Period
to 19 May 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 6 months to 19 May 2019 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 > Central London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 961 974 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.37% 10.57% 10.01%
As % of the Vendors category 29.83% 27.84% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 748 543
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £177 £181 £182
90th Percentile £638 £617 £588
London median daily rate £454 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +0.89% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 17
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +18.64% -22.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £11.51
90th Percentile £23.86 £35.25 £25.29
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.28% +6.86%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,222 3,499 2,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.12% 37.97% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,322 2,565 2,120
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £272
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
London median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 82 41
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.03% -22.50%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.81 £12.13
90th Percentile £43.38 £37.50 £30.00
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 792 £453 +0.72% 158
West End of London 0 35 £450 -18.18%
City of Westminster -3 24 £500 +5.26% 4
Southwark -30 8 £425 -
Camden -5 5 £325 -38.10%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 351 (36.52%) Windows
2 302 (31.43%) Finance
3 301 (31.32%) Active Directory
3 301 (31.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 228 (23.73%) Office 365
5 222 (23.10%) SQL Server
6 221 (23.00%) SQL
7 219 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
8 184 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
9 155 (16.13%) SCCM
10 154 (16.02%) PowerShell
11 145 (15.09%) C#
12 140 (14.57%) VMware
13 138 (14.36%) .NET
14 127 (13.22%) Windows 10
14 127 (13.22%) Windows Server
15 115 (11.97%) ITIL
16 110 (11.45%) Migration
17 104 (10.82%) Windows 7
18 101 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
18 101 (10.51%) DevOps
19 96 (9.99%) SharePoint
20 93 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
21 91 (9.47%) DNS
22 90 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
24 85 (8.84%) Banking
25 84 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
26 82 (8.53%) MS Exchange
27 80 (8.32%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 96 (9.99%) SharePoint
2 82 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 42 (4.37%) Skype for Business
4 41 (4.27%) IIS
5 28 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.77%) Apache
8 12 (1.25%) Confluence
9 11 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.83%) Jetty
10 8 (0.83%) Mongrel
10 8 (0.83%) nginx
10 8 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.62%) CMS
12 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.52%) SAS
13 4 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 184 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (4.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) Mingle
7 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 2 (0.21%) Stata
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) InVision
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
8 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 68 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.62%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.52%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.42%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) Endur
8 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.10%) Line 500
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 500
9 1 (0.10%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 301 (31.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (23.73%) Office 365
3 88 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (7.08%) Power Platform
5 53 (5.52%) PaaS
6 50 (5.20%) Dynamics 365
7 48 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (4.99%) IaaS
8 27 (2.81%) SaaS
9 21 (2.19%) Serverless
10 17 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (1.46%) Azure Functions
11 14 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (1.46%) OneDrive
12 12 (1.25%) GitHub
12 12 (1.25%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.25%) Yammer
13 10 (1.04%) G Suite
14 8 (0.83%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (9.47%) DNS
2 66 (6.87%) DHCP
3 48 (4.99%) TCP/IP
4 46 (4.79%) Firewall
5 40 (4.16%) Skype
6 39 (4.06%) LAN
7 34 (3.54%) WAN
8 33 (3.43%) Internet
9 32 (3.33%) VPN
10 26 (2.71%) SAN
11 18 (1.87%) Wireless
12 13 (1.35%) Unified Communications
13 12 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.14%) HTTP
14 11 (1.14%) VoIP
15 10 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (1.04%) MPLS
15 10 (1.04%) SSL
16 9 (0.94%) FTP
16 9 (0.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (6.66%) Power BI
3 64 (6.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (4.16%) Relational Database
6 38 (3.95%) Big Data
7 36 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (2.71%) Data Lake
8 26 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (2.29%) MySQL
11 21 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.37%) Visual Studio
3 40 (4.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 34 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 30 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (3.02%) JIRA
7 18 (1.87%) MSI
8 15 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.25%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.14%) NUnit
10 11 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.83%) Selenium
12 7 (0.73%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.62%) Subversion
14 5 (0.52%) MSTest
15 4 (0.42%) Hudson
15 4 (0.42%) JUnit
15 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 3 (0.31%) HP UFT
General
1 302 (31.43%) Finance
2 85 (8.84%) Banking
3 41 (4.27%) Law
4 40 (4.16%) Retail
5 30 (3.12%) Legal
5 30 (3.12%) Marketing
6 22 (2.29%) Front Office
7 15 (1.56%) Advertising
8 13 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.83%) Back Office
11 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.31%) International Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 197 (20.50%) Developer
2 153 (15.92%) Analyst
3 72 (7.49%) Architect
4 65 (6.76%) Support Engineer
5 58 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (5.62%) .NET Developer
7 51 (5.31%) Desktop Support
8 44 (4.58%) Consultant
8 44 (4.58%) Project Manager
9 41 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 39 (4.06%) Support Analyst
11 38 (3.95%) Service Analyst
12 37 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
13 35 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
13 35 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
14 34 (3.54%) C# Developer
14 34 (3.54%) IT Support
15 32 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
16 29 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 29 (3.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (14.36%) .NET
2 48 (4.99%) HTML
3 46 (4.79%) ASP.NET
4 44 (4.58%) CSS
5 43 (4.47%) jQuery
6 41 (4.27%) AngularJS
7 37 (3.85%) JSON
8 36 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (3.64%) .NET Framework
10 33 (3.43%) Node.js
10 33 (3.43%) REST
11 30 (3.12%) Web Services
12 23 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (2.39%) WCF
13 21 (2.19%) HTML5
14 18 (1.87%) React
14 18 (1.87%) RESTful
15 17 (1.77%) Ajax
15 17 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (1.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (3.12%) Clustering
4 25 (2.60%) User Experience
5 24 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.39%) Blackberry
7 22 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.98%) iPhone
10 18 (1.87%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.77%) Fat Client
11 17 (1.77%) iPad
11 17 (1.77%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.77%) Thin Client
12 16 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.35%) Replication
15 10 (1.04%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.94%) Fintech
16 9 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 351 (36.52%) Windows
2 127 (13.22%) Windows 10
2 127 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 104 (10.82%) Windows 7
4 57 (5.93%) Linux
5 53 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.23%) Android
7 31 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.60%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.77%) Mac OS
10 13 (1.35%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.25%) Unix
12 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.62%) Solaris
14 5 (0.52%) CentOS
15 4 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (11.97%) ITIL
3 110 (11.45%) Migration
4 101 (10.51%) DevOps
5 93 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 80 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (8.01%) CRM
7 77 (8.01%) Scrum
8 70 (7.28%) Analytics
9 67 (6.97%) Project Management
10 65 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 54 (5.62%) ETL
12 49 (5.10%) MVC
12 49 (5.10%) Service Management
13 44 (4.58%) Change Management
14 41 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (3.95%) Data Modelling
16 38 (3.95%) Test Automation
17 37 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 221 (23.00%) SQL
2 154 (16.02%) PowerShell
3 145 (15.09%) C#
4 75 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 59 (6.14%) T-SQL
6 53 (5.52%) Java
7 35 (3.64%) Python
8 23 (2.39%) VB
9 22 (2.29%) VBA
10 16 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.46%) C
12 9 (0.94%) R
12 9 (0.94%) VBScript
13 8 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.73%) Perl
14 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.42%) Ruby
15 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (6.87%) Degree
2 57 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.29%) MCSE
5 17 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.66%) ISEB
7 14 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.04%) MCP
10 10 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.94%) CCNP
11 9 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (0.94%) MCSA
12 6 (0.62%) PMP
13 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.87%) SLA
2 16 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.25%) QA
4 10 (1.04%) PMO
5 5 (0.52%) GDPR
6 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.21%) Basel III
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) EMIR
8 1 (0.10%) IFRS
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 301 (31.32%) Active Directory
2 84 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.64%) Docker
5 27 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.29%) XenApp
7 20 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.25%) vSphere
10 11 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.83%) Xen
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.62%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.52%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.31%) KVM
16 3 (0.31%) NFS
17 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 155 (16.13%) SCCM
2 26 (2.71%) Ansible
3 24 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (2.29%) Kubernetes
5 20 (2.08%) SCOM
6 19 (1.98%) Puppet
7 17 (1.77%) AirWatch
7 17 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.56%) Terraform
9 10 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 10 (1.04%) WSUS
10 9 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.52%) SCSM
12 5 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.52%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.52%) vMotion
13 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 140 (14.57%) VMware
2 79 (8.22%) Citrix
3 55 (5.72%) Cisco
4 37 (3.85%) Google
5 34 (3.54%) Oracle
6 27 (2.81%) Apple
7 25 (2.60%) Tableau
8 22 (2.29%) iManage
9 19 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 18 (1.87%) HP
10 18 (1.87%) SAP
11 17 (1.77%) Symantec
12 16 (1.66%) Dell
13 14 (1.46%) Ivanti
13 14 (1.46%) NetApp
14 13 (1.35%) Meraki
14 13 (1.35%) Sony
14 13 (1.35%) Splunk
15 11 (1.14%) IBM
16 10 (1.04%) Veritas