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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / East of England
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 259 338 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.92% 14.53% 16.83%
As % of the Vendors category 25.27% 30.95% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 196 241
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £154 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 61
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £50.68 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
1025 1092 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.17% 46.95% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 592 717
Median daily rate £392 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 114 119
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £50.68 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Cambridgeshire -3 71 £350 -9.67% 37
Hertfordshire -6 66 £400 +6.66% 43
Essex -5 51 £338 +10.20% 17
Suffolk -8 27 £350 - 18
Bedfordshire -3 26 £445 +11.25% 15
Norfolk 0 16 £400 +18.51% 14
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 216 (37.05%) Windows
2 196 (33.62%) MS Excel
3 160 (27.44%) Active Directory
4 147 (25.21%) MS Office
5 145 (24.87%) SQL Server
6 115 (19.73%) SQL
7 78 (13.38%) VMware
8 74 (12.69%) SharePoint
8 74 (12.69%) Windows Server
9 73 (12.52%) Finance
10 72 (12.35%) ITIL
11 71 (12.18%) Office 365
12 70 (12.01%) Citrix
13 64 (10.98%) CRM
13 64 (10.98%) .NET
14 63 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
15 62 (10.63%) Oracle
16 60 (10.29%) Windows 7
17 57 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 57 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
18 56 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 50 (8.58%) Dynamics CRM
21 49 (8.40%) Project Management
21 49 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 46 (7.89%) C#
23 45 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
23 45 (7.72%) Migration
23 45 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
24 44 (7.55%) PowerShell

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 74 (12.69%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.52%) IIS
3 34 (5.83%) MS Exchange
4 22 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 18 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.54%) Apache
7 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.69%) CMS
12 3 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.51%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 196 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 147 (25.21%) MS Office
3 39 (6.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (4.29%) MS Project
5 21 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.72%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 50 (8.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.51%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.51%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.51%) Unica
5 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.17%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.18%) Office 365
2 57 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.23%) SaaS
5 12 (2.06%) Yammer
6 8 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.69%) Akamai
8 4 (0.69%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.69%) IaaS
8 4 (0.69%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) GitHub
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.00%) LAN
1 35 (6.00%) WAN
2 34 (5.83%) DNS
3 32 (5.49%) Internet
4 31 (5.32%) Firewall
5 24 (4.12%) DHCP
6 21 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.09%) SAN
8 15 (2.57%) WLAN
9 13 (2.23%) LDAP
10 11 (1.89%) NetScaler
11 10 (1.72%) NAS
12 8 (1.37%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.37%) Network Security
12 8 (1.37%) VoIP
12 8 (1.37%) VPN
12 8 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.20%) FTP
13 7 (1.20%) HTTP
13 7 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (2.40%) MySQL
9 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.54%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.86%) Power BI
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.69%) QlikView
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.51%) OLTP
13 3 (0.51%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.06%) Selenium
4 11 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.72%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.54%) JIRA
7 7 (1.20%) MSBuild
7 7 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.20%) Subversion
7 7 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.03%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.86%) Capybara
10 4 (0.69%) Calabash
10 4 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.51%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.34%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.34%) MSI
12 2 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 73 (12.52%) Finance
2 42 (7.20%) Advertising
3 22 (3.77%) Retail
4 15 (2.57%) Legal
5 13 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.89%) Marketing
7 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.69%) Automotive
9 4 (0.69%) Billing
9 4 (0.69%) Law
9 4 (0.69%) Military
9 4 (0.69%) Publishing
10 3 (0.51%) Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
10 3 (0.51%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 106 (18.18%) Analyst
2 88 (15.09%) Developer
3 56 (9.61%) Support Analyst
4 51 (8.75%) Architect
4 51 (8.75%) Consultant
5 30 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (4.46%) Administrator
7 26 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 24 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 22 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
9 22 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
9 22 (3.77%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 20 (3.43%) Windows Support Analyst
11 19 (3.26%) IT Analyst
12 18 (3.09%) Active Directory Support
13 17 (2.92%) Active Directory Analyst
13 17 (2.92%) Active Directory Support Analyst
14 16 (2.74%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.98%) .NET
2 30 (5.15%) HTML
3 26 (4.46%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.60%) Middleware
5 19 (3.26%) CSS
5 19 (3.26%) jQuery
6 17 (2.92%) Web Services
6 17 (2.92%) XML
7 14 (2.40%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.23%) RESTful
9 12 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.06%) COM
9 12 (2.06%) Node.js
10 10 (1.72%) WPF
11 9 (1.54%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.37%) HTML5
13 7 (1.20%) JSON
13 7 (1.20%) SAML
14 6 (1.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.92%) Clustering
5 15 (2.57%) NHS
6 12 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.89%) PKI
8 10 (1.72%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.20%) CMDB
11 7 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.20%) Statistics
12 5 (0.86%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.86%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.86%) Video Editing
13 4 (0.69%) FMCG
13 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 216 (37.05%) Windows
2 74 (12.69%) Windows Server
3 60 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 49 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (5.83%) Linux
7 28 (4.80%) Windows 8
8 26 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.92%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.40%) Unix
11 12 (2.06%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.54%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.37%) Android
14 7 (1.20%) Solaris
14 7 (1.20%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.51%) AIX
17 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (12.35%) ITIL
2 64 (10.98%) CRM
3 63 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (8.40%) Project Management
7 45 (7.72%) Migration
8 32 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 27 (4.63%) Data Analysis
10 25 (4.29%) High Availability
10 25 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 24 (4.12%) Data Management
11 24 (4.12%) Incident Management
12 22 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.77%) MVC
13 21 (3.60%) Change Management
13 21 (3.60%) Problem Management
14 18 (3.09%) Scrum
14 18 (3.09%) TDD
15 17 (2.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (19.73%) SQL
2 46 (7.89%) C#
3 44 (7.55%) PowerShell
4 39 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.35%) Java
6 19 (3.26%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.57%) C
8 12 (2.06%) PHP
9 11 (1.89%) C++
9 11 (1.89%) VBA
10 9 (1.54%) Delphi
11 6 (1.03%) Python
12 5 (0.86%) Ruby
13 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.69%) VB
13 4 (0.69%) VBScript
14 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.34%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 45 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (7.55%) Degree
3 40 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.97%) MCSE
5 23 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.77%) CCNA
7 21 (3.60%) MCP
8 18 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 14 (2.40%) MCITP
10 12 (2.06%) MCSA
11 11 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.54%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.54%) CCA
13 8 (1.37%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.37%) MOS
14 7 (1.20%) CCSA
14 7 (1.20%) CISM
14 7 (1.20%) CISSP
15 6 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.63%) SLA
2 8 (1.37%) ISO 9000
2 8 (1.37%) QA
3 7 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.03%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.86%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) P3O
System Software
1 160 (27.44%) Active Directory
2 56 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.43%) XenApp
5 19 (3.26%) vSphere
6 12 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.54%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.03%) Terminal Server
8 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.86%) NDS
10 4 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.34%) Firmware
12 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.34%) Xen
12 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (7.38%) SCCM
2 14 (2.40%) WSUS
3 8 (1.37%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.69%) SCOM
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.51%) OpenView
7 3 (0.51%) Puppet
7 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Simpana
8 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (13.38%) VMware
2 70 (12.01%) Citrix
3 62 (10.63%) Oracle
4 38 (6.52%) Cisco
5 31 (5.32%) SAP
6 27 (4.63%) HP
7 17 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.74%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.23%) IBM
9 13 (2.23%) NetApp
10 12 (2.06%) Dell
10 12 (2.06%) Infor
11 9 (1.54%) Adobe
11 9 (1.54%) Borland
11 9 (1.54%) Embarcadero
11 9 (1.54%) EMC
12 8 (1.37%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.20%) Apple
14 6 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.03%) Symantec
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