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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 396 431 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.01% 13.82% 16.04%
As % of the Vendors category 30.37% 29.08% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 204 159
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £154 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 72
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.04 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
1304 1482 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.41% 47.53% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 736 453
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 93 132
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 0 106 £325 -5.45% 52
Hertfordshire 0 77 £425 +70.00% 71
Bedfordshire +2 71 £475 +18.75% 29
Essex -9 58 £278 -26.49% 28
Suffolk +8 55 £525 +71.42% 29
Norfolk +2 31 £238 +10.46% 12
East Anglia -2 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 337 (40.75%) Windows
2 241 (29.14%) Active Directory
3 219 (26.48%) MS Excel
4 189 (22.85%) MS Office
5 161 (19.47%) .NET
6 153 (18.50%) ITIL
7 149 (18.02%) SQL Server
8 144 (17.41%) SQL
9 115 (13.91%) Citrix
10 112 (13.54%) C#
11 104 (12.58%) Finance
12 102 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
13 98 (11.85%) VMware
14 95 (11.49%) SharePoint
15 88 (10.64%) Project Management
16 83 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 78 (9.43%) MS Exchange
18 75 (9.07%) E-Commerce
19 73 (8.83%) Cisco
20 72 (8.71%) Windows 7
21 69 (8.34%) Windows Server 2003
22 68 (8.22%) DNS
23 61 (7.38%) HP
24 60 (7.26%) Oracle
25 59 (7.13%) SCCM
26 56 (6.77%) DHCP
27 55 (6.65%) ASP.NET
28 54 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
29 53 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
30 52 (6.29%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 95 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 78 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 52 (6.29%) IIS
4 32 (3.87%) Lync
5 29 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (3.26%) IBM Notes
7 25 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (1.93%) Documentum
10 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.33%) CMS
13 9 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.60%) WorkSite
17 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
18 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 3 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 219 (26.48%) MS Excel
2 189 (22.85%) MS Office
3 32 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (3.87%) MS Project
4 22 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 24 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.85%) Tridion
6 5 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.12%) AWD
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.12%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.18%) Office 365
4 15 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.48%) PaaS
5 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.12%) Taleo
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.22%) DNS
2 56 (6.77%) DHCP
3 39 (4.72%) Firewall
4 33 (3.99%) SAN
5 26 (3.14%) WAN
6 25 (3.02%) LAN
7 19 (2.30%) Internet
8 18 (2.18%) Wireless
8 18 (2.18%) TCP/IP
8 18 (2.18%) VPN
8 18 (2.18%) FTP
9 14 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (1.57%) VoIP
11 12 (1.45%) LDAP
12 11 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.21%) Network Security
14 9 (1.09%) VLAN
15 7 (0.85%) Intranet
16 6 (0.73%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.18%) QlikView
9 13 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.45%) Snowflake Schema
11 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.09%) MS Access
12 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.97%) MySQL
14 7 (0.85%) Star Schema
15 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.73%) OLAP
16 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 31 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.93%) Selenium
2 16 (1.93%) SpecFlow
3 15 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.45%) WebDriver
5 9 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.60%) JIRA
8 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.36%) Subversion
9 3 (0.36%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.36%) AccuRev
9 3 (0.36%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.36%) Moq
10 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 104 (12.58%) Finance
2 33 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.39%) Retail
4 18 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.93%) Advertising
6 15 (1.81%) Legal
7 5 (0.60%) Publishing
7 5 (0.60%) Marketing
8 4 (0.48%) French Language
8 4 (0.48%) Local Government
9 2 (0.24%) Electronics
9 2 (0.24%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Law
9 2 (0.24%) Banking
9 2 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.12%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Back Office
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 232 (28.05%) Analyst
2 98 (11.85%) Architect
3 86 (10.40%) Developer
4 71 (8.59%) Service Analyst
5 70 (8.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 67 (8.10%) Support Analyst
7 51 (6.17%) Consultant
8 49 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 48 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
9 48 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (5.32%) Support Engineer
11 41 (4.96%) Project Manager
12 30 (3.63%) Desktop Support
13 28 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 27 (3.26%) IT Support
15 25 (3.02%) Web Engineer
16 24 (2.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 24 (2.90%) Administrator
17 22 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
18 20 (2.42%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (19.47%) .NET
2 55 (6.65%) ASP.NET
3 52 (6.29%) XML
3 52 (6.29%) .NET Framework
4 51 (6.17%) Web Services
5 36 (4.35%) HTML
6 29 (3.51%) jQuery
7 25 (3.02%) CSS
7 25 (3.02%) WCF
8 24 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (2.42%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (2.06%) J2EE
11 16 (1.93%) HTML5
12 15 (1.81%) ADO
12 15 (1.81%) SOAP
13 13 (1.57%) CSS3
14 11 (1.33%) ADO.NET
14 11 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (1.21%) WinForms
15 10 (1.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.63%) Blackberry
4 15 (1.81%) Clustering
5 14 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 14 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 14 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.57%) NHS
7 11 (1.33%) iPhone
7 11 (1.33%) iPad
8 10 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.97%) BYOD
9 8 (0.97%) Kindle
10 7 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.73%) Replication
12 5 (0.60%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.60%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.60%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 337 (40.75%) Windows
2 83 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (8.71%) Windows 7
4 69 (8.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (6.17%) Linux
7 35 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 25 (3.02%) Windows 8
9 22 (2.66%) UNIX
10 18 (2.18%) Android
11 17 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.21%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.85%) Debian
15 6 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.60%) CentOS
17 4 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.48%) VMS
17 4 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (18.50%) ITIL
2 102 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (10.64%) Project Management
4 75 (9.07%) E-Commerce
5 47 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (5.32%) Service Delivery
7 39 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (4.23%) Change Management
9 34 (4.11%) MVC
9 34 (4.11%) CRM
10 33 (3.99%) SOA
10 33 (3.99%) PRINCE2
10 33 (3.99%) Migration
11 30 (3.63%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.14%) ERP
13 24 (2.90%) Analytics
14 23 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
15 22 (2.66%) BDD
15 22 (2.66%) Scrum
15 22 (2.66%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.41%) SQL
2 112 (13.54%) C#
3 43 (5.20%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.47%) T-SQL
5 28 (3.39%) Java
6 26 (3.14%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.54%) VB
8 18 (2.18%) Ruby
9 16 (1.93%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.69%) VBA
11 11 (1.33%) VBScript
12 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.85%) C++
13 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.60%) Perl
13 5 (0.60%) Python
14 3 (0.36%) PHP
14 3 (0.36%) VB6
15 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (4.23%) MCP
2 35 (4.23%) Degree
3 26 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.14%) MCSE
4 16 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.09%) CCNA
6 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.73%) GIAC
8 6 (0.73%) CEH
8 6 (0.73%) CISMP
8 6 (0.73%) SSCP
8 6 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.60%) CCNP
9 5 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.20%) SLA
2 31 (3.75%) QA
3 9 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 241 (29.14%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.51%) XenApp
5 19 (2.30%) vSphere
6 15 (1.81%) XenServer
7 11 (1.33%) Terminal Server
7 11 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.48%) Dovecot
11 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.12%) Samba
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 59 (7.13%) SCCM
2 38 (4.59%) SCOM
3 10 (1.21%) WSUS
4 8 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.60%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.48%) Puppet
7 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.48%) OpenView
8 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.24%) WMI
9 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.24%) DameWare
Vendors
1 115 (13.91%) Citrix
2 98 (11.85%) VMware
3 73 (8.83%) Cisco
4 61 (7.38%) HP
5 60 (7.26%) Oracle
6 42 (5.08%) SAP
7 39 (4.72%) Symantec
8 31 (3.75%) McAfee
9 30 (3.63%) Lotus
10 22 (2.66%) Adobe
11 17 (2.06%) EMC
12 16 (1.93%) NetApp
13 14 (1.69%) Business Objects
13 14 (1.69%) Sophos
14 13 (1.57%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.57%) Kofax
14 13 (1.57%) Tableau
15 12 (1.45%) Remedy
16 11 (1.33%) Akamai
17 10 (1.21%) Dell
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