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 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 397 400 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.45% 14.00% 16.03%
As % of the Vendors category 28.56% 29.07% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 179 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 67
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
1390 1376 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.58% 48.15% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 685 443
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 125
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.39 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £41.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -4 109 £325 -1.88% 56
Hertfordshire +2 90 £350 +84.21% 60
Essex -3 70 £365 -2.66% 28
Bedfordshire +6 61 £389 -0.32% 27
Suffolk +12 51 £525 +55.78% 12
Norfolk -6 22 £175 +9.37% 9
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 326 (40.95%) Windows
2 233 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 224 (28.14%) MS Excel
4 189 (23.74%) MS Office
5 164 (20.60%) SQL Server
6 148 (18.59%) SQL
7 145 (18.22%) ITIL
8 136 (17.09%) .NET
9 109 (13.69%) Finance
10 108 (13.57%) Citrix
11 107 (13.44%) VMware
12 102 (12.81%) SharePoint
13 96 (12.06%) C#
14 90 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (9.80%) Cisco
16 77 (9.67%) Project Management
17 75 (9.42%) Windows 7
18 73 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 73 (9.17%) MS Exchange
19 70 (8.79%) DNS
20 67 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
21 64 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
22 60 (7.54%) Oracle
23 58 (7.29%) DHCP
24 56 (7.04%) HP
24 56 (7.04%) E-Commerce
25 53 (6.66%) Windows Server 2012
26 52 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
27 51 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
28 50 (6.28%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 102 (12.81%) SharePoint
2 73 (9.17%) MS Exchange
3 42 (5.28%) IIS
4 29 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (3.02%) Lync
6 23 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (2.89%) IBM Notes
7 21 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (2.14%) Documentum
9 16 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.01%) CMS
13 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.50%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.38%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 224 (28.14%) MS Excel
2 189 (23.74%) MS Office
3 36 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (3.52%) MS Project
5 20 (2.51%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (1.01%) Tridion
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) AWD
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.76%) Office 365
3 17 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.50%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.25%) IaaS
7 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.79%) DNS
2 58 (7.29%) DHCP
3 47 (5.90%) SAN
4 41 (5.15%) Firewall
5 23 (2.89%) WAN
6 22 (2.76%) LAN
7 18 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.26%) VPN
8 17 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (2.01%) Internet
10 15 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (1.76%) LDAP
12 13 (1.63%) VLAN
13 12 (1.51%) Wireless
13 12 (1.51%) VoIP
14 9 (1.13%) Network Security
15 8 (1.01%) IP Telephony
15 8 (1.01%) Unified Communications
16 7 (0.88%) PBX
16 7 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.76%) QlikView
8 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.13%) MS Access
10 9 (1.13%) MySQL
11 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.75%) Snowflake Schema
14 5 (0.63%) DTS
14 5 (0.63%) Star Schema
14 5 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.01%) SpecFlow
3 15 (1.88%) Selenium
3 15 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.51%) WebDriver
5 6 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
7 4 (0.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.50%) JIRA
8 3 (0.38%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.25%) NUnit
9 2 (0.25%) MSI
9 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 109 (13.69%) Finance
2 33 (4.15%) Retail
3 30 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.63%) Legal
6 12 (1.51%) Advertising
7 7 (0.88%) Publishing
8 6 (0.75%) Marketing
9 5 (0.63%) Local Government
10 4 (0.50%) French Language
11 3 (0.38%) Automotive
11 3 (0.38%) Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Avionics
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 241 (30.28%) Analyst
2 88 (11.06%) Developer
3 83 (10.43%) Architect
4 72 (9.05%) Service Analyst
5 71 (8.92%) Support Analyst
6 70 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 51 (6.41%) Consultant
8 45 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
9 43 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (5.40%) Project Manager
10 40 (5.03%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.27%) IT Support
12 26 (3.27%) Administrator
13 24 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (3.02%) Desktop Support
13 24 (3.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 20 (2.51%) Help Desk Analyst
15 19 (2.39%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (17.09%) .NET
2 49 (6.16%) XML
3 47 (5.90%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.28%) .NET Framework
5 36 (4.52%) Web Services
6 28 (3.52%) HTML
7 24 (3.02%) jQuery
8 21 (2.64%) CSS
9 19 (2.39%) KnockoutJS
10 18 (2.26%) WCF
10 18 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (2.14%) J2EE
12 15 (1.88%) ADO
13 11 (1.38%) Middleware
14 10 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.13%) SOAP
16 8 (1.01%) HTML5
17 7 (0.88%) MDX
18 6 (0.75%) WinForms
18 6 (0.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.88%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.51%) Clustering
7 12 (1.51%) iPhone
8 11 (1.38%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.38%) NHS
9 10 (1.26%) iPad
10 8 (1.01%) Replication
10 8 (1.01%) Kindle
11 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.75%) Statistics
12 6 (0.75%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 326 (40.95%) Windows
2 75 (9.42%) Windows 7
3 73 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (6.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (6.16%) Linux
7 37 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.39%) Windows 8
9 19 (2.39%) Android
10 18 (2.26%) UNIX
11 12 (1.51%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.38%) Debian
13 9 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.63%) Solaris
16 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (18.22%) ITIL
2 90 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (9.67%) Project Management
4 56 (7.04%) E-Commerce
5 52 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (5.03%) Service Delivery
7 39 (4.90%) Change Management
8 37 (4.65%) CRM
9 36 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (4.52%) Incident Management
10 34 (4.27%) PRINCE2
11 33 (4.15%) Migration
12 31 (3.89%) SOA
13 27 (3.39%) ERP
13 27 (3.39%) Information Security
14 25 (3.14%) MVC
15 24 (3.02%) Document Management
16 22 (2.76%) Process Management
16 22 (2.76%) SDLC
17 20 (2.51%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 148 (18.59%) SQL
2 96 (12.06%) C#
3 38 (4.77%) PowerShell
4 33 (4.15%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.14%) Java
6 24 (3.02%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.64%) VB
8 18 (2.26%) Ruby
9 17 (2.14%) VBA
10 13 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.01%) C++
12 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.75%) VBScript
13 5 (0.63%) Python
13 5 (0.63%) Perl
14 4 (0.50%) PHP
14 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.38%) VB6
16 2 (0.25%) X++
16 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (5.65%) Degree
3 37 (4.65%) MCSE
4 35 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.64%) MCP
6 26 (3.27%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.76%) CCNA
9 11 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.26%) MCITP
11 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.88%) MCSA
14 6 (0.75%) CEH
14 6 (0.75%) CISMP
14 6 (0.75%) GIAC
14 6 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.75%) SSCP
15 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.78%) SLA
2 26 (3.27%) QA
3 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 233 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.89%) vSphere
5 20 (2.51%) XenApp
6 13 (1.63%) Terminal Server
7 12 (1.51%) XenServer
8 9 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.13%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.50%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.50%) Xen
11 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.50%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.38%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.25%) Firmware
13 2 (0.25%) UAG
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 50 (6.28%) SCCM
2 30 (3.77%) SCOM
3 9 (1.13%) WSUS
4 8 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.25%) DameWare
8 2 (0.25%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.25%) OpenView
8 2 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.25%) Puppet
9 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 108 (13.57%) Citrix
2 107 (13.44%) VMware
3 78 (9.80%) Cisco
4 60 (7.54%) Oracle
5 56 (7.04%) HP
6 43 (5.40%) SAP
7 37 (4.65%) Symantec
8 26 (3.27%) McAfee
9 24 (3.02%) Lotus
10 22 (2.76%) Adobe
10 22 (2.76%) EMC
11 19 (2.39%) Dell
12 17 (2.14%) NetApp
13 15 (1.88%) Business Objects
14 13 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.63%) Kofax
15 12 (1.51%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.51%) Sophos
16 11 (1.38%) IBM
17 10 (1.26%) Remedy
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £370 - £435 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Attleborough, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £15k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Cyber Team
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Cognitive Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £10 - 12 per hour + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago