Period
to 5 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 5 April 2020 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 > South London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 110 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South London 9.31% 7.31% 6.46%
As % of the Vendors category 26.90% 18.46% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 96 68
Median daily rate £400 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +14.06% -3.03%
10th Percentile £186 £154 £129
90th Percentile £538 £572 £574
London median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £39.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +194.34% -61.14%
10th Percentile £17.50 £38.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.55 £39.50 £26.87
London median hourly rate £23.69 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.46% +4.28% -

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 South London.

All Vendors
South London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 290 596 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 34.61% 39.63% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 420 386
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £638 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 34
Median hourly rate £44.02 £44.18 £39.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.36% +10.57% -14.99%
10th Percentile £18.00 £37.80 £12.30
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.57 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.05% -2.33% +3.61%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in South London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in South London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in South London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in South London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in South London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in South London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in South London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in South London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in South London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in South London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
Croydon +15 25 £475 +18.75% 11
Bromley +8 22 £375 -18.03% 12
Merton -3 12 £450 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -6 6 £264 -38.66% 7
Wandsworth +17 5 £345 +130.00%
Sutton +4 5 £413 +184.48% 2
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 South London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (26.92%) Azure
3 20 (25.64%) Windows
4 19 (24.36%) ITIL
4 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (23.08%) SQL
5 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
7 16 (20.51%) Power Platform
8 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (17.95%) DevOps
9 13 (16.67%) Power BI
9 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (16.67%) Data Analysis
10 12 (15.38%) Office 365
11 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.10%) .NET
11 11 (14.10%) ETL
12 10 (12.82%) Data Modelling
12 10 (12.82%) Migration
12 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
13 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
13 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.54%) Oracle
14 8 (10.26%) C#
14 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
14 8 (10.26%) SDLC
14 8 (10.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (10.26%) Sprint Planning
15 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.41%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.13%) Apache
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.28%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) JBoss
5 1 (1.28%) nginx
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Azure
2 16 (20.51%) Power Platform
3 12 (15.38%) Office 365
4 5 (6.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.85%) AWS
5 3 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Flow
5 3 (3.85%) ShareGate
6 2 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.56%) IaaS
6 2 (2.56%) PaaS
6 2 (2.56%) Serverless
7 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.28%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.28%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.28%) GitHub
7 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.28%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.28%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) DHCP
3 5 (6.41%) Firewall
3 5 (6.41%) Intranet
4 3 (3.85%) SMTP
4 3 (3.85%) SSH
5 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (2.56%) Network Security
5 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.56%) SAN
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.67%) Power BI
3 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) ScriptRunner
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Appium
3 1 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.28%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.28%) Genymotion
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) Maven
3 1 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (1.28%) Postman
3 1 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (1.28%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 7 (8.97%) Law
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Developer
2 9 (11.54%) Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (6.41%) Administrator
4 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (3.85%) ETL Developer
5 3 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Power BI Developer
5 3 (3.85%) PowerShell Developer
5 3 (3.85%) Scrum Master
5 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 3 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Consultant
5 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (2.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.13%) JSON
3 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) REST
3 3 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (2.56%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
4 2 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.28%) Sass
5 1 (1.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.56%) iPad
4 2 (2.56%) iPhone
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.85%) Linux
7 2 (2.56%) Android
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (24.36%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (17.95%) DevOps
3 13 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 11 (14.10%) ETL
5 10 (12.82%) Data Modelling
5 10 (12.82%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.26%) SDLC
7 8 (10.26%) Sprint Planning
8 7 (8.97%) CRM
9 6 (7.69%) Analytics
9 6 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.69%) Scrum
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
10 5 (6.41%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) SQL
2 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.26%) C#
3 8 (10.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 4 (5.13%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.85%) VB
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) ES6
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.85%) CISA
4 3 (3.85%) CISSP
4 3 (3.85%) MCSA
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.56%) APMP
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
3 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) Docker
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) Firmware
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Ansible
2 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.85%) PowerCLI
2 3 (3.85%) Terraform
3 2 (2.56%) Nessus
3 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.56%) Puppet
3 2 (2.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.28%) Grafana
4 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) Packer
4 1 (1.28%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) Cisco
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) Dell
5 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 3 (3.85%) NetApp
5 3 (3.85%) Nintex
5 3 (3.85%) Remedy
5 3 (3.85%) Sony
6 2 (2.56%) Adobe
6 2 (2.56%) BMC
6 2 (2.56%) Carbon Black
6 2 (2.56%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) Juniper
6 2 (2.56%) Veeam
7 1 (1.28%) CA
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas