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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 26.67% 6.67% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 33.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
Microsoft
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
6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 40.00% 20.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £100 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in East Anglia

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in East Anglia by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) webMethods