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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 360 363 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.80% 12.85% 13.78%
As % of the Vendors category 29.98% 28.67% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 196 266
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 33
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.76
UK excluding London median 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
1201 1266 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.38% 44.80% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 673 793
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 113 139
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.53 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% -10.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Essex +8 99 £325 +8.33% 15
Hertfordshire -1 85 £388 -1.27% 40
Cambridgeshire +9 67 £400 +16.78% 40
Suffolk +2 45 £405 +1.50% 17
Bedfordshire -4 39 £330 +1.53% 17
Norfolk -4 27 £175 -38.59% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 280 (38.73%) Windows
2 252 (34.85%) MS Excel
3 213 (29.46%) Active Directory
4 206 (28.49%) MS Office
5 173 (23.93%) SQL Server
6 134 (18.53%) SQL
7 117 (16.18%) ITIL
8 113 (15.63%) Citrix
9 99 (13.69%) Windows Server
10 98 (13.55%) Finance
10 98 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (13.42%) VMware
12 81 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
13 80 (11.07%) Windows 7
14 78 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
15 73 (10.10%) .NET
16 72 (9.96%) C#
17 71 (9.82%) CRM
18 68 (9.41%) SharePoint
19 67 (9.27%) Cisco
19 67 (9.27%) SCCM
20 66 (9.13%) Project Management
21 65 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
21 65 (8.99%) Oracle
21 65 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (8.85%) Dynamics CRM
22 64 (8.85%) Office 365
23 53 (7.33%) IIS
24 52 (7.19%) WAN
24 52 (7.19%) Degree

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 68 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 53 (7.33%) IIS
3 50 (6.92%) MS Exchange
4 32 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
5 27 (3.73%) Skype for Business
6 25 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.49%) CMS
8 10 (1.38%) Apache
9 9 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.55%) JBoss
12 4 (0.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 252 (34.85%) MS Excel
2 206 (28.49%) MS Office
3 37 (5.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (3.73%) MS Project
5 26 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (2.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.28%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 64 (8.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.38%) assyst
4 9 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.69%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.28%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.14%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.14%) Lawson
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.85%) Office 365
2 48 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (2.90%) SaaS
5 15 (2.07%) Yammer
6 7 (0.97%) CloudFront
6 7 (0.97%) IaaS
7 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.69%) PaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Force.com
9 2 (0.28%) Heroku
9 2 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.28%) iTunes
9 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.19%) WAN
2 48 (6.64%) LAN
3 45 (6.22%) Internet
4 41 (5.67%) Firewall
5 35 (4.84%) DNS
6 31 (4.29%) SAN
7 27 (3.73%) DHCP
8 17 (2.35%) NAS
9 16 (2.21%) Network Security
10 15 (2.07%) WLAN
11 11 (1.52%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.52%) VPN
12 9 (1.24%) NetScaler
12 9 (1.24%) Wireless
13 8 (1.11%) WebEx
14 7 (0.97%) ATM
15 6 (0.83%) LDAP
15 6 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (0.69%) FTP
16 5 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (2.21%) MySQL
7 15 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.24%) MS Access
9 8 (1.11%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.97%) DB2
10 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.83%) Power BI
11 6 (0.83%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.21%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.52%) Selenium
4 9 (1.24%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.11%) JIRA
6 6 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.69%) Subversion
7 5 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.41%) Capybara
8 3 (0.41%) Maven
8 3 (0.41%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.41%) MSI
8 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.28%) MSTest
9 2 (0.28%) NUnit
9 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.28%) VisualVM
General
1 98 (13.55%) Finance
2 39 (5.39%) Advertising
3 34 (4.70%) Retail
4 23 (3.18%) Marketing
5 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.80%) Legal
7 11 (1.52%) Billing
8 9 (1.24%) Automotive
9 7 (0.97%) Back Office
9 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.69%) Banking
10 5 (0.69%) Front Office
10 5 (0.69%) Games
10 5 (0.69%) Local Government
11 4 (0.55%) French Language
11 4 (0.55%) German Language
11 4 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (20.61%) Analyst
2 85 (11.76%) Developer
3 69 (9.54%) Support Analyst
4 64 (8.85%) Architect
5 60 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (7.75%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.53%) Consultant
