Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 728 748 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.87% 10.62% 10.97%
As % of the Vendors category 28.80% 27.69% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 577 532
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £156 £213 £226
90th Percentile £625 £629 £575
Central London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.13% -15.79% +2.70%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.45 £11.88
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.90 £70.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.73% -17.11% +8.57%

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 2,528 2,701 2,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 38.33% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 2,060 2,013
City of London median daily rate £475 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +4.65%
10th Percentile £225 £278 £294
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -19.54% +14.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.93 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +2.70%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Moorgate -6 7 - -
London Bridge -55 4 £288 -36.11%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 276 (37.91%) Finance
2 261 (35.85%) Windows
3 205 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 204 (28.02%) Active Directory
5 171 (23.49%) Microsoft Office
6 164 (22.53%) Office 365
7 160 (21.98%) SQL
8 159 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
9 148 (20.33%) SQL Server
10 142 (19.51%) ITIL
11 112 (15.38%) VMware
12 108 (14.84%) Windows 7
13 106 (14.56%) PowerShell
14 102 (14.01%) .NET
15 101 (13.87%) C#
16 94 (12.91%) SCCM
17 91 (12.50%) Windows 10
18 83 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
19 82 (11.26%) Banking
20 80 (10.99%) Citrix
21 77 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
22 76 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
23 73 (10.03%) Windows Server
23 73 (10.03%) SharePoint
24 70 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
25 67 (9.20%) Cisco
26 66 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 63 (8.65%) Project Management
27 63 (8.65%) DevOps
28 62 (8.52%) Migration

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 73 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 50 (6.87%) MS Exchange
3 36 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.75%) IIS
5 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.24%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.82%) Apache
7 6 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.69%) Confluence
8 5 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.55%) CMS
9 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Jetty
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 171 (23.49%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.14%) Revit
7 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 47 (6.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.41%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.41%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.27%) Eikon
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 205 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (22.53%) Office 365
3 45 (6.18%) Dynamics 365
4 41 (5.63%) PaaS
5 40 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (4.95%) IaaS
7 34 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (2.88%) SaaS
9 10 (1.37%) GitHub
10 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.10%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.69%) Yammer
14 4 (0.55%) GoToWebinar
14 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.41%) AdWords
15 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.41%) Apigee
15 3 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.55%) DNS
2 44 (6.04%) Skype
3 42 (5.77%) DHCP
4 40 (5.49%) WAN
5 38 (5.22%) LAN
6 29 (3.98%) TCP/IP
7 26 (3.57%) Firewall
8 24 (3.30%) VPN
9 21 (2.88%) Internet
10 20 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (2.06%) Wireless
12 14 (1.92%) SAN
12 14 (1.92%) SMTP
12 14 (1.92%) VoIP
13 12 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.51%) Telepresence
15 10 (1.37%) MPLS
15 10 (1.37%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.24%) HTTP
16 9 (1.24%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (5.36%) Power BI
7 24 (3.30%) Big Data
8 19 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.37%) Data Lake
14 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.10%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (1.10%) Star Schema
16 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (6.04%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 22 (3.02%) JIRA
4 22 (3.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 21 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.24%) MSI
7 9 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.10%) NUnit
9 7 (0.96%) Selenium
10 6 (0.82%) Subversion
11 3 (0.41%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.41%) Mocha
11 3 (0.41%) MSTest
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.41%) Xcode
General
1 276 (37.91%) Finance
2 82 (11.26%) Banking
3 21 (2.88%) Legal
4 18 (2.47%) Front Office
4 18 (2.47%) Law
4 18 (2.47%) Retail
5 14 (1.92%) Marketing
6 12 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.96%) Advertising
10 6 (0.82%) Back Office
11 5 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.69%) International Banking
11 5 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 154 (21.15%) Analyst
2 145 (19.92%) Developer
3 60 (8.24%) Architect
4 55 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.59%) Service Analyst
6 44 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 42 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 41 (5.63%) Desktop Support
9 40 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (5.08%) .NET Developer
11 35 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 33 (4.53%) IT Support
13 31 (4.26%) Consultant
14 30 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
14 30 (4.12%) Project Manager
15 28 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
16 26 (3.57%) Business Analyst
17 24 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 20 (2.75%) SQL Developer
18 20 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (14.01%) .NET
2 37 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 29 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 19 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (2.34%) .NET Framework
6 17 (2.34%) jQuery
7 16 (2.20%) HTML
7 16 (2.20%) Web Services
8 15 (2.06%) CSS
9 14 (1.92%) JSON
10 12 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (1.65%) REST
10 12 (1.65%) RESTful
11 11 (1.51%) Ajax
11 11 (1.51%) Node.js
11 11 (1.51%) React
11 11 (1.51%) WCF
12 10 (1.37%) XML
13 8 (1.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.40%) User Experience
3 28 (3.85%) iPhone
3 28 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 20 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.34%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.06%) Equities
9 15 (2.06%) iPad
10 11 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.51%) Tandem
11 7 (0.96%) PKI
11 7 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.96%) Reinsurance
11 7 (0.96%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.82%) BYOD
12 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 261 (35.85%) Windows
2 108 (14.84%) Windows 7
3 91 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 73 (10.03%) Windows Server
5 48 (6.59%) Windows 8
6 36 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.57%) Linux
8 21 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.47%) Apple iOS
9 18 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 17 (2.34%) Mac OS
11 14 (1.92%) Android
12 12 (1.65%) Unix
13 7 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.41%) CentOS
14 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.14%) Solaris
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (19.51%) ITIL
3 83 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (8.65%) DevOps
5 63 (8.65%) Project Management
6 62 (8.52%) Migration
7 53 (7.28%) CRM
8 46 (6.32%) ETL
8 46 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 42 (5.77%) Scrum
10 41 (5.63%) Analytics
11 39 (5.36%) Service Management
11 39 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (5.08%) SDLC
13 36 (4.95%) TDD
14 31 (4.26%) MVC
15 30 (4.12%) Test Automation
16 29 (3.98%) Data Analysis
17 26 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (21.98%) SQL
2 106 (14.56%) PowerShell
3 101 (13.87%) C#
4 53 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.01%) T-SQL
6 23 (3.16%) Python
7 16 (2.20%) VBA
8 13 (1.79%) Java
9 8 (1.10%) R
10 7 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.82%) PHP
11 6 (0.82%) VBScript
12 5 (0.69%) VB
13 4 (0.55%) C
13 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.41%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.27%) PHP 7
15 2 (0.27%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (6.32%) Degree
3 19 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 18 (2.47%) MCSE
5 15 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.65%) MCSA
7 11 (1.51%) CCNA
7 11 (1.51%) MCP
8 10 (1.37%) ISEB
9 9 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.10%) Security Cleared
11 6 (0.82%) CCNP
11 6 (0.82%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.69%) ACSP
12 5 (0.69%) ACTC
12 5 (0.69%) CISSP
12 5 (0.69%) MCTS
13 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.75%) PMO
2 12 (1.65%) SLA
3 10 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.96%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) PSD2
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 204 (28.02%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.61%) XenApp
5 17 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.06%) Docker
8 13 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.65%) vSphere
9 12 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.55%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.55%) XenServer
13 3 (0.41%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (12.91%) SCCM
2 21 (2.88%) vCenter Server
3 18 (2.47%) SCOM
4 12 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.24%) Puppet
8 8 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.69%) Ansible
10 5 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.69%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.55%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.55%) Terraform
11 4 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 112 (15.38%) VMware
2 80 (10.99%) Citrix
3 67 (9.20%) Cisco
4 43 (5.91%) Apple
5 26 (3.57%) Wyse
6 24 (3.30%) Oracle
7 17 (2.34%) HP
7 17 (2.34%) Ivanti
8 16 (2.20%) Google
9 15 (2.06%) Tableau
10 14 (1.92%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.79%) Polycom
12 12 (1.65%) Dell
12 12 (1.65%) McAfee
13 11 (1.51%) IBM
14 10 (1.37%) iManage
14 10 (1.37%) SolarWinds
15 9 (1.24%) EMC
15 9 (1.24%) Reuters
15 9 (1.24%) SAP