The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / East of England
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 276 306 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.97% 13.16% 16.11%
As % of the Vendors category 28.99% 28.76% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 180 215
Median daily rate £348 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 70
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.90 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £50.68 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
952 1064 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.74% 45.74% 50.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 607 686
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 90 128
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% +37.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 20 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
Hertfordshire +5 85 £319 -15.00% 49
Cambridgeshire +3 76 £300 -25.00% 33
Essex -7 43 £300 -14.28% 14
Bedfordshire -3 31 £445 +14.83% 14
Suffolk -3 27 £425 +23.63% 7
Norfolk -2 12 £365 +4.28% 7
East Anglia - 1 £178 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 208 (36.43%) Windows
2 180 (31.52%) MS Excel
3 152 (26.62%) Active Directory
4 142 (24.87%) MS Office
5 133 (23.29%) SQL Server
6 112 (19.61%) SQL
7 85 (14.89%) Office 365
8 77 (13.49%) ITIL
9 76 (13.31%) VMware
10 71 (12.43%) .NET
11 70 (12.26%) Windows Server
12 69 (12.08%) SharePoint
13 66 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 61 (10.68%) Finance
15 60 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (10.16%) CRM
16 58 (10.16%) Citrix
16 58 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
16 58 (10.16%) Windows 7
17 53 (9.28%) Oracle
18 49 (8.58%) Project Management
18 49 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 48 (8.41%) JavaScript
19 48 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 47 (8.23%) Migration
21 45 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM
21 45 (7.88%) C#
21 45 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
22 44 (7.71%) Security Cleared
23 42 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 69 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.60%) IIS
3 31 (5.43%) MS Exchange
4 22 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.05%) Apache
9 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.88%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.53%) JBoss
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 180 (31.52%) MS Excel
2 142 (24.87%) MS Office
3 27 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (4.73%) MS Project
4 17 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.88%) Unica
5 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.53%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.18%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 85 (14.89%) Office 365
2 66 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.28%) Yammer
5 10 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.23%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.05%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.05%) SaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.70%) IaaS
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
9 3 (0.53%) Akamai
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.53%) GitHub
9 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.30%) LAN
2 30 (5.25%) DNS
2 30 (5.25%) WAN
3 29 (5.08%) Firewall
3 29 (5.08%) Internet
4 24 (4.20%) SAN
5 22 (3.85%) DHCP
6 20 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.28%) VPN
8 12 (2.10%) LDAP
8 12 (2.10%) NAS
9 11 (1.93%) WLAN
10 10 (1.75%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.75%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.40%) VoIP
12 7 (1.23%) HTTP
12 7 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.23%) Wireless
13 6 (1.05%) SSL
13 6 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.10%) MySQL
10 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.40%) QlikView
11 8 (1.40%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.88%) Power BI
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (5.25%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.80%) Cucumber
3 16 (2.80%) Selenium
4 14 (2.45%) JIRA
5 10 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.58%) Calabash
6 9 (1.58%) Capybara
6 9 (1.58%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.23%) MSBuild
7 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.05%) Subversion
9 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.53%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.35%) JUnit
10 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 61 (10.68%) Finance
2 32 (5.60%) Advertising
3 21 (3.68%) Retail
4 18 (3.15%) Legal
5 15 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.05%) Marketing
7 6 (1.05%) Publishing
8 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.70%) Banking
9 4 (0.70%) French Language
9 4 (0.70%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Local Government
9 4 (0.70%) Military
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 107 (18.74%) Analyst
2 87 (15.24%) Developer
3 52 (9.11%) Support Analyst
4 49 (8.58%) Consultant
5 38 (6.65%) Architect
6 31 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 27 (4.73%) Administrator
8 25 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
11 22 (3.85%) Support Engineer
12 20 (3.50%) Help Desk Support
12 20 (3.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 20 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.15%) IT Analyst
14 17 (2.98%) CRM Developer
15 16 (2.80%) IT Support
15 16 (2.80%) Service Analyst
16 15 (2.63%) Desktop Support
16 15 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.43%) .NET
2 31 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 29 (5.08%) HTML
4 20 (3.50%) CSS
5 17 (2.98%) .NET Framework
5 17 (2.98%) jQuery
5 17 (2.98%) Middleware
6 14 (2.45%) XML
7 13 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.28%) Node.js
7 13 (2.28%) RESTful
8 12 (2.10%) COM
8 12 (2.10%) Web Services
8 12 (2.10%) WPF
9 10 (1.75%) Entity Framework
9 10 (1.75%) JSON
10 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (1.40%) HTML5
12 7 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.65%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.50%) Clustering
5 16 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.45%) NHS
7 11 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.75%) PKI
9 8 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.23%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.23%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.05%) CMDB
12 5 (0.88%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.88%) Video Editing
13 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.70%) FMCG
13 4 (0.70%) PMI
13 4 (0.70%) User Experience
14 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 208 (36.43%) Windows
2 70 (12.26%) Windows Server
3 58 (10.16%) Windows 7
4 45 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (4.90%) Linux
8 26 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 17 (2.98%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.45%) Android
10 14 (2.45%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.10%) Unix
12 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.70%) Solaris
13 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.53%) AIX
15 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (13.49%) ITIL
2 60 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (10.16%) CRM
4 49 (8.58%) Project Management
5 48 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (8.23%) Migration
7 36 (6.30%) PRINCE2
8 28 (4.90%) Change Management
9 24 (4.20%) Data Analysis
9 24 (4.20%) MVC
10 23 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (4.03%) Data Management
10 23 (4.03%) High Availability
10 23 (4.03%) Service Management
11 21 (3.68%) Incident Management
11 21 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
11 21 (3.68%) Problem Management
12 17 (2.98%) ETL
12 17 (2.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (19.61%) SQL
2 48 (8.41%) JavaScript
3 45 (7.88%) C#
4 42 (7.36%) Java
5 41 (7.18%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.98%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.28%) C
7 13 (2.28%) PHP
8 10 (1.75%) Python
8 10 (1.75%) Ruby
9 9 (1.58%) C++
9 9 (1.58%) Delphi
10 4 (0.70%) VB
10 4 (0.70%) VBA
10 4 (0.70%) VBScript
11 3 (0.53%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.35%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 44 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.83%) Degree
4 28 (4.90%) MCSE
5 22 (3.85%) MCP
6 21 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.50%) CCNA
7 20 (3.50%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (2.10%) A+ Certification
9 12 (2.10%) MCSA
10 11 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.58%) CCA
13 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.40%) MCITP
14 6 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.88%) CCNP
15 5 (0.88%) CISSP
15 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.90%) SLA
2 13 (2.28%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.05%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) SDET
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.63%) XenApp
5 13 (2.28%) vSphere
6 11 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.40%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.88%) NDS
9 5 (0.88%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.35%) Xen
12 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (6.83%) SCCM
2 14 (2.45%) WSUS
3 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.70%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.53%) SCOM
8 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.35%) OpenView
8 2 (0.35%) Puppet
8 2 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 1 (0.18%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (0.18%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.18%) Simpana
Vendors
1 76 (13.31%) VMware
2 58 (10.16%) Citrix
3 53 (9.28%) Oracle
4 35 (6.13%) Cisco
5 25 (4.38%) SAP
6 20 (3.50%) HP
7 15 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.28%) Dell
9 12 (2.10%) IBM
9 12 (2.10%) Infor
10 11 (1.93%) Adobe
11 9 (1.58%) Apple
11 9 (1.58%) Borland
11 9 (1.58%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.58%) Embarcadero
12 8 (1.40%) EMC
12 8 (1.40%) Intel Security
12 8 (1.40%) NetApp
13 7 (1.23%) Lotus
14 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £11.54 - £13.46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £175.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £35 - £36.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago