Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 814 765 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.70% 10.89% 10.09%
As % of the Vendors category 34.38% 28.41% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 571 532
City of London median daily rate £475 £445 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £201 £158 £200
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 27
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.65% -11.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £25.76 £25.50 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +10.00% +6.25%

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 2,368 2,693 2,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.85% 38.32% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,827 2,003 2,010
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £286 £225 £275
90th Percentile £647 £661 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 71 50
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.30 £13.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £48.90 £25.50 £30.83
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.88 £18.69
% change year-on-year +7.26% +1.02% +5.30%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +40 37 £500 +11.11%
Moorgate +12 25 £550 -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 318 (39.07%) Windows
2 270 (33.17%) Finance
3 256 (31.45%) Azure
4 233 (28.62%) Active Directory
5 191 (23.46%) Office 365
6 184 (22.60%) SQL
7 177 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 150 (18.43%) Microsoft Office
9 138 (16.95%) .NET
10 135 (16.58%) Windows 10
11 132 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
12 115 (14.13%) PowerShell
13 112 (13.76%) SCCM
14 109 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
15 106 (13.02%) C#
16 95 (11.67%) ITIL
16 95 (11.67%) Migration
17 93 (11.43%) CRM
18 90 (11.06%) SharePoint
19 84 (10.32%) VMware
20 83 (10.20%) Banking
20 83 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
21 80 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
21 80 (9.83%) DevOps
22 79 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
23 78 (9.58%) Citrix
24 74 (9.09%) Windows Server
25 69 (8.48%) Power Platform
26 67 (8.23%) Dynamics 365
27 65 (7.99%) MS Exchange

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 90 (11.06%) SharePoint
2 65 (7.99%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.81%) IIS
4 24 (2.95%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.35%) Confluence
7 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.74%) WebLogic Integration
9 5 (0.61%) CMS
9 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.49%) Apache
10 4 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.49%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.49%) SAS
10 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 150 (18.43%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (4.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 83 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (1.47%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.25%) Primavera
7 2 (0.25%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) Endur
8 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.12%) HFM
8 1 (0.12%) Minerva
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 256 (31.45%) Azure
2 191 (23.46%) Office 365
3 69 (8.48%) Power Platform
4 67 (8.23%) Dynamics 365
5 47 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (5.53%) AWS
7 37 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 32 (3.93%) PaaS
9 31 (3.81%) IaaS
10 19 (2.33%) SaaS
11 14 (1.72%) GCP
12 13 (1.60%) Serverless
13 12 (1.47%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.23%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
15 7 (0.86%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.86%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.74%) G Suite
16 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Flow
16 6 (0.74%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.51%) DNS
2 45 (5.53%) Firewall
3 34 (4.18%) DHCP
4 32 (3.93%) VPN
5 30 (3.69%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.56%) WAN
7 26 (3.19%) LAN
8 24 (2.95%) Skype
9 20 (2.46%) Internet
9 20 (2.46%) SAN
9 20 (2.46%) Wireless
10 19 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.47%) VoIP
12 10 (1.23%) IP Telephony
13 9 (1.11%) Intranet
13 9 (1.11%) MPLS
13 9 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.98%) BGP
14 8 (0.98%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.86%) Power BI
3 60 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 29 (3.56%) Data Lake
8 19 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
9 17 (2.09%) Big Data
9 17 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (1.60%) QlikView
12 12 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (1.47%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.23%) Pentaho
13 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (5.90%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (3.07%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.95%) JIRA
5 21 (2.58%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.47%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.74%) MSI
11 5 (0.61%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.61%) gulp
11 5 (0.61%) Maven
11 5 (0.61%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.49%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.49%) Gradle
12 4 (0.49%) Grunt
12 4 (0.49%) NUnit
12 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 270 (33.17%) Finance
2 83 (10.20%) Banking
3 54 (6.63%) Public Sector
4 33 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.19%) Marketing
5 26 (3.19%) Retail
6 24 (2.95%) Front Office
6 24 (2.95%) Legal
7 21 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.09%) Electronics
