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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / East Midlands
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 187 178 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.89% 11.08% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 27.34% 26.41% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 96 83
Median daily rate £340 £366 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £175 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 29
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.30 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -15.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.45 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
684 674 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 47.14% 41.97% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 359 304
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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
Derbyshire -1 42 £375 -3.84% 10
Northamptonshire -6 40 £325 -11.86% 11
Leicestershire +6 38 £313 +25.00% 27
Nottinghamshire +11 36 £345 -23.33% 19
Lincolnshire -1 10 £400 +45.45% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 147 (35.08%) Windows
2 122 (29.12%) SQL Server
3 116 (27.68%) MS Excel
4 107 (25.54%) SQL
5 104 (24.82%) Active Directory
6 89 (21.24%) .NET
7 76 (18.14%) C#
8 72 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
9 62 (14.80%) ITIL
10 61 (14.56%) MS Office
11 56 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (12.89%) VMware
13 53 (12.65%) Windows Server
14 52 (12.41%) Finance
15 45 (10.74%) SCCM
16 43 (10.26%) Security Cleared
17 40 (9.55%) SC Cleared
17 40 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 39 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (9.31%) Project Management
18 39 (9.31%) ASP.NET
18 39 (9.31%) Power BI
19 37 (8.83%) JavaScript
19 37 (8.83%) Advertising
20 35 (8.35%) MS Exchange
20 35 (8.35%) Degree
21 34 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (8.11%) SharePoint
22 33 (7.88%) Web Services
23 32 (7.64%) Windows 7

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 35 (8.35%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.63%) IIS
4 11 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.43%) SAS
7 5 (1.19%) CMS
7 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Confluence
11 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 116 (27.68%) MS Excel
2 61 (14.56%) MS Office
3 18 (4.30%) MS Project
4 15 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (2.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.48%) SPSS
8 1 (0.24%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (3.34%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.48%) Primavera
5 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.21%) Office 365
3 16 (3.82%) PaaS
4 8 (1.91%) Azure Machine Learning
4 8 (1.91%) Boomi
4 8 (1.91%) IaaS
5 7 (1.67%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.43%) SaaS
7 4 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.72%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.01%) DNS
2 17 (4.06%) LAN
2 17 (4.06%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.82%) DHCP
4 15 (3.58%) Wireless
5 12 (2.86%) SAN
6 11 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (2.15%) WAN
8 8 (1.91%) Skype
9 7 (1.67%) NAS
9 7 (1.67%) VPN
10 5 (1.19%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.19%) LDAP
10 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.95%) ADSL
11 4 (0.95%) Firewall
11 4 (0.95%) Internet
11 4 (0.95%) PBX
12 3 (0.72%) 3G
13 2 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (9.31%) Power BI
3 39 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (6.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (3.10%) HDInsight
9 12 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Power View
11 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.91%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.67%) PowerPivot
14 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.19%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.19%) NoSQL
15 5 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (4.06%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.67%) MSTest
4 5 (1.19%) JIRA
4 5 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (0.72%) NUnit
5 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.48%) gulp
6 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.48%) Subversion
6 2 (0.48%) WiX
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.24%) YouTrack
General
1 52 (12.41%) Finance
2 37 (8.83%) Advertising
3 18 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.10%) Retail
5 11 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.15%) Banking
6 9 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Marketing
8 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.72%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 104 (24.82%) Developer
2 77 (18.38%) Analyst
3 32 (7.64%) .NET Developer
4 31 (7.40%) C# Developer
5 30 (7.16%) Architect
5 30 (7.16%) Consultant
6 21 (5.01%) Administrator
7 20 (4.77%) SQL Developer
8 18 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.30%) IT Support
8 18 (4.30%) Service Analyst
8 18 (4.30%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (4.06%) Support Analyst
10 16 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 14 (3.34%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.10%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 13 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (21.24%) .NET
2 39 (9.31%) ASP.NET
3 33 (7.88%) Web Services
4 26 (6.21%) .NET Framework
5 19 (4.53%) CSS
5 19 (4.53%) jQuery
6 18 (4.30%) HTML
7 17 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (3.82%) XML
9 13 (3.10%) WCF
10 10 (2.39%) D3.js
10 10 (2.39%) SOAP
11 9 (2.15%) Ajax
11 9 (2.15%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.91%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.91%) XSLT
13 7 (1.67%) WPF
13 7 (1.67%) XHTML
13 7 (1.67%) XSD
14 6 (1.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 12 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.15%) EPoS
5 8 (1.91%) Clustering
6 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.19%) PKI
8 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.72%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.48%) User Experience
11 1 (0.24%) Handset
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.24%) PMI
11 1 (0.24%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 147 (35.08%) Windows
2 53 (12.65%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.64%) Windows 7
4 29 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (6.68%) Windows 10
5 28 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.53%) Linux
7 19 (4.53%) Windows XP
8 18 (4.30%) Unix
9 14 (3.34%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.19%) Android
12 2 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
12 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.24%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (14.80%) ITIL
3 56 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (9.31%) Project Management
5 31 (7.40%) Migration
6 29 (6.92%) MVC
7 22 (5.25%) ETL
7 22 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (4.77%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.53%) Business Analysis
9 19 (4.53%) Logistics
10 17 (4.06%) Automated Testing
11 16 (3.82%) Scrum
12 15 (3.58%) Analytics
12 15 (3.58%) Visualisation
13 14 (3.34%) Coaching
13 14 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.34%) CRM
14 13 (3.10%) System Integration Testing
15 12 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.54%) SQL
2 76 (18.14%) C#
3 37 (8.83%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.16%) PowerShell
5 23 (5.49%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.34%) VBA
7 12 (2.86%) VBScript
8 10 (2.39%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.91%) C
9 8 (1.91%) R
9 8 (1.91%) Scala
10 7 (1.67%) Java
10 7 (1.67%) Python
10 7 (1.67%) VB
11 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.95%) VB6
12 3 (0.72%) C++
12 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 35 (8.35%) Degree
4 30 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.77%) MCSE
6 12 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.15%) MCITP
8 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.43%) APMP
9 6 (1.43%) HNC
9 6 (1.43%) HND
10 5 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.19%) MCP
11 4 (0.95%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.72%) CCNA
12 3 (0.72%) MCSA
13 2 (0.48%) ISEB
13 2 (0.48%) MCSD
13 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.86%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.43%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) TickIT
5 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) ISO27002
System Software
1 104 (24.82%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.15%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.67%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.43%) vSphere
7 5 (1.19%) XenApp
8 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.72%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.24%) Samba
11 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (10.74%) SCCM
2 9 (2.15%) AirWatch
2 9 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.95%) SCOM
4 4 (0.95%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.24%) MIIS
6 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (12.89%) VMware
2 26 (6.21%) Citrix
3 23 (5.49%) Cisco
4 22 (5.25%) Dell
5 20 (4.77%) HP
6 17 (4.06%) NetApp
6 17 (4.06%) Oracle
7 16 (3.82%) Intel Security
8 15 (3.58%) SAP
9 12 (2.86%) Tableau
10 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.43%) Siemens
10 6 (1.43%) Symantec
10 6 (1.43%) Webroot
11 5 (1.19%) Cognos
11 5 (1.19%) EMC
11 5 (1.19%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.19%) Sun
11 5 (1.19%) Talend
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