Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 629 745 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.71% 10.91% 10.60%
As % of the Vendors category 32.19% 28.68% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 553 582
City of London median daily rate £450 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £213
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 21
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +20.65% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +20.65% -18.42%

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 1,954 2,598 2,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.50% 38.04% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,473 1,914 2,084
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -1.55% +7.22%
10th Percentile £246 £225 £276
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.00 £11.16
90th Percentile £31.50 £27.25 £30.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% +1.47%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +57 32 £475 +65.22%
Moorgate +7 24 £500 -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 216 (34.34%) Azure
2 209 (33.23%) Windows
3 186 (29.57%) Finance
4 167 (26.55%) Active Directory
5 155 (24.64%) SQL
6 148 (23.53%) Office 365
7 127 (20.19%) SQL Server
8 110 (17.49%) .NET
8 110 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
10 93 (14.79%) C#
11 85 (13.51%) Windows 10
12 83 (13.20%) Migration
12 83 (13.20%) PowerShell
13 82 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (12.56%) SharePoint
15 70 (11.13%) Microsoft Excel
16 69 (10.97%) VMware
17 64 (10.17%) CRM
17 64 (10.17%) SCCM
17 64 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (9.70%) DevOps
19 60 (9.54%) ITIL
19 60 (9.54%) Power Platform
20 57 (9.06%) Power BI
21 55 (8.74%) Dynamics 365
21 55 (8.74%) Dynamics CRM
22 53 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 49 (7.79%) Banking
23 49 (7.79%) Analytical Skills

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 79 (12.56%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.45%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.86%) IIS
4 11 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.79%) CMS
5 5 (0.79%) Confluence
5 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.48%) Apache
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.32%) Mule
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.32%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 101 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (11.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.32%) InVision
7 2 (0.32%) Sketch
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.16%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (8.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.32%) HFM
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.32%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 216 (34.34%) Azure
2 148 (23.53%) Office 365
3 60 (9.54%) Power Platform
4 55 (8.74%) Dynamics 365
5 37 (5.88%) AWS
6 33 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 33 (5.25%) PaaS
7 26 (4.13%) IaaS
8 24 (3.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 17 (2.70%) PowerApps
9 17 (2.70%) SaaS
10 15 (2.38%) GCP
10 15 (2.38%) OneDrive
11 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Flow
12 8 (1.27%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.27%) Serverless
13 7 (1.11%) G Suite
14 6 (0.95%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.79%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.09%) DNS
2 30 (4.77%) Firewall
3 25 (3.97%) LAN
4 24 (3.82%) WAN
5 22 (3.50%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.34%) DHCP
7 19 (3.02%) VPN
8 18 (2.86%) Internet
8 18 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.23%) SAN
10 13 (2.07%) Skype
11 11 (1.75%) Wireless
12 9 (1.43%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.27%) MPLS
13 8 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.11%) IP Telephony
14 7 (1.11%) Network Security
15 6 (0.95%) VoIP
16 5 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
17 4 (0.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.06%) Power BI
3 53 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (5.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (3.50%) Data Lake
7 18 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (2.23%) Big Data
9 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.11%) PowerPivot
12 7 (1.11%) QlikView
13 6 (0.95%) MS Access
13 6 (0.95%) OLAP
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (4.77%) Visual Studio
3 22 (3.50%) TeamCity
4 16 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.38%) JIRA
6 12 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.79%) MSI
8 5 (0.79%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.64%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.64%) Grunt
9 4 (0.64%) gulp
9 4 (0.64%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.64%) Moq
9 4 (0.64%) MSTest
9 4 (0.64%) NUnit
9 4 (0.64%) Selenium
9 4 (0.64%) Subversion
10 3 (0.48%) Fiddler
General
1 186 (29.57%) Finance
2 49 (7.79%) Banking
3 35 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 22 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.70%) Marketing
6 12 (1.91%) Front Office
7 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.59%) Law
9 9 (1.43%) Back Office
9 9 (1.43%) Retail
10 8 (1.27%) Electronics
11 7 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.79%) Legal
14 4 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.64%) International Banking
14 4 (0.64%) Publishing
15 3 (0.48%) Advertising
15 3 (0.48%) Games
16 2 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 133 (21.14%) Developer
2 90 (14.31%) Analyst
3 61 (9.70%) Architect
4 37 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 37 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 31 (4.93%) Support Engineer
6 29 (4.61%) Support Analyst
7 27 (4.29%) Business Analyst
7 27 (4.29%) Desktop Support
7 27 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 26 (4.13%) Administrator
9 25 (3.97%) .NET Developer
10 24 (3.82%) C# Developer
11 23 (3.66%) IT Support
12 22 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.18%) Consultant
14 20 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
16 17 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (17.49%) .NET
2 33 (5.25%) HTML
3 22 (3.50%) CSS
4 21 (3.34%) .NET Framework
4 21 (3.34%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.18%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.38%) Web Services
7 13 (2.07%) .NET Core
7 13 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (1.75%) MDX
10 10 (1.59%) React
10 10 (1.59%) XML
11 9 (1.43%) jQuery
11 9 (1.43%) Razor View Engine
11 9 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.27%) Middleware
12 8 (1.27%) REST
13 7 (1.11%) RESTful
14 5 (0.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.18%) User Experience
3 19 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.27%) PKI
8 7 (1.11%) Reinsurance
9 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.95%) iPhone
10 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.79%) iPad
10 5 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.79%) Replication
10 5 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 209 (33.23%) Windows
2 85 (13.51%) Windows 10
3 48 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 40 (6.36%) Windows 7
5 33 (5.25%) Linux
6 26 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (3.50%) Android
7 22 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 17 (2.70%) Unix
9 14 (2.23%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.64%) VMS
13 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
14 2 (0.32%) Debian
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (13.20%) Migration
3 82 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (10.17%) CRM
4 64 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (9.70%) DevOps
6 60 (9.54%) ITIL
7 47 (7.47%) Analytics
8 42 (6.68%) Scrum
9 40 (6.36%) Project Management
10 38 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 30 (4.77%) ETL
12 30 (4.77%) Mentoring
13 27 (4.29%) TDD
14 24 (3.82%) MVC
14 24 (3.82%) Service Delivery
15 23 (3.66%) Change Management
16 22 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (3.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 155 (24.64%) SQL
2 93 (14.79%) C#
3 83 (13.20%) PowerShell
4 36 (5.72%) T-SQL
5 34 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.41%) Python
6 21 (3.34%) Java
7 17 (2.70%) VB
8 11 (1.75%) C
8 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.75%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.27%) VBA
10 8 (1.27%) VBScript
11 7 (1.11%) Scala
12 5 (0.79%) C++
12 5 (0.79%) PHP
13 4 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.48%) R
14 3 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.82%) Degree
4 15 (2.38%) MCSE
5 10 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (1.59%) MCSA
6 9 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.27%) MCP
8 7 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.95%) CCNA
9 6 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.79%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.79%) MCITP
10 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.64%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.48%) CCNP
12 3 (0.48%) MOS
12 3 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.27%) QA
4 5 (0.79%) GDPR
4 5 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.79%) PMO
5 2 (0.32%) COREP
5 2 (0.32%) FINREP
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) WCAG
5 2 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.16%) DICOM
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 167 (26.55%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.18%) XenApp
4 19 (3.02%) XenDesktop
5 16 (2.54%) Docker
6 15 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.43%) vSphere
9 8 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.79%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.64%) Xen
13 2 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.32%) Firmware
13 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (10.17%) SCCM
2 24 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.23%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.59%) Terraform
6 9 (1.43%) SCOM
7 8 (1.27%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.27%) Jamf Pro
7 8 (1.27%) Puppet
8 7 (1.11%) Ansible
8 7 (1.11%) WSUS
9 6 (0.95%) XenMobile
10 5 (0.79%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.48%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.32%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (10.97%) VMware
2 42 (6.68%) Citrix
3 30 (4.77%) Oracle
4 28 (4.45%) Cisco
4 28 (4.45%) Google
5 19 (3.02%) SAP
6 17 (2.70%) HP
7 16 (2.54%) Symantec
8 13 (2.07%) Adobe
8 13 (2.07%) Dell
9 11 (1.75%) Apple
9 11 (1.75%) Ivanti
9 11 (1.75%) Tableau
10 10 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.43%) McAfee
11 9 (1.43%) Remedy
12 8 (1.27%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.27%) Databricks
12 8 (1.27%) Polycom
13 7 (1.11%) Hyperion