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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2464 2435 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.38% 9.96% 9.89%
As % of the Vendors category 23.52% 21.87% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 1630 1404
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 110 116
Average hourly rate £14.63 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £25.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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
10476 11135 10311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.12% 45.56% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7196 7352 6432
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 232 299
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +3 672 £375 -3.22% 322
Croydon +3 28 £416 +10.93% 6
Uxbridge +2 23 £168 -59.14% 3
Canary Wharf +22 19 £363 -30.28%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 13 £319 +12.42% 7
Feltham +7 9 £271 -20.87%
Chessington 0 5 £150 -64.70% 3
Docklands, London -3 5 £500 -9.09% 1
Bromley +1 4 £155 -77.03% 5
Harrow - 4 £300 - 3
Orpington - 3 - - 1
Chiswick +1 2 £100 - 1
Hammersmith +1 2 £351 +19.31%
Ealing 0 2 £225 - 1
Hayes -2 2 - - 1
Greenwich 0 1 £165 -58.22% 1
Wimbledon 0 1 £375 -28.57%
Hounslow -2 1 £275 +83.33% 1
Westminster -12 1 £425 -
Ilford - 1 £150 - 2
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 3
Morden - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - - 2
Wembley - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - - 1
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1782 (36.03%) Windows
2 1759 (35.56%) MS Excel
3 1140 (23.05%) SQL Server
4 1137 (22.99%) Finance
5 1124 (22.73%) SQL
6 1120 (22.64%) MS Office
7 1028 (20.78%) Active Directory
8 1012 (20.46%) .NET
9 776 (15.69%) C#
10 738 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
11 610 (12.33%) VMware
12 605 (12.23%) ITIL
13 587 (11.87%) Windows 7
14 581 (11.75%) SharePoint
15 567 (11.46%) Banking
16 528 (10.68%) MS Exchange
17 509 (10.29%) CRM
18 477 (9.64%) Citrix
19 473 (9.56%) Project Management
20 471 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
21 470 (9.50%) Migration
22 446 (9.02%) Oracle
23 416 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
24 412 (8.33%) HTML
25 403 (8.15%) JavaScript
26 400 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
27 390 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
28 383 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
29 376 (7.60%) ASP.NET
30 372 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 581 (11.75%) SharePoint
2 528 (10.68%) MS Exchange
3 280 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 245 (4.95%) IIS
5 219 (4.43%) Lync
6 154 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 130 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 117 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
9 116 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 111 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 96 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 93 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 91 (1.84%) CMS
14 87 (1.76%) IBM Notes
15 67 (1.35%) WebSphere
16 66 (1.33%) Tomcat
17 52 (1.05%) JBoss
18 50 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
19 45 (0.91%) Apache
20 40 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1759 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 1120 (22.64%) MS Office
3 332 (6.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 279 (5.64%) MS Project
5 214 (4.33%) MS Visio
6 50 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.75%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.57%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.34%) InfoPath
11 15 (0.30%) Acrobat
12 14 (0.28%) SPSS
13 10 (0.20%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.12%) InDesign
16 3 (0.061%) FrameMaker
17 2 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.040%) ProjectWise
17 2 (0.040%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 400 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 46 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 37 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
6 14 (0.28%) assyst
6 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.26%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (0.22%) SAP BPC
9 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.12%) CA Clarity
10 6 (0.12%) Agresso
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.10%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 203 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (2.83%) Office 365
3 75 (1.52%) PaaS
4 39 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.57%) SaaS
6 27 (0.55%) IaaS
7 22 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.12%) GitHub
12 5 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.081%) MailChimp
