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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 129 201 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.29% 11.83% 11.87%
As % of the Vendors category 20.77% 26.41% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 99 69
Median daily rate £350 £328 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +16.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 35
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £19.70 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
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
621 761 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.91% 44.79% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 395 254
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 83
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

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 29 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
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 29 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 +5 37 £350 +16.66% 19
Derbyshire -7 25 £370 -7.58% 14
Nottinghamshire -15 25 £338 - 22
Leicestershire -9 24 £325 +0.77% 25
Lincolnshire +7 8 £400 +76.79% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 113 (36.57%) Windows
2 90 (29.13%) Active Directory
3 81 (26.21%) MS Excel
4 75 (24.27%) SQL Server
5 66 (21.36%) SQL
6 59 (19.09%) VMware
6 59 (19.09%) Windows Server
7 57 (18.45%) MS Office
8 54 (17.48%) .NET
9 45 (14.56%) C#
10 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (12.62%) Windows XP
11 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
12 38 (12.30%) ITIL
13 36 (11.65%) Configuration Management
14 35 (11.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (10.68%) Unix
16 32 (10.36%) Oracle
16 32 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (10.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (10.03%) PowerShell
17 31 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (9.39%) Cisco
18 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 28 (9.06%) Security Cleared
19 28 (9.06%) MS Exchange
19 28 (9.06%) Finance
20 27 (8.74%) Citrix
20 27 (8.74%) Red Hat
20 27 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.06%) MS Exchange
3 25 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (8.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (3.88%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.24%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.91%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.91%) IIS
8 6 (1.94%) CMS
8 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.94%) JBoss
9 4 (1.29%) AquaLogic
9 4 (1.29%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.29%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (26.21%) MS Excel
2 57 (18.45%) MS Office
3 13 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.88%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Simulink
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.29%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.29%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.77%) Office 365
2 15 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Taleo
5 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.12%) LAN
1 22 (7.12%) WAN
2 21 (6.80%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.53%) DHCP
4 13 (4.21%) SAN
5 12 (3.88%) DNS
6 11 (3.56%) VPN
7 10 (3.24%) VoIP
8 9 (2.91%) Firewall
9 8 (2.59%) Internet
10 6 (1.94%) Modbus
11 5 (1.62%) DMZ
11 5 (1.62%) Extranet
11 5 (1.62%) Intranet
11 5 (1.62%) Wireless
12 4 (1.29%) FTP
12 4 (1.29%) HTTP
12 4 (1.29%) SSL
13 3 (0.97%) Skype
14 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.56%) OLAP
7 11 (3.56%) OLAP Cube
8 8 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.94%) MS Access
10 6 (1.94%) Power BI
11 4 (1.29%) QlikView
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.65%) Essbase
13 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.21%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.94%) Cobertura
3 6 (1.94%) JBehave
3 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.94%) JUnit
4 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.65%) MSTest
4 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.65%) Toad
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (9.06%) Finance
2 21 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 20 (6.47%) Advertising
4 8 (2.59%) Retail
4 8 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.27%) Legal
6 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.29%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (26.21%) Developer
2 55 (17.80%) Analyst
3 45 (14.56%) Architect
4 27 (8.74%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (5.18%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.85%) .NET Developer
7 15 (4.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 15 (4.85%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.53%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.21%) Consultant
9 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.56%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.24%) IT Support
11 10 (3.24%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (2.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 9 (2.91%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.48%) .NET
2 24 (7.77%) .NET Framework
3 16 (5.18%) ASP.NET
3 16 (5.18%) Web Services
4 11 (3.56%) JSON
5 10 (3.24%) Classic ASP
6 9 (2.91%) WCF
7 8 (2.59%) Entity Framework
7 8 (2.59%) REST
7 8 (2.59%) SOAP
8 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.94%) CSS
8 6 (1.94%) Hibernate
8 6 (1.94%) HTML
8 6 (1.94%) Java EE
8 6 (1.94%) JDBC
8 6 (1.94%) JPA
8 6 (1.94%) Spring
8 6 (1.94%) XML
9 5 (1.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.85%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.88%) NHS
5 6 (1.94%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.94%) Minimum Viable Product
5 6 (1.94%) User Experience
6 5 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.97%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.97%) iPad
8 3 (0.97%) PMI
8 3 (0.97%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.65%) Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.32%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 113 (36.57%) Windows
2 59 (19.09%) Windows Server
3 39 (12.62%) Windows XP
4 35 (11.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (10.68%) Unix
6 22 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.21%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.56%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.56%) Linux
11 6 (1.94%) Android
11 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.29%) AIX
12 4 (1.29%) OS/390
12 4 (1.29%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (12.30%) ITIL
3 36 (11.65%) Configuration Management
4 32 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.12%) CRM
6 21 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (6.47%) Migration
7 20 (6.47%) Project Management
7 20 (6.47%) Requirements Analysis
8 19 (6.15%) ETL
9 18 (5.83%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.50%) Kimball Methodology
10 17 (5.50%) Service Management
10 17 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (4.53%) ERP
11 14 (4.53%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.53%) Release Management
12 13 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.88%) Dimensional Modelling
13 12 (3.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.36%) SQL
2 45 (14.56%) C#
3 31 (10.03%) PowerShell
4 20 (6.47%) Java
5 19 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 16 (5.18%) VBScript
7 13 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.21%) VB
7 13 (4.21%) VBA
8 10 (3.24%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.24%) VB6
9 7 (2.27%) C++
10 4 (1.29%) C
10 4 (1.29%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) F#
12 1 (0.32%) Haskell
12 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (9.06%) Security Cleared
3 22 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (5.18%) MCSE
5 14 (4.53%) CCNA
6 11 (3.56%) Degree
7 9 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.59%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.27%) CCDA
9 7 (2.27%) MCSA
9 7 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.62%) PMP
11 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.29%) HND
11 4 (1.29%) ISEB
11 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.97%) MCP
13 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.12%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.91%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.27%) vSphere
6 6 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.29%) XenApp
8 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) NFS
10 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.24%) SCCM
2 7 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.94%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.94%) SCOM
4 3 (0.97%) EdgeSight
4 3 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 59 (19.09%) VMware
2 32 (10.36%) Oracle
3 29 (9.39%) Cisco
4 27 (8.74%) Citrix
4 27 (8.74%) Red Hat
5 26 (8.41%) SAP
6 24 (7.77%) HP
7 11 (3.56%) Remedy
8 9 (2.91%) Lotus
9 8 (2.59%) Dell
9 8 (2.59%) IBM
9 8 (2.59%) Tableau
10 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.94%) NetApp
11 6 (1.94%) Siemens
12 5 (1.62%) Sun
13 4 (1.29%) Axway
13 4 (1.29%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.29%) Twitter
14 3 (0.97%) Hyperion
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Senitor Associates
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