The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Anglia region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 5.41% 4.17% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 11.11% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£570 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East Anglia region.

Vendors Category
East Anglia
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 56.76% 37.50% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
Average daily rate £465 £438 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +157.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in East Anglia

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the East Anglia region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in East Anglia

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the East Anglia region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

Microsoft
Top 25 Related IT Skills in East Anglia

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Anglia region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in East Anglia by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Anglia region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory