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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Docklands, London
Rank 10 12 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 12.50% 5.26% 4.08%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 10.71% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 28 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 46.43% 49.12% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 22
Median daily rate £560 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £471 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £653 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £32.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Docklands, London

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (15.38%) PMO
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) Law
6 2 (15.38%) Grid Computing
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) OOD
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) DataSynapse
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
1 1 (7.69%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) Spotfire
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Law
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) HR Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CAML
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Derivative
2 2 (15.38%) Grid Computing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Human Resource Management
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) PMO
3 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) AppSense
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Nintex
2 1 (7.69%) Polycom
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Tableau