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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 157 185 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.35% 11.81% 11.39%
As % of the Vendors category 26.21% 27.95% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 104 71
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 34
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £10.60 £9.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £43.50 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
599 662 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.49% 42.25% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 354 260
Median daily rate £401 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 66
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.83 £13.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +21.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £47.25 £30.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +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 2 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 2 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 +10 52 £388 +39.89% 8
Nottinghamshire -1 32 £350 +3.70% 24
Leicestershire 0 29 £325 +4.00% 20
Derbyshire -6 26 £340 -2.85% 10
Lincolnshire +9 11 £400 +113.33% 9
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 109 (35.74%) Windows
2 87 (28.52%) Active Directory
3 84 (27.54%) SQL
4 75 (24.59%) MS Excel
5 71 (23.28%) SQL Server
6 63 (20.66%) .NET
7 57 (18.69%) ITIL
8 54 (17.70%) C#
8 54 (17.70%) VMware
9 53 (17.38%) MS Office
10 49 (16.07%) SharePoint
10 49 (16.07%) Windows Server
11 43 (14.10%) PowerShell
12 41 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 39 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 39 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (10.82%) SharePoint 2013
16 32 (10.49%) SAP
17 31 (10.16%) Oracle
18 30 (9.84%) VB.NET
19 29 (9.51%) Citrix
19 29 (9.51%) Security Cleared
20 28 (9.18%) Configuration Management
20 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
21 27 (8.85%) Finance
21 27 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (8.85%) .NET Framework
22 26 (8.52%) Windows XP

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 49 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 33 (10.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (8.20%) MS Exchange
4 20 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.25%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.30%) JBoss
8 7 (2.30%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.97%) CMS
9 6 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.97%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.31%) AquaLogic
10 4 (1.31%) IIS
10 4 (1.31%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.31%) Tuxedo
10 4 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (24.59%) MS Excel
2 53 (17.38%) MS Office
3 11 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.31%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.31%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.21%) Office 365
2 13 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.98%) IaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Taleo
6 1 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.90%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.57%) DHCP
3 15 (4.92%) DNS
4 13 (4.26%) SAN
5 11 (3.61%) Firewall
6 10 (3.28%) Internet
6 10 (3.28%) WAN
7 8 (2.62%) VPN
8 7 (2.30%) LAN
9 5 (1.64%) DMZ
9 5 (1.64%) Extranet
9 5 (1.64%) Intranet
10 4 (1.31%) Skype
10 4 (1.31%) SSL
10 4 (1.31%) Wireless
11 3 (0.98%) NAS
11 3 (0.98%) VoIP
11 3 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.66%) Network Security
12 2 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 41 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (7.87%) Relational Database
5 22 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (6.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.61%) OLAP
8 11 (3.61%) OLAP Cube
9 9 (2.95%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.97%) Power BI
13 4 (1.31%) QlikView
13 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.98%) MS Access
15 2 (0.66%) Essbase
15 2 (0.66%) Looker
15 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.30%) JUnit
4 6 (1.97%) Cobertura
4 6 (1.97%) JBehave
4 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.66%) MSTest
5 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.66%) Toad
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.33%) Mockito
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (8.85%) Finance
2 22 (7.21%) Advertising
3 19 (6.23%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.95%) Legal
4 9 (2.95%) Retail
5 6 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.64%) Marketing
6 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.31%) Games
8 3 (0.98%) Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Interactive Media
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (29.51%) Developer
2 61 (20.00%) Analyst
3 28 (9.18%) Architect
4 27 (8.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 22 (7.21%) Service Analyst
5 22 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 16 (5.25%) Consultant
8 15 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.61%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.28%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.62%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.62%) IT Support
13 8 (2.62%) VMware Engineer
14 7 (2.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 7 (2.30%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.66%) .NET
2 27 (8.85%) .NET Framework
3 23 (7.54%) Web Services
4 19 (6.23%) Classic ASP
5 18 (5.90%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.61%) JSON
6 11 (3.61%) SOAP
7 10 (3.28%) REST
8 9 (2.95%) WCF
9 8 (2.62%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.62%) XML
10 7 (2.30%) CSS
10 7 (2.30%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.30%) JPA
10 7 (2.30%) Spring
11 6 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.97%) HTML
11 6 (1.97%) Java EE
11 6 (1.97%) JDBC
11 6 (1.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.30%) Minimum Viable Product
4 7 (2.30%) User Experience
5 6 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.64%) Clustering
6 5 (1.64%) NHS
7 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.31%) iPad
8 3 (0.98%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.98%) PMI
8 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.66%) DataPower
9 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.66%) iPhone
9 2 (0.66%) Life Science
9 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (35.74%) Windows
2 49 (16.07%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (8.52%) Unix
4 26 (8.52%) Windows XP
5 24 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.92%) Linux
7 15 (4.92%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.59%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.26%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.64%) Solaris
13 4 (1.31%) AIX
13 4 (1.31%) Android
13 4 (1.31%) OS/390
14 1 (0.33%) CentOS
14 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.69%) ITIL
2 39 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (9.18%) Configuration Management
5 25 (8.20%) CRM
6 24 (7.87%) Project Management
7 23 (7.54%) Service Management
8 22 (7.21%) Migration
9 19 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.25%) Change Management
10 16 (5.25%) ETL
11 15 (4.92%) ERP
11 15 (4.92%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.92%) Release Management
12 14 (4.59%) Kimball Methodology
13 13 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (3.93%) Dimensional Modelling
14 12 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.54%) SQL
2 54 (17.70%) C#
3 43 (14.10%) PowerShell
4 30 (9.84%) VB.NET
5 22 (7.21%) Java
5 22 (7.21%) VBA
6 21 (6.89%) VB
7 19 (6.23%) VB6
8 17 (5.57%) JavaScript
9 15 (4.92%) VBScript
10 13 (4.26%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.30%) C++
12 5 (1.64%) C
13 4 (1.31%) Perl
14 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.66%) Ruby
15 1 (0.33%) F#
15 1 (0.33%) Haskell
15 1 (0.33%) Pascal
15 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (7.21%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.23%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (4.59%) Degree
6 11 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.61%) MCSE
7 10 (3.28%) PMI Certification
8 9 (2.95%) HND
9 8 (2.62%) CCNA
9 8 (2.62%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.30%) MCSA
10 7 (2.30%) PMP
11 5 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.98%) ISEB
13 3 (0.98%) MCP
14 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.64%) QA
3 3 (0.98%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (28.52%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.25%) VMware ESX
4 15 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.30%) vSphere
6 6 (1.97%) Terminal Services
6 6 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.31%) XenApp
9 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (2.95%) SCCM
2 8 (2.62%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.97%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.97%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.97%) SCOM
4 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.98%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) OVSD
6 1 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (17.70%) VMware
2 32 (10.49%) SAP
3 31 (10.16%) Oracle
4 29 (9.51%) Citrix
5 23 (7.54%) Cisco
6 22 (7.21%) Red Hat
7 18 (5.90%) HP
8 11 (3.61%) IBM
8 11 (3.61%) Remedy
9 8 (2.62%) Tableau
10 7 (2.30%) NetApp
10 7 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.97%) Dell
11 6 (1.97%) Lotus
12 5 (1.64%) arcserve
12 5 (1.64%) Symantec
13 4 (1.31%) Axway
13 4 (1.31%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.31%) Sun
13 4 (1.31%) Twitter
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