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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 400 375 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.36% 13.15% 15.60%
As % of the Vendors category 30.37% 27.96% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 181 165
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.77 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1317 1341 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.58% 47.04% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 684 489
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 93 120
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 120 £325 -3.70% 48
Bedfordshire +3 76 £475 +18.75% 24
Hertfordshire -6 67 £413 +43.47% 43
Essex -6 53 £250 -35.06% 30
Suffolk +3 44 £525 +75.00% 21
Norfolk 0 42 £178 +43.43% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 346 (40.37%) Windows
2 253 (29.52%) Active Directory
3 238 (27.77%) MS Excel
4 191 (22.29%) MS Office
5 187 (21.82%) .NET
6 162 (18.90%) ITIL
7 144 (16.80%) SQL
8 135 (15.75%) SQL Server
9 130 (15.17%) Citrix
10 115 (13.42%) C#
11 111 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
12 109 (12.72%) Finance
13 106 (12.37%) VMware
14 96 (11.20%) E-Commerce
15 94 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 90 (10.50%) Project Management
17 85 (9.92%) SharePoint
18 83 (9.68%) DNS
18 83 (9.68%) Windows 7
19 77 (8.98%) MS Exchange
20 73 (8.52%) DHCP
21 72 (8.40%) Cisco
22 68 (7.93%) HP
22 68 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
23 67 (7.82%) SCCM
24 61 (7.12%) Oracle
25 59 (6.88%) IIS
25 59 (6.88%) Web Services
26 57 (6.65%) ASP.NET
27 55 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 85 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 77 (8.98%) MS Exchange
3 59 (6.88%) IIS
4 35 (4.08%) IBM Notes
5 30 (3.50%) Lync
6 29 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (2.10%) CMS
10 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.52%) Documentum
12 10 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.70%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.35%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 238 (27.77%) MS Excel
2 191 (22.29%) MS Office
3 33 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (3.62%) MS Project
5 21 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.70%) Tridion
5 5 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.52%) Office 365
5 5 (0.58%) PaaS
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 83 (9.68%) DNS
2 73 (8.52%) DHCP
3 35 (4.08%) Firewall
4 30 (3.50%) WAN
5 29 (3.38%) LAN
5 29 (3.38%) SAN
6 27 (3.15%) TCP/IP
7 26 (3.03%) FTP
8 20 (2.33%) VPN
8 20 (2.33%) Wireless
9 17 (1.98%) Internet
10 14 (1.63%) VoIP
11 11 (1.28%) LDAP
12 10 (1.17%) Network Security
13 8 (0.93%) Intranet
13 8 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.82%) IP Telephony
14 7 (0.82%) PBX
14 7 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (2.10%) QlikView
8 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
10 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.05%) MS Access
11 9 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.93%) Star Schema
12 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.70%) MySQL
13 6 (0.70%) OLAP
14 5 (0.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.98%) Selenium
3 16 (1.87%) SpecFlow
4 13 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.40%) WebDriver
6 9 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.47%) JIRA
10 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.35%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.35%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.35%) Moq
10 3 (0.35%) Subversion
11 2 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (0.23%) MSI
11 2 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 109 (12.72%) Finance
2 35 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.73%) Retail
4 21 (2.45%) Advertising
5 18 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.63%) Legal
7 6 (0.70%) Marketing
7 6 (0.70%) Banking
8 4 (0.47%) French Language
8 4 (0.47%) Local Government
9 3 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.23%) Billing
10 2 (0.23%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) Law
10 2 (0.23%) Electronics
10 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 235 (27.42%) Analyst
2 108 (12.60%) Architect
3 84 (9.80%) Developer
4 77 (8.98%) Service Analyst
5 75 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 67 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 66 (7.70%) Support Analyst
8 60 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (5.83%) Consultant
10 44 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
11 41 (4.78%) Support Engineer
11 41 (4.78%) Project Manager
12 35 (4.08%) Desktop Support
13 33 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (3.50%) IT Support
15 29 (3.38%) Web Engineer
16 24 (2.80%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
18 22 (2.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
19 21 (2.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (21.82%) .NET
2 59 (6.88%) Web Services
3 57 (6.65%) ASP.NET
4 50 (5.83%) .NET Framework
5 39 (4.55%) HTML
5 39 (4.55%) XML
6 34 (3.97%) jQuery
7 28 (3.27%) CSS
8 27 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (2.80%) WCF
10 21 (2.45%) J2EE
11 18 (2.10%) KnockoutJS
12 17 (1.98%) HTML5
13 14 (1.63%) CSS3
14 13 (1.52%) SOAP
15 12 (1.40%) Middleware
16 11 (1.28%) WinForms
16 11 (1.28%) ADO.NET
17 10 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 9 (1.05%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.97%) Blackberry
3 30 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.98%) Clustering
5 15 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.52%) NHS
8 12 (1.40%) iPad
9 10 (1.17%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.17%) Replication
10 9 (1.05%) iPhone
11 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.82%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.82%) Kindle
13 6 (0.70%) Data Extraction
14 5 (0.58%) IVR
14 5 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
15 4 (0.47%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 346 (40.37%) Windows
2 94 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 68 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (6.07%) Linux
5 52 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (4.78%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 20 (2.33%) UNIX
9 19 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.87%) Windows Vista
10 16 (1.87%) Android
11 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.70%) Debian
14 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.58%) CentOS
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.47%) VMS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (18.90%) ITIL
2 111 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (11.20%) E-Commerce
4 90 (10.50%) Project Management
5 43 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (5.02%) MVC
6 42 (4.90%) SOA
7 41 (4.78%) Service Delivery
8 36 (4.20%) CRM
9 35 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (3.85%) Migration
11 32 (3.73%) Change Management
12 31 (3.62%) Incident Management
13 30 (3.50%) PRINCE2
14 27 (3.15%) Scrum
15 25 (2.92%) ERP
16 24 (2.80%) Service Management
16 24 (2.80%) Requirements Analysis
16 24 (2.80%) Data Analysis
17 23 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (16.80%) SQL
2 115 (13.42%) C#
3 42 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 38 (4.43%) T-SQL
5 32 (3.73%) Java
6 29 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.10%) Ruby
8 17 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.63%) VB
10 11 (1.28%) VBScript
11 9 (1.05%) VBA
12 7 (0.82%) C++
13 6 (0.70%) Perl
13 6 (0.70%) Python
13 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.47%) PHP
15 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.35%) VB6
16 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (4.55%) MCP
3 34 (3.97%) Degree
4 26 (3.03%) MCSE
5 21 (2.45%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.05%) CCNA
10 8 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.82%) ISEB
11 7 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.82%) MCDST
12 6 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.70%) CISMP
12 6 (0.70%) CEH
12 6 (0.70%) SSCP
12 6 (0.70%) GIAC
13 5 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.37%) SLA
2 33 (3.85%) QA
3 8 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 253 (29.52%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.62%) XenApp
4 27 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.63%) vSphere
6 13 (1.52%) XenServer
7 12 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.17%) Terminal Server
8 10 (1.17%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.47%) Dovecot
11 4 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.47%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 67 (7.82%) SCCM
2 43 (5.02%) SCOM
3 12 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (1.05%) WSUS
5 7 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.70%) OpenView
6 6 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.58%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.35%) Nagios
9 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.23%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.23%) WMI
10 2 (0.23%) Puppet
11 1 (0.12%) SCSM
Vendors
1 130 (15.17%) Citrix
2 106 (12.37%) VMware
3 72 (8.40%) Cisco
4 68 (7.93%) HP
5 61 (7.12%) Oracle
6 42 (4.90%) Symantec
7 39 (4.55%) SAP
7 39 (4.55%) Lotus
8 36 (4.20%) McAfee
9 24 (2.80%) Adobe
10 17 (1.98%) Sophos
10 17 (1.98%) Akamai
11 15 (1.75%) NetApp
12 14 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.52%) Business Objects
13 13 (1.52%) Dell
13 13 (1.52%) EMC
13 13 (1.52%) Remedy
13 13 (1.52%) Tableau
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