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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2221 2582 2339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.02% 10.94% 10.21%
As % of the Vendors category 24.19% 25.03% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1748 1559
Median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 109 119
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £27.80 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
9183 10317 10120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.44% 43.71% 44.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6235 6829 6390
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 261 218
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.87 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.17 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -1 379 £428 +0.58% 110
Croydon -12 16 £335 -27.56% 1
Canary Wharf -3 13 £490 +63.33%
Brentford +6 11 £375 -3.22%
Bromley -8 8 £385 +57.14% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -1 6 £363 +45.00% 4
Harrow -6 5 £290 -21.35% 1
Paddington +8 4 £299 -33.55%
Hammersmith - 4 £285 -
Chiswick 0 3 - -
Ealing -2 3 - -
Uxbridge -6 3 £480 +220.00%
Feltham -6 3 £400 +1.01% 1
Romford - 3 £390 - 2
Docklands, London +2 2 - -
Wimbledon -1 2 £351 +16.83% 1
Osterley - 2 £334 -
Mayfair +3 1 £400 +60.00%
Ilford +2 1 - -
Southall -1 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - - 2
Chessington - 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1427 (32.53%) Windows
2 1414 (32.23%) MS Excel
3 1042 (23.75%) Finance
4 1002 (22.84%) SQL
5 999 (22.77%) SQL Server
6 968 (22.07%) Active Directory
7 891 (20.31%) MS Office
8 853 (19.44%) .NET
9 755 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
10 724 (16.50%) C#
11 606 (13.81%) Windows Server
12 587 (13.38%) ITIL
13 551 (12.56%) VMware
14 538 (12.26%) SharePoint
15 500 (11.40%) Migration
16 478 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 432 (9.85%) PowerShell
18 427 (9.73%) Project Management
19 418 (9.53%) Office 365
20 412 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
21 407 (9.28%) CRM
22 403 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
23 390 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
24 388 (8.84%) MS Exchange
25 382 (8.71%) Citrix
26 380 (8.66%) Oracle
27 374 (8.53%) Banking
28 363 (8.27%) Linux
29 356 (8.11%) JavaScript
30 355 (8.09%) Windows 7

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
1 538 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 388 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 217 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 195 (4.44%) IIS
5 144 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 81 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 69 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 64 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 62 (1.41%) WebSphere
11 59 (1.34%) CMS
12 56 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
13 52 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 48 (1.09%) Confluence
15 44 (1.00%) Apache
16 42 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
17 31 (0.71%) IBM Notes
18 30 (0.68%) Tomcat
19 29 (0.66%) SAS
20 27 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1414 (32.23%) MS Excel
2 891 (20.31%) MS Office
3 311 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 254 (5.79%) MS Project
5 155 (3.53%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.18%) SPSS
11 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.091%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.091%) InDesign
13 3 (0.068%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.068%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.068%) Mingle
14 2 (0.046%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.023%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 302 (6.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 58 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 38 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.66%) RMDS
6 21 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.30%) Eloqua
8 12 (0.27%) Faxination
9 11 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 11 (0.25%) ION MarketView
10 9 (0.21%) Documaker
11 8 (0.18%) Eikon
12 7 (0.16%) CA PPM
13 6 (0.14%) assyst
13 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
14 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 478 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 418 (9.53%) Office 365
3 161 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (2.12%) IaaS
5 89 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 79 (1.80%) PaaS
7 59 (1.34%) SaaS
8 46 (1.05%) Yammer
9 39 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 26 (0.59%) Google Apps
10 26 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 21 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.25%) GitHub
15 9 (0.21%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 289 (6.59%) DNS
2 227 (5.17%) Firewall
3 173 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 162 (3.69%) DHCP
5 149 (3.40%) SAN
6 137 (3.12%) Skype
6 137 (3.12%) VPN
7 136 (3.10%) LAN
8 135 (3.08%) WAN
9 117 (2.67%) Internet
10 86 (1.96%) LDAP
11 81 (1.85%) Network Security
12 61 (1.39%) HTTP
13 60 (1.37%) Wireless
14 55 (1.25%) Unified Communications
15 47 (1.07%) VoIP
16 44 (1.00%) NAS
17 43 (0.98%) NetScaler
18 42 (0.96%) Intranet
19 41 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 999 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 339 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 332 (7.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 241 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 223 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 187 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 168 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 132 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 90 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 79 (1.80%) Oracle Database
11 66 (1.50%) MySQL
12 62 (1.41%) Power BI
13 60 (1.37%) OLAP
14 55 (1.25%) Big Data
15 50 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 47 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
16 47 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 47 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 46 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
18 44 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 258 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 226 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 154 (3.51%) JIRA
4 84 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 80 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 76 (1.73%) NUnit
7 46 (1.05%) Subversion
7 46 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 39 (0.89%) Maven
9 36 (0.82%) Selenium
10 34 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (0.62%) SpecFlow
12 25 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 24 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
14 21 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 19 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (0.43%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.43%) MSI
16 18 (0.41%) Toad
17 17 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1042 (23.75%) Finance
2 374 (8.53%) Banking
3 197 (4.49%) Retail
4 124 (2.83%) Legal
