 £450 +38.46% 5
Uxbridge 0 10 £118 -44.37% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 10 £375 +7.14% 6
Feltham +4 7 £438 +218.18%
Hounslow - 7 £395 - 3
Hammersmith +1 5 £360 -22.16%
Docklands, London -5 5 £525 +54.41%
Canary Wharf -6 5 £500 -
Brentford +10 4 £160 -60.73% 3
Twickenham +2 4 £275 -29.03% 1
Dagenham - 3 - -
Bromley +6 2 £550 -
Westminster -9 2 £373 +9.07%
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Beckenham - 2 - -
Southall 0 1 - -
Chiswick -2 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1294 (31.79%) MS Excel
2 1251 (30.73%) Windows
3 965 (23.70%) SQL Server
4 963 (23.66%) Finance
5 882 (21.67%) Active Directory
6 861 (21.15%) SQL
7 781 (19.18%) MS Office
8 773 (18.99%) .NET
9 704 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
10 673 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 663 (16.29%) C#
12 520 (12.77%) SharePoint
13 478 (11.74%) Office 365
14 473 (11.62%) CRM
15 465 (11.42%) Migration
15 465 (11.42%) VMware
16 435 (10.69%) Windows Server
17 421 (10.34%) ITIL
18 412 (10.12%) Banking
19 411 (10.10%) Dynamics CRM
20 394 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
21 352 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 333 (8.18%) Cisco
23 332 (8.16%) Project Management
24 331 (8.13%) PowerShell
24 331 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
25 328 (8.06%) MS Exchange
26 308 (7.57%) JavaScript
27 302 (7.42%) Windows 7
28 301 (7.39%) 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
1 520 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 328 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 228 (5.60%) Skype for Business
4 180 (4.42%) IIS
5 141 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 98 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
7 92 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 72 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 56 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 52 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (0.93%) CMS
12 38 (0.93%) Confluence
13 36 (0.88%) IBM Notes
14 35 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
15 33 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 30 (0.74%) Apache
16 30 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
17 27 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
18 22 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1294 (31.79%) MS Excel
2 781 (19.18%) MS Office
3 290 (7.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 158 (3.88%) MS Visio
5 155 (3.81%) MS Project
6 56 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.37%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.15%) InDesign
12 3 (0.074%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.074%) SPSS
13 2 (0.049%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.025%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.025%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.025%) Mingle
14 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 411 (10.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 134 (3.29%) Dynamics AX
3 68 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.15%) RMDS
9 6 (0.15%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.12%) Primavera
10 5 (0.12%) SystmOne
10 5 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.098%) Eikon
11 4 (0.098%) FastStats
11 4 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.098%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.098%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 673 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 478 (11.74%) Office 365
3 178 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (3.29%) IaaS
5 120 (2.95%) PaaS
6 89 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 75 (1.84%) SaaS
8 66 (1.62%) Yammer
9 58 (1.42%) OneDrive
10 28 (0.69%) GitHub
11 19 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.39%) G Suite
13 13 (0.32%) Akamai
13 13 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.22%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 236 (5.80%) Firewall
2 219 (5.38%) DNS
3 160 (3.93%) Skype
4 152 (3.73%) DHCP
5 150 (3.68%) WAN
6 146 (3.59%) VPN
7 142 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 137 (3.37%) LAN
9 129 (3.17%) SAN
10 89 (2.19%) Internet
11 77 (1.89%) Network Security
12 72 (1.77%) Wireless
13 62 (1.52%) VoIP
14 48 (1.18%) Unified Communications
15 44 (1.08%) HTTP
15 44 (1.08%) LDAP
16 40 (0.98%) NAS
16 40 (0.98%) SSL
17 38 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (23.70%) SQL Server
2 352 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 301 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 198 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 192 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 156 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 76 (1.87%) Power BI
9 62 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 62 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 56 (1.38%) Big Data
11 49 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 47 (1.15%) MS Access
12 47 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 46 (1.13%) QlikView
14 43 (1.06%) MySQL
15 39 (0.96%) Hadoop
16 38 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 38 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
17 32 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 215 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 186 (4.57%) Visual Studio
3 112 (2.75%) JIRA
4 98 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 66 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 56 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 54 (1.33%) NUnit
8 41 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 36 (0.88%) Selenium
11 33 (0.81%) Subversion
12 26 (0.64%) SpecFlow
13 24 (0.59%) MSI
14 20 (0.49%) Moq
14 20 (0.49%) MSTest
15 17 (0.42%) Maven
16 16 (0.39%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.32%) Axure RP
18 12 (0.29%) JUnit
18 12 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 963 (23.66%) Finance
2 412 (10.12%) Banking
3 246 (6.04%) Retail
4 190 (4.67%) Advertising
5 115 (2.82%) Legal
6 104 (2.55%) Marketing
7 101 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 99 (2.43%) Law
9 71 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 61 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 60 (1.47%) Front Office
12 53 (1.30%) Back Office
13 45 (1.11%) Publishing
14 30 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.69%) Games
16 22 (0.54%) Local Government
16 22 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.42%) Military
17 17 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 809 (19.87%) Developer
2 662 (16.26%) Analyst
3 476 (11.69%) Architect
4 343 (8.43%) Consultant
5 225 (5.53%) .NET Developer
6 222 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 195 (4.79%) C# Developer
8 186 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 159 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 154 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
11 153 (3.76%) Administrator
12 148 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
13 133 (3.27%) SQL Developer
14 132 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
15 120 (2.95%) Business Analyst
16 119 (2.92%) Desktop Support
17 115 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 110 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
19 109 (2.68%) Service Analyst
20 106 (2.60%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (18.99%) .NET
2 289 (7.10%) ASP.NET
3 241 (5.92%) HTML
4 237 (5.82%) Web Services
5 178 (4.37%) CSS
6 145 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 145 (3.56%) XML
7 142 (3.49%) WCF
8 137 (3.37%) .NET Framework
9 130 (3.19%) jQuery
10 111 (2.73%) AngularJS
11 105 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 76 (1.87%) WPF
13 73 (1.79%) HTML5
14 71 (1.74%) Entity Framework
14 71 (1.74%) REST
14 71 (1.74%) SOAP
15 67 (1.65%) RESTful
16 64 (1.57%) Middleware
17 51 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 331 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 167 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 120 (2.95%) Blackberry
5 92 (2.26%) User Experience
6 82 (2.01%) Clustering
7 74 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 69 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 53 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 47 (1.15%) Replication
11 46 (1.13%) Equities
11 46 (1.13%) NHS
12 43 (1.06%) Visualisation
13 40 (0.98%) iPad
14 38 (0.93%) PKI
15 37 (0.91%) Virtual Team
16 35 (0.86%) Mobile App
17 34 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 31 (0.76%) iPhone
19 28 (0.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1251 (30.73%) Windows
2 435 (10.69%) Windows Server
3 302 (7.42%) Windows 7
4 259 (6.36%) Linux
5 248 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 231 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (3.93%) Windows 10
8 107 (2.63%) Unix
8 107 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 95 (2.33%) Android
10 75 (1.84%) Windows 8
11 70 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 57 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 57 (1.40%) Mac OS X
13 44 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (0.91%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.29%) Solaris
16 12 (0.29%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (11.62%) CRM
3 465 (11.42%) Migration
4 421 (10.34%) ITIL
5 394 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 332 (8.16%) Project Management
7 262 (6.44%) MVC
8 245 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 242 (5.94%) TDD
10 207 (5.08%) Scrum
11 176 (4.32%) DevOps
12 174 (4.27%) Change Management
13 170 (4.18%) PRINCE2
14 158 (3.88%) SDLC
15 146 (3.59%) ETL
16 142 (3.49%) Data Analysis
17 137 (3.37%) Service Management
18 134 (3.29%) Analytics
19 133 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
20 132 (3.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 861 (21.15%) SQL
2 663 (16.29%) C#
3 331 (8.13%) PowerShell
4 308 (7.57%) JavaScript
5 233 (5.72%) T-SQL
6 148 (3.64%) Java
7 102 (2.51%) VBA
8 81 (1.99%) VB
9 73 (1.79%) C
10 62 (1.52%) Python
11 49 (1.20%) Perl
12 45 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 42 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 32 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 31 (0.76%) PHP
16 29 (0.71%) XAML
17 26 (0.64%) Ruby
17 26 (0.64%) Scala
17 26 (0.64%) VBScript
18 25 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 280 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 268 (6.58%) Degree
3 249 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 189 (4.64%) SC Cleared
5 113 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (2.78%) MCSE
6 73 (1.79%) CCNA
7 66 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 63 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 62 (1.52%) MCP
10 49 (1.20%) CCNP
11 48 (1.18%) MCSA
12 42 (1.03%) MCITP
13 38 (0.93%) CISSP
14 36 (0.88%) PMI Certification
15 33 (0.81%) ISEB
16 31 (0.76%) CCIE
17 28 (0.69%) MCTS
18 27 (0.66%) PMP
19 25 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (2.90%) QA
2 117 (2.87%) SLA
3 59 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (0.59%) COBIT
7 23 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 8 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.15%) MiFID
12 4 (0.098%) Basel III
12 4 (0.098%) HL7
13 3 (0.074%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.074%) ISO27002
14 2 (0.049%) EMIR
14 2 (0.049%) FINREP
14 2 (0.049%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
14 2 (0.049%) GxP
14 2 (0.049%) SDET
System Software
1 882 (21.67%) Active Directory
2 279 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 99 (2.43%) XenApp
5 57 (1.40%) vSphere
6 54 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (1.25%) Docker
7 51 (1.25%) VMware ESX
8 45 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 44 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 21 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.32%) Xen
15 11 (0.27%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.25%) NFS
16 10 (0.25%) vCloud
17 7 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 208 (5.11%) SCCM
2 81 (1.99%) SCOM
3 65 (1.60%) Puppet
4 51 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (1.25%) WSUS
5 40 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (0.93%) Ansible
7 26 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 25 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (0.61%) Nagios
9 21 (0.52%) AirWatch
10 20 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 18 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 17 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.42%) SCOrch
12 17 (0.42%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.34%) Kibana
14 13 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 465 (11.42%) VMware
2 333 (8.18%) Cisco
3 295 (7.25%) Citrix
4 253 (6.21%) Oracle
5 162 (3.98%) HP
6 129 (3.17%) SAP
7 90 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 83 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 82 (2.01%) IBM
10 69 (1.69%) Apple
11 64 (1.57%) Google
12 60 (1.47%) Symantec
13 57 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 54 (1.33%) Tableau
15 53 (1.30%) EMC
16 52 (1.28%) Dell
16 52 (1.28%) NetApp
17 48 (1.18%) Remedy
18 44 (1.08%) Adobe
19 42 (1.03%) Juniper
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
EMBS Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 43 minutes ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £30931.00 to £43668.00 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £9 - £12 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago