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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 297 330 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.70% 9.84% 10.81%
As % of the Vendors category 24.55% 24.39% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 252 434
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £226 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £16.57 £19.25 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.90% -5.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.70 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.42 £31.27 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1210 1353 2194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.52% 40.34% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1020 1593
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 46
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.90 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.61 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 211 (33.28%) Finance
2 205 (32.33%) SQL Server
3 189 (29.81%) Windows
4 166 (26.18%) SQL
5 158 (24.92%) MS Excel
6 148 (23.34%) C#
6 148 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
7 132 (20.82%) .NET
8 119 (18.77%) Active Directory
9 114 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 113 (17.82%) MS Office
11 112 (17.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 104 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
13 103 (16.25%) Banking
14 91 (14.35%) CRM
15 87 (13.72%) Dynamics CRM
16 85 (13.41%) SharePoint
17 69 (10.88%) TDD
17 69 (10.88%) Office 365
18 66 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 65 (10.25%) Scrum
20 64 (10.09%) Windows 7
21 63 (9.94%) Web Services
22 61 (9.62%) PowerShell
23 59 (9.31%) ITIL
23 59 (9.31%) Windows Server
24 57 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
25 56 (8.83%) VMware
26 55 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
27 54 (8.52%) ASP.NET

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 85 (13.41%) SharePoint
2 49 (7.73%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.99%) IIS
4 30 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (4.10%) Skype for Business
6 23 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.58%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.26%) Apache
11 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.10%) Confluence
12 6 (0.95%) SAS
13 5 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.63%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.63%) Drupal
14 4 (0.63%) FileNet
15 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 158 (24.92%) MS Excel
2 113 (17.82%) MS Office
3 30 (4.73%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (3.31%) MS Project
5 6 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.47%) SPSS
8 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 87 (13.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (6.47%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.32%) Relativity
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) HFM
5 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 114 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (10.88%) Office 365
3 40 (6.31%) IaaS
4 33 (5.21%) PaaS
5 23 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.10%) GitHub
6 7 (1.10%) SaaS
7 6 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.47%) Yammer
11 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.73%) DNS
2 20 (3.15%) Firewall
2 20 (3.15%) LAN
3 18 (2.84%) DHCP
3 18 (2.84%) SAN
3 18 (2.84%) VPN
4 17 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.68%) WAN
5 15 (2.37%) Skype
6 13 (2.05%) Unified Communications
7 12 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.74%) LDAP
9 10 (1.58%) SSL
10 9 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.42%) Internet
10 9 (1.42%) Wireless
11 8 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.10%) HTTP
12 7 (1.10%) ISDN
13 6 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (32.33%) SQL Server
2 112 (17.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 50 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (3.79%) Power BI
9 17 (2.68%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.52%) NoSQL
11 15 (2.37%) Big Data
12 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.74%) MySQL
14 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.26%) Data Mart
15 8 (1.26%) QlikView
16 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.10%) OLAP
17 6 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (6.78%) JIRA
3 33 (5.21%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.52%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.89%) Subversion
7 10 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.10%) NUnit
9 7 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.95%) MSI
10 6 (0.95%) Selenium
11 5 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.79%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.63%) MSTest
13 3 (0.47%) JUnit
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 211 (33.28%) Finance
2 103 (16.25%) Banking
3 32 (5.05%) Legal
4 25 (3.94%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.94%) Retail
5 23 (3.63%) Back Office
6 22 (3.47%) Advertising
7 17 (2.68%) Marketing
8 15 (2.37%) Law
9 14 (2.21%) Financial Institution
10 13 (2.05%) Front Office
11 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.79%) Billing
12 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.79%) Publishing
13 4 (0.63%) Games
14 2 (0.32%) Electronics
15 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (26.66%) Developer
2 121 (19.09%) Analyst
3 69 (10.88%) Architect
4 43 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
5 41 (6.47%) Consultant
6 38 (5.99%) SQL Developer
7 33 (5.21%) C# Developer
8 32 (5.05%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.89%) Business Analyst
9 31 (4.89%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.57%) Senior Developer
11 28 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (4.10%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 26 (4.10%) Support Analyst
13 25 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
14 24 (3.79%) Desktop Support
15 21 (3.31%) Administrator
15 21 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
16 20 (3.15%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (20.82%) .NET
2 63 (9.94%) Web Services
3 54 (8.52%) ASP.NET
4 45 (7.10%) WCF
5 36 (5.68%) HTML
6 29 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (3.94%) .NET Framework
7 25 (3.94%) CSS
8 24 (3.79%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.15%) Entity Framework
10 18 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (2.84%) jQuery
11 13 (2.05%) REST
11 13 (2.05%) WPF
11 13 (2.05%) XML
12 11 (1.74%) LINQ
13 10 (1.58%) Middleware
14 9 (1.42%) COM
14 9 (1.42%) HTML5
15 8 (1.26%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.74%) Clustering
5 11 (1.74%) Fixed Income
5 11 (1.74%) User Experience
5 11 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.58%) PKI
6 10 (1.58%) Replication
7 9 (1.42%) iPad
7 9 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.26%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.26%) Equities
8 8 (1.26%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.10%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.10%) NHS
9 7 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (29.81%) Windows
2 64 (10.09%) Windows 7
3 59 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (4.73%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.26%) Linux
8 17 (2.68%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.37%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.21%) Unix
11 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.26%) Android
14 6 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.32%) CentOS
18 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
3 91 (14.35%) CRM
4 69 (10.88%) TDD
5 65 (10.25%) Scrum
6 59 (9.31%) ITIL
7 52 (8.20%) Migration
8 46 (7.26%) ERP
9 42 (6.62%) ETL
9 42 (6.62%) MVC
10 36 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (5.52%) Data Modelling
12 34 (5.36%) Project Management
13 33 (5.21%) Business Analysis
14 29 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (4.42%) DevOps
16 25 (3.94%) Logistics
17 24 (3.79%) Change Management
18 21 (3.31%) Waterfall
19 20 (3.15%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 166 (26.18%) SQL
2 148 (23.34%) C#
3 61 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 43 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 43 (6.78%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.47%) Java
6 12 (1.89%) Python
7 10 (1.58%) VB
8 9 (1.42%) VBA
9 8 (1.26%) Perl
10 7 (1.10%) C
11 4 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.63%) Ruby
11 4 (0.63%) VBScript
12 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) PHP
12 3 (0.47%) Scala
12 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.47%) XAML
13 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (5.68%) Degree
2 34 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.15%) MCSE
5 15 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.26%) CCNA
7 8 (1.26%) MCSA
7 8 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.95%) MCP
9 5 (0.79%) CCNP
9 5 (0.79%) ISEB
9 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.47%) MOS
11 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.89%) SLA
2 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.74%) QA
3 8 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.63%) MiFID
6 3 (0.47%) COBIT
6 3 (0.47%) PMO
6 3 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.32%) EMIR
7 2 (0.32%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Basel III
8 1 (0.16%) DICOM
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) FINREP
8 1 (0.16%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 119 (18.77%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.52%) XenApp
4 14 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.42%) vSphere
7 8 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.95%) Docker
9 4 (0.63%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.32%) Corosync
11 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.32%) vCloud
11 2 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (7.89%) SCCM
2 17 (2.68%) SCOM
3 9 (1.42%) Puppet
3 9 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.10%) Ansible
5 7 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.79%) WSUS
7 4 (0.63%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.47%) SCSM
8 3 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (8.83%) VMware
2 53 (8.36%) Citrix
3 43 (6.78%) Oracle
4 39 (6.15%) Cisco
5 21 (3.31%) Symantec
6 19 (3.00%) Apple
7 17 (2.68%) HP
8 16 (2.52%) IBM
8 16 (2.52%) SAP
9 13 (2.05%) Teradata
10 10 (1.58%) Tableau
11 8 (1.26%) Adobe
11 8 (1.26%) Cognos
11 8 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.10%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.10%) Netezza
13 6 (0.95%) AppSense
13 6 (0.95%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.95%) Dell
13 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
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