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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 439 330 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.87% 13.86% 15.24%
As % of the Vendors category 31.16% 29.89% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 156 209
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
1409 1104 1476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.53% 46.37% 47.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 492 674
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £490 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 113 134
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +8 132 £313 -16.66% 50
Bedfordshire -3 94 £363 +3.57% 28
Hertfordshire -13 74 £300 -25.00% 43
Essex -2 57 £360 +10.76% 23
Suffolk -2 48 £400 - 21
Norfolk -3 33 £275 -15.38% 20
East Anglia - 2 £570 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 358 (42.87%) Windows
2 263 (31.50%) MS Excel
3 237 (28.38%) .NET
4 224 (26.83%) SQL
5 199 (23.83%) Active Directory
6 189 (22.63%) SQL Server
7 164 (19.64%) C#
8 139 (16.65%) MS Office
9 111 (13.29%) MS Exchange
9 111 (13.29%) Windows 7
10 101 (12.10%) Finance
11 95 (11.38%) ITIL
12 85 (10.18%) Visual Studio
12 85 (10.18%) DNS
13 83 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 82 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 80 (9.58%) HTML
15 80 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 79 (9.46%) VMware
17 78 (9.34%) ASP.NET
17 78 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
18 77 (9.22%) Citrix
18 77 (9.22%) SharePoint
19 75 (8.98%) Oracle
19 75 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
19 75 (8.98%) .NET Framework
20 72 (8.62%) CRM
21 70 (8.38%) Web Services
22 69 (8.26%) Migration
23 68 (8.14%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 111 (13.29%) MS Exchange
2 77 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 49 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (5.03%) IIS
5 31 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.68%) Apache
9 14 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.56%) Lync
10 13 (1.56%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.96%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.84%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
16 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
16 5 (0.60%) JOnAS
17 4 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 263 (31.50%) MS Excel
2 139 (16.65%) MS Office
3 37 (4.43%) MS Project
4 36 (4.31%) MS Visio
5 23 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (7.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.84%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.24%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.80%) Office 365
3 8 (0.96%) SaaS
3 8 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (10.18%) DNS
2 68 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 66 (7.90%) DHCP
4 55 (6.59%) Firewall
5 45 (5.39%) LAN
6 44 (5.27%) SAN
7 42 (5.03%) WAN
8 25 (2.99%) VPN
9 19 (2.28%) Internet
10 15 (1.80%) VLAN
11 14 (1.68%) NetScaler
11 14 (1.68%) Network Security
12 13 (1.56%) FTP
12 13 (1.56%) SMTP
13 11 (1.32%) MPLS
14 10 (1.20%) Ethernet
15 9 (1.08%) Intranet
16 8 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
17 7 (0.84%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (4.31%) SSDT
6 35 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (2.40%) MySQL
9 19 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.32%) DTS
12 9 (1.08%) Data Mart
13 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (0.96%) MS Access
14 7 (0.84%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.72%) Ingres
16 5 (0.60%) QlikView
17 4 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 85 (10.18%) Visual Studio
2 78 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (6.11%) Git (software)
4 43 (5.15%) TeamCity
5 37 (4.43%) MSBuild
6 35 (4.19%) Artifactory
6 35 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (4.07%) NuGet
8 33 (3.95%) Maven
8 33 (3.95%) Gradle
9 12 (1.44%) JIRA
10 8 (0.96%) MSI
11 6 (0.72%) Selenium
12 5 (0.60%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.48%) Subversion
13 4 (0.48%) WiX
14 3 (0.36%) VisualVM
14 3 (0.36%) AdminStudio
15 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
15 2 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 101 (12.10%) Finance
2 31 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.87%) Advertising
4 17 (2.04%) Retail
5 14 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.44%) Publishing
7 10 (1.20%) Legal
8 9 (1.08%) Back Office
9 6 (0.72%) Marketing
10 4 (0.48%) Law
10 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.48%) Banking
10 4 (0.48%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 221 (26.47%) Developer
2 136 (16.29%) Analyst
3 66 (7.90%) Support Engineer
4 55 (6.59%) .NET Developer
5 51 (6.11%) Consultant
6 42 (5.03%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (4.55%) Service Analyst
9 36 (4.31%) CRM Developer
9 36 (4.31%) Architect
9 36 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 35 (4.19%) Support Analyst
11 34 (4.07%) Build Engineer
12 33 (3.95%) Release Engineer
12 33 (3.95%) Build and Release Engineer
13 32 (3.83%) C# Developer
14 31 (3.71%) Business Analyst
15 29 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 29 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
16 27 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (28.38%) .NET
2 80 (9.58%) HTML
3 78 (9.34%) ASP.NET
4 75 (8.98%) .NET Framework
5 70 (8.38%) Web Services
6 67 (8.02%) CSS
7 59 (7.07%) XML
8 47 (5.63%) jQuery
8 47 (5.63%) WCF
9 31 (3.71%) HTML5
10 29 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (2.87%) SOAP
12 23 (2.75%) Ajax
12 23 (2.75%) CSS3
13 20 (2.40%) Silverlight
14 17 (2.04%) Reactive Extensions
14 17 (2.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 15 (1.80%) JSON
15 15 (1.80%) LINQ
15 15 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.19%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.16%) Replication
3 16 (1.92%) NHS
4 13 (1.56%) Open Source
4 13 (1.56%) Clustering
5 12 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.32%) iPhone
7 10 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.08%) PKI
8 9 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 8 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.84%) Informatics
10 7 (0.84%) EqualLogic
10 7 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.72%) Kindle
11 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.60%) FMCG
12 5 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 358 (42.87%) Windows
2 111 (13.29%) Windows 7
3 82 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (6.59%) Windows XP
6 43 (5.15%) Linux
7 36 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.11%) UNIX
10 19 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.32%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.60%) Android
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.36%) CentOS
14 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.36%) Solaris
15 2 (0.24%) AIX
15 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (11.38%) ITIL
2 75 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (8.62%) CRM
4 69 (8.26%) Migration
5 68 (8.14%) Project Management
6 65 (7.78%) Configuration Management
7 59 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (6.59%) TDD
9 53 (6.35%) MVC
10 47 (5.63%) PRINCE2
11 43 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (4.79%) Automated Testing
13 38 (4.55%) Release Management
13 38 (4.55%) E-Commerce
13 38 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (4.31%) Workflow
15 35 (4.19%) Automation Testing
16 32 (3.83%) Project Planning
17 31 (3.71%) Incident Management
18 29 (3.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 224 (26.83%) SQL
2 164 (19.64%) C#
3 52 (6.23%) PowerShell
4 49 (5.87%) JavaScript
5 45 (5.39%) T-SQL
6 35 (4.19%) VB
7 34 (4.07%) Java
8 23 (2.75%) PHP
9 22 (2.63%) Perl
10 16 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.80%) VBScript
11 15 (1.80%) VB6
12 14 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.56%) Tcl
14 12 (1.44%) VBA
15 10 (1.20%) XAML
16 9 (1.08%) ABAP
17 6 (0.72%) C
17 6 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.79%) MCSE
4 38 (4.55%) MCITP
4 38 (4.55%) Degree
5 30 (3.59%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.40%) MCP
7 18 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.44%) CCNP
9 12 (1.44%) MCTS
10 9 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.08%) CCNA
10 9 (1.08%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.96%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.84%) MCSA
13 6 (0.72%) CCSA
13 6 (0.72%) ISEB
13 6 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.11%) QA
2 22 (2.63%) SLA
3 6 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 199 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.23%) vSphere
5 12 (1.44%) Terminal Services
5 12 (1.44%) XenApp
6 11 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.60%) XenServer
8 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.60%) UAG
9 4 (0.48%) KVM
9 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.36%) vCloud
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (7.54%) SCCM
2 42 (5.03%) SCOM
3 15 (1.80%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.56%) OpenSSO
5 9 (1.08%) WSUS
6 8 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.96%) Puppet
6 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.48%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.36%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.36%) Opsview
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 79 (9.46%) VMware
2 77 (9.22%) Citrix
3 75 (8.98%) Oracle
4 61 (7.31%) Cisco
5 45 (5.39%) HP
6 37 (4.43%) Red Gate
7 32 (3.83%) SAP
8 28 (3.35%) Symantec
9 21 (2.51%) Dell
10 18 (2.16%) McAfee
11 16 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.92%) IBM
12 15 (1.80%) EMC
13 14 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.56%) NetApp
14 13 (1.56%) Lotus
15 11 (1.32%) Adobe
16 9 (1.08%) Remedy
16 9 (1.08%) Avaya
17 8 (0.96%) Altiris
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