The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Docklands, 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
London / Docklands, London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 7.69% 5.00% 8.63%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 9.09% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £550 £350 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -37.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £350 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Docklands, London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 26 33 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 50.00% 55.00% 54.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 51
Median daily rate £575 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Docklands, London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Docklands, London citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Docklands, London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Docklands, London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Docklands, London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Docklands, London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Coaching
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Docklands, 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Finance Manager
4 1 (9.09%) HR Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (9.09%) CAML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Coaching
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Nintex
2 1 (9.09%) Polycom
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau