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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 654 369 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 14.44% 10.64% 12.79%
As % of the Vendors category 36.25% 30.42% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 275 197
10th Percentile £245 £285 £213
25th Percentile £400 £411 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £538
90th Percentile £738 £656 £609
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 8
10th Percentile £18.38 - £12.42
25th Percentile £21.50 £8.00 £12.67
Median hourly rate £26.42 £13.88 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +90.41% -15.91% -0.60%
75th Percentile £27.63 £23.19 £20.50
90th Percentile £52.38 £25.03 £28.51
Central London median hourly rate £26.42 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +82.21% -23.68% +12.09%

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 1,804 1,213 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.84% 34.98% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,302 843 574
10th Percentile £300 £359 £301
25th Percentile £450 £432 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £543 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.38% +8.50% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £575
90th Percentile £750 £713 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £535 £500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
10th Percentile £16.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.63 £12.16 £13.32
Median hourly rate £26.50 £14.63 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +81.20% -23.03% -6.17%
75th Percentile £47.43 £24.11 £25.87
90th Percentile £51.75 £27.33 £44.11
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +76.67% -28.57% +5.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 233 (35.63%) Azure
2 198 (30.28%) Finance
3 161 (24.62%) Microsoft 365
4 154 (23.55%) Windows
5 149 (22.78%) Agile
6 128 (19.57%) Social Skills
7 122 (18.65%) Active Directory
8 106 (16.21%) DevOps
9 102 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
10 96 (14.68%) Migration
11 95 (14.53%) SQL Server
12 82 (12.54%) ITIL
13 79 (12.08%) SQL
14 73 (11.16%) .NET
14 73 (11.16%) C#
15 72 (11.01%) SharePoint
16 69 (10.55%) PowerShell
17 67 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
17 67 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
18 63 (9.63%) Windows 10
19 62 (9.48%) Project Management
20 60 (9.17%) SCCM
20 60 (9.17%) AWS
21 59 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
22 58 (8.87%) Degree
23 55 (8.41%) Scrum
24 49 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
24 49 (7.49%) CI/CD
25 48 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
26 47 (7.19%) Banking

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 72 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.75%) Confluence
2 18 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.38%) IIS
4 7 (1.07%) CMS
4 7 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.92%) Apache
6 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (4.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 18 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.68%) Workday HCM
3 5 (0.76%) CA PPM
3 5 (0.76%) MoSes
4 4 (0.61%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.31%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 233 (35.63%) Azure
2 161 (24.62%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (9.17%) AWS
4 49 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (6.73%) Power Platform
6 43 (6.57%) Azure DevOps
7 36 (5.50%) PaaS
8 31 (4.74%) IaaS
9 29 (4.43%) SaaS
10 24 (3.67%) GCP
11 22 (3.36%) OneDrive
12 21 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (2.60%) Serverless
14 12 (1.83%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 11 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (1.53%) Amazon S3
17 9 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (1.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 9 (1.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (1.38%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.89%) Firewall
2 26 (3.98%) WAN
3 17 (2.60%) DNS
3 17 (2.60%) VPN
4 15 (2.29%) SD-WAN
5 13 (1.99%) LAN
6 11 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.68%) VoIP
6 11 (1.68%) WebEx
6 11 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.53%) DHCP
8 8 (1.22%) MPLS
8 8 (1.22%) Network Security
8 8 (1.22%) Wireless
9 7 (1.07%) Internet
9 7 (1.07%) IPsec
10 6 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (0.92%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.92%) SSL
11 5 (0.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.66%) Power BI
3 22 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.45%) Big Data
6 14 (2.14%) Data Lake
7 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.07%) MySQL
10 6 (0.92%) HDInsight
10 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.92%) Spotfire
11 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.76%) Redis
11 5 (0.76%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (6.88%) JIRA
2 34 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.92%) Selenium
7 6 (0.92%) Subversion
8 5 (0.76%) PowerDesigner
8 5 (0.76%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.61%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.61%) GitLab
9 4 (0.61%) JMeter
10 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.46%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.46%) Maven
10 3 (0.46%) Moq
10 3 (0.46%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 198 (30.28%) Finance
2 128 (19.57%) Social Skills
3 59 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (7.19%) Banking
5 45 (6.88%) Financial Institution
6 31 (4.74%) French Language
7 24 (3.67%) Legal
