Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 751 685 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.59% 11.00% 9.88%
As % of the Vendors category 27.70% 25.65% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 535 551
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +3.35%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £200
90th Percentile £635 £575 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 16
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +8.57% +20.69%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.88 £11.13
90th Percentile £30.90 £70.00 £27.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -17.11% +10.14% +16.95%

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 2,711 2,671 2,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.22% 42.89% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,065 2,005 2,196
City of London median daily rate £487 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £288 £296 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 41
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +20.83% +0.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £30.93 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +1.37%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -2 4 £450 +73.08%
Moorgate - 1 - -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 278 (37.02%) Finance
2 216 (28.76%) Windows
3 192 (25.57%) SQL
4 187 (24.90%) SQL Server
5 183 (24.37%) C#
6 173 (23.04%) .NET
7 169 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 124 (16.51%) Active Directory
10 121 (16.11%) Banking
11 115 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
12 106 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
13 105 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
13 105 (13.98%) CRM
13 105 (13.98%) JavaScript
14 97 (12.92%) Dynamics CRM
15 92 (12.25%) Office 365
16 85 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 80 (10.65%) ITIL
17 80 (10.65%) Windows Server
18 76 (10.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 75 (9.99%) VMware
20 74 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
21 71 (9.45%) PowerShell
22 62 (8.26%) Citrix
23 61 (8.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 60 (7.99%) Migration
25 59 (7.86%) MVC
25 59 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
25 59 (7.86%) Linux

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 45 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 40 (5.33%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.80%) IIS
4 16 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.20%) Confluence
7 8 (1.07%) Apache
7 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.93%) CMS
8 7 (0.93%) SAS
9 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 115 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (4.93%) MS Visio
5 27 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.27%) Revit
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) InDesign
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 97 (12.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.67%) Kondor
4 3 (0.40%) Endur
4 3 (0.40%) Summit
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.27%) Eikon
5 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 144 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (12.25%) Office 365
3 56 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.99%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (2.53%) PaaS
6 18 (2.40%) IaaS
7 13 (1.73%) SaaS
8 10 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.93%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.80%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.40%) Force.com
13 3 (0.40%) G Suite
13 3 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 2 (0.27%) AdWords
14 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.13%) npm
15 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.99%) DNS
2 29 (3.86%) Firewall
3 23 (3.06%) VPN
4 20 (2.66%) LAN
5 17 (2.26%) WAN
6 15 (2.00%) DHCP
6 15 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.60%) SAN
7 12 (1.60%) Skype
8 10 (1.33%) Internet
8 10 (1.33%) Wireless
9 8 (1.07%) NetScaler
9 8 (1.07%) Network Security
10 6 (0.80%) SSL
10 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.67%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.53%) Intranet
12 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.53%) MPLS
12 4 (0.53%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (24.90%) SQL Server
2 85 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (10.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (8.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 59 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.66%) Power BI
7 32 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (2.80%) OLAP
9 21 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (2.26%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (1.60%) MS Access
13 12 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.20%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.07%) Big Data
15 8 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 46 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (5.33%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.53%) TeamCity
5 17 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.86%) JIRA
7 12 (1.60%) NUnit
8 10 (1.33%) Subversion
8 10 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.07%) Moq
10 8 (1.07%) MSTest
11 7 (0.93%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.93%) Selenium
12 4 (0.53%) ERwin
12 4 (0.53%) Maven
12 4 (0.53%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.40%) JUnit
13 3 (0.40%) MSI
13 3 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 278 (37.02%) Finance
2 121 (16.11%) Banking
3 33 (4.39%) Legal
3 33 (4.39%) Marketing
4 31 (4.13%) Front Office
5 25 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.33%) Law
6 21 (2.80%) Advertising
7 17 (2.26%) Retail
8 14 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.33%) Back Office
11 9 (1.20%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.67%) Billing
13 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.53%) Publishing
14 3 (0.40%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.27%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Games
16 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 209 (27.83%) Developer
2 119 (15.85%) Analyst
3 66 (8.79%) C# Developer
4 56 (7.46%) Architect
5 54 (7.19%) .NET Developer
6 48 (6.39%) Consultant
7 38 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
8 36 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 34 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.53%) SQL Developer
10 32 (4.26%) Desktop Support
10 32 (4.26%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.26%) Support Engineer
11 31 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (3.86%) CRM Developer
12 29 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (3.46%) Project Manager
14 24 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 22 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (23.04%) .NET
2 56 (7.46%) AngularJS
3 53 (7.06%) Web Services
4 52 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 51 (6.79%) ASP.NET
6 48 (6.39%) XML
7 39 (5.19%) HTML
7 39 (5.19%) WCF
8 36 (4.79%) CSS
8 36 (4.79%) jQuery
9 32 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 30 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (3.73%) RESTful
11 28 (3.73%) SOAP
12 21 (2.80%) JSON
13 18 (2.40%) Node.js
14 16 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (2.00%) MDX
15 15 (2.00%) WPF
16 14 (1.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.06%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.26%) Credit Risk
8 16 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.86%) Derivative
10 13 (1.73%) User Experience
10 13 (1.73%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.46%) iPad
12 11 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.46%) Reinsurance
13 10 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.33%) Equities
13 10 (1.33%) Fintech
13 10 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 216 (28.76%) Windows
2 80 (10.65%) Windows Server
3 59 (7.86%) Linux
4 49 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 46 (6.13%) Windows 10
6 33 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (4.13%) Unix
8 21 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.93%) Android
11 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.53%) VMS
15 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (13.98%) CRM
4 80 (10.65%) ITIL
5 60 (7.99%) Migration
6 59 (7.86%) MVC
7 57 (7.59%) Project Management
8 54 (7.19%) Scrum
9 49 (6.52%) ETL
10 47 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (5.99%) SDLC
11 45 (5.99%) TDD
12 42 (5.59%) DevOps
13 36 (4.79%) Change Management
13 36 (4.79%) Data Modelling
14 31 (4.13%) Business Analysis
15 29 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (3.86%) Release Management
15 29 (3.86%) Web Development
16 28 (3.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (25.57%) SQL
2 183 (24.37%) C#
3 105 (13.98%) JavaScript
4 71 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 51 (6.79%) T-SQL
6 35 (4.66%) Java
7 29 (3.86%) Python
8 25 (3.33%) VBA
9 20 (2.66%) VB
10 16 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.13%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.13%) VBScript
11 14 (1.86%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.33%) C
12 10 (1.33%) Perl
12 10 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.20%) R
14 8 (1.07%) C++
14 8 (1.07%) Ruby
15 7 (0.93%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 54 (7.19%) Degree
2 48 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.46%) MCSE
4 25 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.73%) CCNA
7 13 (1.73%) MCP
7 13 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.07%) CISSP
9 8 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (1.07%) MCSA
10 7 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.80%) CISM
11 6 (0.80%) MCITP
12 5 (0.67%) CCNP
12 5 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.60%) QA
2 15 (2.00%) MiFID
2 15 (2.00%) SLA
3 14 (1.86%) PMO
4 11 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.07%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.93%) EMIR
7 5 (0.67%) GDPR
8 4 (0.53%) Basel III
8 4 (0.53%) HL7
9 3 (0.40%) FATCA
10 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.73%) XenApp
5 20 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (2.26%) Docker
7 14 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.60%) vSphere
9 7 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.80%) XenServer
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.40%) HDFS
13 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (6.13%) SCCM
2 14 (1.86%) Ansible
2 14 (1.86%) SCOM
3 10 (1.33%) Puppet
4 9 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.07%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.80%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.67%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.53%) WSUS
9 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.27%) Terraform
10 2 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 75 (9.99%) VMware
2 62 (8.26%) Citrix
3 46 (6.13%) Cisco
4 20 (2.66%) SAP
5 18 (2.40%) Ivanti
5 18 (2.40%) Oracle
5 18 (2.40%) Tableau
6 15 (2.00%) Bloomberg
6 15 (2.00%) HP
7 14 (1.86%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.73%) IBM
8 13 (1.73%) Veeam
9 12 (1.60%) Apigee
10 11 (1.46%) Dell
10 11 (1.46%) Reuters
11 10 (1.33%) Apple
11 10 (1.33%) Remedy
12 9 (1.20%) Adobe
12 9 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.07%) Cognos