The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hammersmith 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 29 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.

Microsoft
London / Hammersmith
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hammersmith 11.11% 2.33% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 6.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £518 £120 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +331.25% -59.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Hammersmith.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hammersmith
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 12 15 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hammersmith 33.33% 34.88% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
Median daily rate £428 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hammersmith

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hammersmith 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 Hammersmith

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hammersmith

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hammersmith

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hammersmith

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hammersmith

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hammersmith region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Release Management
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (22.22%) RavenDB
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
5 2 (22.22%) Splunk
5 2 (22.22%) NServiceBus
5 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
5 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) ITSM
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) .NET

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hammersmith 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 2 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) NServiceBus
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Mac OS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Release Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
1 2 (22.22%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) CommVault
2 1 (11.11%) Omniture
2 1 (11.11%) Polycom
2 1 (11.11%) Sophos