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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 194 196 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.20% 12.30% 14.51%
As % of the Vendors category 25.76% 31.31% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 98 83
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £125 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 52
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.00 £9.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
753 626 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 47.36% 39.30% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 325 328
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £185 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 70
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £11.04 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 August 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 August 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
Derbyshire +3 51 £333 +2.30% 12
Northamptonshire +4 48 £400 +25.98% 10
Nottinghamshire -14 38 £338 -10.00% 18
Leicestershire +5 36 £250 - 21
Lincolnshire +3 16 £400 -5.88% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 102 (31.48%) Windows
2 100 (30.86%) MS Excel
3 87 (26.85%) SQL
4 81 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 69 (21.30%) SQL Server
6 63 (19.44%) .NET
7 56 (17.28%) C#
8 55 (16.98%) MS Office
8 55 (16.98%) ITIL
9 52 (16.05%) VMware
10 49 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (14.81%) SharePoint
12 44 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (12.65%) Windows Server
14 40 (12.35%) Finance
15 38 (11.73%) PowerShell
16 37 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
18 35 (10.80%) SAP
19 34 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (10.19%) Citrix
20 33 (10.19%) Project Management
21 31 (9.57%) .NET Framework
22 28 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
22 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (8.33%) Office 365
24 26 (8.02%) Manufacturing
25 25 (7.72%) Security Cleared
25 25 (7.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 24 (7.41%) Migration

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 48 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 36 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.16%) CMS
6 7 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.85%) IIS
7 6 (1.85%) JBoss
8 5 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.23%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 100 (30.86%) MS Excel
2 55 (16.98%) MS Office
3 21 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.09%) MS Project
5 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.47%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.33%) Office 365
2 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.09%) Boomi
4 5 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.23%) IaaS
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.93%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (0.93%) Route 53
7 2 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Taleo
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.01%) WAN
2 11 (3.40%) Internet
2 11 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.09%) LAN
4 9 (2.78%) DHCP
4 9 (2.78%) DNS
5 8 (2.47%) Firewall
5 8 (2.47%) SAN
6 7 (2.16%) Wireless
7 5 (1.54%) DMZ
7 5 (1.54%) Extranet
7 5 (1.54%) Intranet
7 5 (1.54%) Skype
7 5 (1.54%) VPN
8 3 (0.93%) NAS
8 3 (0.93%) Network Security
9 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.62%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.62%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.63%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.32%) Power BI
7 14 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.54%) OLAP
12 4 (1.23%) MySQL
12 4 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (1.23%) QlikView
13 3 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.93%) MS Access
13 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.01%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.85%) JUnit
3 6 (1.85%) MSTest
4 5 (1.54%) Cobertura
4 5 (1.54%) JBehave
4 5 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.62%) Bower
6 2 (0.62%) gulp
6 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.31%) Mockito
7 1 (0.31%) NUnit
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) Toad
7 1 (0.31%) WiX
General
1 40 (12.35%) Finance
2 26 (8.02%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.56%) Advertising
4 10 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.78%) Retail
6 8 (2.47%) Banking
7 5 (1.54%) Legal
7 5 (1.54%) Marketing
7 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.23%) Local Government
9 3 (0.93%) Games
10 2 (0.62%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (24.07%) Developer
2 67 (20.68%) Analyst
3 27 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 25 (7.72%) Architect
5 24 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 23 (7.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (6.79%) Consultant
8 17 (5.25%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.01%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 11 (3.40%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.40%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 10 (3.09%) SQL Developer
15 9 (2.78%) .NET Developer
15 9 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
16 8 (2.47%) Citrix Engineer
16 8 (2.47%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (19.44%) .NET
2 31 (9.57%) .NET Framework
3 22 (6.79%) ASP.NET
3 22 (6.79%) Web Services
4 15 (4.63%) Classic ASP
4 15 (4.63%) WCF
5 11 (3.40%) Entity Framework
5 11 (3.40%) JSON
6 10 (3.09%) HTML
6 10 (3.09%) REST
6 10 (3.09%) SOAP
7 9 (2.78%) CSS
8 8 (2.47%) XML
9 7 (2.16%) jQuery
10 6 (1.85%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.85%) JPA
10 6 (1.85%) Spring
11 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.32%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.47%) User Experience
5 6 (1.85%) NHS
6 5 (1.54%) Clustering
6 5 (1.54%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.23%) Life Science
8 3 (0.93%) DataPower
8 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.62%) iPad
9 2 (0.62%) iPhone
9 2 (0.62%) PMI
9 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.62%) Social Media
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (31.48%) Windows
2 41 (12.65%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (6.17%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.63%) Unix
9 14 (4.32%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.70%) Windows 10
11 11 (3.40%) Linux
12 7 (2.16%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.54%) Android
14 4 (1.23%) CentOS
14 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.31%) Solaris
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.98%) ITIL
2 49 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (10.19%) Project Management
5 24 (7.41%) ERP
5 24 (7.41%) Migration
6 19 (5.86%) CRM
6 19 (5.86%) Service Management
7 18 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 17 (5.25%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.94%) ETL
9 16 (4.94%) Logistics
9 16 (4.94%) Software Engineering
10 15 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (4.63%) SDLC
11 13 (4.01%) MVC
11 13 (4.01%) Waterfall
12 12 (3.70%) Change Management
12 12 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.85%) SQL
2 56 (17.28%) C#
3 38 (11.73%) PowerShell
4 22 (6.79%) VB.NET
5 21 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.25%) VB
8 15 (4.63%) Java
8 15 (4.63%) VBA
9 14 (4.32%) VB6
10 13 (4.01%) VBScript
11 5 (1.54%) Ruby
12 3 (0.93%) PHP
12 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.62%) C
13 2 (0.62%) C++
14 1 (0.31%) F#
14 1 (0.31%) Haskell
14 1 (0.31%) Pascal
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.10%) Degree
3 18 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.09%) HND
6 8 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.85%) MCSE
7 6 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.54%) MCSA
8 5 (1.54%) PMP
9 4 (1.23%) MCP
9 4 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.93%) CCNA
10 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.93%) HNC
10 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.40%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.85%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) SLA
4 4 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.47%) vSphere
4 8 (2.47%) XenApp
5 7 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.85%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (4.32%) SCCM
2 8 (2.47%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.47%) SCOM
3 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.54%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.93%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.31%) OVSD
7 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (16.05%) VMware
2 35 (10.80%) SAP
3 33 (10.19%) Citrix
4 17 (5.25%) Oracle
5 15 (4.63%) Cisco
6 14 (4.32%) HP
6 14 (4.32%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.01%) Dell
8 10 (3.09%) Remedy
8 10 (3.09%) Tableau
9 8 (2.47%) NetApp
10 7 (2.16%) Cognos
11 6 (1.85%) IBM
12 5 (1.54%) arcserve
12 5 (1.54%) Symantec
13 4 (1.23%) Rackspace
13 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.93%) Apple
14 3 (0.93%) Lotus
14 3 (0.93%) Twitter
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