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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 428 321 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.01% 13.70% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 31.22% 29.81% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 158 226
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £176 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 63
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
1371 1077 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.86% 45.97% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 484 661
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 130 144
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.01 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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
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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 +10 122 £250 -33.33% 54
Bedfordshire +2 98 £363 +9.84% 25
Hertfordshire -8 78 £325 -13.33% 51
Essex -10 54 £375 +34.52% 23
Suffolk +1 44 £420 +6.32% 15
Norfolk -7 32 £275 +10.00% 17
East Anglia -3 2 £570 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 376 (44.29%) Windows
2 273 (32.16%) MS Excel
3 235 (27.68%) Active Directory
4 231 (27.21%) .NET
5 215 (25.32%) SQL
6 188 (22.14%) SQL Server
7 153 (18.02%) C#
8 140 (16.49%) MS Office
9 120 (14.13%) Windows 7
10 117 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
11 112 (13.19%) Finance
11 112 (13.19%) ITIL
12 109 (12.84%) MS Exchange
13 103 (12.13%) DNS
14 94 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 91 (10.72%) VMware
16 85 (10.01%) DHCP
16 85 (10.01%) Web Services
17 84 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 82 (9.66%) Citrix
19 81 (9.54%) Oracle
20 77 (9.07%) Visual Studio
20 77 (9.07%) HTML
20 77 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
21 75 (8.83%) CRM
22 71 (8.36%) Configuration Management
22 71 (8.36%) SCCM
22 71 (8.36%) .NET Framework
23 70 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
24 69 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 109 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 64 (7.54%) SharePoint
3 54 (6.36%) IIS
4 47 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 28 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.65%) CMS
10 13 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.41%) Lync
12 11 (1.30%) Apache
12 11 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (1.18%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.18%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.06%) SAS
15 8 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.82%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
17 5 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 273 (32.16%) MS Excel
2 140 (16.49%) MS Office
3 40 (4.71%) MS Project
4 38 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 60 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.82%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.24%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
7 1 (0.12%) Agresso
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.77%) Office 365
4 8 (0.94%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 103 (12.13%) DNS
2 85 (10.01%) DHCP
3 65 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 57 (6.71%) Firewall
5 47 (5.54%) LAN
6 44 (5.18%) WAN
7 42 (4.95%) SAN
8 25 (2.94%) VPN
9 22 (2.59%) FTP
10 19 (2.24%) Internet
11 15 (1.77%) VLAN
12 14 (1.65%) SMTP
13 12 (1.41%) Network Security
13 12 (1.41%) MPLS
14 10 (1.18%) PBX
14 10 (1.18%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (0.94%) Intranet
15 8 (0.94%) Broadband
16 7 (0.82%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 84 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (3.89%) SSDT
7 26 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (1.65%) MySQL
11 13 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.41%) Data Mart
13 11 (1.30%) DTS
13 11 (1.30%) MS Access
14 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.71%) Ingres
16 6 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 77 (9.07%) Visual Studio
2 69 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (5.18%) Git (software)
4 41 (4.83%) TeamCity
5 33 (3.89%) MSBuild
6 32 (3.77%) Artifactory
6 32 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 31 (3.65%) NuGet
8 30 (3.53%) Gradle
8 30 (3.53%) Maven
9 9 (1.06%) JIRA
10 8 (0.94%) MSI
11 6 (0.71%) Selenium
12 5 (0.59%) Subversion
12 5 (0.59%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.35%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.35%) WiX
13 3 (0.35%) VisualVM
13 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 112 (13.19%) Finance
2 46 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.42%) Advertising
4 20 (2.36%) Publishing
5 17 (2.00%) Retail
6 16 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.30%) Legal
8 7 (0.82%) Back Office
9 6 (0.71%) Marketing
9 6 (0.71%) Banking
10 4 (0.47%) German Language
10 4 (0.47%) Local Government
10 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.47%) Law
11 3 (0.35%) Military
11 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 200 (23.56%) Developer
2 158 (18.61%) Analyst
3 62 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (6.60%) Consultant
5 49 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 46 (5.42%) .NET Developer
7 45 (5.30%) Service Analyst
7 45 (5.30%) Architect
8 44 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
9 40 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 36 (4.24%) CRM Developer
11 35 (4.12%) Support Analyst
12 32 (3.77%) Build Engineer
13 30 (3.53%) Build and Release Engineer
13 30 (3.53%) Release Engineer
14 29 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 27 (3.18%) Business Analyst
16 26 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
16 26 (3.06%) Microsoft Developer
17 25 (2.94%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (27.21%) .NET
2 85 (10.01%) Web Services
3 77 (9.07%) HTML
4 71 (8.36%) .NET Framework
5 66 (7.77%) ASP.NET
6 64 (7.54%) CSS
7 55 (6.48%) XML
8 49 (5.77%) jQuery
9 47 (5.54%) WCF
10 30 (3.53%) HTML5
11 28 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (2.94%) CSS3
12 25 (2.94%) SOAP
13 21 (2.47%) Ajax
14 17 (2.00%) Silverlight
14 17 (2.00%) Reactive Extensions
14 17 (2.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 16 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 14 (1.65%) OpenID
16 14 (1.65%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 18 (2.12%) Clustering
4 16 (1.88%) Replication
5 15 (1.77%) NHS
6 14 (1.65%) Open Source
6 14 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.41%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.18%) IVR
11 9 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.06%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.94%) FMCG
13 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.82%) PKI
13 7 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.71%) Kindle
14 6 (0.71%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 376 (44.29%) Windows
2 120 (14.13%) Windows 7
3 94 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (6.71%) Windows XP
6 48 (5.65%) Linux
7 43 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.06%) UNIX
10 16 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.41%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.82%) Solaris
13 6 (0.71%) Android
13 6 (0.71%) AIX
14 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.24%) CentOS
16 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.24%) Debian
17 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (13.19%) ITIL
3 75 (8.83%) CRM
4 71 (8.36%) Configuration Management
5 68 (8.01%) Project Management
5 68 (8.01%) Migration
6 63 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (6.60%) E-Commerce
8 50 (5.89%) MVC
9 49 (5.77%) TDD
10 48 (5.65%) PRINCE2
11 41 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (4.36%) Automated Testing
14 35 (4.12%) Release Management
15 34 (4.00%) Workflow
16 32 (3.77%) Automation Testing
16 32 (3.77%) Project Planning
17 31 (3.65%) Data Analysis
18 30 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 215 (25.32%) SQL
2 153 (18.02%) C#
3 56 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 44 (5.18%) JavaScript
5 43 (5.06%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.42%) Java
7 28 (3.30%) VB
8 22 (2.59%) Perl
8 22 (2.59%) PHP
9 18 (2.12%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.65%) Tcl
12 14 (1.65%) VBA
13 11 (1.30%) VBScript
14 9 (1.06%) VB6
14 9 (1.06%) C
14 9 (1.06%) ABAP
15 6 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.95%) Degree
4 38 (4.48%) MCITP
5 34 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.77%) MCSE
7 17 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.53%) MCP
10 12 (1.41%) MCTS
11 11 (1.30%) CCNP
12 10 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (1.18%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.94%) CCNA
14 7 (0.82%) MCSA
14 7 (0.82%) SAS Certification
14 7 (0.82%) PMP
14 7 (0.82%) ISEB
15 6 (0.71%) MCDST
15 6 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.42%) QA
2 24 (2.83%) SLA
3 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.12%) CDISC
System Software
1 235 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.83%) vSphere
3 24 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 10 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.06%) XenApp
8 6 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.59%) XenServer
9 5 (0.59%) vCloud
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.35%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.35%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) VMFS
12 2 (0.24%) UAG
12 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 71 (8.36%) SCCM
2 51 (6.01%) SCOM
3 16 (1.88%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.65%) OpenSSO
5 11 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.06%) WSUS
7 7 (0.82%) Puppet
7 7 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.59%) HP SIM
9 5 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.35%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.35%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.35%) Opsview
11 3 (0.35%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 91 (10.72%) VMware
2 82 (9.66%) Citrix
3 81 (9.54%) Oracle
4 58 (6.83%) Cisco
5 47 (5.54%) HP
6 34 (4.00%) Red Gate
7 31 (3.65%) SAP
8 22 (2.59%) Symantec
9 21 (2.47%) IBM
10 20 (2.36%) Dell
11 16 (1.88%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.65%) EMC
13 13 (1.53%) Remedy
13 13 (1.53%) McAfee
14 12 (1.41%) Akamai
15 11 (1.30%) NetApp
15 11 (1.30%) Sophos
16 10 (1.18%) Verint
16 10 (1.18%) Lotus
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £7 to £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £380 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basildon, Essex, Sout East
Basildon Borough Council
Rate: £29,483- £32,633 per annum inclusive of fringe
Posted: 7 days ago
Great Yarmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £275 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £160.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago