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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 469 345 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.52% 14.23% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 35.21% 31.31% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 179 231
Average daily rate
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£338 £299 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.84 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.75 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
1332 1102 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.92% 45.44% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 562 636
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 148 164
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 134 £274 -15.76% 61
Hertfordshire +8 107 £350 -3.11% 47
Bedfordshire -1 89 £394 +34.61% 24
Essex -4 78 £310 +16.98% 28
Suffolk 0 31 £400 +23.07% 15
Norfolk +2 25 £256 -6.81% 16
East Anglia +2 4 - - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 379 (42.25%) Windows
2 278 (30.99%) MS Excel
3 269 (29.99%) Active Directory
4 217 (24.19%) .NET
5 179 (19.96%) MS Office
6 170 (18.95%) SQL
7 161 (17.95%) SQL Server
8 146 (16.28%) C#
9 144 (16.05%) ITIL
10 134 (14.94%) Finance
11 123 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
12 114 (12.71%) Citrix
13 112 (12.49%) VMware
14 111 (12.37%) DNS
15 107 (11.93%) E-Commerce
16 102 (11.37%) Web Services
16 102 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 100 (11.15%) DHCP
18 98 (10.93%) Windows 7
19 93 (10.37%) SCCM
20 92 (10.26%) MS Exchange
21 86 (9.59%) Oracle
21 86 (9.59%) Project Management
22 82 (9.14%) IIS
23 79 (8.81%) HP
24 74 (8.25%) SCOM
25 70 (7.80%) Cisco
26 66 (7.36%) SharePoint
27 65 (7.25%) HTML
28 64 (7.13%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 92 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 82 (9.14%) IIS
3 66 (7.36%) SharePoint
4 38 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (3.68%) IBM Notes
6 32 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (3.23%) Lync
8 27 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (2.45%) CMS
10 21 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (1.11%) SAS
15 9 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (1.00%) WebLogic
15 9 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.78%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
16 7 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 278 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 179 (19.96%) MS Office
3 47 (5.24%) MS Project
4 40 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 53 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.56%) Office 365
4 5 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.56%) SaaS
5 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 111 (12.37%) DNS
2 100 (11.15%) DHCP
3 55 (6.13%) Firewall
4 48 (5.35%) TCP/IP
4 48 (5.35%) WAN
5 46 (5.13%) LAN
5 46 (5.13%) FTP
6 38 (4.24%) SAN
7 34 (3.79%) VPN
8 21 (2.34%) Wireless
9 16 (1.78%) Internet
10 14 (1.56%) MPLS
11 13 (1.45%) VLAN
12 12 (1.34%) PBX
13 11 (1.23%) Network Security
14 10 (1.11%) BGP
15 9 (1.00%) VoIP
16 8 (0.89%) SMTP
16 8 (0.89%) Ethernet
17 7 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (1.56%) MS Access
9 14 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.45%) Snowflake Schema
11 12 (1.34%) QlikView
12 11 (1.23%) MySQL
13 10 (1.11%) OLAP
14 8 (0.89%) DTS
14 8 (0.89%) Data Mart
14 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.89%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 41 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.89%) Subversion
5 8 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.67%) MSI
7 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.56%) JIRA
7 5 (0.56%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.45%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.33%) Moq
9 3 (0.33%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.33%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.33%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) NUnit
10 2 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 134 (14.94%) Finance
2 56 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.12%) Advertising
4 31 (3.46%) Retail
5 17 (1.90%) Publishing
5 17 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.34%) Legal
7 8 (0.89%) Banking
7 8 (0.89%) Marketing
8 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.45%) Military
8 4 (0.45%) Local Government
8 4 (0.45%) German Language
9 3 (0.33%) Billing
9 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.22%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Games
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (19.84%) Analyst
2 157 (17.50%) Developer
3 100 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 79 (8.81%) Architect
5 62 (6.91%) Service Analyst
6 61 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 49 (5.46%) Consultant
8 45 (5.02%) Support Analyst
9 44 (4.91%) Support Engineer
10 43 (4.79%) Project Manager
11 36 (4.01%) .NET Developer
12 34 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
13 32 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
14 31 (3.46%) Web Engineer
15 30 (3.34%) CRM Developer
16 29 (3.23%) Desktop Support
17 26 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 24 (2.68%) IT Support
19 22 (2.45%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (24.19%) .NET
2 102 (11.37%) Web Services
3 65 (7.25%) HTML
4 63 (7.02%) ASP.NET
5 51 (5.69%) CSS
6 48 (5.35%) XML
7 44 (4.91%) .NET Framework
8 38 (4.24%) jQuery
9 36 (4.01%) WCF
10 31 (3.46%) HTML5
11 26 (2.90%) SOAP
12 23 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (2.56%) CSS3
13 15 (1.67%) Ajax
13 15 (1.67%) ADO.NET
14 13 (1.45%) Reactive Extensions
14 13 (1.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 13 (1.45%) Middleware
15 12 (1.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.23%) Clustering
4 20 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.01%) Replication
6 13 (1.45%) Data Integration
6 13 (1.45%) NHS
7 12 (1.34%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.11%) IVR
8 10 (1.11%) Kindle
9 9 (1.00%) Open Source
9 9 (1.00%) FMCG
10 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.89%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.78%) CMDB
11 7 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.67%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.67%) PKI
12 6 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 379 (42.25%) Windows
2 102 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (10.93%) Windows 7
4 60 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (5.57%) Windows XP
7 48 (5.35%) Linux
8 27 (3.01%) Windows 8
9 25 (2.79%) UNIX
10 14 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.45%) Android
12 12 (1.34%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.78%) Solaris
14 7 (0.78%) AIX
15 5 (0.56%) CentOS
16 4 (0.45%) VMS
16 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (16.05%) ITIL
2 123 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (11.93%) E-Commerce
4 86 (9.59%) Project Management
5 64 (7.13%) CRM
6 54 (6.02%) Migration
7 51 (5.69%) MVC
7 51 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (4.91%) Configuration Management
10 43 (4.79%) PRINCE2
11 40 (4.46%) TDD
11 40 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
12 38 (4.24%) Change Management
13 37 (4.12%) Data Analysis
13 37 (4.12%) Workflow
14 35 (3.90%) Scrum
15 31 (3.46%) Service Delivery
15 31 (3.46%) ETL
16 30 (3.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (18.95%) SQL
2 146 (16.28%) C#
3 52 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 42 (4.68%) T-SQL
5 36 (4.01%) Java
5 36 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 20 (2.23%) VB.NET
7 17 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 15 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.56%) VBScript
10 13 (1.45%) PHP
11 12 (1.34%) Perl
12 10 (1.11%) C
13 9 (1.00%) VB
14 8 (0.89%) VBA
15 7 (0.78%) Tcl
16 6 (0.67%) C++
17 5 (0.56%) Ruby
17 5 (0.56%) Python
18 4 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 64 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (4.46%) Degree
3 35 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 32 (3.57%) MCP
5 24 (2.68%) MCITP
6 23 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 23 (2.56%) MCSE
7 15 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.11%) ISEB
10 10 (1.11%) CCNP
11 7 (0.78%) MCDST
11 7 (0.78%) CCSA
11 7 (0.78%) CCNA
11 7 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.78%) SAS Certification
12 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.79%) SLA
2 31 (3.46%) QA
3 10 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) CDISC
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 269 (29.99%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.34%) vSphere
4 21 (2.34%) XenApp
5 14 (1.56%) Terminal Services
6 12 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.89%) XenServer
9 5 (0.56%) vCloud
10 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.33%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) KVM
13 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.11%) VMFS
13 1 (0.11%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 93 (10.37%) SCCM
2 74 (8.25%) SCOM
3 16 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.89%) OpenView
6 8 (0.89%) WSUS
7 7 (0.78%) OpenSSO
8 6 (0.67%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.67%) Puppet
8 6 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.33%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.33%) Nagios
12 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 114 (12.71%) Citrix
2 112 (12.49%) VMware
3 86 (9.59%) Oracle
4 79 (8.81%) HP
5 70 (7.80%) Cisco
6 38 (4.24%) Symantec
7 37 (4.12%) Lotus
8 33 (3.68%) SAP
8 33 (3.68%) McAfee
9 26 (2.90%) Akamai
10 25 (2.79%) IBM
11 19 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 18 (2.01%) Avaya
12 18 (2.01%) Dell
13 17 (1.90%) Adobe
13 17 (1.90%) Sophos
13 17 (1.90%) Remedy
14 13 (1.45%) 3PAR
15 12 (1.34%) Tableau
16 11 (1.23%) NetApp
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Incisive Media
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.75 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.75 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago