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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 372 388 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.85% 13.97% 14.02%
As % of the Vendors category 30.74% 27.87% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 214 189
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.89%
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
1210 1392 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.30% 50.13% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 765 687
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 113 115
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.37 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Hertfordshire 0 87 £375 +7.14% 30
Cambridgeshire +2 81 £375 +15.38% 38
Essex +2 70 £363 -3.33% 22
Suffolk -2 51 £425 -19.04% 13
Bedfordshire 0 49 £525 +35.04% 35
Norfolk +8 32 £375 +114.28% 5
East Anglia - 2 £375 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 258 (37.89%) Windows
2 233 (34.21%) MS Excel
3 174 (25.55%) Active Directory
4 147 (21.59%) MS Office
5 134 (19.68%) SQL Server
6 128 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (17.77%) ITIL
8 112 (16.45%) .NET
9 110 (16.15%) SQL
10 102 (14.98%) C#
11 99 (14.54%) Finance
12 94 (13.80%) Citrix
13 92 (13.51%) Windows 7
14 79 (11.60%) Windows Server
15 74 (10.87%) VMware
16 73 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (10.28%) CRM
18 65 (9.54%) Dynamics CRM
19 60 (8.81%) Project Management
20 59 (8.66%) SOAP
21 58 (8.52%) MS Exchange
21 58 (8.52%) SCCM
22 57 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
23 52 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (7.64%) Migration
24 50 (7.34%) SOA
24 50 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
25 46 (6.75%) SharePoint
25 46 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
25 46 (6.75%) Windows 8

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 58 (8.52%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.75%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.26%) IIS
4 19 (2.79%) CMS
5 17 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.35%) JBoss
7 15 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.47%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.32%) Confluence
11 9 (1.32%) IBM Domino
12 8 (1.17%) Tomcat
13 7 (1.03%) Apache
13 7 (1.03%) nginx
14 6 (0.88%) Node.js
14 6 (0.88%) SAS
15 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 233 (34.21%) MS Excel
2 147 (21.59%) MS Office
3 24 (3.52%) MS Project
4 22 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (3.08%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 65 (9.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.29%) Primavera
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) assyst
7 1 (0.15%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.15%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.02%) Office 365
2 30 (4.41%) SaaS
3 29 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.76%) PaaS
6 11 (1.62%) IaaS
7 10 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.47%) Force.com
7 10 (1.47%) Heroku
8 7 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.44%) Yammer
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.29%) GitHub
11 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.43%) DNS
2 33 (4.85%) LAN
3 31 (4.55%) SAN
3 31 (4.55%) WAN
4 30 (4.41%) Firewall
5 23 (3.38%) DHCP
6 22 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.62%) NAS
8 10 (1.47%) VLAN
8 10 (1.47%) Wireless
9 9 (1.32%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.32%) Network Security
10 8 (1.17%) Internet
10 8 (1.17%) VPN
11 7 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 6 (0.88%) Intranet
12 6 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.59%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.06%) MySQL
9 11 (1.62%) DB2
10 9 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.32%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.03%) OLAP
11 7 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
11 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.88%) MS Access
12 6 (0.88%) QlikView
13 5 (0.73%) Power BI
13 5 (0.73%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.06%) JIRA
2 14 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.32%) HP UFT
5 7 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (1.03%) VectorCAST
6 6 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.88%) Selenium
6 6 (0.88%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.88%) Subversion
7 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.59%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.44%) Capybara
8 3 (0.44%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.44%) WATIR
General
1 99 (14.54%) Finance
2 29 (4.26%) Advertising
3 28 (4.11%) Retail
4 22 (3.23%) Marketing
5 20 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.76%) Banking
8 8 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (0.88%) Billing
9 6 (0.88%) German Language
10 4 (0.59%) Back Office
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 4 (0.59%) Games
10 4 (0.59%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.29%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 134 (19.68%) Analyst
2 97 (14.24%) Developer
3 81 (11.89%) Architect
4 56 (8.22%) Consultant
5 54 (7.93%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 37 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 37 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.14%) Technical Architect
9 34 (4.99%) Service Analyst
10 31 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 30 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
13 25 (3.67%) Help Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.38%) Business Analyst
15 23 (3.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 23 (3.38%) Help Desk Support
15 23 (3.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 22 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (16.45%) .NET
2 59 (8.66%) SOAP
3 44 (6.46%) REST
4 36 (5.29%) ASP.NET
5 35 (5.14%) Middleware
6 34 (4.99%) HTML
7 31 (4.55%) Web Services
8 29 (4.26%) COM
9 28 (4.11%) .NET Framework
9 28 (4.11%) RESTful
9 28 (4.11%) WCF
10 27 (3.96%) XML
11 23 (3.38%) jQuery
12 21 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (2.20%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.20%) CSS
14 12 (1.76%) HTML5
14 12 (1.76%) WPF
15 11 (1.62%) Visualforce
16 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.64%) NHS
6 17 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.06%) Clustering
8 12 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.47%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.32%) User Experience
11 8 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.17%) EPoS
11 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.03%) CMDB
12 7 (1.03%) iPhone
13 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 258 (37.89%) Windows
2 92 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 79 (11.60%) Windows Server
4 50 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (6.75%) Windows 8
6 37 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.70%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.26%) Linux
9 24 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (3.08%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.64%) Unix
11 18 (2.64%) Windows 10
12 13 (1.91%) Android
13 8 (1.17%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.03%) VxWorks
14 7 (1.03%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (17.77%) ITIL
3 70 (10.28%) CRM
4 60 (8.81%) Project Management
5 52 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
5 52 (7.64%) Migration
6 50 (7.34%) SOA
7 40 (5.87%) Software Engineering
7 40 (5.87%) TDD
8 37 (5.43%) ETL
8 37 (5.43%) PRINCE2
8 37 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (5.29%) Scrum
10 35 (5.14%) Data Modelling
11 32 (4.70%) ERP
12 31 (4.55%) Service Delivery
13 30 (4.41%) E-Commerce
14 28 (4.11%) Microservices
15 27 (3.96%) Incident Management
15 27 (3.96%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 110 (16.15%) SQL
2 102 (14.98%) C#
3 35 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.70%) Java
5 31 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 28 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.62%) Apex Code
7 11 (1.62%) SOQL
8 9 (1.32%) Ruby
9 8 (1.17%) C++
10 7 (1.03%) Ada
10 7 (1.03%) C
10 7 (1.03%) Python
10 7 (1.03%) VBA
11 5 (0.73%) PHP
11 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.59%) Perl
12 4 (0.59%) X++
13 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.58%) ITIL Certification
4 35 (5.14%) Degree
5 34 (4.99%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.08%) MCSE
7 18 (2.64%) ISEB
8 14 (2.06%) MCP
9 12 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (1.47%) CCNA
10 10 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.47%) MCSA
11 9 (1.32%) MCITP
11 9 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.17%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.03%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.88%) APMP
14 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.55%) SLA
2 22 (3.23%) QA
3 10 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) ECSS
7 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.15%) GLP
7 1 (0.15%) GMP
7 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (25.55%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (1.76%) XenApp
5 10 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.03%) vSphere
8 5 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.73%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.59%) Docker
9 4 (0.59%) Xen
9 4 (0.59%) XenServer
10 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.29%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 58 (8.52%) SCCM
2 19 (2.79%) SCOM
3 12 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.32%) Puppet
5 8 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.73%) WSUS
8 4 (0.59%) Bacula
8 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.59%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.44%) Ansible
9 3 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.29%) Opsview
11 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 94 (13.80%) Citrix
2 74 (10.87%) VMware
3 41 (6.02%) Cisco
4 39 (5.73%) HP
5 34 (4.99%) Oracle
5 34 (4.99%) SAP
6 31 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 29 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.79%) Apple
9 17 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.50%) Symantec
10 15 (2.20%) NetApp
11 14 (2.06%) IBM
12 12 (1.76%) Infor
13 11 (1.62%) Lotus
13 11 (1.62%) Siebel
14 9 (1.32%) Cognos
15 8 (1.17%) Dell
16 7 (1.03%) Google
16 7 (1.03%) JD Edwards
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