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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 416 345 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.48% 13.45% 15.07%
As % of the Vendors category 32.37% 29.09% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 180 154
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 50 59
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.51 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.89% -28.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.50 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.42 £23.86 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
1285 1186 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.89% 46.22% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 608 470
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 128
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.93 £42.50 £37.32
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +6 118 £323 -7.85% 46
Hertfordshire +5 92 £375 +19.04% 61
Bedfordshire +1 70 £425 +23.18% 25
Essex 0 64 £250 -35.89% 40
Norfolk 0 44 £175 +40.00% 16
Suffolk -1 26 £275 -8.33% 24
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 371 (42.99%) Windows
2 280 (32.44%) Active Directory
3 248 (28.74%) MS Excel
4 195 (22.60%) MS Office
5 186 (21.55%) .NET
6 163 (18.89%) ITIL
7 134 (15.53%) SQL
7 134 (15.53%) SQL Server
8 125 (14.48%) Citrix
9 117 (13.56%) Finance
10 115 (13.33%) VMware
11 112 (12.98%) C#
12 111 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
13 110 (12.75%) E-Commerce
14 96 (11.12%) DNS
14 96 (11.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 87 (10.08%) Windows 7
16 86 (9.97%) DHCP
16 86 (9.97%) MS Exchange
17 80 (9.27%) SCCM
18 78 (9.04%) Web Services
19 77 (8.92%) Project Management
20 73 (8.46%) HP
20 73 (8.46%) Cisco
21 72 (8.34%) SharePoint
22 67 (7.76%) Oracle
22 67 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
23 64 (7.42%) IIS
24 60 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
25 59 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (9.97%) MS Exchange
2 72 (8.34%) SharePoint
3 64 (7.42%) IIS
4 36 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 35 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (3.24%) Lync
6 28 (3.24%) CMS
7 26 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (0.93%) SAS
16 6 (0.70%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.46%) Documentum
Applications
1 248 (28.74%) MS Excel
2 195 (22.60%) MS Office
3 34 (3.94%) MS Project
4 30 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.74%) Office 365
4 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.58%) PaaS
6 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.35%) SaaS
8 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 96 (11.12%) DNS
2 86 (9.97%) DHCP
3 38 (4.40%) Firewall
4 36 (4.17%) FTP
5 31 (3.59%) WAN
6 30 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 30 (3.48%) LAN
6 30 (3.48%) SAN
7 24 (2.78%) VPN
8 20 (2.32%) Wireless
9 16 (1.85%) PBX
10 14 (1.62%) Internet
11 9 (1.04%) VoIP
11 9 (1.04%) Network Security
12 8 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.81%) VLAN
13 7 (0.81%) Intranet
14 5 (0.58%) MPLS
14 5 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.85%) QlikView
7 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.51%) MS Access
8 12 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
9 9 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.81%) Star Schema
11 7 (0.81%) OLAP
12 6 (0.70%) MySQL
13 5 (0.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.74%) SpecFlow
3 14 (1.62%) Selenium
4 11 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 9 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.58%) Subversion
7 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.46%) MSI
8 4 (0.46%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.35%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.35%) Moq
9 3 (0.35%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.35%) JIRA
9 3 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.23%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 117 (13.56%) Finance
2 49 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.71%) Retail
4 26 (3.01%) Advertising
5 18 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.85%) Legal
7 12 (1.39%) Publishing
8 7 (0.81%) Banking
9 6 (0.70%) Marketing
10 4 (0.46%) French Language
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
11 3 (0.35%) Military
11 3 (0.35%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 239 (27.69%) Analyst
2 98 (11.36%) Architect
3 89 (10.31%) Developer
4 86 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (9.39%) Service Analyst
6 79 (9.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 66 (7.65%) Support Analyst
8 56 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
9 54 (6.26%) Consultant
10 41 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
10 41 (4.75%) Support Engineer
11 38 (4.40%) Desktop Support
12 32 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (3.71%) Web Engineer
13 31 (3.59%) IT Support
13 31 (3.59%) Project Manager
14 26 (3.01%) .NET Developer
15 25 (2.90%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
