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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / East Midlands
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 212 222 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.33% 15.03% 13.17%
As % of the Vendors category 30.99% 34.21% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 124 99
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £124 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 33
Median hourly rate £12.23 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £9.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £37.50 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
684 649 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 46.25% 43.94% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 350 308
Median daily rate £376 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 41 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.15 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £39.20 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 0 65 £363 +3.57% 13
Derbyshire +2 52 £338 -15.62% 11
Nottinghamshire +3 37 £313 -3.84% 16
Leicestershire -6 36 £344 +17.52% 18
Lincolnshire -3 10 £388 +40.90% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 138 (33.41%) Windows
2 130 (31.48%) MS Excel
3 113 (27.36%) SQL
3 113 (27.36%) SQL Server
4 107 (25.91%) Active Directory
5 89 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (21.07%) .NET
7 73 (17.68%) C#
8 65 (15.74%) MS Office
8 65 (15.74%) ITIL
8 65 (15.74%) VMware
9 55 (13.32%) Finance
9 55 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (11.86%) Power BI
11 45 (10.90%) Windows Server
11 45 (10.90%) Project Management
12 44 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (10.17%) Security Cleared
14 41 (9.93%) SC Cleared
14 41 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
15 40 (9.69%) SCCM
16 38 (9.20%) SharePoint
17 36 (8.72%) Advertising
18 35 (8.47%) ASP.NET
18 35 (8.47%) Degree
19 32 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (7.75%) MVC
20 31 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (7.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 38 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.26%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (2.91%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.42%) IIS
6 7 (1.69%) CMS
6 7 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 130 (31.48%) MS Excel
2 65 (15.74%) MS Office
3 25 (6.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (3.63%) MS Project
5 13 (3.15%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.94%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (3.87%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.18%) SAP ERP
4 7 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.48%) Primavera
5 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.81%) Office 365
3 18 (4.36%) Boomi
4 17 (4.12%) PaaS
5 9 (2.18%) IaaS
5 9 (2.18%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (1.69%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.45%) SaaS
8 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.87%) DNS
2 14 (3.39%) LAN
2 14 (3.39%) Wireless
3 12 (2.91%) DHCP
4 11 (2.66%) SAN
4 11 (2.66%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.42%) WAN
6 7 (1.69%) Internet
6 7 (1.69%) NAS
7 5 (1.21%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.21%) LDAP
7 5 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (1.21%) VPN
8 4 (0.97%) ADSL
8 4 (0.97%) Firewall
8 4 (0.97%) Skype
8 4 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.48%) Network Security
9 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (27.36%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.86%) Power BI
3 44 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (7.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (2.91%) HDInsight
9 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Power View
11 8 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.45%) Big Data
12 6 (1.45%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.45%) PowerPivot
12 6 (1.45%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.94%) MSTest
4 5 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.73%) JIRA
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.48%) Bower
6 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.48%) gulp
6 2 (0.48%) NUnit
6 2 (0.48%) Selenium
6 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.48%) WiX
7 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 55 (13.32%) Finance
2 36 (8.72%) Advertising
3 21 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.36%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.63%) Retail
6 12 (2.91%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.91%) Banking
7 5 (1.21%) Legal
7 5 (1.21%) Marketing
8 3 (0.73%) Publishing
8 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (21.55%) Developer
2 87 (21.07%) Analyst
3 32 (7.75%) Architect
4 31 (7.51%) .NET Developer
5 30 (7.26%) Consultant
6 29 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 29 (7.02%) Service Analyst
7 27 (6.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 22 (5.33%) Business Analyst
9 18 (4.36%) Administrator
9 18 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (4.36%) SQL Developer
10 16 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.87%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 15 (3.63%) IT Analyst
11 15 (3.63%) IT Support
12 13 (3.15%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 13 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (21.07%) .NET
2 35 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 29 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 28 (6.78%) Web Services
5 19 (4.60%) jQuery
6 18 (4.36%) CSS
6 18 (4.36%) HTML
7 16 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (3.63%) XML
9 14 (3.39%) WCF
10 10 (2.42%) D3.js
11 9 (2.18%) Ajax
12 8 (1.94%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.94%) SOAP
12 8 (1.94%) XSLT
13 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.69%) JSON
13 7 (1.69%) XHTML
13 7 (1.69%) XSD
14 6 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.39%) Visualisation
4 13 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.69%) Clustering
7 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.21%) EPoS
8 5 (1.21%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.21%) PKI
9 4 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.73%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.73%) User Experience
11 2 (0.48%) NHS
12 1 (0.24%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.24%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 138 (33.41%) Windows
2 45 (10.90%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (7.26%) Windows 7
5 26 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (5.57%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.08%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.36%) Unix
10 17 (4.12%) Linux
11 10 (2.42%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.45%) Android
14 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.48%) Solaris
16 1 (0.24%) Gentoo
16 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (15.74%) ITIL
3 55 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (10.90%) Project Management
5 32 (7.75%) MVC
6 28 (6.78%) Logistics
7 26 (6.30%) Migration
8 22 (5.33%) ETL
8 22 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (4.84%) PRINCE2
10 19 (4.60%) ERP
11 18 (4.36%) Coaching
12 17 (4.12%) Automated Testing
13 16 (3.87%) Business Analysis
13 16 (3.87%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.87%) Continuous Deployment
13 16 (3.87%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (3.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 113 (27.36%) SQL
2 73 (17.68%) C#
3 30 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.78%) PowerShell
5 22 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.91%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.94%) C
7 8 (1.94%) VB
7 8 (1.94%) VBA
8 7 (1.69%) Scala
8 7 (1.69%) VBScript
9 6 (1.45%) Java
9 6 (1.45%) Python
9 6 (1.45%) R
10 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.97%) VB6
11 2 (0.48%) C++
11 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 35 (8.47%) Degree
4 19 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.15%) MCSE
6 11 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.69%) HND
8 6 (1.45%) APMP
8 6 (1.45%) HNC
8 6 (1.45%) MCP
8 6 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.97%) MCSA
11 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.73%) MCITP
11 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.48%) MCSD
13 1 (0.24%) CCNA
13 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.94%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.21%) SLA
5 3 (0.73%) TickIT
6 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) ISO27002
System Software
1 107 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.94%) BitLocker
4 8 (1.94%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.45%) XenApp
6 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.97%) vSphere
7 3 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (9.69%) SCCM
2 8 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (1.21%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.48%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) MIIS
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 65 (15.74%) VMware
2 29 (7.02%) SAP
3 27 (6.54%) Citrix
3 27 (6.54%) Dell
4 22 (5.33%) Cisco
5 18 (4.36%) NetApp
6 15 (3.63%) HP
6 15 (3.63%) Intel Security
6 15 (3.63%) Oracle
7 14 (3.39%) Tableau
8 11 (2.66%) Cognos
9 9 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.45%) Webroot
11 5 (1.21%) Apple
11 5 (1.21%) EMC
11 5 (1.21%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.21%) Siemens
11 5 (1.21%) Symantec
11 5 (1.21%) Talend
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