14 3 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.061%) Heroku
14 3 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.040%) Trello
15 2 (0.040%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.040%) Taleo
15 2 (0.040%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 292 (5.90%) DNS
2 279 (5.64%) Firewall
3 247 (4.99%) SAN
4 211 (4.27%) TCP/IP
5 198 (4.00%) WAN
6 191 (3.86%) DHCP
7 183 (3.70%) LAN
8 179 (3.62%) VPN
9 103 (2.08%) Internet
10 92 (1.86%) Intranet
11 85 (1.72%) VLAN
12 79 (1.60%) Wireless
13 72 (1.46%) HTTP
14 68 (1.37%) MPLS
15 61 (1.23%) NetScaler
16 60 (1.21%) NAS
17 59 (1.19%) FTP
18 56 (1.13%) Network Security
19 51 (1.03%) SSL
20 49 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1140 (23.05%) SQL Server
2 372 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 329 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 212 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 203 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
7 142 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 110 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 99 (2.00%) Relational Database
10 80 (1.62%) Oracle Database
11 75 (1.52%) MySQL
12 74 (1.50%) MS Access
13 55 (1.11%) OLAP
14 50 (1.01%) Big Data
15 47 (0.95%) Hadoop
15 47 (0.95%) QlikView
15 47 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 47 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 46 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 227 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 224 (4.53%) Visual Studio
3 89 (1.80%) NUnit
4 76 (1.54%) JIRA
5 56 (1.13%) SpecFlow
6 47 (0.95%) Selenium
7 43 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
8 42 (0.85%) Subversion
9 40 (0.81%) Jenkins
10 39 (0.79%) Git (software)
11 33 (0.67%) MSTest
11 33 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 29 (0.59%) MSI
13 28 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 26 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 25 (0.51%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
16 21 (0.42%) Maven
16 21 (0.42%) FitNesse
17 20 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1137 (22.99%) Finance
2 567 (11.46%) Banking
3 226 (4.57%) Investment Banking
4 187 (3.78%) Retail
5 161 (3.26%) Legal
6 142 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 137 (2.77%) Advertising
8 136 (2.75%) Marketing
9 124 (2.51%) Law
10 98 (1.98%) Front Office
11 83 (1.68%) Financial Institution
12 78 (1.58%) Back Office
13 55 (1.11%) Publishing
14 43 (0.87%) Manufacturing
15 35 (0.71%) Games
16 33 (0.67%) French Language
17 26 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.42%) Billing
18 21 (0.42%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1092 (22.08%) Analyst
2 1057 (21.37%) Developer
3 351 (7.10%) Consultant
4 344 (6.96%) Architect
5 269 (5.44%) Support Analyst
6 243 (4.91%) .NET Developer
7 235 (4.75%) Project Manager
8 232 (4.69%) Business Analyst
9 200 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 183 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 180 (3.64%) Service Analyst
12 169 (3.42%) Senior Developer
12 169 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
13 153 (3.09%) Desktop Support
14 141 (2.85%) Administrator
15 138 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
16 122 (2.47%) CRM Developer
17 118 (2.39%) Microsoft Developer
17 118 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 114 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1012 (20.46%) .NET
2 412 (8.33%) HTML
3 376 (7.60%) ASP.NET
4 240 (4.85%) CSS
5 229 (4.63%) .NET Framework
6 227 (4.59%) WCF
7 221 (4.47%) Web Services
8 202 (4.08%) jQuery
9 197 (3.98%) XML
10 191 (3.86%) HTML5
11 162 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 113 (2.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 101 (2.04%) Ajax
14 97 (1.96%) Middleware
15 93 (1.88%) WPF
16 70 (1.42%) AngularJS
17 59 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
18 57 (1.15%) SOAP
19 56 (1.13%) JSP
19 56 (1.13%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 416 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 157 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 104 (2.10%) Clustering
5 99 (2.00%) NHS
6 95 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 73 (1.48%) Thin Client
7 73 (1.48%) Fat Client
8 70 (1.42%) Replication
9 67 (1.35%) User Experience
10 62 (1.25%) Fixed Income
11 58 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 49 (0.99%) Derivative
14 48 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 45 (0.91%) Open Source
16 44 (0.89%) Visualisation
16 44 (0.89%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.89%) iPad
17 43 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1782 (36.03%) Windows
2 587 (11.87%) Windows 7
3 471 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 321 (6.49%) Windows XP
5 303 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 293 (5.92%) Linux
7 224 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 184 (3.72%) UNIX
9 108 (2.18%) Windows 8
10 89 (1.80%) Android
11 82 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 70 (1.42%) Windows Vista
13 68 (1.37%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 29 (0.59%) Solaris
16 28 (0.57%) CentOS
17 27 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.53%) Windows 2000
19 24 (0.49%) Ubuntu
20 23 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (12.23%) ITIL
3 509 (10.29%) CRM
4 473 (9.56%) Project Management
5 470 (9.50%) Migration
6 326 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
7 298 (6.03%) MVC
8 273 (5.52%) Scrum
9 260 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 256 (5.18%) TDD
11 221 (4.47%) Change Management
12 198 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 194 (3.92%) OO
14 175 (3.54%) Workflow
15 165 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
16 148 (2.99%) Service Management
17 147 (2.97%) ETL
18 142 (2.87%) Service Delivery
19 137 (2.77%) Business Analysis
20 134 (2.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1124 (22.73%) SQL
2 776 (15.69%) C#
3 403 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 304 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 270 (5.46%) T-SQL
6 228 (4.61%) Java
7 136 (2.75%) VBA
8 126 (2.55%) VB
9 93 (1.88%) C
10 90 (1.82%) C++
11 83 (1.68%) VBScript
12 81 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 76 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 72 (1.46%) Python
15 60 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 59 (1.19%) Ruby
17 52 (1.05%) Perl
18 44 (0.89%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.53%) PHP
20 21 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 390 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 308 (6.23%) Degree
3 254 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 186 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 167 (3.38%) MCSE
6 99 (2.00%) MCP
7 83 (1.68%) MCITP
8 82 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (1.35%) ISEB
10 63 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 58 (1.17%) CCNA
12 54 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 50 (1.01%) DV Cleared
14 49 (0.99%) PMI Certification
14 49 (0.99%) MCSA
15 48 (0.97%) MCTS
16 42 (0.85%) CISSP
17 41 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 41 (0.83%) A+ Certification
18 40 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (3.36%) QA
2 164 (3.32%) SLA
3 32 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.18%) P3O
9 8 (0.16%) EMIR
9 8 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.12%) GPG13
10 6 (0.12%) COBIT
11 5 (0.10%) FATCA
12 4 (0.081%) Basel III
13 3 (0.061%) BS7666
14 2 (0.040%) HL7
14 2 (0.040%) WCAG
14 2 (0.040%) WAI
15 1 (0.020%) GxP
15 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1028 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 383 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (4.00%) XenApp
4 166 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 121 (2.45%) vSphere
6 79 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 78 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 60 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (0.99%) XenServer
10 42 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 41 (0.83%) Xen
12 40 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 29 (0.59%) Terminal Services
13 29 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
14 21 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (0.40%) UAG
16 19 (0.38%) NLBS
17 16 (0.32%) vCloud
17 16 (0.32%) NFS
18 15 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 238 (4.81%) SCCM
2 99 (2.00%) SCOM
3 50 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 43 (0.87%) WSUS
5 41 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 40 (0.81%) Puppet
7 38 (0.77%) Tivoli
8 35 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 34 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 27 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 26 (0.53%) Nagios
11 26 (0.53%) Control-M
12 24 (0.49%) SCOrch
13 22 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 21 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 20 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
15 20 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (0.38%) HP SIM
17 18 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 17 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 610 (12.33%) VMware
2 477 (9.64%) Citrix
3 446 (9.02%) Oracle
4 355 (7.18%) Cisco
5 291 (5.88%) HP
6 156 (3.15%) IBM
7 122 (2.47%) SAP
8 97 (1.96%) Dell
9 96 (1.94%) Symantec
10 94 (1.90%) Apple
11 86 (1.74%) Lotus
12 83 (1.68%) NetApp
13 78 (1.58%) Remedy
14 76 (1.54%) Red Hat
15 74 (1.50%) CheckPoint
16 69 (1.40%) EMC
17 61 (1.23%) Altiris
18 60 (1.21%) Bloomberg
19 58 (1.17%) Tableau
20 53 (1.07%) McAfee
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