Period
to 20 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 20 April 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 749 604 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.64% 9.76% 9.71%
As % of the Vendors category 27.92% 23.82% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 460 491
City of London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £202 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 17
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -7.69% +14.71%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.30 £25.29 £27.60
Central London median hourly rate £15.55 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.61% -5.26% +11.76%

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,683 2,536 2,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.11% 40.97% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 1,860 1,993
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £277 £285 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 36
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.58 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.86% +23.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £12.63
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.25 £36.79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.02% +19.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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
London Bridge -8 4 £450 +185.71%
Moorgate - 3 - -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 250 (33.38%) Finance
2 229 (30.57%) Windows
3 182 (24.30%) SQL Server
4 176 (23.50%) Active Directory
5 174 (23.23%) C#
5 174 (23.23%) SQL
6 168 (22.43%) .NET
7 162 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
8 159 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 137 (18.29%) Microsoft Office
10 111 (14.82%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (14.69%) Office 365
12 102 (13.62%) Microsoft Excel
13 90 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 90 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 84 (11.21%) PowerShell
15 82 (10.95%) Windows Server
16 80 (10.68%) JavaScript
16 80 (10.68%) Project Management
17 79 (10.55%) VMware
18 78 (10.41%) ITIL
18 78 (10.41%) Windows 10
19 75 (10.01%) Citrix
20 72 (9.61%) Banking
21 71 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
22 70 (9.35%) Migration
23 68 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (7.88%) Windows 7
25 58 (7.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 58 (7.74%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 51 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.01%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.94%) IIS
4 17 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.34%) Apache
7 10 (1.34%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.07%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.93%) CMS
9 7 (0.93%) Confluence
10 6 (0.80%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.53%) SAS
12 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.40%) Moodle
13 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 137 (18.29%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (13.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (6.01%) MS Visio
5 31 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.27%) InDesign
9 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 50 (6.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.53%) Kondor
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) Summit
5 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 159 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (14.69%) Office 365
3 33 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.41%) Dynamics 365
4 27 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.67%) IaaS
5 20 (2.67%) PaaS
6 18 (2.40%) SaaS
7 12 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.53%) G Suite
12 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.27%) Yammer
13 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.14%) DNS
2 27 (3.60%) Firewall
3 25 (3.34%) DHCP
4 22 (2.94%) WAN
5 19 (2.54%) VPN
6 17 (2.27%) LAN
7 16 (2.14%) Skype
7 16 (2.14%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.00%) Internet
9 11 (1.47%) Intranet
10 10 (1.34%) SAN
11 9 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.20%) SSL
12 8 (1.07%) MPLS
12 8 (1.07%) Telnet
12 8 (1.07%) Wireless
13 6 (0.80%) VoIP
14 5 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.67%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 90 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 90 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (7.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 45 (6.01%) Power BI
5 37 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (2.00%) Big Data
11 15 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.74%) PowerPivot
13 12 (1.60%) OLAP
14 11 (1.47%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (6.81%) Visual Studio
2 47 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (4.81%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.34%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.54%) JIRA
7 13 (1.74%) NUnit
8 11 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.20%) Moq
9 9 (1.20%) Subversion
10 8 (1.07%) MSBuild
10 8 (1.07%) MSTest
11 5 (0.67%) JUnit
11 5 (0.67%) MSI
11 5 (0.67%) Selenium
11 5 (0.67%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.40%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 250 (33.38%) Finance
2 72 (9.61%) Banking
3 35 (4.67%) Marketing
4 31 (4.14%) Law
4 31 (4.14%) Legal
5 22 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.80%) Front Office
7 20 (2.67%) Advertising
8 19 (2.54%) Retail
9 12 (1.60%) Back Office
10 10 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.20%) Publishing
12 7 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 200 (26.70%) Developer
2 121 (16.15%) Analyst
3 71 (9.48%) C# Developer
4 65 (8.68%) .NET Developer
5 55 (7.34%) Business Analyst
6 53 (7.08%) Architect
7 44 (5.87%) Consultant
8 37 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 32 (4.27%) Project Manager
10 31 (4.14%) Support Engineer
11 30 (4.01%) Desktop Support
12 29 (3.87%) SQL Developer
13 27 (3.60%) Microsoft Developer
14 24 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.07%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.07%) SSIS Developer
16 22 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
16 22 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
17 21 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (22.43%) .NET
2 49 (6.54%) AngularJS
3 46 (6.14%) ASP.NET
4 45 (6.01%) XML
5 42 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (4.54%) .NET Framework
6 34 (4.54%) CSS
6 34 (4.54%) HTML
7 32 (4.27%) WCF
8 30 (4.01%) Web Services
9 28 (3.74%) JSON
10 27 (3.60%) RESTful
10 27 (3.60%) SOAP
11 26 (3.47%) REST
12 22 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (2.80%) jQuery
14 20 (2.67%) Entity Framework
15 18 (2.40%) Node.js
15 18 (2.40%) React
16 13 (1.74%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.81%) Blackberry
3 32 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.00%) User Experience
8 12 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.47%) Reinsurance
10 10 (1.34%) iPhone
11 9 (1.20%) Credit Risk
11 9 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.07%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.07%) Derivative
12 8 (1.07%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.07%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 229 (30.57%) Windows
2 82 (10.95%) Windows Server
3 78 (10.41%) Windows 10
4 59 (7.88%) Windows 7
5 50 (6.68%) Linux
6 35 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (3.60%) Unix
9 12 (1.60%) Android
10 11 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.40%) VMS
17 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.13%) Debian
18 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.82%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (10.68%) Project Management
4 78 (10.41%) ITIL
5 70 (9.35%) Migration
6 68 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (7.48%) CRM
8 52 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (6.81%) Business Analysis
10 50 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (6.28%) DevOps
11 47 (6.28%) Scrum
12 45 (6.01%) MVC
13 42 (5.61%) Change Management
14 41 (5.47%) ETL
14 41 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (5.34%) PRINCE2
15 40 (5.34%) TDD
16 37 (4.94%) Unit Testing
17 36 (4.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 174 (23.23%) C#
1 174 (23.23%) SQL
2 84 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 80 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 45 (6.01%) T-SQL
5 35 (4.67%) Java
6 23 (3.07%) Python
7 19 (2.54%) VBScript
8 17 (2.27%) TypeScript
8 17 (2.27%) VBA
9 14 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.47%) VB
11 9 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (1.20%) MUMPS
12 7 (0.93%) C++
12 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.93%) R
12 7 (0.93%) Scala
13 6 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (5.21%) Degree
2 37 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.40%) MCSE
4 18 (2.40%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.74%) MCP
6 12 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
7 11 (1.47%) CISSP
7 11 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.34%) CCNA
9 9 (1.20%) CCNP
9 9 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.93%) MCITP
11 7 (0.93%) MCSA
12 6 (0.80%) CISA
12 6 (0.80%) CISM
13 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.94%) QA
2 19 (2.54%) PMO
3 16 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.14%) SLA
4 10 (1.34%) GDPR
5 7 (0.93%) MiFID
6 6 (0.80%) HL7
7 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.53%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.40%) Basel III
8 3 (0.40%) EMIR
8 3 (0.40%) FATCA
9 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 176 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.01%) XenApp
4 22 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.67%) Docker
6 19 (2.54%) vSphere
6 19 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 16 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.60%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.67%) HDFS
13 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.53%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.40%) Firmware
14 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.40%) Xen
15 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (7.34%) SCCM
2 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.60%) SCOM
4 9 (1.20%) vCenter Server
5 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.80%) Ansible
7 5 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.67%) Puppet
7 5 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.67%) WSUS
8 4 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.53%) Terraform
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.27%) Kibana
9 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 79 (10.55%) VMware
2 75 (10.01%) Citrix
3 43 (5.74%) Cisco
4 23 (3.07%) Apple
5 19 (2.54%) Tableau
6 17 (2.27%) Oracle
7 14 (1.87%) Ivanti
8 13 (1.74%) HP
9 11 (1.47%) SAP
10 9 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.07%) Adobe
11 8 (1.07%) Apigee
11 8 (1.07%) Bloomberg
11 8 (1.07%) Dell
11 8 (1.07%) IBM
11 8 (1.07%) MobileIron
11 8 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.07%) SolarWinds
12 7 (0.93%) iManage