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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 404 425 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.67% 14.68% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 31.53% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 218 156
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 64
Average hourly rate £15.64 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1436 1348 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.58% 46.55% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 693 478
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 146 127
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -2.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £40.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +4 106 £350 +40.00% 62
Cambridgeshire -3 105 £350 +1.44% 56
Essex -2 76 £375 - 32
Bedfordshire +4 51 £275 -29.03% 33
Suffolk +9 37 £450 +28.57% 14
Norfolk 0 35 £298 +13.33% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 334 (39.90%) Windows
2 255 (30.47%) Active Directory
3 237 (28.32%) MS Excel
4 207 (24.73%) MS Office
5 173 (20.67%) SQL Server
6 158 (18.88%) SQL
7 157 (18.76%) ITIL
8 128 (15.29%) .NET
9 127 (15.17%) Citrix
10 115 (13.74%) Finance
11 112 (13.38%) VMware
12 107 (12.78%) SharePoint
13 97 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 96 (11.47%) C#
15 86 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 82 (9.80%) Windows 7
16 82 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 79 (9.44%) MS Exchange
19 77 (9.20%) Cisco
20 74 (8.84%) Project Management
21 71 (8.48%) DNS
21 71 (8.48%) SCCM
22 67 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
23 62 (7.41%) Oracle
24 61 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
25 59 (7.05%) DHCP
26 57 (6.81%) SAN
27 55 (6.57%) Degree
28 51 (6.09%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 107 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 79 (9.44%) MS Exchange
3 39 (4.66%) Lync
4 38 (4.54%) IIS
5 30 (3.58%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (2.39%) IBM Notes
8 18 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (2.03%) Documentum
10 15 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.43%) CMS
13 10 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.48%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.36%) WordPress
16 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 237 (28.32%) MS Excel
2 207 (24.73%) MS Office
3 35 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (3.11%) MS Project
5 24 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) InDesign
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.96%) Tridion
3 8 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) assyst
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) AWD
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.06%) Office 365
2 26 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.60%) PaaS
5 3 (0.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.24%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Taleo
7 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.48%) DNS
2 59 (7.05%) DHCP
3 57 (6.81%) SAN
4 39 (4.66%) Firewall
5 25 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.39%) LAN
7 19 (2.27%) WAN
8 18 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (2.03%) VLAN
10 16 (1.91%) Internet
10 16 (1.91%) VPN
11 15 (1.79%) LDAP
12 13 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.43%) VoIP
14 11 (1.31%) Skype
15 8 (0.96%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.96%) Intranet
16 7 (0.84%) IP Telephony
16 7 (0.84%) Network Security
16 7 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.55%) MySQL
9 12 (1.43%) QlikView
10 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.08%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.72%) MS Access
13 6 (0.72%) DTS
14 5 (0.60%) FileMaker
15 4 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
15 4 (0.48%) Star Schema
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.43%) Selenium
4 9 (1.08%) WebDriver
4 9 (1.08%) SpecFlow
5 6 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.72%) JIRA
5 6 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.36%) MSI
7 3 (0.36%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.24%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
General
1 115 (13.74%) Finance
2 36 (4.30%) Retail
3 22 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.31%) Advertising
6 10 (1.19%) Legal
7 9 (1.08%) Marketing
8 8 (0.96%) Local Government
9 6 (0.72%) Publishing
10 5 (0.60%) French Language
11 4 (0.48%) Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 235 (28.08%) Analyst
2 95 (11.35%) Developer
3 78 (9.32%) Architect
4 76 (9.08%) Service Analyst
5 74 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 72 (8.60%) Support Analyst
7 56 (6.69%) Consultant
8 49 (5.85%) Project Manager
9 47 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
10 44 (5.26%) Support Engineer
11 36 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (3.94%) Desktop Support
