Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 995 979 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.45% 10.60% 10.47%
As % of the Vendors category 32.85% 27.55% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 696 672
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £185 £153 £200
90th Percentile £638 £621 £637
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 39
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £27.72
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.73
% change year-on-year +6.95% +5.50% +4.26%

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 3,029 3,554 3,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 40.95% 38.48% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,309 2,584 2,417
Central London median daily rate £495 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 80 79
Central London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.51% +3.89% -3.87%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £25.68 £30.90
London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% -5.00% +11.11%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +5 813 £450 +4.23% 312
Southwark +54 47 £475 -7.32%
West End of London +5 26 £420 +68.00% 2
City of Westminster +2 23 £425 +30.77% 1
Camden +5 9 £368 +129.69%
Kensington and Chelsea - 6 £118 -
Lambeth - 2 £95 -
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 367 (36.88%) Windows
2 307 (30.85%) Azure
3 299 (30.05%) Finance
4 271 (27.24%) Active Directory
5 242 (24.32%) Office 365
6 227 (22.81%) SQL
7 218 (21.91%) SQL Server
8 186 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
9 174 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (16.48%) .NET
11 153 (15.38%) Windows 10
12 140 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
13 134 (13.47%) C#
13 134 (13.47%) ITIL
14 119 (11.96%) PowerShell
15 115 (11.56%) SharePoint
16 112 (11.26%) Migration
16 112 (11.26%) SCCM
17 107 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
18 101 (10.15%) VMware
19 96 (9.65%) CRM
19 96 (9.65%) Windows Server
20 95 (9.55%) DevOps
21 94 (9.45%) Power Platform
22 89 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
23 85 (8.54%) Power BI
24 84 (8.44%) Dynamics CRM
25 83 (8.34%) Windows 7
26 80 (8.04%) Banking
27 78 (7.84%) Citrix

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
1 115 (11.56%) SharePoint
2 71 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.52%) IIS
4 30 (3.02%) Skype for Business
5 19 (1.91%) Confluence
6 18 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.60%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.50%) CMS
10 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.40%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 186 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 84 (8.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.90%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.20%) HFM
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 307 (30.85%) Azure
2 242 (24.32%) Office 365
3 94 (9.45%) Power Platform
4 71 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
5 56 (5.63%) AWS
6 53 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (4.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 36 (3.62%) PaaS
9 32 (3.22%) IaaS
10 18 (1.81%) GCP
10 18 (1.81%) PowerApps
10 18 (1.81%) SaaS
11 13 (1.31%) OneDrive
11 13 (1.31%) Serverless
12 12 (1.21%) Azure Functions
13 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Flow
14 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.90%) G Suite
14 9 (0.90%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.80%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.33%) DNS
2 48 (4.82%) Firewall
3 38 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 38 (3.82%) WAN
4 37 (3.72%) LAN
4 37 (3.72%) VPN
5 35 (3.52%) DHCP
6 32 (3.22%) Skype
7 25 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (2.41%) SAN
8 24 (2.41%) Wireless
9 21 (2.11%) Internet
10 18 (1.81%) VoIP
11 13 (1.31%) MPLS
11 13 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (1.31%) Unified Communications
12 12 (1.21%) Intranet
12 12 (1.21%) IP Telephony
13 11 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (0.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (21.91%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.54%) Power BI
3 76 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 33 (3.32%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.21%) Big Data
9 19 (1.91%) SQL Server 2017
10 18 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.51%) NoSQL
11 15 (1.51%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (1.41%) QlikView
12 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 61 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 47 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (4.22%) JIRA
4 35 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.90%) Moq
9 9 (0.90%) MSTest
10 8 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.50%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.50%) Mocha
11 5 (0.50%) MSI
11 5 (0.50%) Selenium
11 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.50%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.40%) Grunt
12 4 (0.40%) gulp
General
1 299 (30.05%) Finance
2 80 (8.04%) Banking
3 74 (7.44%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.82%) Law
5 37 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.22%) Marketing
7 30 (3.02%) Front Office
8 25 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 23 (2.31%) Legal
10 22 (2.21%) Retail
11 21 (2.11%) Electronics
12 14 (1.41%) German Language
12 14 (1.41%) Investment Banking
13 12 (1.21%) Russian Language
14 10 (1.01%) Back Office
14 10 (1.01%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.80%) Advertising
15 8 (0.80%) Publishing
16 4 (0.40%) Police
17 3 (0.30%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 193 (19.40%) Developer
2 158 (15.88%) Analyst
3 95 (9.55%) Architect
4 75 (7.54%) Support Engineer
5 49 (4.92%) Desktop Support
6 47 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
7 43 (4.32%) Administrator
8 40 (4.02%) .NET Developer
8 40 (4.02%) Business Analyst
8 40 (4.02%) Consultant
8 40 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 40 (4.02%) Project Manager
9 39 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 38 (3.82%) Service Analyst
10 38 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
11 37 (3.72%) C# Developer
11 37 (3.72%) SQL Developer
12 36 (3.62%) IT Support
13 35 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (16.48%) .NET
2 67 (6.73%) HTML
3 40 (4.02%) .NET Framework
4 38 (3.82%) Web Services
5 34 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 34 (3.42%) CSS
6 32 (3.22%) AngularJS
7 28 (2.81%) XML
8 25 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (2.41%) jQuery
10 22 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (2.11%) .NET Core
11 21 (2.11%) React
12 16 (1.61%) HTML5
13 15 (1.51%) Node.js
13 15 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (1.21%) JSON
14 12 (1.21%) REST
14 12 (1.21%) RESTful
15 11 (1.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.31%) User Experience
5 23 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.51%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.01%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.90%) iPad
12 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.80%) Derivative
12 8 (0.80%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.80%) iPhone
13 7 (0.70%) Equities
14 6 (0.60%) PKI
14 6 (0.60%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 367 (36.88%) Windows
2 153 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 96 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 83 (8.34%) Windows 7
5 50 (5.03%) Linux
6 38 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (3.02%) Android
9 26 (2.61%) Apple iOS
10 23 (2.31%) Unix
11 22 (2.21%) Mac OS
12 21 (2.11%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.61%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.70%) CentOS
15 7 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.70%) VMS
16 4 (0.40%) Debian
16 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
3 134 (13.47%) ITIL
4 112 (11.26%) Migration
5 96 (9.65%) CRM
6 95 (9.55%) DevOps
7 89 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (7.04%) ETL
9 61 (6.13%) Project Management
10 59 (5.93%) Scrum
11 58 (5.83%) Analytics
12 51 (5.13%) Data Modelling
13 49 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 46 (4.62%) TDD
15 41 (4.12%) MVC
16 38 (3.82%) Microservices
17 37 (3.72%) Mentoring
17 37 (3.72%) Service Delivery
18 35 (3.52%) Asset Management
18 35 (3.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 227 (22.81%) SQL
2 134 (13.47%) C#
3 119 (11.96%) PowerShell
4 73 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 64 (6.43%) T-SQL
6 53 (5.33%) Python
7 45 (4.52%) Java
8 22 (2.21%) VBA
9 20 (2.01%) VB
10 15 (1.51%) C
11 13 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.01%) Scala
13 10 (1.01%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.01%) VBScript
14 7 (0.70%) Perl
14 7 (0.70%) R
15 6 (0.60%) C++
16 5 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.13%) Degree
4 43 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.51%) MCSE
6 23 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.31%) MCP
7 13 (1.31%) MCSA
8 12 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.70%) CCNP
10 7 (0.70%) HND
11 6 (0.60%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.60%) CCNA
12 5 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.50%) PMP
12 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.40%) CCIE
13 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.32%) SLA
2 15 (1.51%) PMO
3 13 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.01%) QA
5 6 (0.60%) WCAG
6 5 (0.50%) GDPR
6 5 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.20%) COREP
8 2 (0.20%) FINREP
8 2 (0.20%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 1 (0.10%) DICOM
9 1 (0.10%) ECSS
9 1 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) MiFID
9 1 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 271 (27.24%) Active Directory
2 62 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.22%) XenApp
4 38 (3.82%) XenDesktop
5 29 (2.91%) Docker
5 29 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.91%) vSphere
7 17 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.40%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.40%) Xen
13 2 (0.20%) Firmware
13 2 (0.20%) HDFS
13 2 (0.20%) NFS
13 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 112 (11.26%) SCCM
2 42 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (2.41%) Kubernetes
4 17 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
4 17 (1.71%) Terraform
5 14 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
6 12 (1.21%) AirWatch
6 12 (1.21%) WSUS
7 11 (1.11%) SCOM
8 8 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.80%) Puppet
9 6 (0.60%) Ansible
9 6 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.50%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.50%) Perfmon
11 4 (0.40%) Iperf
11 4 (0.40%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.30%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 101 (10.15%) VMware
2 78 (7.84%) Citrix
3 44 (4.42%) Oracle
4 43 (4.32%) Cisco
5 38 (3.82%) SAP
6 36 (3.62%) Google
7 27 (2.71%) Apple
8 26 (2.61%) Tableau
9 24 (2.41%) HP
10 22 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.91%) Databricks
12 17 (1.71%) Sony
13 16 (1.61%) Symantec
14 15 (1.51%) Adobe
14 15 (1.51%) Dell
14 15 (1.51%) iManage
14 15 (1.51%) Ivanti
14 15 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.11%) NetApp
15 11 (1.11%) Remedy