Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 475 833 745
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.39% 12.32% 10.50%
As % of the Vendors category 30.08% 31.39% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 619 578
Median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £213
90th Percentile £625 £638 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 23
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +20.65% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.25 £10.72
90th Percentile £32.06 £24.69 £24.65
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +24.67% -21.05%

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 1,579 2,654 2,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.87% 39.24% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 1,977 2,024
Median daily rate £475 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £238 £256 £278
90th Percentile £663 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 65
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% -0.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.68 £31.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% -10.47% +30.03%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +48 11 £450 +24.14%
Moorgate +11 4 - -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 180 (37.89%) Azure
2 154 (32.42%) Windows
3 125 (26.32%) SQL
4 114 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 113 (23.79%) Finance
6 102 (21.47%) SQL Server
7 100 (21.05%) Office 365
8 86 (18.11%) .NET
9 82 (17.26%) C#
10 74 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
10 74 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
12 65 (13.68%) Migration
13 59 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
13 59 (12.42%) PowerShell
14 55 (11.58%) VMware
15 54 (11.37%) Windows 10
16 52 (10.95%) DevOps
17 48 (10.11%) SharePoint
18 46 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (9.26%) ITIL
19 44 (9.26%) Dynamics 365
20 43 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
20 43 (9.05%) Power Platform
20 43 (9.05%) Windows Server
21 41 (8.63%) Power BI
21 41 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
21 41 (8.63%) CRM
22 40 (8.42%) Analytics
23 38 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM

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 48 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.47%) Apache
4 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.47%) IIS
5 4 (0.84%) Confluence
6 2 (0.42%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.42%) CMS
6 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.42%) Mule
6 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.42%) InVision
6 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.42%) Sketch
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.21%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.21%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 38 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) Endur
5 1 (0.21%) HFM
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 180 (37.89%) Azure
2 100 (21.05%) Office 365
3 44 (9.26%) Dynamics 365
4 43 (9.05%) Power Platform
5 36 (7.58%) AWS
6 21 (4.42%) PaaS
7 19 (4.00%) GCP
8 17 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (3.37%) IaaS
10 15 (3.16%) OneDrive
10 15 (3.16%) PowerApps
11 13 (2.74%) SaaS
12 11 (2.32%) GitHub
12 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Flow
13 7 (1.47%) Azure Stack
14 5 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.84%) G Suite
16 3 (0.63%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.47%) DNS
2 22 (4.63%) Firewall
3 21 (4.42%) LAN
4 16 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.16%) Skype
5 15 (3.16%) WAN
6 14 (2.95%) DHCP
7 11 (2.32%) VPN
8 10 (2.11%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.89%) Internet
9 9 (1.89%) SAN
10 7 (1.47%) Network Security
11 6 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.05%) MPLS
12 5 (1.05%) NAS
13 4 (0.84%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.84%) WebEx
14 3 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (8.63%) Power BI
3 37 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.32%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.32%) PowerPivot
9 10 (2.11%) Big Data
10 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (1.68%) SSDT
12 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.05%) MySQL
14 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.05%) QlikView
14 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (6.53%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.32%) JIRA
5 10 (2.11%) Selenium
5 10 (2.11%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.05%) NUnit
8 5 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.63%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.63%) MSI
9 3 (0.63%) Subversion
10 2 (0.42%) Moq
10 2 (0.42%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.42%) MSTest
10 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 113 (23.79%) Finance
2 35 (7.37%) Banking
3 31 (6.53%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.95%) Marketing
5 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.47%) Back Office
6 7 (1.47%) Law
7 5 (1.05%) Front Office
7 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.84%) International Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Retail
9 3 (0.63%) French Language
9 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) German Language
10 2 (0.42%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 101 (21.26%) Developer
2 75 (15.79%) Analyst
3 54 (11.37%) Architect
4 23 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (4.84%) Project Manager
4 23 (4.84%) SQL Developer
5 21 (4.42%) .NET Developer
6 20 (4.21%) C# Developer
7 18 (3.79%) Support Analyst
8 16 (3.37%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.37%) Service Analyst
8 16 (3.37%) Support Engineer
9 15 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (2.95%) IT Support
11 13 (2.74%) Consultant
11 13 (2.74%) Junior
12 12 (2.53%) Administrator
12 12 (2.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (18.11%) .NET
2 17 (3.58%) ASP.NET
2 17 (3.58%) HTML
3 16 (3.37%) AngularJS
4 13 (2.74%) .NET Framework
4 13 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (2.74%) MDX
5 12 (2.53%) Web Services
6 11 (2.32%) CSS
7 10 (2.11%) .NET Core
7 10 (2.11%) XML
8 9 (1.89%) jQuery
9 8 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.47%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (1.26%) LDAP
11 6 (1.26%) Spring
12 5 (1.05%) React
12 5 (1.05%) REST
13 4 (0.84%) Middleware
13 4 (0.84%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.79%) Management Information System
2 18 (3.79%) User Experience
3 12 (2.53%) NHS
4 11 (2.32%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.47%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.84%) iPad
10 4 (0.84%) iPhone
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 154 (32.42%) Windows
2 54 (11.37%) Windows 10
3 43 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.95%) Windows 7
5 32 (6.74%) Linux
6 27 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (3.37%) Android
10 13 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.53%) Unix
12 10 (2.11%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) CentOS
15 1 (0.21%) Solaris
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (13.68%) Migration
4 52 (10.95%) DevOps
5 44 (9.26%) ITIL
6 43 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (8.63%) CRM
8 40 (8.42%) Analytics
9 36 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (6.11%) ETL
11 25 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 25 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 25 (5.26%) Project Management
12 24 (5.05%) SDLC
13 23 (4.84%) Scrum
13 23 (4.84%) Test Automation
14 22 (4.63%) MVC
15 19 (4.00%) Change Management
16 18 (3.79%) Decision-Making
17 17 (3.58%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.32%) SQL
2 82 (17.26%) C#
3 59 (12.42%) PowerShell
4 33 (6.95%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.74%) Python
6 22 (4.63%) Java
7 21 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.32%) C
8 11 (2.32%) VB
9 9 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.89%) R
10 8 (1.68%) PHP
11 7 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.26%) VBA
12 6 (1.26%) VBScript
13 5 (1.05%) C++
14 4 (0.84%) Ruby
14 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.79%) Degree
5 8 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.26%) MCSE
7 5 (1.05%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.05%) MCITP
7 5 (1.05%) MCSA
8 4 (0.84%) CCNA
8 4 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.84%) MCP
8 4 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (0.84%) PMP
9 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.63%) CCA
10 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.74%) SLA
2 10 (2.11%) QA
3 9 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.63%) GDPR
6 3 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.42%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.21%) Basel III
8 1 (0.21%) COREP
8 1 (0.21%) DICOM
8 1 (0.21%) FINREP
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.21%) NCSC
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (3.16%) Docker
5 14 (2.95%) XenApp
5 14 (2.95%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.47%) vSphere
8 5 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.21%) UAG
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.58%) SCCM
2 13 (2.74%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.11%) Terraform
5 9 (1.89%) Ansible
5 9 (1.89%) SCOM
6 7 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.26%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.05%) Puppet
9 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.63%) WSUS
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (11.58%) VMware
2 32 (6.74%) Citrix
3 30 (6.32%) Cisco
3 30 (6.32%) Oracle
4 24 (5.05%) Google
5 15 (3.16%) Adobe
6 14 (2.95%) SAP
7 12 (2.53%) Symantec
8 11 (2.32%) HP
9 8 (1.68%) Databricks
9 8 (1.68%) Dell
9 8 (1.68%) McAfee
9 8 (1.68%) Remedy
9 8 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.68%) Tableau
10 7 (1.47%) Apple
10 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.47%) Splunk
11 6 (1.26%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.26%) Ivanti