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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2399 2252 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.77% 9.93% 9.80%
As % of the Vendors category 24.13% 22.53% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1542 1303
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 108
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.80 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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
9944 9997 9748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.63% 44.10% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6497 6519 6118
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 207 289
Average hourly rate £19.01 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +1 632 £425 +13.33% 349
Croydon -3 29 £350 +7.69% 1
Canary Wharf +9 22 £400 -20.19%
Uxbridge +7 19 £353 -23.67% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £182 -49.44% 6
Docklands, London 0 8 £450 -12.19% 1
Enfield - 8 £388 - 2
Bromley -1 7 £275 -50.00% 3
Brentford +3 6 £388 +18.32% 3
Feltham -4 5 £312 -46.25%
Ealing - 5 £190 -
Wembley - 4 £290 -
Ilford -7 3 - -
Woodford Green - 3 £145 -
Northwood - 3 - -
Chiswick +4 2 - - 1
West Drayton +3 2 £386 -18.68%
Paddington -7 2 £375 +44.23%
Hammersmith -7 2 £419 - 1
Mayfair - 2 £225 -
Westminster +2 1 £500 -
Barnet +1 1 - - 1
Southwark 0 1 - -
Hayes -1 1 £425 - 4
Wimbledon -3 1 £300 +233.33% 1
Lewisham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 2
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
New Malden - 1 £400 - 1
Ruislip - 1 £475 -
Southall - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 - 1
Twickenham - 1 £475 - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1509 (34.07%) Windows
2 1467 (33.12%) MS Excel
3 1139 (25.72%) SQL Server
4 1119 (25.27%) Finance
5 1095 (24.72%) SQL
6 983 (22.19%) MS Office
7 957 (21.61%) .NET
8 917 (20.70%) Active Directory
9 753 (17.00%) C#
10 669 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
11 640 (14.45%) VMware
12 617 (13.93%) ITIL
13 530 (11.97%) SharePoint
14 480 (10.84%) Banking
15 471 (10.63%) Windows 7
16 462 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 447 (10.09%) CRM
18 438 (9.89%) Project Management
19 436 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
20 433 (9.78%) MS Exchange
21 429 (9.69%) Citrix
22 419 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 417 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 415 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
25 398 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 387 (8.74%) JavaScript
27 360 (8.13%) Oracle
28 357 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
29 356 (8.04%) ASP.NET
30 353 (7.97%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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
1 530 (11.97%) SharePoint
2 433 (9.78%) MS Exchange
3 229 (5.17%) IIS
4 188 (4.24%) Lync
5 163 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 87 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 83 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 80 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 79 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 66 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 64 (1.45%) CMS
13 47 (1.06%) IBM Notes
14 35 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 35 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.70%) SAS
16 26 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
16 26 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
17 25 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1467 (33.12%) MS Excel
2 983 (22.19%) MS Office
3 315 (7.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 271 (6.12%) MS Project
5 250 (5.64%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.59%) PowerPivot
8 18 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.36%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.27%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.25%) SPSS
12 8 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.090%) Vectorworks
15 4 (0.090%) Mingle
15 4 (0.090%) Maya
16 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.068%) Revit
17 2 (0.045%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 324 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
3 51 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 33 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 31 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.16%) Primavera
7 7 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 6 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.11%) Agresso
10 4 (0.090%) HFM
10 4 (0.090%) Kondor+
10 4 (0.090%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.090%) Magento
10 4 (0.090%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.068%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.068%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 188 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (4.22%) Office 365
3 79 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.93%) SaaS
5 32 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (0.72%) IaaS
6 28 (0.63%) PaaS
7 17 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 15 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.18%) Yammer
11 8 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.16%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.11%) Google Drive
14 4 (0.090%) Force.com
15 3 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 238 (5.37%) DNS
2 225 (5.08%) SAN
3 216 (4.88%) LAN
4 213 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 207 (4.67%) Firewall
6 183 (4.13%) WAN
7 180 (4.06%) VPN
8 158 (3.57%) DHCP
9 99 (2.24%) Internet
10 97 (2.19%) NAS
11 75 (1.69%) HTTP
12 74 (1.67%) LDAP
13 69 (1.56%) VLAN
14 68 (1.54%) NetScaler
15 59 (1.33%) VoIP
16 58 (1.31%) SSL
17 56 (1.26%) MPLS
18 55 (1.24%) Network Security
18 55 (1.24%) Wireless
19 48 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1139 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 419 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 417 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 324 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 276 (6.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 267 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
7 200 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 162 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 84 (1.90%) OLAP
10 81 (1.83%) MS Access
11 77 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 70 (1.58%) QlikView
13 69 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 67 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 65 (1.47%) MySQL
16 54 (1.22%) Big Data
17 44 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 31 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
18 31 (0.70%) OLAP Cube
19 30 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 199 (4.49%) Visual Studio
2 198 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 71 (1.60%) JIRA
4 60 (1.35%) NUnit
5 58 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 50 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 50 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 49 (1.11%) Subversion
8 39 (0.88%) Selenium
9 38 (0.86%) SpecFlow
10 27 (0.61%) MSI
11 24 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 23 (0.52%) MSTest
13 22 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 19 (0.43%) Maven
15 18 (0.41%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.38%) JUnit
17 15 (0.34%) MSBuild
18 12 (0.27%) ReSharper
19 11 (0.25%) RSpec
General
1 1119 (25.27%) Finance
2 480 (10.84%) Banking
3 185 (4.18%) Retail
4 180 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 145 (3.27%) Legal
6 116 (2.62%) Marketing
7 113 (2.55%) Front Office
8 106 (2.39%) Law
9 105 (2.37%) Telecoms
10 86 (1.94%) Advertising
11 64 (1.45%) Back Office
12 63 (1.42%) Financial Institution
13 31 (0.70%) French Language
14 29 (0.65%) Billing
15 24 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.47%) Publishing
17 18 (0.41%) Games
17 18 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.38%) German Language
19 15 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 963 (21.74%) Developer
2 884 (19.96%) Analyst
3 338 (7.63%) Architect
4 271 (6.12%) Consultant
5 239 (5.40%) Project Manager
6 206 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 201 (4.54%) .NET Developer
8 187 (4.22%) Support Engineer
9 174 (3.93%) Support Analyst
10 144 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 142 (3.21%) Desktop Support
12 140 (3.16%) C# Developer
13 130 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 129 (2.91%) Senior Developer
14 129 (2.91%) SQL Developer
15 126 (2.84%) Service Analyst
16 124 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
17 120 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
18 119 (2.69%) Administrator
19 101 (2.28%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 957 (21.61%) .NET
2 356 (8.04%) ASP.NET
3 296 (6.68%) HTML
4 260 (5.87%) Web Services
5 254 (5.73%) .NET Framework
6 244 (5.51%) XML
7 214 (4.83%) CSS
8 187 (4.22%) WCF
9 151 (3.41%) jQuery
10 134 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 111 (2.51%) Entity Framework
12 107 (2.42%) HTML5
13 99 (2.24%) SOAP
14 88 (1.99%) AngularJS
15 84 (1.90%) LINQ
16 83 (1.87%) WPF
17 66 (1.49%) Ajax
17 66 (1.49%) Middleware
18 63 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 61 (1.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 415 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 177 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 144 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 122 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 115 (2.60%) Clustering
7 105 (2.37%) NHS
8 64 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 63 (1.42%) Replication
10 58 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (1.26%) Derivative
12 54 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 50 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
14 49 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 48 (1.08%) User Experience
16 46 (1.04%) Hedge funds
17 45 (1.02%) CMDB
18 40 (0.90%) iPhone
19 36 (0.81%) iPad
20 35 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1509 (34.07%) Windows
2 471 (10.63%) Windows 7
3 462 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 300 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 280 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 252 (5.69%) Linux
7 180 (4.06%) Windows XP
8 138 (3.12%) UNIX
9 127 (2.87%) Windows 8
10 90 (2.03%) Android
11 60 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 56 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 34 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (0.77%) Windows Vista
14 30 (0.68%) Solaris
15 22 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
16 21 (0.47%) Windows 2000
17 19 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.38%) CentOS
19 15 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (13.93%) ITIL
3 447 (10.09%) CRM
4 438 (9.89%) Project Management
5 436 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 353 (7.97%) Migration
7 287 (6.48%) Scrum
8 226 (5.10%) ETL
9 215 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 208 (4.70%) PRINCE2
11 201 (4.54%) MVC
12 198 (4.47%) SDLC
13 189 (4.27%) TDD
14 182 (4.11%) Data Modelling
15 178 (4.02%) Business Analysis
16 176 (3.97%) OO
17 174 (3.93%) Change Management
18 164 (3.70%) Service Management
19 162 (3.66%) Analytics
20 142 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1095 (24.72%) SQL
2 753 (17.00%) C#
3 387 (8.74%) JavaScript
4 333 (7.52%) T-SQL
5 250 (5.64%) PowerShell
6 223 (5.03%) Java
7 132 (2.98%) VBA
8 113 (2.55%) VB
9 82 (1.85%) VBScript
10 74 (1.67%) Python
11 69 (1.56%) C
12 68 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 58 (1.31%) Perl
14 49 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 43 (0.97%) Ruby
16 38 (0.86%) C++
17 34 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 26 (0.59%) Bash Shell
19 21 (0.47%) PHP
20 17 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 357 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 346 (7.81%) Degree
3 249 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 178 (4.02%) MCSE
5 166 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 99 (2.24%) MCITP
7 96 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (1.83%) MCP
9 70 (1.58%) CCNA
10 64 (1.45%) MCSA
11 61 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 56 (1.26%) ISEB
13 52 (1.17%) PMI Certification
14 45 (1.02%) DV Cleared
15 44 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (0.86%) PMP
17 35 (0.79%) MCTS
18 33 (0.75%) ISTQB
19 32 (0.72%) A+ Certification
19 32 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (3.03%) QA
2 131 (2.96%) SLA
3 24 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.29%) COBIT
8 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.11%) HL7
10 4 (0.090%) MiFID
10 4 (0.090%) COREP
10 4 (0.090%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.090%) EMIR
11 3 (0.068%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.068%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.068%) Basel II
11 3 (0.068%) GAAP
12 2 (0.045%) Basel III
System Software
1 917 (20.70%) Active Directory
2 398 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (3.77%) vSphere
4 156 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 154 (3.48%) XenApp
6 80 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 76 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 65 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (0.54%) Xen
11 21 (0.47%) NFS
11 21 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.41%) VMware Server
12 18 (0.41%) vCloud
13 16 (0.36%) XenServer
13 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.34%) ISA Server
15 13 (0.29%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 231 (5.22%) SCCM
2 81 (1.83%) SCOM
3 47 (1.06%) Puppet
4 46 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.75%) WSUS
7 23 (0.52%) SCOrch
8 22 (0.50%) SCVMM
8 22 (0.50%) EdgeSight
9 20 (0.45%) HP SIM
10 19 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 17 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 14 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
13 14 (0.32%) WMI
14 13 (0.29%) Ansible
14 13 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
15 12 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 12 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
16 11 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 640 (14.45%) VMware
2 429 (9.69%) Citrix
3 360 (8.13%) Oracle
4 332 (7.50%) Cisco
5 220 (4.97%) HP
6 128 (2.89%) IBM
7 105 (2.37%) Apple
8 97 (2.19%) SAP
9 95 (2.14%) NetApp
10 88 (1.99%) Remedy
11 75 (1.69%) Dell
12 67 (1.51%) Tableau
13 60 (1.35%) Adobe
14 59 (1.33%) Symantec
15 53 (1.20%) Business Objects
16 52 (1.17%) Sybase
16 52 (1.17%) Cognos
16 52 (1.17%) EMC
17 50 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
17 50 (1.13%) Lotus
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