8 22 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (2.91%) Front Office
9 19 (2.91%) Investment Banking
10 18 (2.75%) Public Sector
11 15 (2.29%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.53%) International Banking
13 9 (1.38%) Marketing
13 9 (1.38%) Retail
14 8 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.76%) Advertising
16 5 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (14.98%) Developer
2 84 (12.84%) Analyst
3 75 (11.47%) Architect
4 39 (5.96%) Support Engineer
5 38 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.74%) Azure Architect
7 30 (4.59%) Consultant
7 30 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (4.43%) IT Engineer
9 28 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
10 27 (4.13%) Business Analyst
10 27 (4.13%) IT Support
11 23 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (3.36%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (3.06%) .NET Developer
13 20 (3.06%) Desktop Support
14 19 (2.91%) Administrator
15 18 (2.75%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.60%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.16%) .NET
2 22 (3.36%) HTML
3 19 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.29%) .NET Core
5 14 (2.14%) AngularJS
6 13 (1.99%) CSS
6 13 (1.99%) REST
6 13 (1.99%) Spring
7 12 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.83%) Spring Boot
7 12 (1.83%) XML
8 10 (1.53%) COM
8 10 (1.53%) React
8 10 (1.53%) RESTful
8 10 (1.53%) WPF
9 8 (1.22%) JSON
9 8 (1.22%) Web Services
10 7 (1.07%) SOAP
11 6 (0.92%) jQuery
11 6 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.29%) Hedge funds
3 15 (2.29%) Public Cloud
4 13 (1.99%) Reinsurance
5 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.68%) iPhone
6 11 (1.68%) User Experience
7 10 (1.53%) BYOD
8 9 (1.38%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.22%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.22%) iPad
9 8 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.92%) Grid Computing
11 6 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 154 (23.55%) Windows
2 63 (9.63%) Windows 10
3 38 (5.81%) Linux
4 37 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 35 (5.35%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.45%) Android
7 11 (1.68%) Mac OS
7 11 (1.68%) VMS
8 9 (1.38%) Unix
8 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.76%) HPUX
13 4 (0.61%) CentOS
13 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.46%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.78%) Agile
2 106 (16.21%) DevOps
3 96 (14.68%) Migration
4 82 (12.54%) ITIL
5 67 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (9.48%) Project Management
7 55 (8.41%) Scrum
8 49 (7.49%) CI/CD
9 48 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (6.27%) Project Delivery
10 41 (6.27%) Test Automation
11 40 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (5.81%) Analytics
13 32 (4.89%) PRINCE2
13 32 (4.89%) Service Delivery
14 30 (4.59%) Asset Management
15 29 (4.43%) Change Management
16 28 (4.28%) Business Analysis
17 27 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (3.98%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.08%) SQL
2 73 (11.16%) C#
3 69 (10.55%) PowerShell
4 37 (5.66%) Python
5 31 (4.74%) Java
6 30 (4.59%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.14%) C
9 13 (1.99%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.92%) C++
12 5 (0.76%) VBScript
13 4 (0.61%) Bash
13 4 (0.61%) Groovy
13 4 (0.61%) Scala
13 4 (0.61%) VBA
14 3 (0.46%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.31%) ABAP
15 2 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (8.87%) Degree
2 32 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.67%) CCNA
4 24 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.52%) MCSA
5 23 (3.52%) MCSE
6 22 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 21 (3.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 21 (3.21%) MCP
8 11 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.76%) ISEB
11 4 (0.61%) CCENT
11 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.61%) MCTS
11 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.46%) APMP
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.06%) PMO
2 19 (2.91%) GDPR
3 18 (2.75%) QA
4 17 (2.60%) SLA
5 9 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.61%) COBIT
8 3 (0.46%) GRC
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.31%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.15%) NIST
10 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.89%) Docker
3 21 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.68%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.61%) vSphere
8 3 (0.46%) Firmware
8 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (9.17%) SCCM
2 35 (5.35%) Kubernetes
3 31 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (4.13%) Terraform
5 22 (3.36%) Ansible
6 9 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.07%) Puppet
8 5 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.76%) Control-M
9 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.61%) SCOM
10 3 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.46%) MIIS
10 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.31%) Grafana
11 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (6.73%) Cisco
2 43 (6.57%) Citrix
3 38 (5.81%) VMware
4 29 (4.43%) ServiceNow
5 25 (3.82%) Oracle
6 21 (3.21%) SAP
7 19 (2.91%) Apple
8 15 (2.29%) Google
9 12 (1.83%) Workday
10 11 (1.68%) HP
11 9 (1.38%) Databricks
11 9 (1.38%) Okta
11 9 (1.38%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.22%) Meraki
12 8 (1.22%) Polycom
12 8 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.22%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.07%) Alteryx
14 6 (0.92%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.92%) IBM