13 29 (3.46%) Administrator
13 29 (3.46%) IT Support
14 28 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 25 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
16 25 (2.99%) Business Analyst
17 21 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
17 21 (2.51%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (15.29%) .NET
2 45 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 44 (5.26%) XML
4 34 (4.06%) .NET Framework
5 29 (3.46%) Web Services
6 23 (2.75%) jQuery
7 21 (2.51%) WCF
7 21 (2.51%) HTML
8 17 (2.03%) CSS
8 17 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
9 16 (1.91%) J2EE
10 15 (1.79%) ADO
11 12 (1.43%) SOAP
11 12 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.31%) Middleware
13 7 (0.84%) Ajax
14 6 (0.72%) REST
14 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.58%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.79%) N-Tier
6 14 (1.67%) Clustering
7 13 (1.55%) NHS
7 13 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.43%) iPhone
9 10 (1.19%) iPad
9 10 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.08%) Replication
11 8 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.96%) PKI
11 8 (0.96%) Statistics
11 8 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.84%) Kindle
12 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 334 (39.90%) Windows
2 86 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 80 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (5.62%) Linux
7 41 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 23 (2.75%) Android
10 15 (1.79%) UNIX
11 12 (1.43%) Debian
12 11 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.48%) Solaris
16 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (18.76%) ITIL
2 82 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (8.84%) Project Management
4 51 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (5.50%) Migration
6 45 (5.38%) Change Management
7 43 (5.14%) Service Delivery
8 39 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (4.66%) CRM
8 39 (4.66%) Incident Management
9 36 (4.30%) PRINCE2
10 35 (4.18%) E-Commerce
11 30 (3.58%) Information Security
12 28 (3.35%) SOA
13 26 (3.11%) Document Management
14 23 (2.75%) Scrum
14 23 (2.75%) SDLC
15 22 (2.63%) Asset Management
15 22 (2.63%) ERP
15 22 (2.63%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (18.88%) SQL
2 96 (11.47%) C#
3 41 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 30 (3.58%) T-SQL
5 27 (3.23%) Java
6 26 (3.11%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.75%) VB
8 15 (1.79%) VBA
9 12 (1.43%) C++
10 11 (1.31%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.08%) Ruby
12 7 (0.84%) PHP
13 6 (0.72%) Perl
14 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.60%) Python
15 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.36%) VBScript
16 3 (0.36%) C
16 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.36%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 97 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (6.57%) Degree
3 49 (5.85%) MCSE
4 41 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 32 (3.82%) MCP
6 29 (3.46%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.03%) CCNA
9 15 (1.79%) MCITP
10 13 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.19%) MCSA
12 9 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.96%) GIAC
14 7 (0.84%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.84%) MCDST
14 7 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.72%) CISMP
15 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.97%) SLA
2 19 (2.27%) QA
3 10 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 255 (30.47%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.23%) XenApp
5 23 (2.75%) vSphere
6 18 (2.15%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.91%) Terminal Server
8 12 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.43%) XenServer
9 8 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.48%) Xen
12 3 (0.36%) Firmware
12 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.24%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.24%) UAG
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 71 (8.48%) SCCM
2 36 (4.30%) SCOM
3 13 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (1.08%) WSUS
5 8 (0.96%) SCOrch
5 8 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.84%) Puppet
7 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.48%) SCSM
8 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.24%) DameWare
9 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.24%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 127 (15.17%) Citrix
2 112 (13.38%) VMware
3 77 (9.20%) Cisco
4 62 (7.41%) Oracle
5 51 (6.09%) HP
6 46 (5.50%) Symantec
7 36 (4.30%) SAP
8 28 (3.35%) Adobe
9 27 (3.23%) Dell
10 26 (3.11%) EMC
11 23 (2.75%) McAfee
12 20 (2.39%) Lotus
13 15 (1.79%) Business Objects
14 14 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.67%) ServiceNow
15 13 (1.55%) Kofax
16 12 (1.43%) Sophos
16 12 (1.43%) Remedy
16 12 (1.43%) CheckPoint
17 11 (1.31%) NetApp
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