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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 182 186 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.40% 11.62% 14.28%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 29.57% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 100 83
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £125 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 49
Median hourly rate £11.19 £13.00 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.94% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.50 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £37.50 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
728 629 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 45.61% 39.29% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 336 302
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 76
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £11.15 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 +8 50 £413 +49.45% 6
Derbyshire 0 39 £350 +3.70% 11
Nottinghamshire -12 36 £350 -5.40% 22
Leicestershire +1 34 £325 +28.71% 35
Lincolnshire +6 18 £400 -5.88% 7
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 100 (31.55%) Windows
2 86 (27.13%) MS Excel
2 86 (27.13%) SQL
3 80 (25.24%) Active Directory
4 67 (21.14%) .NET
4 67 (21.14%) SQL Server
5 60 (18.93%) ITIL
6 59 (18.61%) C#
7 54 (17.03%) MS Office
8 53 (16.72%) SharePoint
9 50 (15.77%) VMware
10 45 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (12.62%) PowerShell
12 40 (12.62%) Windows Server
13 39 (12.30%) SAP
14 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (11.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 36 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (11.36%) Finance
16 33 (10.41%) .NET Framework
17 29 (9.15%) Security Cleared
17 29 (9.15%) Project Management
18 28 (8.83%) Citrix
19 27 (8.52%) Web Services
19 27 (8.52%) Oracle
19 27 (8.52%) VB.NET
19 27 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
20 26 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008

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 53 (16.72%) SharePoint
2 38 (11.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (6.62%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.10%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.84%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.21%) JBoss
7 7 (2.21%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.89%) CMS
8 6 (1.89%) IIS
9 5 (1.58%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.95%) AquaLogic
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.95%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 86 (27.13%) MS Excel
2 54 (17.03%) MS Office
3 14 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.79%) MS Project
5 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.32%) Simulink
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.84%) SAP ERP
3 7 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.95%) OpenText MBPM
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.26%) Office 365
2 22 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.58%) Boomi
4 4 (1.26%) IaaS
4 4 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.95%) DigitalOcean
5 3 (0.95%) Route 53
6 2 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Taleo
7 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.42%) DHCP
1 14 (4.42%) DNS
2 13 (4.10%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.15%) Internet
3 10 (3.15%) SAN
3 10 (3.15%) WAN
4 9 (2.84%) Firewall
5 7 (2.21%) LAN
5 7 (2.21%) VPN
6 5 (1.58%) DMZ
6 5 (1.58%) Extranet
6 5 (1.58%) Intranet
6 5 (1.58%) Skype
7 4 (1.26%) NAS
8 3 (0.95%) SSL
8 3 (0.95%) Wireless
9 2 (0.63%) Network Security
9 2 (0.63%) SMTP
9 2 (0.63%) VoIP
9 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (6.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 18 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.52%) OLAP
9 8 (2.52%) OLAP Cube
9 8 (2.52%) Power BI
10 7 (2.21%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.26%) MySQL
14 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.95%) MS Access
14 3 (0.95%) QlikView
14 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (4.73%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.21%) JUnit
4 6 (1.89%) Cobertura
4 6 (1.89%) JBehave
4 6 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.89%) MSTest
5 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) Toad
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) Mockito
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (11.36%) Finance
2 23 (7.26%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.62%) Advertising
4 10 (3.15%) Retail
5 7 (2.21%) Legal
6 5 (1.58%) Banking
6 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.26%) Games
7 4 (1.26%) Local Government
7 4 (1.26%) Marketing
7 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (27.44%) Developer
2 59 (18.61%) Analyst
3 28 (8.83%) Architect
4 26 (8.20%) SharePoint Developer
5 23 (7.26%) Service Analyst
6 20 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.68%) Consultant
8 17 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (4.73%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.47%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.15%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.84%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.52%) Help Desk Analyst
14 8 (2.52%) Lead Software Engineer
15 7 (2.21%) Java Developer
15 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Consultant
15 7 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.14%) .NET
2 33 (10.41%) .NET Framework
3 27 (8.52%) Web Services
4 24 (7.57%) ASP.NET
5 16 (5.05%) Classic ASP
6 14 (4.42%) WCF
7 12 (3.79%) Entity Framework
8 11 (3.47%) JSON
8 11 (3.47%) SOAP
9 10 (3.15%) REST
10 8 (2.52%) HTML
10 8 (2.52%) XML
11 7 (2.21%) CSS
11 7 (2.21%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.21%) JPA
11 7 (2.21%) Spring
12 6 (1.89%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.89%) Java EE
12 6 (1.89%) JDBC
13 5 (1.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.84%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.21%) User Experience
6 6 (1.89%) NHS
7 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 5 (1.58%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.26%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.26%) iPad
8 4 (1.26%) Life Science
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.95%) PMI
9 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) DataPower
10 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.63%) iPhone
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 100 (31.55%) Windows
2 40 (12.62%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.99%) Unix
5 19 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 17 (5.36%) Windows XP
7 15 (4.73%) Linux
7 15 (4.73%) Windows 8
8 13 (4.10%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.26%) CentOS
11 4 (1.26%) Solaris
11 4 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.95%) AIX
12 3 (0.95%) Android
12 3 (0.95%) OS/390
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.93%) ITIL
2 45 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (9.15%) Project Management
5 23 (7.26%) Migration
6 22 (6.94%) Configuration Management
6 22 (6.94%) CRM
6 22 (6.94%) ERP
7 21 (6.62%) Service Management
8 19 (5.99%) ETL
8 19 (5.99%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (4.73%) UML
11 13 (4.10%) Change Management
11 13 (4.10%) SDLC
11 13 (4.10%) Software Engineering
11 13 (4.10%) Unit Testing
11 13 (4.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.13%) SQL
2 59 (18.61%) C#
3 40 (12.62%) PowerShell
4 27 (8.52%) VB.NET
5 23 (7.26%) Java
6 21 (6.62%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.99%) VBA
8 18 (5.68%) VB
9 16 (5.05%) VB6
10 15 (4.73%) T-SQL
11 14 (4.42%) VBScript
12 6 (1.89%) C++
13 5 (1.58%) Ruby
14 4 (1.26%) C
15 3 (0.95%) Perl
15 3 (0.95%) PHP
16 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.32%) Pascal
17 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.57%) Degree
3 22 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.47%) HND
7 10 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.15%) MCSE
8 9 (2.84%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.52%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.21%) CCNA
10 7 (2.21%) MCSA
10 7 (2.21%) PMP
11 4 (1.26%) MCP
11 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.95%) HNC
12 3 (0.95%) ISEB
12 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.47%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.89%) QA
3 4 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.21%) vSphere
5 6 (1.89%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.26%) XenApp
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.32%) NFS
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.47%) SCCM
2 8 (2.52%) SCOM
3 7 (2.21%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.89%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.95%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.95%) Puppet
7 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.32%) OVSD
8 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (15.77%) VMware
2 39 (12.30%) SAP
3 28 (8.83%) Citrix
4 27 (8.52%) Oracle
5 19 (5.99%) Cisco
6 18 (5.68%) Red Hat
7 17 (5.36%) HP
8 11 (3.47%) IBM
9 10 (3.15%) Dell
9 10 (3.15%) Remedy
9 10 (3.15%) Tableau
10 7 (2.21%) NetApp
11 5 (1.58%) arcserve
11 5 (1.58%) Cognos
11 5 (1.58%) Lotus
11 5 (1.58%) Symantec
12 4 (1.26%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.26%) Twitter
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