The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 432 360 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.70% 15.99% 14.72%
As % of the Vendors category 28.74% 36.29% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 155 224
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £190 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 70 54
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.09 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £37.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1503 992 1378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.67% 44.05% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 455 626
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 131 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 111 £250 -28.57% 51
Cambridgeshire -3 108 £350 +16.66% 61
Essex -4 105 £375 +50.00% 19
Bedfordshire -5 56 £400 +23.07% 40
Suffolk -2 33 £325 -7.14% 13
Norfolk -1 29 £215 -12.24% 16
East Anglia -1 4 £225 -16.66% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 314 (42.61%) Windows
2 252 (34.19%) MS Excel
3 182 (24.69%) MS Office
4 174 (23.61%) SQL Server
5 170 (23.07%) SQL
6 169 (22.93%) .NET
7 150 (20.35%) Active Directory
8 133 (18.05%) C#
9 97 (13.16%) Windows 7
10 85 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 83 (11.26%) Citrix
11 83 (11.26%) ITIL
12 79 (10.72%) Finance
12 79 (10.72%) VMware
13 78 (10.58%) MS Exchange
14 75 (10.18%) Windows XP
15 74 (10.04%) ASP.NET
16 72 (9.77%) HTML
17 71 (9.63%) SharePoint
18 67 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 63 (8.55%) Cisco
20 62 (8.41%) JavaScript
20 62 (8.41%) XML
20 62 (8.41%) Project Management
21 59 (8.01%) CRM
22 58 (7.87%) Migration
23 57 (7.73%) MCSE
24 55 (7.46%) Oracle
25 54 (7.33%) CSS
26 53 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.63%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.39%) IIS
5 22 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 22 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.63%) Lync
9 12 (1.63%) Apache
10 11 (1.49%) JOnAS
11 7 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.41%) CMS
14 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.41%) SAS
14 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 252 (34.19%) MS Excel
2 182 (24.69%) MS Office
3 35 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.71%) MS Project
5 15 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.41%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.27%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.27%) DOC1
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) FastStats
9 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) Tridion
4 2 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.49%) Office 365
2 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.65%) DNS
2 42 (5.70%) Firewall
3 34 (4.61%) DHCP
3 34 (4.61%) LAN
4 31 (4.21%) WAN
4 31 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.21%) SAN
5 21 (2.85%) VPN
6 20 (2.71%) NetScaler
7 14 (1.90%) Internet
8 13 (1.76%) Intranet
9 11 (1.49%) VLAN
10 7 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.81%) Broadband
12 5 (0.68%) ADSL
12 5 (0.68%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.54%) Network Security
13 4 (0.54%) VoIP
13 4 (0.54%) SSL
13 4 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.85%) MySQL
8 14 (1.90%) MS Access
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.09%) DTS
11 8 (1.09%) Ingres
12 7 (0.95%) SSDT
13 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 51 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 42 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.22%) JIRA
5 9 (1.22%) MSBuild
6 7 (0.95%) Subversion
6 7 (0.95%) Maven
6 7 (0.95%) MSI
6 7 (0.95%) NuGet
6 7 (0.95%) Gradle
6 7 (0.95%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.68%) Selenium
9 3 (0.41%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.41%) NUnit
9 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.41%) MSTest
9 3 (0.41%) Moq
General
1 79 (10.72%) Finance
2 26 (3.53%) Retail
3 17 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.49%) Advertising
5 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.22%) Legal
7 8 (1.09%) Marketing
7 8 (1.09%) Back Office
8 7 (0.95%) Banking
8 7 (0.95%) Publishing
8 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.81%) Electronics
10 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.54%) Law
11 4 (0.54%) Billing
12 3 (0.41%) Local Government
12 3 (0.41%) Military
12 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 161 (21.85%) Developer
2 155 (21.03%) Analyst
3 68 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 56 (7.60%) .NET Developer
5 42 (5.70%) Business Analyst
6 41 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 40 (5.43%) Consultant
8 38 (5.16%) Service Analyst
8 38 (5.16%) Architect
9 37 (5.02%) Project Manager
10 35 (4.75%) Administrator
10 35 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (4.48%) C# Developer
12 31 (4.21%) IT Support
12 31 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (3.53%) Desktop Support
15 23 (3.12%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
17 20 (2.71%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (22.93%) .NET
2 74 (10.04%) ASP.NET
3 72 (9.77%) HTML
4 62 (8.41%) XML
5 54 (7.33%) CSS
6 51 (6.92%) Web Services
7 38 (5.16%) .NET Framework
8 31 (4.21%) jQuery
8 31 (4.21%) WCF
9 23 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (2.85%) SOAP
10 21 (2.85%) XSLT
11 20 (2.71%) Ajax
12 18 (2.44%) Silverlight
13 15 (2.04%) WPF
14 14 (1.90%) HTML5
14 14 (1.90%) J2EE
15 12 (1.63%) JSON
16 11 (1.49%) LINQ
17 9 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.21%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.44%) NHS
3 17 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.17%) Clustering
5 10 (1.36%) iPhone
5 10 (1.36%) Open Source
5 10 (1.36%) N-Tier
6 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.81%) AS400
8 5 (0.68%) W3C
8 5 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.68%) Informatics
8 5 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.68%) PKI
9 4 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.54%) iSeries
9 4 (0.54%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.54%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 314 (42.61%) Windows
2 97 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 75 (10.18%) Windows XP
4 67 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (4.88%) Linux
7 25 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.39%) UNIX
8 23 (3.12%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.22%) Solaris
11 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.81%) AIX
13 4 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.27%) Android
15 2 (0.27%) CentOS
15 2 (0.27%) VMS
15 2 (0.27%) Debian
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (11.26%) ITIL
2 62 (8.41%) Project Management
3 59 (8.01%) CRM
4 58 (7.87%) Migration
5 46 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (5.83%) TDD
7 41 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (5.43%) MVC
9 35 (4.75%) PRINCE2
10 31 (4.21%) OO
11 27 (3.66%) Incident Management
11 27 (3.66%) ERP
12 25 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (3.26%) Scrum
13 24 (3.26%) SOA
14 23 (3.12%) Configuration Management
15 22 (2.99%) Workflow
15 22 (2.99%) Change Management
16 20 (2.71%) Service Delivery
17 19 (2.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (23.07%) SQL
2 133 (18.05%) C#
3 62 (8.41%) JavaScript
4 35 (4.75%) T-SQL
5 31 (4.21%) VB
6 26 (3.53%) Java
7 24 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 20 (2.71%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.44%) VB6
10 16 (2.17%) VBScript
11 14 (1.90%) PHP
12 13 (1.76%) VBA
13 10 (1.36%) XAML
14 9 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.81%) Python
15 6 (0.81%) Perl
16 5 (0.68%) Ruby
17 4 (0.54%) C
18 3 (0.41%) Tcl
18 3 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 85 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (7.73%) MCSE
3 32 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.07%) MCP
4 30 (4.07%) Degree
5 23 (3.12%) MCITP
5 23 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.85%) CCNA
7 17 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.17%) A+ Certification
9 12 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.36%) MCTS
11 9 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.09%) CCA
13 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.81%) CCAA
14 6 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.81%) CCNP
15 4 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.07%) SLA
2 17 (2.31%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) WAI
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.53%) XenApp
4 21 (2.85%) vSphere
5 20 (2.71%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.68%) UAG
9 5 (0.68%) XenServer
9 5 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.14%) Snort
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (4.88%) SCCM
2 24 (3.26%) SCOM
3 9 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 7 (0.95%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.81%) WSUS
6 5 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.54%) Puppet
7 4 (0.54%) Foglight
8 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.41%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.27%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.14%) MIIS
Vendors
1 83 (11.26%) Citrix
2 79 (10.72%) VMware
3 63 (8.55%) Cisco
4 55 (7.46%) Oracle
5 27 (3.66%) HP
6 26 (3.53%) McAfee
7 22 (2.99%) Lotus
8 21 (2.85%) Symantec
9 20 (2.71%) NetApp
10 17 (2.31%) Dell
11 16 (2.17%) IBM
12 14 (1.90%) Altiris
13 13 (1.76%) SAP
13 13 (1.76%) EMC
14 12 (1.63%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.22%) Adobe
16 8 (1.09%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.09%) Remedy
17 7 (0.95%) BMC
17 7 (0.95%) Red Gate
Essex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 - 90 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Norwich
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Ipswich
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Annapurna
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Norwich
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £600 - £601 per day
Posted: 20 days ago