Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 726 615 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.24% 9.52% 10.16%
As % of the Vendors category 26.66% 24.59% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 442 532
City of London median daily rate £450 £427 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +0.47% +2.41%
10th Percentile £181 £166 £232
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 21
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.20 £25.29 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 2,723 2,501 2,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.40% 38.72% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 1,824 2,125
City of London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £269 £270 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 42 35
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.46 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.97% -13.38% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.97 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.50 £29.96 £31.35
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.46 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.53% -13.38% +6.01%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
London Bridge -17 1 £450 +80.00%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 248 (34.16%) Finance
2 242 (33.33%) Windows
3 181 (24.93%) Active Directory
4 176 (24.24%) SQL Server
5 150 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 146 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
7 146 (20.11%) SQL
8 141 (19.42%) C#
9 140 (19.28%) .NET
10 109 (15.01%) Office 365
11 100 (13.77%) Microsoft Excel
12 93 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
12 93 (12.81%) Windows 10
13 89 (12.26%) Windows Server
14 85 (11.71%) Citrix
15 84 (11.57%) VMware
16 80 (11.02%) Project Management
17 79 (10.88%) Migration
17 79 (10.88%) PowerShell
18 77 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 69 (9.50%) SCCM
21 68 (9.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 67 (9.23%) ITIL
23 66 (9.09%) Windows 7
23 66 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (8.82%) Banking
25 61 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
26 55 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure

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 49 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 24 (3.31%) IIS
4 21 (2.89%) Skype for Business
5 19 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.24%) CMS
7 9 (1.24%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.10%) Apache
8 8 (1.10%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.69%) Confluence
10 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.41%) Moodle
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.28%) nginx
13 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 146 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (13.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (5.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (5.65%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.58%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.55%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.41%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.41%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.28%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.28%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 147 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (15.01%) Office 365
3 31 (4.27%) IaaS
4 30 (4.13%) SaaS
5 29 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (3.99%) PaaS
6 28 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.65%) OneDrive
9 11 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.55%) G Suite
12 3 (0.41%) GitHub
12 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.41%) Yammer
13 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.47%) DNS
2 39 (5.37%) Firewall
3 34 (4.68%) DHCP
4 28 (3.86%) Skype
5 25 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.31%) WAN
7 23 (3.17%) VPN
8 16 (2.20%) LAN
9 15 (2.07%) SAN
10 14 (1.93%) Internet
11 13 (1.79%) Intranet
12 12 (1.65%) Telnet
13 9 (1.24%) MPLS
13 9 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.24%) VoIP
14 8 (1.10%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.96%) NAS
15 7 (0.96%) PBX
15 7 (0.96%) SSL
16 6 (0.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (9.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (6.34%) Power BI
7 20 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.48%) Big Data
9 17 (2.34%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (1.65%) MySQL
12 12 (1.65%) PowerPivot
12 12 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.52%) Data Lake
13 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.38%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (5.23%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (3.72%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (3.03%) JIRA
6 16 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.10%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.96%) NUnit
10 7 (0.96%) Subversion
11 6 (0.83%) AdminStudio
11 6 (0.83%) Moq
11 6 (0.83%) MSI
12 5 (0.69%) Selenium
13 4 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.41%) JUnit
14 3 (0.41%) Maven
14 3 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 248 (34.16%) Finance
2 64 (8.82%) Banking
3 26 (3.58%) Law
4 22 (3.03%) Legal
4 22 (3.03%) Retail
5 21 (2.89%) Front Office
5 21 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.34%) Marketing
7 16 (2.20%) Advertising
8 14 (1.93%) Back Office
9 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.10%) Publishing
11 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.28%) International Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (23.83%) Developer
2 137 (18.87%) Analyst
3 56 (7.71%) C# Developer
4 49 (6.75%) .NET Developer
5 46 (6.34%) Business Analyst
6 45 (6.20%) Architect
7 44 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 35 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 31 (4.27%) Desktop Support
10 30 (4.13%) Consultant
11 27 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (3.72%) Senior Developer
12 26 (3.58%) SQL Developer
13 25 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 25 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (3.31%) Support Analyst
15 23 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
16 20 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
17 19 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (19.28%) .NET
2 39 (5.37%) ASP.NET
3 36 (4.96%) AngularJS
4 35 (4.82%) .NET Framework
5 32 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (3.86%) WCF
7 25 (3.44%) REST
7 25 (3.44%) XML
8 24 (3.31%) HTML
9 21 (2.89%) JSON
10 20 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (2.75%) CSS
10 20 (2.75%) Entity Framework
11 19 (2.62%) Web Services
12 17 (2.34%) WPF
13 15 (2.07%) RESTful
14 13 (1.79%) React
15 11 (1.52%) Node.js
15 11 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (1.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 34 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.75%) Reinsurance
7 18 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.48%) User Experience
8 13 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.65%) iPhone
10 11 (1.52%) Fintech
10 11 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.52%) NHS
10 11 (1.52%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.24%) Derivative
11 9 (1.24%) Equities
11 9 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 242 (33.33%) Windows
2 93 (12.81%) Windows 10
3 89 (12.26%) Windows Server
4 66 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 41 (5.65%) Linux
6 37 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.20%) Unix
9 14 (1.93%) Android
10 13 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.65%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.52%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.10%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.14%) AIX
16 1 (0.14%) Solaris
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (11.02%) Project Management
4 79 (10.88%) Migration
5 77 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (9.23%) ITIL
7 61 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (6.34%) Scrum
9 44 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 44 (6.06%) DevOps
10 42 (5.79%) MVC
11 41 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (5.51%) PRINCE2
12 40 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (5.23%) CRM
14 34 (4.68%) Analytics
14 34 (4.68%) ETL
14 34 (4.68%) Unit Testing
15 33 (4.55%) TDD
16 30 (4.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (20.11%) SQL
2 141 (19.42%) C#
3 79 (10.88%) PowerShell
4 47 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 30 (4.13%) Java
7 20 (2.75%) Python
7 20 (2.75%) VBA
8 13 (1.79%) VBScript
9 12 (1.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 11 (1.52%) R
10 11 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.83%) C
13 5 (0.69%) PHP
13 5 (0.69%) Scala
13 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.55%) Perl
14 4 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (6.20%) Degree
2 32 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.93%) MCSE
4 14 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.38%) MCP
8 9 (1.24%) CCNP
9 7 (0.96%) CCNA
9 7 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.96%) MCSA
10 6 (0.83%) CISSP
10 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.69%) PMP
11 5 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.72%) PMO
2 20 (2.75%) QA
3 16 (2.20%) SLA
4 10 (1.38%) GDPR
4 10 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.55%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.14%) Basel III
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) FISMA
8 1 (0.14%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (24.93%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.96%) XenApp
4 30 (4.13%) XenDesktop
5 23 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.93%) vSphere
9 11 (1.52%) Docker
10 9 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.96%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.55%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.55%) Xen
14 3 (0.41%) Firmware
14 3 (0.41%) HDFS
14 3 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (9.50%) SCCM
2 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.20%) SCOM
4 8 (1.10%) vCenter Server
5 7 (0.96%) Ansible
5 7 (0.96%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.83%) Puppet
6 6 (0.83%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.55%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.55%) Terraform
8 4 (0.55%) WSUS
9 3 (0.41%) Control-M
9 3 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 85 (11.71%) Citrix
2 84 (11.57%) VMware
3 44 (6.06%) Cisco
4 33 (4.55%) Apple
5 25 (3.44%) Oracle
6 23 (3.17%) Ivanti
7 15 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 15 (2.07%) Tableau
8 13 (1.79%) Progress
9 12 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.38%) SAP
10 10 (1.38%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.24%) Dell
11 9 (1.24%) EMC
11 9 (1.24%) HP
11 9 (1.24%) MobileIron
12 8 (1.10%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.10%) McAfee
12 8 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.96%) CheckPoint