5 112 (2.55%) Advertising
6 108 (2.46%) Law
7 106 (2.42%) Marketing
8 104 (2.37%) Financial Institution
9 100 (2.28%) Front Office
10 95 (2.17%) Investment Banking
11 87 (1.98%) Telecoms
12 68 (1.55%) Publishing
13 60 (1.37%) Back Office
14 33 (0.75%) Billing
15 25 (0.57%) Manufacturing
16 22 (0.50%) French Language
17 18 (0.41%) Games
18 17 (0.39%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.34%) German Language
20 14 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 868 (19.79%) Developer
2 787 (17.94%) Analyst
3 387 (8.82%) Architect
4 338 (7.70%) Consultant
5 289 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 242 (5.52%) C# Developer
7 233 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 196 (4.47%) Support Engineer
9 183 (4.17%) SQL Developer
10 180 (4.10%) Administrator
11 175 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 169 (3.85%) Support Analyst
13 152 (3.46%) Business Analyst
14 141 (3.21%) Service Analyst
15 129 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
16 117 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
17 116 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 109 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
19 105 (2.39%) Desktop Support
20 101 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (19.44%) .NET
2 304 (6.93%) HTML
3 264 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 244 (5.56%) Web Services
5 214 (4.88%) CSS
6 192 (4.38%) .NET Framework
7 183 (4.17%) XML
8 165 (3.76%) jQuery
9 131 (2.99%) WCF
10 121 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 113 (2.58%) HTML5
12 98 (2.23%) AngularJS
13 92 (2.10%) WPF
14 83 (1.89%) REST
15 73 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
16 69 (1.57%) SOAP
17 64 (1.46%) Ajax
17 64 (1.46%) Entity Framework
18 54 (1.23%) JSON
18 54 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 412 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (4.51%) Data Centre
3 185 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 119 (2.71%) Blackberry
5 117 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 90 (2.05%) Clustering
7 78 (1.78%) User Experience
8 75 (1.71%) Derivative
9 71 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 61 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 58 (1.32%) Replication
12 53 (1.21%) NHS
13 42 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 42 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 39 (0.89%) iPad
15 38 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 38 (0.87%) PKI
16 37 (0.84%) Equities
16 37 (0.84%) Hedge funds
17 35 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1427 (32.53%) Windows
2 606 (13.81%) Windows Server
3 363 (8.27%) Linux
4 355 (8.09%) Windows 7
5 308 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 289 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 190 (4.33%) Unix
8 148 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 142 (3.24%) Windows 8
10 129 (2.94%) Windows 10
11 103 (2.35%) Android
12 89 (2.03%) Windows XP
13 79 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 79 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (1.62%) Mac OS X
15 41 (0.93%) Solaris
16 32 (0.73%) CentOS
17 29 (0.66%) Mac OS
18 24 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
19 23 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (13.38%) ITIL
3 500 (11.40%) Migration
4 427 (9.73%) Project Management
5 407 (9.28%) CRM
6 403 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
7 222 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 220 (5.01%) PRINCE2
9 217 (4.95%) MVC
10 201 (4.58%) Change Management
10 201 (4.58%) Scrum
11 183 (4.17%) Service Management
12 181 (4.13%) ETL
13 172 (3.92%) Data Modelling
14 168 (3.83%) TDD
15 165 (3.76%) SDLC
16 155 (3.53%) Configuration Management
17 153 (3.49%) DevOps
18 152 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
19 140 (3.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1002 (22.84%) SQL
2 724 (16.50%) C#
3 432 (9.85%) PowerShell
4 356 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 245 (5.58%) T-SQL
6 215 (4.90%) Java
7 116 (2.64%) Python
8 113 (2.58%) VBA
9 108 (2.46%) Perl
10 86 (1.96%) VBScript
11 85 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 71 (1.62%) C
13 68 (1.55%) VB
14 60 (1.37%) VB.NET
15 54 (1.23%) PHP
16 48 (1.09%) XAML
17 42 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 40 (0.91%) Ruby
19 38 (0.87%) C++
19 38 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 301 (6.86%) Degree
3 256 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 124 (2.83%) MCSE
6 95 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (1.69%) CCNA
8 65 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 62 (1.41%) MCP
9 62 (1.41%) MCSA
10 56 (1.28%) ISEB
11 51 (1.16%) PMI Certification
12 48 (1.09%) CISSP
13 44 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 40 (0.91%) ISTQB
15 39 (0.89%) CCNP
15 39 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 32 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 29 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (3.24%) QA
2 112 (2.55%) SLA
3 86 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.34%) COBIT
7 11 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.21%) MiFID
8 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.11%) GPG13
9 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.091%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.068%) Basel III
11 3 (0.068%) P3O
11 3 (0.068%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.046%) Basel II
12 2 (0.046%) DICOM
12 2 (0.046%) GxP
12 2 (0.046%) HL7
System Software
1 968 (22.07%) Active Directory
2 390 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 123 (2.80%) XenApp
5 99 (2.26%) vSphere
6 72 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 68 (1.55%) Docker
8 52 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (1.07%) VMware ESX
10 45 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.50%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.39%) vCloud
18 16 (0.36%) UAG
19 15 (0.34%) Xen
20 13 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 255 (5.81%) SCCM
2 139 (3.17%) SCOM
3 117 (2.67%) Puppet
4 71 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (1.23%) WSUS
6 52 (1.19%) Ansible
7 51 (1.16%) Nagios
8 50 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 35 (0.80%) Backup Exec
10 29 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 27 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 24 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 21 (0.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 17 (0.39%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.39%) HP SIM
15 16 (0.36%) Casper Suite
15 16 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 16 (0.36%) Terraform
16 14 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 551 (12.56%) VMware
2 382 (8.71%) Citrix
3 380 (8.66%) Oracle
4 302 (6.88%) Cisco
5 226 (5.15%) HP
6 134 (3.05%) IBM
7 115 (2.62%) SAP
8 107 (2.44%) Symantec
9 98 (2.23%) Apple
10 97 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 89 (2.03%) Google
12 84 (1.91%) NetApp
13 82 (1.87%) Dell
14 81 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
15 70 (1.60%) CheckPoint
16 67 (1.53%) EMC
17 66 (1.50%) ServiceNow
18 63 (1.44%) Reuters
19 54 (1.23%) Splunk
20 51 (1.16%) Remedy
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