Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 440 248 642
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.02% 11.92% 12.86%
As % of the Vendors category 32.64% 34.44% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 169 485
10th Percentile £250 £226 £209
25th Percentile £425 £406 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £538
90th Percentile £681 £638 £620
Central London median daily rate £540 £493 £450
% change year-on-year +9.50% +9.59% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 24
10th Percentile - £12.75 £12.52
25th Percentile £11.50 £12.95 £16.13
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.04 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.35% -19.81% +10.50%
75th Percentile £35.00 £21.25 £21.81
90th Percentile £61.25 £22.25 £25.76
Central London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.04 £19.75
% change year-on-year +15.35% -18.80% +5.61%

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 1,348 720 1,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.76% 34.62% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 509 1,491
10th Percentile £350 £263 £250
25th Percentile £463 £408 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +3.13%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 34
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.65 £16.18
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%
75th Percentile £40.75 £22.88 £23.12
90th Percentile £50.75 £23.43 £26.63
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 1 £750 -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 220 (50.00%) Azure
2 176 (40.00%) Finance
3 129 (29.32%) Windows
4 121 (27.50%) Active Directory
5 116 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
6 106 (24.09%) SQL
7 103 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (21.82%) Social Skills
9 82 (18.64%) SQL Server
10 76 (17.27%) Power Platform
11 73 (16.59%) C#
12 72 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
12 72 (16.36%) DevOps
13 67 (15.23%) .NET
14 66 (15.00%) Analytics
15 63 (14.32%) Power BI
15 63 (14.32%) Migration
15 63 (14.32%) PowerShell
16 55 (12.50%) VMware
16 55 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
17 53 (12.05%) ITIL
18 50 (11.36%) Windows Server
19 49 (11.14%) Banking
19 49 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (10.91%) CI/CD
20 48 (10.91%) SharePoint
21 47 (10.68%) DNS
22 45 (10.23%) Windows 10
23 44 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 41 (9.32%) SCCM

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 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.64%) IIS
3 15 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.82%) Confluence
5 5 (1.14%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.91%) CMS
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.23%) Jetty
9 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 55 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.23%) InVision
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 220 (50.00%) Azure
2 116 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
3 76 (17.27%) Power Platform
4 37 (8.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (5.91%) Dynamics 365
6 25 (5.68%) PowerApps
7 24 (5.45%) AWS
7 24 (5.45%) PaaS
8 23 (5.23%) SaaS
9 22 (5.00%) Serverless
10 20 (4.55%) IaaS
10 20 (4.55%) Power Automate
11 17 (3.86%) Collibra
12 14 (3.18%) Azure Functions
13 13 (2.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 11 (2.50%) Azure Logic Apps
14 11 (2.50%) Azure Service Bus
14 11 (2.50%) GitHub
15 10 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
16 8 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.68%) DNS
2 35 (7.95%) DHCP
3 28 (6.36%) Firewall
4 15 (3.41%) MPLS
4 15 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.50%) VPN
6 10 (2.27%) IP Telephony
6 10 (2.27%) WAN
7 9 (2.05%) Wireless
8 8 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.59%) IPv4
9 7 (1.59%) LAN
10 6 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.14%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.14%) Skype
12 4 (0.91%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.91%) Network Security
12 4 (0.91%) VoIP
13 3 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 63 (14.32%) Power BI
3 38 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.09%) QlikView
5 16 (3.64%) Data Lake
5 16 (3.64%) Qlik Sense
6 15 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.41%) Tableau
7 12 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.59%) SSDT
13 6 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.36%) DB2
13 6 (1.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (5.91%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.77%) JIRA
4 15 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.18%) Selenium
6 13 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.59%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.59%) Subversion
9 7 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.36%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.36%) Zephyr
11 5 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.91%) GitLab
12 4 (0.91%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.91%) Robot Framework
General
1 176 (40.00%) Finance
2 96 (21.82%) Social Skills
3 49 (11.14%) Banking
4 30 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.68%) Legal
6 23 (5.23%) Financial Institution
7 14 (3.18%) Law
8 12 (2.73%) Public Sector
9 11 (2.50%) Back Office
10 10 (2.27%) Investment Banking
11 9 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (1.82%) Front Office
13 7 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.59%) French Language
14 5 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.91%) International Banking
16 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.68%) Retail
17 2 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (20.68%) Analyst
2 69 (15.68%) Developer
3 37 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
4 36 (8.18%) Architect
5 28 (6.36%) Consultant
6 27 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.45%) IT Support
8 23 (5.23%) .NET Developer
9 22 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 19 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.32%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 18 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.09%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.86%) Data Business Analyst
12 17 (3.86%) IT Engineer
12 17 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 16 (3.64%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.23%) .NET
2 18 (4.09%) .NET Framework
2 18 (4.09%) ASP.NET
3 16 (3.64%) AngularJS
4 12 (2.73%) .NET Core
4 12 (2.73%) REST
5 11 (2.50%) HTML
6 9 (2.05%) ARM Templates
6 9 (2.05%) JSON
6 9 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (1.82%) React
7 8 (1.82%) XML
8 7 (1.59%) CSS
8 7 (1.59%) SOAP
9 6 (1.36%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.36%) RESTful
10 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.14%) Spring
10 5 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.41%) Hedge funds
4 14 (3.18%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.73%) User Experience
7 11 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.27%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.05%) Reinsurance
9 9 (2.05%) Replication
10 8 (1.82%) Clustering
11 7 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.36%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.36%) CMDB
12 6 (1.36%) iSeries
13 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 129 (29.32%) Windows
2 50 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 45 (10.23%) Windows 10
4 27 (6.14%) Windows 7
5 21 (4.77%) Linux
6 14 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.27%) Unix
9 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.36%) Android
12 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.91%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.45%) CentOS
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.23%) VMS
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (16.36%) DevOps
3 66 (15.00%) Analytics
4 63 (14.32%) Migration
5 53 (12.05%) ITIL
6 49 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (10.91%) CI/CD
8 35 (7.95%) Scrum
9 32 (7.27%) SDLC
9 32 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (6.59%) Change Management
10 29 (6.59%) ETL
10 29 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (6.59%) Release Management
11 28 (6.36%) Software Engineering
12 25 (5.68%) Risk Management
13 24 (5.45%) Data Management
13 24 (5.45%) Information Security
13 24 (5.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.09%) SQL
2 73 (16.59%) C#
3 63 (14.32%) PowerShell
4 38 (8.64%) Python
5 22 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.86%) Java
6 17 (3.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 8 (1.82%) VBScript
9 6 (1.36%) PHP
10 5 (1.14%) Bash
10 5 (1.14%) VB
10 5 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.14%) VBA
11 4 (0.91%) C
11 4 (0.91%) Go
11 4 (0.91%) R
11 4 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (5.91%) Degree
2 17 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.05%) MCSA
6 9 (2.05%) MCSE
7 8 (1.82%) CCNA
7 8 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.36%) MCP
9 5 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.91%) CCENT
10 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.68%) CCIE
11 3 (0.68%) CCNP
11 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.64%) GDPR
3 9 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.05%) PMO
3 9 (2.05%) SLA
4 7 (1.59%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) COBIT
6 2 (0.45%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.45%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.23%) FATCA
7 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.23%) IFRS
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.82%) Docker
4 16 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.95%) vSphere
6 12 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.45%) XenApp
12 1 (0.23%) NFS
12 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 41 (9.32%) SCCM
2 35 (7.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (5.45%) Kubernetes
4 22 (5.00%) Terraform
5 21 (4.77%) Ansible
6 9 (2.05%) Puppet
7 7 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (1.59%) SCOM
8 6 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.14%) Control-M
10 4 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.91%) Netcool
10 4 (0.91%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.68%) QRadar
11 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (12.50%) VMware
2 40 (9.09%) Citrix
3 24 (5.45%) Cisco
4 18 (4.09%) ServiceNow
5 15 (3.41%) Databricks
5 15 (3.41%) Oracle
6 8 (1.82%) IBM
6 8 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.59%) Apple
7 7 (1.59%) Google
7 7 (1.59%) Splunk
8 6 (1.36%) Guidewire
8 6 (1.36%) Okta
9 5 (1.14%) Dell
9 5 (1.14%) EMC
9 5 (1.14%) Infoblox
9 5 (1.14%) Qualys
9 5 (1.14%) Veeam
10 4 (0.91%) Adobe
10 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com