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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 428 431 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.69% 14.24% 13.80%
As % of the Vendors category 28.86% 31.64% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 234 158
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 46 58
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £11.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.48 £35.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
1483 1362 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.44% 45.01% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 730 493
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 122
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +1.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Hertfordshire +5 108 £350 +16.66% 55
Cambridgeshire -5 104 £350 +7.69% 42
Essex -2 78 £375 - 25
Bedfordshire +4 59 £300 -14.28% 28
Suffolk +5 44 £438 +18.64% 17
Norfolk +1 40 £300 +11.11% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 325 (39.11%) Windows
2 249 (29.96%) Active Directory
3 234 (28.16%) MS Excel
4 198 (23.83%) MS Office
5 170 (20.46%) SQL Server
6 154 (18.53%) SQL
7 143 (17.21%) ITIL
8 130 (15.64%) .NET
9 127 (15.28%) Citrix
10 119 (14.32%) Finance
11 117 (14.08%) SharePoint
12 115 (13.84%) VMware
13 110 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 105 (12.64%) C#
15 90 (10.83%) MS Exchange
16 87 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 85 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 85 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (9.15%) Cisco
18 76 (9.15%) DNS
18 76 (9.15%) SCCM
18 76 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (9.03%) Windows 7
20 70 (8.42%) Project Management
21 69 (8.30%) Migration
22 64 (7.70%) DHCP
22 64 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
23 62 (7.46%) SAN
24 61 (7.34%) Degree
25 58 (6.98%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 117 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 90 (10.83%) MS Exchange
3 48 (5.78%) Lync
4 37 (4.45%) IIS
5 31 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 19 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (2.05%) IBM Notes
9 17 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.81%) Documentum
12 13 (1.56%) CMS
12 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.48%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.36%) Node.js
15 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 234 (28.16%) MS Excel
2 198 (23.83%) MS Office
3 37 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.53%) MS Project
6 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.24%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 36 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.96%) Tridion
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.24%) Agresso
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.12%) AWD
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.12%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.38%) Office 365
2 33 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.24%) PaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.24%) IaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.15%) DNS
2 64 (7.70%) DHCP
3 62 (7.46%) SAN
4 38 (4.57%) Firewall
5 30 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.53%) LAN
6 21 (2.53%) WAN
7 19 (2.29%) VLAN
8 18 (2.17%) VPN
8 18 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (2.05%) Skype
9 17 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (1.93%) VoIP
11 15 (1.81%) LDAP
12 14 (1.68%) Internet
13 8 (0.96%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.84%) IP Telephony
15 6 (0.72%) OSPF
15 6 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 49 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.44%) MySQL
9 10 (1.20%) QlikView
9 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.72%) OLAP
11 6 (0.72%) DTS
11 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.60%) FileMaker
12 5 (0.60%) Big Data
12 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.08%) Selenium
4 8 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.72%) JIRA
5 6 (0.72%) SpecFlow
5 6 (0.72%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.36%) MSI
7 3 (0.36%) Subversion
7 3 (0.36%) AccuRev
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.24%) NUnit
8 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 119 (14.32%) Finance
2 36 (4.33%) Retail
3 28 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.56%) Advertising
6 8 (0.96%) Legal
6 8 (0.96%) Marketing
7 7 (0.84%) Local Government
7 7 (0.84%) Publishing
8 5 (0.60%) Banking
9 4 (0.48%) Law
9 4 (0.48%) French Language
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 210 (25.27%) Analyst
2 105 (12.64%) Developer
3 71 (8.54%) Architect
4 65 (7.82%) Service Analyst
5 64 (7.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 59 (7.10%) Support Analyst
7 56 (6.74%) Consultant
8 52 (6.26%) Project Manager
9 48 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 40 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
11 32 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.85%) Business Analyst
12 31 (3.73%) Desktop Support