8 17 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.84%) German Language
9 15 (1.84%) Law
10 13 (1.60%) Russian Language
11 11 (1.35%) Back Office
12 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.11%) Publishing
13 7 (0.86%) Advertising
14 4 (0.49%) Environmental Health
15 3 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 135 (16.58%) Developer
2 114 (14.00%) Analyst
3 84 (10.32%) Architect
4 55 (6.76%) Support Engineer
5 48 (5.90%) Azure Engineer
6 43 (5.28%) Administrator
7 40 (4.91%) Consultant
7 40 (4.91%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.67%) Desktop Support
9 37 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (4.18%) Support Analyst
11 31 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
11 31 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (3.56%) IT Support
13 26 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 25 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 24 (2.95%) SQL Developer
16 23 (2.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.95%) .NET
2 44 (5.41%) HTML
3 40 (4.91%) .NET Framework
4 34 (4.18%) Web Services
5 28 (3.44%) AngularJS
5 28 (3.44%) CSS
6 27 (3.32%) ASP.NET
7 26 (3.19%) XML
8 21 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (2.33%) jQuery
10 18 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (2.09%) .NET Core
11 17 (2.09%) React
12 12 (1.47%) Middleware
12 12 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (1.35%) HTML5
13 11 (1.35%) JSON
13 11 (1.35%) WCF
14 10 (1.23%) RESTful
15 8 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.21%) User Experience
7 17 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.23%) iPad
9 10 (1.23%) iPhone
10 9 (1.11%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.74%) Equities
12 6 (0.74%) PKI
12 6 (0.74%) Reinsurance
12 6 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (0.74%) Tandem
13 5 (0.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 318 (39.07%) Windows
2 135 (16.58%) Windows 10
3 74 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 62 (7.62%) Windows 7
5 39 (4.79%) Linux
6 29 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (2.83%) Android
8 23 (2.83%) Apple iOS
9 20 (2.46%) Unix
10 18 (2.21%) Mac OS
11 16 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.98%) VMS
14 7 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.74%) CentOS
15 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.49%) Debian
18 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (11.67%) ITIL
3 95 (11.67%) Migration
4 93 (11.43%) CRM
5 80 (9.83%) DevOps
6 79 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (7.62%) ETL
8 55 (6.76%) Project Management
9 48 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 42 (5.16%) Data Modelling
11 38 (4.67%) Scrum
12 35 (4.30%) Analytics
13 34 (4.18%) Service Delivery
14 32 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (3.81%) Microservices
15 31 (3.81%) TDD
16 30 (3.69%) Change Management
16 30 (3.69%) Mobile Device Management
16 30 (3.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 184 (22.60%) SQL
2 115 (14.13%) PowerShell
3 106 (13.02%) C#
4 56 (6.88%) T-SQL
5 55 (6.76%) JavaScript
6 42 (5.16%) Python
7 33 (4.05%) Java
8 21 (2.58%) VB
9 16 (1.97%) VBA
10 15 (1.84%) C
11 11 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 10 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.11%) VBScript
14 7 (0.86%) Scala
15 6 (0.74%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.61%) C++
17 4 (0.49%) Perl
17 4 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (5.77%) Degree
2 40 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.83%) MCSE
5 14 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.47%) MCSA
7 10 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.11%) CCNP
8 9 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.98%) MCP
10 7 (0.86%) HND
11 6 (0.74%) CCNA
12 5 (0.61%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.61%) CCIE
12 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.49%) PMP
14 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.19%) SLA
2 11 (1.35%) PMO
3 9 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.11%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) GDPR
5 5 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) COREP
7 2 (0.25%) FINREP
7 2 (0.25%) WCAG
7 2 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.12%) DICOM
8 1 (0.12%) ECSS
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 233 (28.62%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.28%) XenApp
4 39 (4.79%) XenDesktop
5 23 (2.83%) Docker
6 21 (2.58%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.58%) vSphere
7 14 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.49%) NFS
12 4 (0.49%) Xen
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.25%) Firmware
14 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 112 (13.76%) SCCM
2 39 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.21%) Kubernetes
4 15 (1.84%) Terraform
5 14 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (1.23%) Puppet
7 9 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.11%) Ansible
7 9 (1.11%) SCOM
7 9 (1.11%) WSUS
8 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.61%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.61%) PingFederate
11 4 (0.49%) Iperf
11 4 (0.49%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 84 (10.32%) VMware
2 78 (9.58%) Citrix
3 35 (4.30%) Oracle
4 33 (4.05%) Cisco
5 25 (3.07%) Google
6 24 (2.95%) SAP
7 23 (2.83%) HP
8 21 (2.58%) Tableau
9 17 (2.09%) Apple
10 14 (1.72%) Dell
10 14 (1.72%) iManage
10 14 (1.72%) Symantec
11 12 (1.47%) Databricks
11 12 (1.47%) LexisNexis
12 11 (1.35%) Ivanti
13 10 (1.23%) NetApp
14 9 (1.11%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.98%) EMC
15 8 (0.98%) Remedy