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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 196 194 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.86% 11.98% 15.76%
As % of the Vendors category 26.38% 29.94% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 91 108
Median daily rate £363 £370 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £221 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 40 53
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £9.62 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £18.52 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
743 648 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 44.98% 40.00% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 323 365
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 71 68
Median hourly rate £13.48 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.06% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.88 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £19.08 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 September 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
Leicestershire 0 50 £313 -7.40% 13
Derbyshire 0 43 £350 -9.67% 11
Northamptonshire -2 41 £400 +23.07% 27
Nottinghamshire -16 39 £334 -11.00% 16
Lincolnshire 0 15 £388 -8.82% 11
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 112 (31.73%) MS Excel
2 109 (30.88%) Windows
3 103 (29.18%) SQL
4 87 (24.65%) SQL Server
5 80 (22.66%) .NET
5 80 (22.66%) Active Directory
6 69 (19.55%) C#
7 63 (17.85%) ITIL
7 63 (17.85%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (16.43%) VMware
9 56 (15.86%) MS Office
10 49 (13.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (13.31%) SharePoint
12 46 (13.03%) Finance
13 44 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (11.90%) .NET Framework
15 37 (10.48%) PowerShell
16 36 (10.20%) Project Management
16 36 (10.20%) SAP
16 36 (10.20%) Windows Server
17 33 (9.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 33 (9.35%) ASP.NET
17 33 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (9.07%) Web Services
18 32 (9.07%) Citrix
19 31 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
20 30 (8.50%) Office 365
21 29 (8.22%) Security Cleared

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 47 (13.31%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (5.67%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.12%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.27%) CMS
6 8 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.42%) IIS
8 5 (1.42%) JBoss
9 4 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 112 (31.73%) MS Excel
2 56 (15.86%) MS Office
3 27 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.12%) MS Project
5 7 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.98%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.57%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.28%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.50%) Office 365
2 24 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.25%) Boomi
4 6 (1.70%) IaaS
5 5 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.85%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Route 53
7 2 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.68%) WAN
2 12 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.12%) Internet
3 11 (3.12%) LAN
4 10 (2.83%) SAN
4 10 (2.83%) Wireless
5 9 (2.55%) DHCP
5 9 (2.55%) DNS
6 6 (1.70%) Firewall
6 6 (1.70%) Intranet
7 5 (1.42%) DMZ
7 5 (1.42%) Extranet
7 5 (1.42%) Skype
8 3 (0.85%) NAS
8 3 (0.85%) Network Security
8 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.85%) VPN
9 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (24.65%) SQL Server
2 49 (13.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (5.67%) Power BI
8 15 (4.25%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.12%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.42%) OLAP
13 5 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.13%) MySQL
14 4 (1.13%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (1.13%) QlikView
15 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 32 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.98%) MSTest
4 5 (1.42%) JUnit
5 4 (1.13%) Cobertura
5 4 (1.13%) JBehave
5 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.57%) Bower
7 2 (0.57%) gulp
7 2 (0.57%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.57%) Selenium
7 2 (0.57%) WiX
8 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.28%) Mockito
8 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (13.03%) Finance
2 23 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.82%) Advertising
3 17 (4.82%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.83%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Marketing
7 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.13%) Local Government
9 3 (0.85%) Games
10 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Interactive Media
10 2 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (26.63%) Developer
2 76 (21.53%) Analyst
3 33 (9.35%) Service Analyst
4 31 (8.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 25 (7.08%) Consultant
6 24 (6.80%) Architect
6 24 (6.80%) SharePoint Developer
7 20 (5.67%) .NET Developer
8 18 (5.10%) C# Developer
9 16 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.53%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.53%) SQL Developer
10 15 (4.25%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 14 (3.97%) IT Analyst
12 13 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.68%) Software Developer
12 13 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.68%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (22.66%) .NET
2 42 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 33 (9.35%) ASP.NET
4 32 (9.07%) Web Services
5 16 (4.53%) CSS
5 16 (4.53%) HTML
5 16 (4.53%) WCF
6 15 (4.25%) XML
7 14 (3.97%) Classic ASP
7 14 (3.97%) SOAP
8 13 (3.68%) jQuery
9 12 (3.40%) Entity Framework
10 11 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (3.12%) JSON
11 10 (2.83%) REST
11 10 (2.83%) XSLT
12 9 (2.55%) Ajax
13 8 (2.27%) XHTML
14 7 (1.98%) AngularJS
15 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.55%) User Experience
6 6 (1.70%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.70%) NHS
7 5 (1.42%) Clustering
7 5 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.13%) Life Science
9 3 (0.85%) DataPower
9 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) iPad
10 2 (0.57%) iPhone
10 2 (0.57%) PMI
10 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (30.88%) Windows
2 36 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (6.80%) Windows 7
5 19 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.97%) Linux
6 14 (3.97%) Windows 8
6 14 (3.97%) Windows XP
7 12 (3.40%) Unix
8 9 (2.55%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.13%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.13%) CentOS
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.57%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.85%) Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.85%) ITIL
2 42 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.20%) Project Management
4 23 (6.52%) MVC
5 22 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (6.23%) Logistics
5 22 (6.23%) Migration
6 20 (5.67%) ERP
7 19 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 18 (5.10%) ETL
8 18 (5.10%) SDLC
9 17 (4.82%) CRM
9 17 (4.82%) Service Management
9 17 (4.82%) Software Engineering
10 14 (3.97%) Change Management
10 14 (3.97%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (3.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 103 (29.18%) SQL
2 69 (19.55%) C#
3 37 (10.48%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.23%) T-SQL
6 21 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.53%) VB
8 14 (3.97%) VBA
9 13 (3.68%) Java
9 13 (3.68%) VB6
10 11 (3.12%) VBScript
11 5 (1.42%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.28%) C++
13 1 (0.28%) Pascal
13 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.28%) Python
13 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.08%) Degree
3 21 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.12%) HND
7 9 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.98%) MCSE
9 5 (1.42%) MCP
9 5 (1.42%) MCSA
9 5 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.13%) HNC
10 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.85%) CCNA
11 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.85%) PMP
11 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.12%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.83%) QA
3 6 (1.70%) SLA
4 5 (1.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 80 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.83%) vSphere
3 10 (2.83%) XenApp
4 9 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.70%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (4.82%) SCCM
2 8 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.98%) SCOM
4 6 (1.70%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.13%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.85%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.85%) Puppet
8 2 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.28%) OVSD
9 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (16.43%) VMware
2 36 (10.20%) SAP
3 32 (9.07%) Citrix
4 19 (5.38%) Oracle
5 16 (4.53%) Dell
6 15 (4.25%) Cisco
7 13 (3.68%) NetApp
8 12 (3.40%) HP
8 12 (3.40%) Tableau
9 10 (2.83%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.83%) Remedy
10 9 (2.55%) Cognos
11 5 (1.42%) arcserve
11 5 (1.42%) Symantec
12 4 (1.13%) Apple
12 4 (1.13%) IBM
12 4 (1.13%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (0.85%) Twitter
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