The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 17.04% 14.39% 7.58%
As % of the Vendors category 35.38% 32.20% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 8
Median daily rate £425 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £238 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 65 59 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 48.15% 44.70% 56.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 44
Median daily rate £535 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £685 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Canary Wharf

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) IBM
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (24.14%) Banking
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
6 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 4 (13.79%) Symantec
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
6 4 (13.79%) Skype
7 3 (10.34%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.34%) Confluence
7 3 (10.34%) Office 365
7 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
7 3 (10.34%) International Banking
7 3 (10.34%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) Veritas
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.34%) SAP

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Confluence
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Mule
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Skype
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) International Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.34%) Lync Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Officer
4 1 (3.45%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Trainer
4 1 (3.45%) Salesforce Architect
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Server Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) DataPower
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Migration
1 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
1 4 (13.79%) Project Management
2 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (6.90%) Coaching
3 2 (6.90%) Data Security
3 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
3 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.90%) SDLC
4 1 (3.45%) ArchiMate
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C#
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Packer
2 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) IBM
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Symantec
3 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) GoldenSource
5 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Reuters
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk
5 1 (3.45%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.45%) VMware