The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 134 223 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.22% 12.72% 13.98%
As % of the Vendors category 19.91% 29.04% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 107 72
Median daily rate £350 £325 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £171 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 37
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £9.50 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Microsoft
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 Midlands region.

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
673 768 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.26% 43.81% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 399 274
Median daily rate £370 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £199 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 90
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +4 38 £325 -18.75% 20
Derbyshire -5 31 £370 +5.71% 12
Nottinghamshire -14 26 £294 -9.61% 20
Leicestershire -10 25 £325 +8.33% 12
Lincolnshire +2 2 £338 +49.17% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 138 (40.47%) Windows
2 95 (27.86%) Active Directory
3 91 (26.69%) MS Excel
4 89 (26.10%) SQL
5 87 (25.51%) SQL Server
6 80 (23.46%) Windows Server
7 73 (21.41%) MS Office
8 68 (19.94%) .NET
9 61 (17.89%) VMware
10 60 (17.60%) C#
11 45 (13.20%) Windows XP
12 44 (12.90%) Oracle
13 40 (11.73%) ITIL
13 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (11.44%) SharePoint
15 38 (11.14%) Configuration Management
16 36 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (10.26%) Unix
17 35 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (9.68%) TCP/IP
18 33 (9.68%) Finance
19 32 (9.38%) Cisco
19 32 (9.38%) Visual Studio
19 32 (9.38%) .NET Framework
19 32 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (9.38%) Relational Database
19 32 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (9.09%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 39 (11.44%) SharePoint
2 31 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 27 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (5.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.52%) IBM Notes
8 11 (3.23%) IIS
9 9 (2.64%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.64%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.47%) JBoss
11 4 (1.17%) AquaLogic
11 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.17%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.17%) Tuxedo
11 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (26.69%) MS Excel
2 73 (21.41%) MS Office
3 15 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.81%) MS Project
5 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.17%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (1.17%) ResourceLink
2 4 (1.17%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.21%) Office 365
2 20 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) IaaS
4 2 (0.59%) PaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Taleo
5 1 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 27 (7.92%) LAN
2 27 (7.92%) WAN
3 18 (5.28%) Modbus
4 15 (4.40%) SAN
5 13 (3.81%) DHCP
5 13 (3.81%) VPN
6 9 (2.64%) VoIP
7 8 (2.35%) DNS
7 8 (2.35%) Firewall
8 6 (1.76%) Internet
9 4 (1.17%) FTP
9 4 (1.17%) HTTP
9 4 (1.17%) SSL
9 4 (1.17%) Wireless
10 3 (0.88%) Skype
10 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.59%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.59%) SMTP
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 32 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.93%) OLAP
8 10 (2.93%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.76%) MS Access
9 6 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.76%) Power BI
9 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.47%) QlikView
10 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.47%) Cobertura
4 5 (1.47%) JBehave
4 5 (1.47%) JUnit
4 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.59%) MSTest
6 1 (0.29%) Capybara
6 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.29%) ERwin
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) NuGet
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 33 (9.68%) Finance
2 26 (7.62%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.57%) Advertising
4 14 (4.11%) Retail
5 8 (2.35%) Banking
6 7 (2.05%) Legal
6 7 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.47%) Marketing
9 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) French Language
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (26.39%) Developer
2 63 (18.48%) Analyst
3 46 (13.49%) Architect
4 29 (8.50%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (7.92%) .NET Developer
5 27 (7.92%) C# Developer
6 24 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.28%) Service Analyst
9 17 (4.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (4.40%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.81%) Consultant
11 13 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support
11 13 (3.81%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.52%) IT Support
12 12 (3.52%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.94%) .NET
2 32 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 15 (4.40%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.11%) Web Services
5 10 (2.93%) SOAP
6 9 (2.64%) Classic ASP
7 7 (2.05%) JSON
8 6 (1.76%) Middleware
8 6 (1.76%) REST
8 6 (1.76%) WPF
9 5 (1.47%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.47%) Java EE
9 5 (1.47%) JDBC
9 5 (1.47%) JPA
9 5 (1.47%) Spring
10 4 (1.17%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.17%) HTML
10 4 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (1.17%) J2EE
10 4 (1.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.99%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.81%) NHS
5 6 (1.76%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.76%) Minimum Viable Product
6 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.47%) Life Science
7 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.17%) PMI
8 3 (0.88%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.88%) User Experience
9 2 (0.59%) DataPower
9 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.59%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.59%) iPad
9 2 (0.59%) RIA
9 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 138 (40.47%) Windows
2 80 (23.46%) Windows Server
3 45 (13.20%) Windows XP
4 36 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (10.26%) Unix
6 23 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.99%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.69%) Windows 7
10 15 (4.40%) Windows 10
11 14 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.93%) Linux
13 7 (2.05%) Android
14 6 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.17%) AIX
15 4 (1.17%) OS/390
15 4 (1.17%) Solaris
16 1 (0.29%) CentOS
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.73%) ITIL
2 38 (11.14%) Configuration Management
3 31 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (7.62%) CRM
5 24 (7.04%) High Availability
5 24 (7.04%) Project Management
6 22 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (6.45%) ETL
6 22 (6.45%) Migration
6 22 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (6.16%) PRINCE2
8 19 (5.57%) Mentoring
8 19 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (4.99%) Service Management
10 16 (4.69%) Kimball Methodology
11 14 (4.11%) ERP
11 14 (4.11%) Release Management
12 13 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (3.81%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (26.10%) SQL
2 60 (17.60%) C#
3 27 (7.92%) PowerShell
4 22 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 18 (5.28%) Java
6 13 (3.81%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.81%) VBScript
7 12 (3.52%) VBA
8 11 (3.23%) VB
9 9 (2.64%) VB6
10 7 (2.05%) Perl
11 6 (1.76%) C++
12 5 (1.47%) C
13 3 (0.88%) Ruby
13 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.59%) Python
15 1 (0.29%) F#
15 1 (0.29%) Haskell
15 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.28%) MCSE
5 17 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (4.40%) CCNA
7 10 (2.93%) Degree
8 9 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.64%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.35%) MCSA
10 7 (2.05%) CCDA
10 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.47%) PMP
12 4 (1.17%) ISEB
12 4 (1.17%) MCP
12 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.88%) CCNP
14 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (27.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.04%) VMware ESX
4 16 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.52%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.05%) vSphere
7 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.88%) XenApp
8 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.93%) SCCM
2 6 (1.76%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.76%) SCOM
3 5 (1.47%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.88%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (17.89%) VMware
2 44 (12.90%) Oracle
3 32 (9.38%) Cisco
4 29 (8.50%) Red Hat
5 28 (8.21%) Citrix
6 26 (7.62%) HP
7 24 (7.04%) SAP
8 19 (5.57%) Siemens
9 12 (3.52%) Lotus
10 10 (2.93%) IBM
10 10 (2.93%) Remedy
11 8 (2.35%) Dell
12 7 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.05%) Tableau
13 6 (1.76%) Cognos
14 5 (1.47%) NetApp
14 5 (1.47%) Sun
15 4 (1.17%) Axway
15 4 (1.17%) Fujitsu
16 3 (0.88%) Hyperion
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