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 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2443 2516 2501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.51% 10.39% 9.88%
As % of the Vendors category 24.37% 22.85% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1646 1631 1574
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 118
Average hourly rate £17.65 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
10025 11012 11612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.12% 45.46% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6601 6897 7454
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 236 262
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +1 645 £410 +2.50% 197
Croydon -9 26 £456 +21.66% 1
Docklands, London +3 16 £350 -13.04% 2
Canary Wharf -7 15 £513 +7.89%
Uxbridge -1 13 £150 -70.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 11 £368 +15.37% 4
Bromley +1 10 £250 -3.84% 1
Chiswick +2 8 £425 +3.03% 1
Twickenham 0 7 £213 -22.72% 1
Feltham -8 5 £393 +9.16% 1
Brentford +2 4 £356 +26.55% 1
Harrow 0 3 £400 +220.00%
Teddington 0 3 £325 -27.77%
Paddington -9 3 £450 +150.00% 1
Wembley - 3 £295 - 1
Ealing - 3 £750 - 4
Hayes +7 2 £425 - 2
Greenwich +1 2 £171 -55.43% 1
Hammersmith - 2 - - 1
Hounslow +5 1 £405 - 1
Ilford -2 1 - -
Enfield -2 1 £613 +53.12% 2
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Southall - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £150 -
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1689 (34.37%) MS Excel
2 1677 (34.13%) Windows
3 1262 (25.68%) SQL Server
4 1231 (25.05%) Finance
5 1210 (24.62%) SQL
6 1124 (22.87%) MS Office
7 983 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 955 (19.43%) .NET
9 778 (15.83%) C#
10 741 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
11 655 (13.33%) ITIL
12 636 (12.94%) VMware
13 563 (11.46%) SharePoint
14 562 (11.44%) Banking
15 518 (10.54%) Windows 7
16 496 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
17 484 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
18 482 (9.81%) MS Exchange
18 482 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 465 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 463 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 445 (9.06%) Citrix
22 444 (9.04%) Project Management
23 442 (8.99%) CRM
24 409 (8.32%) Oracle
25 403 (8.20%) Migration
26 382 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
27 372 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
28 353 (7.18%) Cisco
29 352 (7.16%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 563 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 482 (9.81%) MS Exchange
3 268 (5.45%) IIS
4 207 (4.21%) Lync
5 171 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 108 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 104 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 98 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
9 93 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 78 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 76 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 55 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 51 (1.04%) CMS
14 44 (0.90%) IBM Notes
15 39 (0.79%) Tomcat
16 35 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
17 33 (0.67%) Node.js
18 30 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 30 (0.61%) WorkSite
19 29 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1689 (34.37%) MS Excel
2 1124 (22.87%) MS Office
3 346 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 274 (5.58%) MS Project
5 271 (5.51%) MS Visio
6 51 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.67%) PowerPivot
8 23 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.41%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
10 12 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.14%) SPSS
12 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.10%) Vectorworks
13 5 (0.10%) Maya
14 4 (0.081%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.061%) Revit
15 3 (0.061%) FastStats
15 3 (0.061%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 342 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 6 (0.12%) Agresso
7 6 (0.12%) Primavera
8 5 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.081%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.081%) Maximo
9 4 (0.081%) Kondor+
9 4 (0.081%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.081%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.061%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.061%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 274 (5.58%) Office 365
2 235 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (1.30%) SaaS
5 38 (0.77%) IaaS
6 37 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.55%) PaaS
8 26 (0.53%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.18%) Google Drive
11 8 (0.16%) Yammer
11 8 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.10%) Force.com
14 4 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.081%) Lucidchart
15 3 (0.061%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 281 (5.72%) DNS
2 259 (5.27%) LAN
3 250 (5.09%) SAN
4 241 (4.90%) WAN
5 231 (4.70%) Firewall
6 207 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 205 (4.17%) DHCP
8 167 (3.40%) VPN
9 112 (2.28%) Internet
10 90 (1.83%) VLAN
11 87 (1.77%) NAS
12 82 (1.67%) LDAP
13 73 (1.49%) MPLS
14 59 (1.20%) Intranet
15 57 (1.16%) SSL
16 56 (1.14%) Network Security
17 53 (1.08%) HTTP
18 52 (1.06%) VoIP
19 49 (1.00%) Wireless
19 49 (1.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1262 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 465 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 463 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 344 (7.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 319 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
6 302 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 222 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 159 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 83 (1.69%) MS Access
10 81 (1.65%) Oracle Database
11 75 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
12 74 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 73 (1.49%) QlikView
13 73 (1.49%) OLAP
14 70 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 65 (1.32%) Big Data
16 55 (1.12%) MySQL
17 53 (1.08%) RDBMS
18 35 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
19 31 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 264 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 202 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 94 (1.91%) NUnit
4 84 (1.71%) JIRA
5 73 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 67 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 63 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 57 (1.16%) Subversion
9 53 (1.08%) Selenium
10 41 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 33 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 30 (0.61%) MSTest
13 22 (0.45%) MSI
14 20 (0.41%) ERwin
15 19 (0.39%) Maven
16 17 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 17 (0.35%) NCover
16 17 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (0.33%) FitNesse
17 16 (0.33%) ReSharper
General
1 1231 (25.05%) Finance
2 562 (11.44%) Banking
3 200 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 196 (3.99%) Retail
5 180 (3.66%) Legal
6 163 (3.32%) Law
7 132 (2.69%) Marketing
8 121 (2.46%) Front Office
9 102 (2.08%) Advertising
10 81 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 68 (1.38%) Back Office
12 66 (1.34%) Financial Institution
13 45 (0.92%) French Language
14 30 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.49%) Games
16 23 (0.47%) Local Government
17 22 (0.45%) Publishing
18 21 (0.43%) Billing
19 20 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1080 (21.98%) Developer
2 1049 (21.35%) Analyst
3 384 (7.81%) Architect
4 274 (5.58%) Consultant
5 264 (5.37%) Business Analyst
6 256 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 212 (4.31%) Support Analyst
7 212 (4.31%) .NET Developer
8 185 (3.76%) Support Engineer
9 167 (3.40%) Desktop Support
10 165 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 156 (3.17%) C# Developer
12 152 (3.09%) Administrator
13 148 (3.01%) SQL Developer
14 146 (2.97%) Service Analyst
15 144 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
16 143 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 137 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
18 135 (2.75%) Senior Developer
19 122 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 955 (19.43%) .NET
2 345 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 277 (5.64%) HTML
4 276 (5.62%) Web Services
5 235 (4.78%) .NET Framework
6 217 (4.42%) XML
7 210 (4.27%) CSS
8 174 (3.54%) WCF
9 145 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 139 (2.83%) jQuery
11 109 (2.22%) HTML5
12 97 (1.97%) WPF
13 93 (1.89%) AngularJS
14 92 (1.87%) Middleware
15 91 (1.85%) SOAP
16 83 (1.69%) Entity Framework
17 81 (1.65%) MDX
18 77 (1.57%) Ajax
19 66 (1.34%) LINQ
20 58 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 496 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (4.58%) Data Centre
3 197 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 196 (3.99%) Blackberry
5 108 (2.20%) Clustering
6 99 (2.01%) NHS
7 90 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 75 (1.53%) Replication
9 74 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 60 (1.22%) Derivative
11 59 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 56 (1.14%) iPhone
13 54 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 53 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 51 (1.04%) N-Tier
15 51 (1.04%) iPad
16 49 (1.00%) User Experience
17 45 (0.92%) Visualisation
18 44 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
19 41 (0.83%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1677 (34.13%) Windows
2 518 (10.54%) Windows 7
3 482 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 343 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 327 (6.65%) Linux
6 306 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 171 (3.48%) Windows XP
8 154 (3.13%) UNIX
9 148 (3.01%) Android
10 117 (2.38%) Windows 8
11 78 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 64 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 54 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 47 (0.96%) Solaris
15 27 (0.55%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 21 (0.43%) AIX
18 20 (0.41%) Windows 2000
18 20 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
19 19 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (13.33%) ITIL
3 484 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
4 444 (9.04%) Project Management
5 442 (8.99%) CRM
6 403 (8.20%) Migration
7 259 (5.27%) Scrum
8 258 (5.25%) ETL
9 244 (4.97%) TDD
10 241 (4.90%) PRINCE2
11 232 (4.72%) MVC
12 228 (4.64%) SDLC
13 219 (4.46%) Change Management
14 197 (4.01%) Business Analysis
15 184 (3.74%) Data Modelling
15 184 (3.74%) Service Management
16 181 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 176 (3.58%) OO
18 168 (3.42%) Analytics
19 155 (3.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1210 (24.62%) SQL
2 778 (15.83%) C#
3 352 (7.16%) T-SQL
4 344 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 310 (6.31%) PowerShell
6 247 (5.03%) Java
7 126 (2.56%) VBA
8 122 (2.48%) VB
9 85 (1.73%) VB.NET
9 85 (1.73%) Python
10 68 (1.38%) Perl
11 67 (1.36%) C
12 64 (1.30%) VBScript
13 45 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 36 (0.73%) C++
15 34 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 34 (0.69%) Ruby
16 21 (0.43%) PHP
17 20 (0.41%) R
17 20 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 382 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 348 (7.08%) Degree
3 213 (4.33%) MCSE
4 192 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 114 (2.32%) SC Cleared
6 106 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (1.91%) MCP
8 83 (1.69%) MCSA
9 81 (1.65%) CCNA
10 76 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
11 72 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 69 (1.40%) MCITP
13 63 (1.28%) PMI Certification
14 52 (1.06%) ISEB
15 43 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
15 43 (0.88%) CCNP
16 42 (0.85%) CISSP
17 41 (0.83%) PMP
18 38 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 36 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (3.66%) SLA
2 165 (3.36%) QA
3 34 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.22%) COBIT
7 11 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 10 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.20%) COREP
9 7 (0.14%) HL7
10 6 (0.12%) P3O
11 5 (0.10%) MiFID
11 5 (0.10%) Basel III
12 4 (0.081%) FATCA
13 3 (0.061%) EMIR
13 3 (0.061%) Basel II
13 3 (0.061%) GAAP
14 2 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 983 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 372 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (3.68%) vSphere
4 163 (3.32%) XenApp
5 143 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 76 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 75 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 70 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 68 (1.38%) VMware ESX
10 28 (0.57%) NLBS
11 22 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 22 (0.45%) NFS
11 22 (0.45%) vCloud
12 21 (0.43%) Docker
12 21 (0.43%) Xen
13 20 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 18 (0.37%) XenServer
15 17 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 251 (5.11%) SCCM
2 90 (1.83%) SCOM
3 58 (1.18%) Puppet
4 51 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (0.92%) WSUS
6 43 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
7 40 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 29 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 22 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 22 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 21 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 19 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (0.39%) Vagrant
12 18 (0.37%) Nagios
12 18 (0.37%) WMI
12 18 (0.37%) AirWatch
13 17 (0.35%) Control-M
14 16 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 636 (12.94%) VMware
2 445 (9.06%) Citrix
3 409 (8.32%) Oracle
4 353 (7.18%) Cisco
5 228 (4.64%) HP
6 176 (3.58%) IBM
7 116 (2.36%) SAP
8 110 (2.24%) NetApp
9 108 (2.20%) Apple
10 101 (2.06%) Dell
11 99 (2.01%) Sybase
12 81 (1.65%) Symantec
13 75 (1.53%) Red Hat
14 69 (1.40%) Remedy
15 67 (1.36%) CheckPoint
16 66 (1.34%) Google
17 65 (1.32%) Adobe
18 64 (1.30%) Tableau
19 61 (1.24%) EMC
19 61 (1.24%) Juniper
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