17 21 (2.43%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (21.55%) .NET
2 78 (9.04%) Web Services
3 54 (6.26%) ASP.NET
4 44 (5.10%) .NET Framework
5 43 (4.98%) HTML
6 34 (3.94%) XML
7 33 (3.82%) jQuery
8 32 (3.71%) CSS
9 26 (3.01%) WCF
9 26 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (2.32%) J2EE
11 19 (2.20%) HTML5
12 15 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (1.62%) CSS3
13 14 (1.62%) Middleware
14 13 (1.51%) SOAP
15 12 (1.39%) WinForms
16 11 (1.27%) ADO.NET
16 11 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 9 (1.04%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.55%) Clustering
5 14 (1.62%) IVR
5 14 (1.62%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.51%) NHS
6 13 (1.51%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.27%) Replication
8 10 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.16%) iPad
9 8 (0.93%) iPhone
9 8 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.81%) Kindle
10 7 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (0.70%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.70%) CMDB
12 5 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 371 (42.99%) Windows
2 96 (11.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (10.08%) Windows 7
4 67 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (6.37%) Linux
6 48 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (5.21%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 22 (2.55%) UNIX
10 16 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.51%) Android
13 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.81%) Solaris
14 7 (0.81%) AIX
15 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.58%) CentOS
16 4 (0.46%) VMS
16 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (18.89%) ITIL
2 111 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (12.75%) E-Commerce
4 77 (8.92%) Project Management
5 47 (5.45%) Migration
6 43 (4.98%) CRM
7 42 (4.87%) MVC
8 41 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (4.63%) SOA
9 40 (4.63%) Data Analysis
10 38 (4.40%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.59%) Configuration Management
12 30 (3.48%) Incident Management
13 29 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (3.36%) Change Management
13 29 (3.36%) ERP
14 26 (3.01%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.01%) Scrum
14 26 (3.01%) Workflow
15 25 (2.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.53%) SQL
2 112 (12.98%) C#
3 42 (4.87%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 32 (3.71%) JavaScript
6 30 (3.48%) Java
7 21 (2.43%) VB.NET
8 17 (1.97%) Ruby
9 13 (1.51%) VBScript
10 10 (1.16%) VBA
11 9 (1.04%) C++
12 8 (0.93%) VB
13 7 (0.81%) Python
13 7 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.70%) Perl
15 5 (0.58%) C
16 4 (0.46%) PHP
16 4 (0.46%) VB6
17 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (4.29%) MCP
3 34 (3.94%) Degree
4 29 (3.36%) MCSE
5 22 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (1.51%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.16%) MCITP
10 9 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.93%) ISEB
12 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.70%) VCP4
13 6 (0.70%) CEH
13 6 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.70%) CCNA
13 6 (0.70%) CISMP
13 6 (0.70%) MCDST
13 6 (0.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.68%) SLA
2 37 (4.29%) QA
3 7 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.12%) CDISC
System Software
1 280 (32.44%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.48%) XenApp
4 26 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.85%) vSphere
6 13 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.16%) XenServer
8 10 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.16%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.46%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.23%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.23%) vCloud
13 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 80 (9.27%) SCCM
2 55 (6.37%) SCOM
3 12 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.27%) WSUS
5 10 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.81%) OpenView
6 7 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.46%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.35%) Nagios
10 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.23%) WMI
11 2 (0.23%) Puppet
12 1 (0.12%) SCSM
12 1 (0.12%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 125 (14.48%) Citrix
2 115 (13.33%) VMware
3 73 (8.46%) HP
3 73 (8.46%) Cisco
4 67 (7.76%) Oracle
5 42 (4.87%) Symantec
6 41 (4.75%) SAP
7 40 (4.63%) Lotus
8 35 (4.06%) McAfee
9 24 (2.78%) Akamai
10 23 (2.67%) Adobe
11 19 (2.20%) Sophos
12 16 (1.85%) Remedy
12 16 (1.85%) NetApp
13 14 (1.62%) Dell
13 14 (1.62%) Verint
14 13 (1.51%) IBM
14 13 (1.51%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.39%) Business Objects
15 12 (1.39%) Tableau
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Harlow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Rate: £235.88 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Rate: £229.88 - £307.12 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Suffolk
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago