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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 412 433 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.21% 13.80% 13.88%
As % of the Vendors category 29.24% 31.35% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 260 156
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 41 54
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
1409 1381 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.17% 44.02% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 784 488
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 139 115
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Hertfordshire +8 103 £425 +41.66% 68
Cambridgeshire -8 87 £365 +16.80% 55
Essex +3 74 £375 +4.16% 22
Bedfordshire +2 56 £300 -17.24% 21
Norfolk +9 48 £300 +9.09% 6
Suffolk +2 48 £425 +6.25% 18
East Anglia +8 2 £575 +0.87%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 324 (40.40%) Windows
2 233 (29.05%) Active Directory
3 228 (28.43%) MS Excel
4 196 (24.44%) MS Office
5 160 (19.95%) SQL Server
6 156 (19.45%) SQL
7 140 (17.46%) Citrix
8 136 (16.96%) ITIL
9 122 (15.21%) Finance
10 117 (14.59%) SharePoint
11 116 (14.46%) .NET
12 113 (14.09%) VMware
13 106 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 98 (12.22%) C#
15 87 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 87 (10.85%) SCCM
16 86 (10.72%) Windows Server 2008
17 81 (10.10%) Windows 7
18 78 (9.73%) Cisco
18 78 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
19 77 (9.60%) Migration
19 77 (9.60%) DNS
20 75 (9.35%) MS Exchange
21 71 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
22 65 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
23 64 (7.98%) Project Management
24 61 (7.61%) DHCP
24 61 (7.61%) Hyper-V
24 61 (7.61%) Office 365
25 57 (7.11%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 117 (14.59%) SharePoint
2 75 (9.35%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.61%) Lync
4 38 (4.74%) IIS
5 34 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (2.49%) IBM Notes
8 18 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.62%) Documentum
12 12 (1.50%) CMS
12 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.50%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.50%) Mule
15 3 (0.37%) WordPress
15 3 (0.37%) Drupal
Applications
1 228 (28.43%) MS Excel
2 196 (24.44%) MS Office
3 40 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.12%) MS Project
5 23 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.25%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 41 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.87%) Tridion
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.25%) Agresso
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.12%) Primavera
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.61%) Office 365
2 28 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.37%) SaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.25%) IaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.60%) DNS
2 61 (7.61%) DHCP
3 55 (6.86%) SAN
4 44 (5.49%) Firewall
5 25 (3.12%) TCP/IP
6 22 (2.74%) WAN
7 21 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (2.49%) VLAN
8 20 (2.49%) LAN
8 20 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (2.24%) VPN
9 18 (2.24%) Skype
10 17 (2.12%) VoIP
11 16 (2.00%) Internet
12 13 (1.62%) LDAP
13 9 (1.12%) Intranet
13 9 (1.12%) IP Telephony
13 9 (1.12%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.87%) Network Security
14 7 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.37%) MySQL
10 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.75%) DTS
13 6 (0.75%) OLAP
13 6 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.62%) FileMaker
14 5 (0.62%) Big Data
15 4 (0.50%) QlikView
15 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.87%) MSI
5 6 (0.75%) JIRA
6 4 (0.50%) Selenium
6 4 (0.50%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.37%) Subversion
7 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.25%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 122 (15.21%) Finance
2 29 (3.62%) Retail
3 28 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.50%) Advertising
5 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.12%) Local Government
7 8 (1.00%) Legal
7 8 (1.00%) Marketing
8 5 (0.62%) Banking
8 5 (0.62%) Publishing
9 3 (0.37%) Billing
9 3 (0.37%) Law
9 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (23.94%) Analyst
2 98 (12.22%) Developer
3 63 (7.86%) Architect
4 62 (7.73%) Support Analyst
5 60 (7.48%) Service Analyst
6 59 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 52 (6.48%) Consultant
8 47 (5.86%) Project Manager
9 37 (4.61%) Support Engineer
10 34 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
10 34 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.99%) Business Analyst
12 28 (3.49%) Desktop Support
12 28 (3.49%) Administrator
13 23 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (2.74%) IT Support
15 20 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (2.37%) .NET Developer
16 19 (2.37%) 1st Line Support Analyst
17 15 (1.87%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (14.46%) .NET
2 47 (5.86%) XML
3 41 (5.11%) ASP.NET
4 29 (3.62%) Web Services
5 28 (3.49%) WCF
6 24 (2.99%) SOAP
7 23 (2.87%) .NET Framework
8 20 (2.49%) CSS
9 18 (2.24%) HTML
10 15 (1.87%) ADO
11 13 (1.62%) jQuery