8 35 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
9 34 (4.70%) Help Desk Support
9 34 (4.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 32 (4.43%) Windows Support Analyst
11 31 (4.29%) Active Directory Analyst
11 31 (4.29%) Active Directory Support
11 31 (4.29%) Citrix Analyst
12 30 (4.15%) Active Directory Support Analyst
12 30 (4.15%) Support Engineer
13 29 (4.01%) Citrix Support
13 29 (4.01%) Citrix Support Analyst
14 28 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (3.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.10%) .NET
2 37 (5.12%) HTML
3 36 (4.98%) ASP.NET
4 34 (4.70%) Web Services
5 29 (4.01%) Middleware
6 24 (3.32%) XML
7 22 (3.04%) COM
8 21 (2.90%) CSS
9 20 (2.77%) .NET Framework
9 20 (2.77%) SOAP
10 18 (2.49%) REST
11 17 (2.35%) jQuery
11 17 (2.35%) RESTful
12 13 (1.80%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.80%) HTML5
13 10 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.24%) MDX
14 9 (1.24%) WCF
15 8 (1.11%) Ajax
16 6 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.60%) Clustering
3 26 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.60%) NHS
4 17 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.80%) CMDB
6 10 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.24%) EPoS
8 8 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.11%) PKI
9 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.97%) e-Learning
9 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.69%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 280 (38.73%) Windows
2 99 (13.69%) Windows Server
3 80 (11.07%) Windows 7
4 51 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.78%) Windows 8
6 45 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (4.56%) Linux
9 19 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 15 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.38%) Unix
12 9 (1.24%) Android
12 9 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.24%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.11%) Solaris
13 8 (1.11%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.18%) ITIL
2 98 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (9.82%) CRM
5 66 (9.13%) Project Management
6 51 (7.05%) Migration
7 44 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 40 (5.53%) Incident Management
10 37 (5.12%) Data Analysis
11 33 (4.56%) Scrum
12 31 (4.29%) High Availability
13 29 (4.01%) Change Management
14 27 (3.73%) ERP
15 26 (3.60%) Data Management
15 26 (3.60%) ETL
15 26 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
16 24 (3.32%) SOA
17 22 (3.04%) TDD
18 21 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (18.53%) SQL
2 72 (9.96%) C#
3 41 (5.67%) T-SQL
4 37 (5.12%) PowerShell
5 35 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.90%) Java
7 18 (2.49%) VBA
8 11 (1.52%) C
9 9 (1.24%) Python
10 8 (1.11%) Ruby
11 7 (0.97%) PHP
12 6 (0.83%) C++
12 6 (0.83%) Perl
12 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.83%) VBScript
13 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.55%) VB
14 4 (0.55%) X++
15 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.41%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (7.19%) Degree
3 38 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (5.12%) CCNA
5 33 (4.56%) MCSE
5 33 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 31 (4.29%) MCP
7 25 (3.46%) SC Cleared
8 19 (2.63%) MCITP
9 17 (2.35%) CCA
9 17 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (2.07%) A+ Certification
11 13 (1.80%) MCSA
12 12 (1.66%) MOS
13 10 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.97%) CCNP
15 7 (0.97%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.83%) CCSA
16 6 (0.83%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.01%) SLA
2 13 (1.80%) QA
3 8 (1.11%) ISO 9000
3 8 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.83%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) FISMA
7 1 (0.14%) GxP
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 213 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.87%) XenApp
5 18 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (2.49%) vSphere
6 16 (2.21%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.69%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.55%) NDS
9 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.28%) Firmware
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.28%) XenServer
12 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (9.27%) SCCM
2 22 (3.04%) SCOM
3 19 (2.63%) WSUS
4 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.24%) Puppet
6 8 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.55%) Ansible
8 4 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.55%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.41%) OpenView
9 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.28%) Opsview
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 113 (15.63%) Citrix
2 97 (13.42%) VMware
3 67 (9.27%) Cisco
4 65 (8.99%) Oracle
5 43 (5.95%) SAP
6 34 (4.70%) HP
7 30 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (3.04%) Infor
9 20 (2.77%) NetApp
10 17 (2.35%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.21%) Dell
12 14 (1.94%) Apple
12 14 (1.94%) IBM
13 11 (1.52%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.24%) Cognos
15 8 (1.11%) Adobe
16 7 (0.97%) Akamai
16 7 (0.97%) Google
16 7 (0.97%) JD Edwards
17 6 (0.83%) 3PAR
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