Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 384 1,054 972
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 11.48% 12.02% 10.32%
As % of the Vendors category 30.09% 31.07% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 781 743
Median daily rate £454 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £179
90th Percentile £610 £638 £625
London median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 39
Median hourly rate £15.49 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.07% +12.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £34.88 £23.80 £27.05
London median hourly rate £32.53 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +62.63% +2.56% -

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 1,276 3,392 3,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.15% 38.69% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 2,479 2,585
Median daily rate £480 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £258
90th Percentile £670 £650 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 71 90
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +2.50% +25.16%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £54.50 £46.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +7.50%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 -3 320 £463 -2.63% 115
City of Westminster +26 11 £450 -10.00%
West End of London 0 8 £305 -23.75% 1
Kensington and Chelsea +2 2 £300 +155.32%
Southwark +35 1 £450 -14.29%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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.

1 165 (42.97%) Azure
2 124 (32.29%) Windows
3 97 (25.26%) Finance
4 94 (24.48%) Active Directory
5 88 (22.92%) SQL Server
6 87 (22.66%) SQL
7 70 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (17.71%) Office 365
9 65 (16.93%) DevOps
10 63 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
11 62 (16.15%) C#
12 58 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (14.58%) .NET
14 51 (13.28%) Migration
15 50 (13.02%) PowerShell
16 45 (11.72%) Windows 10
17 44 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
18 43 (11.20%) Microsoft Excel
19 42 (10.94%) VMware
20 40 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
21 38 (9.90%) Banking
21 38 (9.90%) SCCM
21 38 (9.90%) Windows Server
22 35 (9.11%) AWS
22 35 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
23 33 (8.59%) Linux
23 33 (8.59%) Management Information System
23 33 (8.59%) Power BI
23 33 (8.59%) Power Platform
24 32 (8.33%) Docker

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 25 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.65%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.56%) Confluence
7 5 (1.30%) Apache
8 4 (1.04%) CMS
9 3 (0.78%) IIS
9 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.52%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) Moodle
11 1 (0.26%) Mule
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (11.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.04%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.52%) Figma
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.26%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.26%) InDesign
8 1 (0.26%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.26%) InVision
8 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Workfront
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 165 (42.97%) Azure
2 68 (17.71%) Office 365
3 35 (9.11%) AWS
4 33 (8.59%) Power Platform
5 26 (6.77%) SaaS
6 23 (5.99%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (4.17%) IaaS
8 14 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (3.65%) GCP
8 14 (3.65%) GitHub
8 14 (3.65%) PaaS
9 13 (3.39%) OpenShift
10 12 (3.13%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (2.60%) OneDrive
12 4 (1.04%) Azure Stack
12 4 (1.04%) Slack
13 3 (0.78%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.78%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.73%) DNS
2 17 (4.43%) Skype
3 13 (3.39%) DHCP
3 13 (3.39%) Firewall
4 11 (2.86%) LAN
5 10 (2.60%) NetScaler
5 10 (2.60%) SAN
6 9 (2.34%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.82%) Intranet
8 6 (1.56%) VPN
8 6 (1.56%) WAN
9 5 (1.30%) NAS
10 4 (1.04%) Internet
10 4 (1.04%) SMTP
10 4 (1.04%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.78%) MPLS
11 3 (0.78%) Network Security
11 3 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (8.59%) Power BI
4 29 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (7.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (3.13%) Big Data
7 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.82%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.82%) MySQL
9 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.82%) SSDT
10 6 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.56%) PowerPivot
11 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.91%) JIRA
5 11 (2.86%) Selenium
6 9 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.04%) NUnit
10 3 (0.78%) Katalon Studio
10 3 (0.78%) MSI
10 3 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.52%) Spinnaker
12 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
12 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 97 (25.26%) Finance
2 38 (9.90%) Banking
3 31 (8.07%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.17%) Marketing
5 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.08%) International Banking
7 7 (1.82%) Retail
8 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.56%) Law
9 5 (1.30%) Local Government
9 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.30%) Publishing
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
10 4 (1.04%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.78%) Electronics
11 3 (0.78%) French Language
12 2 (0.52%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (17.71%) Analyst
1 68 (17.71%) Developer
2 42 (10.94%) Architect
3 19 (4.95%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (4.69%) Business Analyst
5 16 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 14 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (3.65%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.39%) .NET Developer
7 13 (3.39%) IT Support
8 12 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (3.13%) C# Developer
8 12 (3.13%) Consultant
8 12 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (2.86%) IT Analyst
9 11 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 11 (2.86%) SQL Developer
10 10 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.58%) .NET
2 14 (3.65%) AngularJS
3 12 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (3.13%) Web Services
3 12 (3.13%) XML
4 11 (2.86%) .NET Core
4 11 (2.86%) HTML
5 10 (2.60%) MDX
6 9 (2.34%) jQuery
7 7 (1.82%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.82%) Node.js
7 7 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.56%) CSS
8 6 (1.56%) LDAP
9 5 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.30%) COM
9 5 (1.30%) JSON
10 4 (1.04%) HTML5
10 4 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.65%) User Experience
4 13 (3.39%) NHS
5 12 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.34%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.04%) BYOD
9 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.04%) W3C
10 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.78%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.78%) PKI
10 3 (0.78%) SCORM
10 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 124 (32.29%) Windows
2 45 (11.72%) Windows 10
3 38 (9.90%) Windows Server
4 33 (8.59%) Linux
5 30 (7.81%) Windows 7
6 23 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (3.65%) Unix
10 13 (3.39%) Android
10 13 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.56%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.52%) HPUX
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.26%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) VMS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.93%) DevOps
3 58 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (13.28%) Migration
5 40 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (8.33%) Analytics
6 32 (8.33%) ITIL
7 26 (6.77%) Test Automation
8 23 (5.99%) Data Modelling
8 23 (5.99%) ETL
9 22 (5.73%) Change Management
10 21 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.47%) Information Security
10 21 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (5.47%) SDLC
11 20 (5.21%) Decision-Making
11 20 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (4.95%) CRM
13 17 (4.43%) Project Management
13 17 (4.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (22.66%) SQL
2 62 (16.15%) C#
3 50 (13.02%) PowerShell
4 30 (7.81%) Python
5 29 (7.55%) T-SQL
6 22 (5.73%) Java
6 22 (5.73%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.86%) PHP
8 11 (2.86%) R
9 10 (2.60%) VB
10 8 (2.08%) C
10 8 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.56%) VBScript
12 5 (1.30%) Ruby
13 4 (1.04%) C++
13 4 (1.04%) Perl
13 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.17%) Degree
3 16 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.82%) MCSE
6 6 (1.56%) CCNA
6 6 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.30%) MCSA
8 4 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.78%) CCA
9 3 (0.78%) CISSP
9 3 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.52%) CISM
10 2 (0.52%) PMP
10 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (1.30%) GDPR
2 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 4 (1.04%) WCAG
4 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.78%) PMO
5 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.26%) NCSC
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 94 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.33%) Docker
3 30 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.17%) XenApp
5 13 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.30%) vSphere
9 4 (1.04%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (9.90%) SCCM
2 22 (5.73%) Kubernetes
3 20 (5.21%) Ansible
4 11 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.86%) Terraform
5 9 (2.34%) SCOM
6 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.30%) Puppet
6 5 (1.30%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.78%) Nagios
8 2 (0.52%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.52%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.26%) EnCase
9 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 42 (10.94%) VMware
2 32 (8.33%) Cisco
3 31 (8.07%) Citrix
4 22 (5.73%) Oracle
5 15 (3.91%) Google
6 11 (2.86%) SAP
7 10 (2.60%) Tableau
8 9 (2.34%) HP
8 9 (2.34%) Splunk
9 8 (2.08%) Adobe
9 8 (2.08%) Databricks
9 8 (2.08%) Dell
9 8 (2.08%) EMC
9 8 (2.08%) McAfee
10 7 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.56%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.56%) Sybase
11 6 (1.56%) Symantec
12 5 (1.30%) NetApp
12 5 (1.30%) Red Hat