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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 383 421 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.03% 13.52% 14.06%
As % of the Vendors category 30.57% 28.37% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 242 234
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 60 46
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £9.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.15 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
1253 1484 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.16% 47.64% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 862 731
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 136 150
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +2 102 £300 -20.00% 16
Hertfordshire -1 84 £375 +7.14% 35
Cambridgeshire +5 82 £363 +3.57% 18
Bedfordshire +1 52 £388 +29.16% 21
Suffolk -1 45 £415 -2.35% 9
Norfolk -11 22 £164 -45.50% 10
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 294 (40.05%) Windows
2 251 (34.20%) MS Excel
3 202 (27.52%) Active Directory
4 185 (25.20%) MS Office
5 160 (21.80%) SQL Server
6 125 (17.03%) ITIL
6 125 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (16.08%) SQL
8 108 (14.71%) Citrix
9 103 (14.03%) Finance
10 102 (13.90%) Windows Server
11 100 (13.62%) VMware
12 95 (12.94%) C#
13 92 (12.53%) .NET
14 89 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
15 87 (11.85%) Windows 7
16 81 (11.04%) CRM
17 76 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 75 (10.22%) Dynamics CRM
19 69 (9.40%) SCCM
20 65 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 65 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
21 62 (8.45%) Project Management
22 61 (8.31%) Cisco
22 61 (8.31%) MS Exchange
23 59 (8.04%) Migration
24 57 (7.77%) Oracle
25 55 (7.49%) SharePoint
25 55 (7.49%) Office 365
26 54 (7.36%) Windows 8

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.31%) IIS
4 28 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 24 (3.27%) CMS
7 20 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.23%) Apache
9 9 (1.23%) JBoss
9 9 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.95%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.82%) SAS
12 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.68%) Confluence
13 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 251 (34.20%) MS Excel
2 185 (25.20%) MS Office
3 22 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (3.00%) MS Project
4 20 (2.72%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 75 (10.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.36%) assyst
4 8 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.41%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.14%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Lawson
6 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.49%) Office 365
2 51 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.72%) SaaS
5 13 (1.77%) IaaS
5 13 (1.77%) Yammer
6 12 (1.63%) PaaS
7 10 (1.36%) Force.com
7 10 (1.36%) Heroku
8 9 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.41%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.27%) GitHub
10 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.27%) iTunes
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.27%) WAN
2 40 (5.45%) SAN
3 39 (5.31%) LAN
4 36 (4.90%) DNS
5 35 (4.77%) Internet
6 33 (4.50%) Firewall
7 28 (3.81%) DHCP
8 17 (2.32%) NAS
9 14 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.36%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.36%) VPN
10 10 (1.36%) Wireless
10 10 (1.36%) WLAN
11 8 (1.09%) Network Security
11 8 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.95%) ATM
12 7 (0.95%) Intranet
13 6 (0.82%) WebEx
14 5 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.32%) MySQL
9 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.36%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.09%) MS Access
12 8 (1.09%) OLAP
12 8 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.82%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 24 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.50%) Selenium
4 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.36%) JIRA
5 7 (0.95%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.95%) Subversion
6 6 (0.82%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.41%) Capybara
8 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.41%) Maven
8 3 (0.41%) MSTest
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.41%) WATIR
9 2 (0.27%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.27%) VisualVM
General
1 103 (14.03%) Finance
2 35 (4.77%) Retail
3 30 (4.09%) Advertising
4 24 (3.27%) Marketing
5 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.63%) Billing
7 10 (1.36%) Banking
7 10 (1.36%) Legal
8 8 (1.09%) Back Office
8 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.82%) Automotive
9 6 (0.82%) Local Government
10 5 (0.68%) Games
10 5 (0.68%) German Language
11 4 (0.54%) French Language
11 4 (0.54%) Front Office
11 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (19.62%) Analyst
2 100 (13.62%) Developer
3 79 (10.76%) Architect
4 61 (8.31%) Support Analyst
5 60 (8.17%) Consultant
6 58 (7.90%) Project Manager
7 44 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.63%) Help Desk Analyst
9 33 (4.50%) Technical Architect
10 32 (4.36%) .NET Developer
10 32 (4.36%) Help Desk Support
10 32 (4.36%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 32 (4.36%) Support Engineer
11 31 (4.22%) Windows Support Analyst
12 30 (4.09%) Active Directory Analyst
13 29 (3.95%) Active Directory Support
13 29 (3.95%) Citrix Analyst
13 29 (3.95%) Citrix Support
14 28 (3.81%) Active Directory Support Analyst
15 27 (3.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.53%) .NET
2 48 (6.54%) SOAP
3 42 (5.72%) Web Services
4 38 (5.18%) ASP.NET
5 37 (5.04%) HTML
6 34 (4.63%) REST
7 30 (4.09%) COM
8 29 (3.95%) Middleware
9 27 (3.68%) .NET Framework
10 23 (3.13%) RESTful
10 23 (3.13%) XML
11 21 (2.86%) CSS
11 21 (2.86%) WCF
12 17 (2.32%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (2.18%) jQuery
14 13 (1.77%) HTML5
15 11 (1.50%) Visualforce
16 10 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (1.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.72%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.54%) NHS
5 22 (3.00%) Clustering
5 22 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.50%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.36%) EPoS
9 9 (1.23%) CMDB
9 9 (1.23%) User Experience
10 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.95%) PKI
11 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.82%) iPhone
12 6 (0.82%) Replication
12 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 294 (40.05%) Windows
2 102 (13.90%) Windows Server
3 87 (11.85%) Windows 7
4 54 (7.36%) Windows 8
4 54 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (4.22%) Linux
8 26 (3.54%) Windows 10
9 22 (3.00%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.59%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.32%) Android
12 12 (1.63%) Unix
13 11 (1.50%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.23%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.68%) Solaris
18 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
1 125 (17.03%) ITIL
2 81 (11.04%) CRM
3 65 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (8.45%) Project Management
5 59 (8.04%) Migration
6 40 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 39 (5.31%) Incident Management
8 37 (5.04%) Scrum
8 37 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (4.63%) SOA
10 33 (4.50%) ERP
10 33 (4.50%) Service Delivery
11 32 (4.36%) ETL
12 31 (4.22%) TDD
13 27 (3.68%) Change Management
13 27 (3.68%) Data Analysis
13 27 (3.68%) Software Engineering
14 26 (3.54%) Data Modelling
14 26 (3.54%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.08%) SQL
2 95 (12.94%) C#
3 39 (5.31%) T-SQL
4 35 (4.77%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.50%) PowerShell
6 30 (4.09%) Java
7 14 (1.91%) C
8 11 (1.50%) Apex Code
8 11 (1.50%) Python
8 11 (1.50%) Ruby
8 11 (1.50%) SOQL
8 11 (1.50%) VBA
9 7 (0.95%) PHP
9 7 (0.95%) X++
10 6 (0.82%) C++
10 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.82%) VBScript
11 5 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.68%) Perl
11 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (6.68%) Degree
3 45 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 32 (4.36%) MCSE
6 26 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (3.13%) CCNA
7 23 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.86%) MCP
9 20 (2.72%) MCITP
10 13 (1.77%) MCSA
11 10 (1.36%) CCA
11 10 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.23%) MOS
12 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.95%) A+ Certification
13 7 (0.95%) ISEB
13 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.63%) SLA
2 16 (2.18%) QA
3 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) FISMA
7 1 (0.14%) GxP
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 202 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.13%) XenApp
4 19 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.04%) vSphere
7 7 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.68%) XenServer
10 3 (0.41%) Docker
10 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.27%) Firmware
11 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 69 (9.40%) SCCM
2 22 (3.00%) SCOM
3 15 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.36%) Puppet
4 10 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.23%) WSUS
6 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.54%) Ansible
7 4 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.41%) Bacula
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.27%) Opsview
9 2 (0.27%) Simpana
9 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 108 (14.71%) Citrix
2 100 (13.62%) VMware
3 61 (8.31%) Cisco
4 57 (7.77%) Oracle
5 46 (6.27%) HP
6 45 (6.13%) SAP
7 35 (4.77%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (3.00%) Apple
8 22 (3.00%) Infor
9 19 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.32%) NetApp
11 16 (2.18%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.18%) Dell
11 16 (2.18%) Symantec
12 11 (1.50%) IBM
12 11 (1.50%) Siebel
13 10 (1.36%) JD Edwards
14 9 (1.23%) Cognos
14 9 (1.23%) Lotus
15 8 (1.09%) Adobe
Bedfordshire
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Posted: 8 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Free Parking + Lunch
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Flow Communications Uk Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 8 days ago
Norfolk
King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Rate: From £25,302 to £30,237 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
aap3
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Some working from home
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
Rate: Salary between £25302 and £30237 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Homerton College
Rate: Up to £22,911 per annum plus benefits
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Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £11.79 per hour
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
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Essex
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