13 29 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
13 29 (3.49%) Administrator
14 27 (3.25%) IT Support
15 22 (2.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 22 (2.65%) .NET Developer
16 19 (2.29%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (15.64%) .NET
2 50 (6.02%) XML
3 47 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 32 (3.85%) Web Services
5 31 (3.73%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.25%) WCF
7 22 (2.65%) HTML
8 21 (2.53%) CSS
8 21 (2.53%) jQuery
9 19 (2.29%) SOAP
10 15 (1.81%) ADO
10 15 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (1.44%) J2EE
13 7 (0.84%) LINQ
13 7 (0.84%) Ajax
13 7 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (0.84%) REST
14 6 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 15 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.56%) Clustering
7 11 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.20%) iPhone
9 9 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.08%) Replication
9 9 (1.08%) PKI
9 9 (1.08%) NHS
10 8 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 8 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.96%) iPad
10 8 (0.96%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.84%) Kindle
11 7 (0.84%) Statistics
12 5 (0.60%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 325 (39.11%) Windows
2 87 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (9.03%) Windows 7
6 49 (5.90%) Linux
7 42 (5.05%) Windows XP
8 28 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.25%) Android
10 12 (1.44%) Debian
10 12 (1.44%) UNIX
11 11 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.36%) Solaris
16 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (17.21%) ITIL
2 85 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (8.42%) Project Management
4 69 (8.30%) Migration
5 54 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (5.78%) CRM
6 48 (5.78%) Change Management
7 40 (4.81%) Service Delivery
8 39 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (4.21%) Incident Management
9 35 (4.21%) PRINCE2
10 30 (3.61%) Information Security
11 28 (3.37%) Scrum
12 26 (3.13%) E-Commerce
13 24 (2.89%) Asset Management
14 23 (2.77%) Document Management
14 23 (2.77%) Data Modelling
14 23 (2.77%) SOA
15 22 (2.65%) Process Management
15 22 (2.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 154 (18.53%) SQL
2 105 (12.64%) C#
3 45 (5.42%) PowerShell
4 29 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 29 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 23 (2.77%) VB
5 23 (2.77%) Java
6 13 (1.56%) VBA
7 12 (1.44%) C++
8 10 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 8 (0.96%) PHP
10 6 (0.72%) Perl
10 6 (0.72%) Ruby
11 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.48%) C
12 4 (0.48%) Python
13 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.36%) XMLA
14 2 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 110 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (7.34%) Degree
3 49 (5.90%) MCSE
4 38 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.49%) MCP
6 28 (3.37%) SC Cleared
7 23 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.17%) CCNA
8 18 (2.17%) MCITP
9 14 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.20%) MCSA
12 9 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.96%) GIAC
14 7 (0.84%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.84%) CEH
14 7 (0.84%) SSCP
15 6 (0.72%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.66%) SLA
2 12 (1.44%) QA
3 10 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 249 (29.96%) Active Directory
2 64 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.61%) XenApp
5 23 (2.77%) vSphere
6 22 (2.65%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.93%) Terminal Server
8 13 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.56%) XenServer
9 7 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.84%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.48%) Xen
11 3 (0.36%) Firmware
11 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.24%) UAG
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 76 (9.15%) SCCM
2 41 (4.93%) SCOM
3 15 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.08%) WSUS
5 9 (1.08%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.84%) Puppet
7 5 (0.60%) SCSM
8 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.24%) DameWare
9 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.24%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 127 (15.28%) Citrix
2 115 (13.84%) VMware
3 76 (9.15%) Cisco
4 56 (6.74%) Oracle
5 54 (6.50%) HP
6 46 (5.54%) Symantec
7 29 (3.49%) SAP
8 28 (3.37%) Dell
9 26 (3.13%) EMC
10 23 (2.77%) Adobe
11 18 (2.17%) McAfee
12 17 (2.05%) Lotus
13 14 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.68%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.56%) Apple
14 13 (1.56%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.56%) Kofax
15 12 (1.44%) Sophos
15 12 (1.44%) Cognos
16 11 (1.32%) Remedy
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Rate: From £25,050 to £29,937 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £160 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £150 - £165 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - 195 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago