The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 427 332 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.07% 13.89% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 30.72% 29.80% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 158 214
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 60 41
Average hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.23 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1390 1114 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.81% 46.61% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 495 660
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 124 139
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 133 £325 +34.02% 51
Essex +3 74 £375 +25.00% 30
Bedfordshire -4 70 £360 +2.85% 47
Hertfordshire -7 65 £300 -20.00% 30
Suffolk 0 45 £375 -7.97% 16
Norfolk +3 40 £273 -24.82% 15
East Anglia - 1 - - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 351 (41.49%) Windows
2 270 (31.91%) MS Excel
3 233 (27.54%) .NET
4 218 (25.77%) SQL
5 192 (22.70%) SQL Server
6 181 (21.39%) Active Directory
7 158 (18.68%) C#
8 149 (17.61%) MS Office
9 118 (13.95%) Windows 7
10 106 (12.53%) Finance
11 97 (11.47%) MS Exchange
12 85 (10.05%) Visual Studio
12 85 (10.05%) HTML
12 85 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 85 (10.05%) VMware
13 84 (9.93%) ITIL
14 82 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 81 (9.57%) ASP.NET
16 80 (9.46%) Citrix
17 77 (9.10%) SharePoint
18 75 (8.87%) Migration
19 74 (8.75%) .NET Framework
20 73 (8.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 72 (8.51%) CRM
22 70 (8.27%) DNS
22 70 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
23 69 (8.16%) CSS
24 67 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
25 65 (7.68%) JavaScript
25 65 (7.68%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 97 (11.47%) MS Exchange
2 77 (9.10%) SharePoint
3 49 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (4.73%) IIS
5 28 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 26 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (2.13%) Apache
9 17 (2.01%) IBM Notes
10 14 (1.65%) Lync
10 14 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.59%) JOnAS
15 3 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 270 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 149 (17.61%) MS Office
3 32 (3.78%) MS Project
4 28 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 17 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.24%) DOC1
8 2 (0.24%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 61 (7.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.71%) SAP SD
3 6 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.24%) Agresso
5 2 (0.24%) CA Clarity
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.42%) Office 365
2 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.83%) SaaS
4 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.27%) DNS
2 61 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 53 (6.26%) Firewall
4 51 (6.03%) DHCP
5 42 (4.96%) LAN
5 42 (4.96%) WAN
6 40 (4.73%) SAN
7 18 (2.13%) VPN
7 18 (2.13%) NetScaler
8 17 (2.01%) Internet
9 13 (1.54%) Network Security
10 10 (1.18%) Intranet
11 9 (1.06%) VLAN
11 9 (1.06%) SMTP
11 9 (1.06%) NAS
12 8 (0.95%) iSCSI
13 7 (0.83%) FTP
13 7 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.71%) MPLS
14 6 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (22.70%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (4.26%) SSDT
7 34 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (2.72%) MySQL
8 23 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.65%) DTS
11 12 (1.42%) Ingres
12 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.06%) MS Access
13 9 (1.06%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.71%) Data Mart
15 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.47%) QlikView
16 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 85 (10.05%) Visual Studio
2 70 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (6.03%) Git (software)
4 45 (5.32%) TeamCity
5 37 (4.37%) MSBuild
6 35 (4.14%) Artifactory
6 35 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (4.02%) NuGet
8 33 (3.90%) Gradle
8 33 (3.90%) Maven
9 16 (1.89%) JIRA
10 8 (0.95%) Selenium
10 8 (0.95%) MSI
11 7 (0.83%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.47%) WiX
12 4 (0.47%) Subversion
12 4 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.35%) AdminStudio
13 3 (0.35%) Moq
13 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 106 (12.53%) Finance
2 26 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.48%) Advertising
4 14 (1.65%) Retail
5 13 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.42%) Publishing
7 11 (1.30%) Back Office
8 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.83%) Banking
9 6 (0.71%) Legal
10 5 (0.59%) Marketing
11 4 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
12 3 (0.35%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 218 (25.77%) Developer
2 154 (18.20%) Analyst
3 71 (8.39%) Support Engineer
4 58 (6.86%) .NET Developer
5 47 (5.56%) Consultant
6 40 (4.73%) Service Analyst
7 39 (4.61%) Build Engineer
8 38 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 37 (4.37%) Business Analyst
10 35 (4.14%) Support Analyst
11 33 (3.90%) Architect
11 33 (3.90%) Release Engineer
11 33 (3.90%) Build and Release Engineer
12 32 (3.78%) C# Developer
13 30 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.43%) CRM Developer
14 29 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (3.43%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (27.54%) .NET
2 85 (10.05%) HTML
3 81 (9.57%) ASP.NET
4 74 (8.75%) .NET Framework
5 69 (8.16%) CSS
6 64 (7.57%) XML
7 60 (7.09%) Web Services
8 41 (4.85%) jQuery
9 39 (4.61%) WCF
10 26 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (2.96%) Ajax
12 24 (2.84%) HTML5
13 22 (2.60%) SOAP
14 19 (2.25%) Silverlight
15 17 (2.01%) JSON
15 17 (2.01%) CSS3
16 16 (1.89%) XSLT
17 15 (1.77%) WPF
18 14 (1.65%) LINQ
19 12 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.14%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.25%) NHS
3 15 (1.77%) Clustering
4 13 (1.54%) Replication
5 12 (1.42%) iPhone
6 11 (1.30%) Open Source
7 10 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 8 (0.95%) PKI
9 8 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (0.95%) Informatics
10 7 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.71%) EqualLogic
11 6 (0.71%) Kindle
12 5 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.47%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 351 (41.49%) Windows
2 118 (13.95%) Windows 7
3 82 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (7.09%) Windows XP
6 45 (5.32%) Linux
7 41 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (3.78%) Windows 8
9 25 (2.96%) UNIX
10 19 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.06%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.59%) Android
14 3 (0.35%) CentOS
15 2 (0.24%) Solaris
16 1 (0.12%) AIX
16 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.12%) zOS
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (9.93%) ITIL
2 75 (8.87%) Migration
3 72 (8.51%) CRM
4 67 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (7.68%) Project Management
6 60 (7.09%) Configuration Management
7 52 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 47 (5.56%) TDD
9 44 (5.20%) Automated Testing
9 44 (5.20%) MVC
10 43 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (4.37%) Release Management
12 35 (4.14%) Automation Testing
13 34 (4.02%) Incident Management
14 31 (3.66%) OO
15 30 (3.55%) Scrum
16 29 (3.43%) Workflow
17 28 (3.31%) Project Planning
18 27 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (25.77%) SQL
2 158 (18.68%) C#
3 65 (7.68%) JavaScript
4 46 (5.44%) T-SQL
4 46 (5.44%) PowerShell
5 45 (5.32%) VB
6 34 (4.02%) Java
7 24 (2.84%) VB6
8 18 (2.13%) Perl
8 18 (2.13%) VBA
9 17 (2.01%) PHP
9 17 (2.01%) VBScript
10 12 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.18%) XAML
12 9 (1.06%) ABAP
12 9 (1.06%) Tcl
13 7 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.71%) C
15 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (5.56%) MCSE
3 43 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 32 (3.78%) MCITP
5 30 (3.55%) Degree
6 27 (3.19%) MCP
7 26 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.89%) A+ Certification
10 15 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.42%) MCTS
11 12 (1.42%) CCNP
12 11 (1.30%) CCNA
13 8 (0.95%) MCSA
13 8 (0.95%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.83%) ISEB
15 6 (0.71%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.31%) QA
2 16 (1.89%) SLA
3 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 181 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.60%) vSphere
5 19 (2.25%) XenApp
6 13 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.83%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.59%) UAG
10 5 (0.59%) XenServer
10 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.47%) KVM
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (6.50%) SCCM
2 26 (3.07%) SCOM
3 10 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.18%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.18%) Puppet
3 10 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.06%) OpenSSO
5 6 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.59%) WSUS
7 4 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.35%) Opsview
8 3 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 85 (10.05%) VMware
2 80 (9.46%) Citrix
3 62 (7.33%) Oracle
4 60 (7.09%) Cisco
5 42 (4.96%) HP
6 33 (3.90%) SAP
6 33 (3.90%) Red Gate
7 26 (3.07%) Symantec
8 21 (2.48%) Dell
9 19 (2.25%) McAfee
10 17 (2.01%) NetApp
10 17 (2.01%) Lotus
11 16 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.65%) EMC
13 12 (1.42%) IBM
13 12 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.42%) Altiris
14 11 (1.30%) Adobe
15 10 (1.18%) webMethods
16 8 (0.95%) Remedy
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Nationwide People Ltd
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £16k - 17k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Watford
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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