12 12 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (1.37%) REST
14 9 (1.12%) Application Packaging
15 8 (1.00%) Software Packaging
16 7 (0.87%) Ajax
16 7 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
17 6 (0.75%) LINQ
17 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.24%) N-Tier
6 16 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.75%) Clustering
8 9 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.12%) PKI
8 9 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.00%) Replication
9 8 (1.00%) NHS
9 8 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.87%) Kindle
10 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.87%) Statistics
11 6 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.75%) iPhone
12 5 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 324 (40.40%) Windows
2 87 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (10.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (10.10%) Windows 7
5 71 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (5.99%) Linux
7 44 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.11%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.74%) Android
10 13 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.50%) UNIX
12 11 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.37%) Debian
12 11 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.50%) Solaris
14 4 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.37%) AIX
16 2 (0.25%) zOS
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (16.96%) ITIL
2 78 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (9.60%) Migration
4 64 (7.98%) Project Management
5 54 (6.73%) CRM
6 46 (5.74%) Change Management
7 44 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 35 (4.36%) PRINCE2
10 34 (4.24%) Service Delivery
10 34 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (3.49%) Scrum
12 24 (2.99%) TDD
12 24 (2.99%) Information Security
13 23 (2.87%) Document Management
13 23 (2.87%) ERP
14 22 (2.74%) Process Management
14 22 (2.74%) Asset Management
15 21 (2.62%) Configuration Management
16 20 (2.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 156 (19.45%) SQL
2 98 (12.22%) C#
3 49 (6.11%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 27 (3.37%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.12%) VB
6 17 (2.12%) Java
7 12 (1.50%) C++
7 12 (1.50%) VBA
8 8 (1.00%) VBScript
9 7 (0.87%) PHP
10 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.62%) Perl
11 5 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.50%) C
13 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.25%) X++
14 2 (0.25%) VB6
14 2 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 106 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (6.73%) Degree
3 48 (5.99%) MCSE
4 39 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.24%) MCP
5 26 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 22 (2.74%) MCITP
7 19 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.87%) CCNA
8 15 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (1.50%) MCSA
11 9 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.12%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.00%) ISEB
12 8 (1.00%) MCDST
13 7 (0.87%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.86%) SLA
2 11 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.12%) QA
4 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 233 (29.05%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.49%) XenApp
5 27 (3.37%) vSphere
6 25 (3.12%) Terminal Services
6 25 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.50%) Terminal Server
8 11 (1.37%) XenServer
9 10 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.50%) Xen
13 3 (0.37%) Firmware
14 2 (0.25%) UAG
15 1 (0.12%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.12%) vCloud
15 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 87 (10.85%) SCCM
2 47 (5.86%) SCOM
3 20 (2.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 8 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.87%) Puppet
7 5 (0.62%) SCSM
8 4 (0.50%) WSUS
8 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.37%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.25%) DameWare
10 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.25%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 140 (17.46%) Citrix
2 113 (14.09%) VMware
3 78 (9.73%) Cisco
4 57 (7.11%) Oracle
5 54 (6.73%) Symantec
6 52 (6.48%) HP
7 33 (4.11%) Dell
8 26 (3.24%) EMC
9 23 (2.87%) SAP
9 23 (2.87%) McAfee
10 22 (2.74%) Adobe
11 20 (2.49%) Lotus
12 15 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.87%) Apple
13 13 (1.62%) Kofax
13 13 (1.62%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.37%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.25%) Avaya
16 9 (1.12%) IBM
16 9 (1.12%) Sophos
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £90 - £110 per day
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Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per annum
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per annum
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Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £95.59 - 119.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Poupart Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Cambridge
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Ipswich
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