Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 730 749 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.25% 11.13% 10.99%
As % of the Vendors category 26.87% 26.22% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 566 777
City of London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +6.11%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £204
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
Central London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 30
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +15.15% +11.86%
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.25 £9.93
90th Percentile £27.96 £39.75 £22.58
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +13.79%

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 2717 2857 3924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 42.47% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 2135 2940
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.75% +2.06%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £630
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 48 77
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -2.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £30.75 £55.00 £26.83
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +4.14% -0.75%

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 November 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

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +3 4 £250 -3.85%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 266 (36.44%) Finance
2 211 (28.90%) Windows
3 181 (24.79%) SQL
4 169 (23.15%) .NET
5 166 (22.74%) SQL Server
6 158 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (21.51%) C#
8 139 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 134 (18.36%) CRM
10 130 (17.81%) Active Directory
11 124 (16.99%) Banking
12 122 (16.71%) Dynamics CRM
13 113 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
14 100 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
15 93 (12.74%) JavaScript
16 88 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
16 88 (12.05%) Office 365
17 83 (11.37%) Windows Server
18 77 (10.55%) VMware
19 75 (10.27%) ITIL
20 68 (9.32%) PowerShell
21 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 61 (8.36%) Degree
21 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 59 (8.08%) MVC
23 58 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
24 55 (7.53%) Citrix
24 55 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
25 54 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
26 53 (7.26%) Migration

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 34 (4.66%) MS Exchange
1 34 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.88%) IIS
3 15 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.10%) Confluence
6 6 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.82%) SAS
6 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.68%) Apache
8 4 (0.55%) CMS
8 4 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.41%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 113 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (5.34%) MS Visio
4 34 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Stata
8 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 122 (16.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.68%) Kondor
5 3 (0.41%) Endur
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.27%) Eikon
6 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 139 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (12.05%) Office 365
3 55 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.70%) IaaS
5 22 (3.01%) PaaS
6 20 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (2.60%) SaaS
8 17 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.41%) Force.com
11 3 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) AdWords
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.14%) G Suite
12 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.21%) Firewall
2 33 (4.52%) DNS
3 30 (4.11%) LAN
4 28 (3.84%) VPN
5 24 (3.29%) WAN
6 19 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.05%) SAN
8 14 (1.92%) DHCP
8 14 (1.92%) Skype
9 11 (1.51%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.37%) Network Security
11 9 (1.23%) Internet
11 9 (1.23%) NAS
11 9 (1.23%) Wireless
12 8 (1.10%) VLAN
13 7 (0.96%) LDAP
14 6 (0.82%) ISDN
14 6 (0.82%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.82%) VoIP
14 6 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (5.07%) Power BI
6 26 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (2.47%) OLAP
9 18 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (2.05%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.92%) PowerPivot
12 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (1.64%) MS Access
14 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.37%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
16 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (5.34%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.19%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.78%) JIRA
6 12 (1.64%) NUnit
7 10 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.96%) Moq
10 6 (0.82%) MSTest
11 5 (0.68%) Maven
11 5 (0.68%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.55%) IBM UrbanCode
12 4 (0.55%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.55%) MSI
12 4 (0.55%) Subversion
13 3 (0.41%) ERwin
13 3 (0.41%) Selenium
14 2 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 266 (36.44%) Finance
2 124 (16.99%) Banking
3 33 (4.52%) Legal
4 30 (4.11%) Front Office
5 29 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.88%) Law
6 21 (2.88%) Retail
7 20 (2.74%) Marketing
8 19 (2.60%) Advertising
9 18 (2.47%) Financial Institution
10 15 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.78%) Back Office
12 8 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.55%) Billing
13 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.41%) Electronics
14 3 (0.41%) Military
14 3 (0.41%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (27.67%) Developer
2 130 (17.81%) Analyst
3 49 (6.71%) C# Developer
4 48 (6.58%) Architect
5 47 (6.44%) Consultant
6 46 (6.30%) Microsoft Developer
7 42 (5.75%) CRM Developer
7 42 (5.75%) Support Analyst
8 39 (5.34%) .NET Developer
9 36 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 32 (4.38%) SQL Developer
11 31 (4.25%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.97%) Desktop Support
12 29 (3.97%) Project Manager
13 28 (3.84%) Business Analyst
14 26 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 25 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
16 21 (2.88%) Senior Developer
17 20 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
18 19 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (23.15%) .NET
2 53 (7.26%) AngularJS
3 51 (6.99%) Web Services
4 49 (6.71%) ASP.NET
4 49 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 44 (6.03%) HTML
6 40 (5.48%) jQuery
7 39 (5.34%) CSS
8 35 (4.79%) .NET Framework
9 32 (4.38%) WCF
10 31 (4.25%) XML
11 30 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (2.74%) MDX
12 20 (2.74%) RESTful
13 19 (2.60%) REST
14 18 (2.47%) SOAP
15 15 (2.05%) .NET Core
15 15 (2.05%) Ajax
15 15 (2.05%) JSON
16 13 (1.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.84%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.47%) iPhone
7 15 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.92%) Equities
8 14 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.78%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.78%) Derivative
9 13 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.64%) iPad
11 11 (1.51%) Fintech
11 11 (1.51%) Reinsurance
11 11 (1.51%) Replication
12 9 (1.23%) Clustering
12 9 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 211 (28.90%) Windows
2 83 (11.37%) Windows Server
3 45 (6.16%) Linux
4 43 (5.89%) Windows 7
5 40 (5.48%) Windows 10
6 30 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.15%) Unix
8 21 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.23%) Android
10 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.41%) VMS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (18.36%) CRM
3 88 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (10.27%) ITIL
5 59 (8.08%) MVC
6 54 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (7.26%) Migration
8 52 (7.12%) SDLC
9 49 (6.71%) Project Management
10 47 (6.44%) Scrum
11 39 (5.34%) Data Modelling
12 38 (5.21%) DevOps
13 37 (5.07%) Workflow
14 36 (4.93%) ETL
15 35 (4.79%) Asset Management
16 34 (4.66%) TDD
17 33 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (4.38%) Investment Management
19 29 (3.97%) Change Management
20 28 (3.84%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.79%) SQL
2 157 (21.51%) C#
3 93 (12.74%) JavaScript
4 68 (9.32%) PowerShell
5 53 (7.26%) T-SQL
6 25 (3.42%) Java
7 20 (2.74%) Python
7 20 (2.74%) VBA
8 15 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.05%) TypeScript
8 15 (2.05%) VB
9 13 (1.78%) VBScript
10 12 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (1.51%) Perl
11 11 (1.51%) R
12 10 (1.37%) C
13 7 (0.96%) Ruby
13 7 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (8.36%) Degree
2 43 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (2.88%) MCSE
4 18 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.37%) CCNA
7 10 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.23%) MCP
8 9 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.82%) CCNP
10 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.82%) MCSA
11 5 (0.68%) ISEB
11 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.55%) APMP
12 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.29%) SLA
2 22 (3.01%) QA
3 14 (1.92%) PMO
4 12 (1.64%) MiFID
5 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.82%) GDPR
8 5 (0.68%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.55%) EMIR
10 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.27%) HL7
12 1 (0.14%) Basel III
12 1 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 50 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (2.60%) XenApp
5 11 (1.51%) Docker
6 10 (1.37%) vSphere
6 10 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.82%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.68%) XenServer
10 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (5.34%) SCCM
2 15 (2.05%) Ansible
3 12 (1.64%) SCOM
3 12 (1.64%) vCenter Server
4 11 (1.51%) Puppet
5 9 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.68%) WSUS
9 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.41%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.27%) Control-M
11 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.27%) Nagios
11 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 77 (10.55%) VMware
2 55 (7.53%) Citrix
3 42 (5.75%) Cisco
4 20 (2.74%) Oracle
5 18 (2.47%) SAP
6 15 (2.05%) CheckPoint
6 15 (2.05%) HP
7 14 (1.92%) AppSense
7 14 (1.92%) Veeam
8 13 (1.78%) Bloomberg
8 13 (1.78%) IBM
9 12 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.51%) Reuters
10 11 (1.51%) Tableau
11 10 (1.37%) Apigee
11 10 (1.37%) Apple
11 10 (1.37%) Dell
11 10 (1.37%) Remedy
12 8 (1.10%) Avaya
12 8 (1.10%) Red Hat