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 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 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 284 367 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.59% 14.08% 15.96%
As % of the Vendors category 25.70% 30.16% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 190 302
Median daily rate £350 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.95 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £10.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.69 £47.82 £37.50
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1105 1217 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.98% 46.68% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 647 842
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 121
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £37.50
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 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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 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
Essex +4 74 £338 +17.39% 15
Cambridgeshire -7 56 £325 -13.33% 31
Hertfordshire -8 52 £375 -1.31% 44
Suffolk 0 38 £388 +10.55% 11
Norfolk +9 31 £188 -31.81% 5
Bedfordshire -6 30 £388 -11.42% 10
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 250 (37.82%) Windows
2 221 (33.43%) MS Excel
3 192 (29.05%) Active Directory
4 178 (26.93%) MS Office
5 170 (25.72%) SQL Server
6 129 (19.52%) SQL
7 94 (14.22%) ITIL
8 92 (13.92%) Citrix
9 88 (13.31%) VMware
10 86 (13.01%) Windows Server
11 85 (12.86%) Finance
12 77 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
13 74 (11.20%) Office 365
14 70 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
15 69 (10.44%) SharePoint
16 68 (10.29%) Windows 7
17 67 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (9.83%) Oracle
18 65 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
19 63 (9.53%) CRM
20 61 (9.23%) Cisco
21 60 (9.08%) .NET
22 59 (8.93%) C#
22 59 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 58 (8.77%) SCCM
24 56 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
25 55 (8.32%) Project Management
26 54 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
26 54 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
27 53 (8.02%) Migration

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 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 47 (7.11%) MS Exchange
3 43 (6.51%) IIS
4 28 (4.24%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.51%) Apache
7 10 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.06%) CMS
9 7 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 221 (33.43%) MS Excel
2 178 (26.93%) MS Office
3 36 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (5.14%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (3.63%) MS Project
6 16 (2.42%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.30%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.30%) Windchill
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 56 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.76%) assyst
4 5 (0.76%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.30%) Unica
6 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Lawson
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Primavera
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 74 (11.20%) Office 365
2 54 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.57%) Yammer
5 16 (2.42%) SaaS
6 7 (1.06%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.76%) IaaS
8 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.45%) GitHub
9 3 (0.45%) PaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) iTunes
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) G Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.96%) Firewall
2 45 (6.81%) WAN
3 44 (6.66%) Internet
4 43 (6.51%) LAN
5 35 (5.30%) DNS
6 27 (4.08%) DHCP
7 22 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 21 (3.18%) WLAN
9 20 (3.03%) SAN
10 15 (2.27%) NetScaler
11 13 (1.97%) VPN
12 12 (1.82%) Wireless
13 10 (1.51%) LDAP
13 10 (1.51%) NAS
13 10 (1.51%) Network Security
13 10 (1.51%) VoIP
14 8 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.06%) FTP
16 6 (0.91%) MPLS
16 6 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (2.42%) MySQL
10 8 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.06%) Power BI
11 7 (1.06%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.76%) QlikView
13 5 (0.76%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.66%) Selenium
4 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.06%) MSBuild
5 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.91%) JIRA
7 5 (0.76%) Subversion
8 4 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.45%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.45%) Xcode
10 2 (0.30%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.30%) MSI
10 2 (0.30%) NUnit
10 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (12.86%) Finance
2 50 (7.56%) Advertising
3 29 (4.39%) Retail
4 15 (2.27%) Marketing
5 14 (2.12%) Legal
6 13 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.36%) Automotive
8 8 (1.21%) Billing
9 6 (0.91%) Front Office
10 5 (0.76%) Local Government
10 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.76%) Publishing
11 4 (0.61%) Back Office
11 4 (0.61%) Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Military
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.45%) French Language
12 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (20.12%) Analyst
2 86 (13.01%) Developer
3 69 (10.44%) Support Analyst
4 57 (8.62%) Architect
5 56 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (7.41%) Consultant
7 32 (4.84%) Administrator
8 30 (4.54%) Help Desk Analyst
8 30 (4.54%) Help Desk Support
8 30 (4.54%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 30 (4.54%) Project Manager
8 30 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.54%) Windows Support Analyst
9 27 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 27 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 26 (3.93%) Active Directory Support
10 26 (3.93%) Citrix Analyst
11 25 (3.78%) Active Directory Analyst
11 25 (3.78%) Active Directory Support Analyst
12 24 (3.63%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.08%) .NET
2 32 (4.84%) HTML
3 29 (4.39%) Web Services
4 28 (4.24%) ASP.NET
5 23 (3.48%) Middleware
6 22 (3.33%) XML
7 21 (3.18%) CSS
8 16 (2.42%) COM
8 16 (2.42%) jQuery
9 13 (1.97%) RESTful
10 11 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.21%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.21%) JSON
11 8 (1.21%) MDX
11 8 (1.21%) WPF
12 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.06%) J2EE
12 7 (1.06%) SAML
13 6 (0.91%) HTML5
14 5 (0.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.78%) NHS
4 17 (2.57%) Clustering
5 13 (1.97%) PKI
6 11 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.36%) CMDB
9 7 (1.06%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.91%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.91%) Statistics
11 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.76%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.61%) iPad
12 4 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 250 (37.82%) Windows
2 86 (13.01%) Windows Server
3 68 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 54 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (5.75%) Windows 8
7 35 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (4.99%) Linux
9 20 (3.03%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.97%) Unix
11 12 (1.82%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.51%) Solaris
13 7 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.91%) Android
14 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.45%) AIX
16 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.22%) ITIL
2 77 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
3 67 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (9.53%) CRM
5 55 (8.32%) Project Management
6 53 (8.02%) Migration
7 48 (7.26%) Data Analysis
8 47 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (5.45%) PRINCE2
10 34 (5.14%) Incident Management
11 32 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
12 30 (4.54%) Data Management
13 29 (4.39%) Change Management
14 25 (3.78%) ERP
15 24 (3.63%) ETL
16 23 (3.48%) Scrum
17 22 (3.33%) Problem Management
18 21 (3.18%) High Availability
19 19 (2.87%) Document Management
20 18 (2.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 129 (19.52%) SQL
2 59 (8.93%) C#
3 42 (6.35%) PowerShell
4 32 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 29 (4.39%) T-SQL
6 27 (4.08%) Java
7 21 (3.18%) C
8 14 (2.12%) C++
9 12 (1.82%) VBA
10 7 (1.06%) Delphi
10 7 (1.06%) PHP
11 6 (0.91%) VB
12 5 (0.76%) Python
12 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.61%) Perl
13 4 (0.61%) VBScript
14 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.45%) X++
15 2 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.72%) Degree
3 44 (6.66%) Security Cleared
4 39 (5.90%) MCSE
5 38 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.60%) CCNA
7 30 (4.54%) MCP
8 26 (3.93%) SC Cleared
9 21 (3.18%) Citrix Certification
9 21 (3.18%) MCITP
10 19 (2.87%) CCA
11 13 (1.97%) MCSA
12 10 (1.51%) MOS
13 9 (1.36%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.21%) CCNP
14 8 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.91%) CCSA
15 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.48%) SLA
2 9 (1.36%) ISO 9000
3 8 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.91%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.76%) QA
7 3 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.30%) P3O
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) FISMA
9 1 (0.15%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (29.05%) Active Directory
2 59 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.39%) XenApp
5 20 (3.03%) vSphere
6 12 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.51%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.76%) NDS
9 5 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.61%) Firmware
11 3 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (8.77%) SCCM
2 16 (2.42%) WSUS
3 11 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.51%) SCOM
5 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.91%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.76%) Puppet
8 4 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.45%) OpenView
9 3 (0.45%) Simpana
9 3 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.30%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (13.92%) Citrix
2 88 (13.31%) VMware
3 65 (9.83%) Oracle
4 61 (9.23%) Cisco
5 38 (5.75%) SAP
6 36 (5.45%) HP
7 22 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.72%) NetApp
10 17 (2.57%) Infor
11 15 (2.27%) Dell
12 12 (1.82%) IBM
13 10 (1.51%) Adobe
13 10 (1.51%) Apple
13 10 (1.51%) Intel Security
14 7 (1.06%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.06%) Akamai
14 7 (1.06%) Borland
14 7 (1.06%) Embarcadero
14 7 (1.06%) JD Edwards
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