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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 235 221 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.14% 14.19% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 31.80% 32.55% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 126 148
Median daily rate £360 £325 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £152 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 44
Median hourly rate £11.88 £11.88 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.85 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £24.21 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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
739 679 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 44.46% 43.61% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 388 410
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 56
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -14.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.95 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £33.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 +4 77 £363 +16.00% 21
Derbyshire +1 46 £400 - 15
Leicestershire -9 44 £338 +15.38% 21
Nottinghamshire -2 41 £328 +21.29% 10
Lincolnshire -2 13 £350 -17.64% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 135 (31.84%) MS Excel
2 132 (31.13%) Windows
3 129 (30.42%) SQL
4 106 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 100 (23.58%) SQL Server
6 88 (20.75%) .NET
7 83 (19.58%) ITIL
8 81 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
9 78 (18.40%) C#
10 68 (16.04%) MS Office
10 68 (16.04%) VMware
11 64 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (13.21%) Finance
13 53 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 48 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 48 (11.32%) SharePoint
15 46 (10.85%) Project Management
16 43 (10.14%) Degree
16 43 (10.14%) Power BI
17 42 (9.91%) SCCM
18 40 (9.43%) .NET Framework
19 39 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
20 38 (8.96%) Windows Server
21 37 (8.73%) Advertising
21 37 (8.73%) Security Cleared
21 37 (8.73%) PowerShell
22 35 (8.25%) SC Cleared
22 35 (8.25%) Windows 7
22 35 (8.25%) ASP.NET
23 33 (7.78%) Web Services

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 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (2.83%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.36%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.65%) IIS
7 6 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.18%) CMS
8 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 135 (31.84%) MS Excel
2 68 (16.04%) MS Office
3 24 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (4.01%) MS Project
5 12 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (2.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.89%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.47%) Primavera
5 2 (0.47%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.60%) Office 365
3 18 (4.25%) Boomi
4 15 (3.54%) PaaS
5 9 (2.12%) IaaS
6 7 (1.65%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (1.42%) SaaS
8 5 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.71%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.71%) Route 53
10 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.54%) SAN
2 14 (3.30%) LAN
2 14 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.83%) Wireless
4 11 (2.59%) WAN
5 10 (2.36%) NAS
6 9 (2.12%) DHCP
6 9 (2.12%) DNS
7 8 (1.89%) Internet
8 7 (1.65%) Skype
9 5 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.94%) ADSL
10 4 (0.94%) Firewall
10 4 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.71%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.71%) VLAN
12 2 (0.47%) Broadband
12 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.47%) Network Security
12 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (10.14%) Power BI
5 39 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (7.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (2.36%) HDInsight
11 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Power View
12 9 (2.12%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (1.42%) Big Data
14 6 (1.42%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.42%) PowerPivot
15 5 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (6.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.65%) MSTest
4 5 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.47%) Bower
6 2 (0.47%) gulp
6 2 (0.47%) NUnit
6 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.47%) Selenium
6 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.47%) WiX
7 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.24%) Mockito
7 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 56 (13.21%) Finance
2 37 (8.73%) Advertising
3 25 (5.90%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.01%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.07%) Retail
6 12 (2.83%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.83%) Banking
7 6 (1.42%) Legal
7 6 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Local Government
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Interactive Media
9 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (20.99%) Developer
2 82 (19.34%) Analyst
3 33 (7.78%) Architect
3 33 (7.78%) Service Analyst
4 31 (7.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (6.60%) Consultant
6 25 (5.90%) C# Developer
7 23 (5.42%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
11 18 (4.25%) Support Engineer
12 17 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (4.01%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.54%) IT Analyst
13 15 (3.54%) Software Developer
13 15 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.30%) Administrator
15 13 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (20.75%) .NET
2 40 (9.43%) .NET Framework
3 35 (8.25%) ASP.NET
4 33 (7.78%) Web Services
5 17 (4.01%) HTML
6 16 (3.77%) XML
7 15 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (3.54%) CSS
8 14 (3.30%) jQuery
9 12 (2.83%) Classic ASP
10 11 (2.59%) WCF
11 10 (2.36%) D3.js
11 10 (2.36%) SOAP
12 8 (1.89%) Ajax
12 8 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.65%) Entity Framework
13 7 (1.65%) XHTML
13 7 (1.65%) XSD
13 7 (1.65%) XSLT
14 6 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.01%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.30%) Visualisation
4 13 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.94%) EPoS
7 4 (0.94%) Life Science
7 4 (0.94%) User Experience
8 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.71%) Clustering
8 3 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.71%) DataPower
8 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.71%) NHS
8 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (31.13%) Windows
2 38 (8.96%) Windows Server
3 35 (8.25%) Windows 7
4 31 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.19%) Linux
5 22 (5.19%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.72%) Windows XP
8 19 (4.48%) Unix
9 11 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.18%) Android
11 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.71%) CentOS
12 3 (0.71%) Solaris
12 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (19.58%) ITIL
2 81 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (10.85%) Project Management
5 30 (7.08%) Migration
6 28 (6.60%) Logistics
7 27 (6.37%) MVC
8 25 (5.90%) PRINCE2
9 21 (4.95%) Coaching
10 20 (4.72%) Software Engineering
11 19 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.48%) ETL
11 19 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (4.25%) CRM
12 18 (4.25%) ERP
13 17 (4.01%) Mentoring
14 16 (3.77%) Continuous Deployment
14 16 (3.77%) System Integration Testing
14 16 (3.77%) UML
14 16 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (30.42%) SQL
2 78 (18.40%) C#
3 37 (8.73%) PowerShell
4 27 (6.37%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.42%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.54%) VB
8 14 (3.30%) VBA
9 11 (2.59%) VB6
10 8 (1.89%) C
11 7 (1.65%) Java
11 7 (1.65%) VBScript
12 5 (1.18%) Python
12 5 (1.18%) R
12 5 (1.18%) Scala
13 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.71%) PHP
14 3 (0.71%) Ruby
15 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (10.14%) Degree
2 37 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 35 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (3.54%) MCSE
7 10 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.36%) HND
8 7 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.65%) MCP
9 6 (1.42%) APMP
9 6 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.18%) MCSA
11 4 (0.94%) HNC
11 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.71%) MCITP
13 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.59%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.12%) QA
2 9 (2.12%) SLA
3 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.71%) TickIT
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) ISO27002
System Software
1 106 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.89%) BitLocker
5 7 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.42%) XenApp
7 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.18%) vSphere
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (9.91%) SCCM
2 5 (1.18%) SCOM
3 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.24%) OVSD
Vendors
1 68 (16.04%) VMware
2 29 (6.84%) SAP
3 26 (6.13%) Dell
4 24 (5.66%) Citrix
5 20 (4.72%) Cisco
6 19 (4.48%) NetApp
7 16 (3.77%) Oracle
8 13 (3.07%) HP
8 13 (3.07%) Tableau
9 11 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.36%) Cognos
11 8 (1.89%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.65%) Webroot
13 5 (1.18%) EMC
13 5 (1.18%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.18%) Siemens
13 5 (1.18%) Talend
14 4 (0.94%) Apple
14 4 (0.94%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow
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