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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 359 401 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.49% 13.52% 14.54%
As % of the Vendors category 30.79% 27.71% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 225 210
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £172 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 61 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.30 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £40.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
1166 1447 1409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.07% 48.80% 47.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 824 728
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 132 138
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire +1 84 £350 +1.81% 35
Essex -1 79 £300 -20.00% 23
Hertfordshire -1 76 £375 +7.14% 45
Bedfordshire -1 50 £425 +55.96% 15
Suffolk -2 46 £463 +2.77% 5
Norfolk -3 24 £363 +20.83% 7
East Anglia - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 272 (39.25%) Windows
2 248 (35.79%) MS Excel
3 175 (25.25%) Active Directory
4 159 (22.94%) MS Office
5 138 (19.91%) SQL Server
6 127 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (17.32%) ITIL
8 104 (15.01%) .NET
8 104 (15.01%) Citrix
9 103 (14.86%) SQL
10 98 (14.14%) C#
11 97 (14.00%) Finance
12 90 (12.99%) Windows Server
13 84 (12.12%) Windows 7
14 81 (11.69%) VMware
15 75 (10.82%) CRM
16 74 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (10.10%) Dynamics CRM
18 62 (8.95%) SCCM
19 59 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 59 (8.51%) Project Management
20 58 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
21 55 (7.94%) Cisco
21 55 (7.94%) MS Exchange
21 55 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
22 53 (7.65%) SOAP
23 52 (7.50%) SharePoint
24 51 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
25 49 (7.07%) Windows 8
26 48 (6.93%) Office 365

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 55 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 34 (4.91%) IIS
4 25 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (3.61%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.89%) CMS
6 16 (2.31%) JBoss
7 13 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.44%) IBM Domino
9 10 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.30%) Confluence
11 7 (1.01%) Apache
11 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.87%) nginx
12 6 (0.87%) SAS
12 6 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.58%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 248 (35.79%) MS Excel
2 159 (22.94%) MS Office
3 27 (3.90%) MS Project
4 22 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 21 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (10.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (1.15%) assyst
5 3 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.14%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Primavera
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.93%) Office 365
2 40 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.32%) SaaS
5 12 (1.73%) PaaS
6 11 (1.59%) IaaS
7 10 (1.44%) Force.com
7 10 (1.44%) Heroku
7 10 (1.44%) Yammer
8 7 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
10 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.14%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.63%) DNS
2 37 (5.34%) SAN
3 35 (5.05%) WAN
4 34 (4.91%) LAN
5 33 (4.76%) Firewall
6 29 (4.18%) DHCP
7 17 (2.45%) Internet
8 15 (2.16%) NAS
8 15 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.44%) VPN
10 9 (1.30%) NetScaler
10 9 (1.30%) Wireless
11 7 (1.01%) Network Security
11 7 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.01%) VLAN
12 6 (0.87%) Intranet
12 6 (0.87%) WebEx
13 5 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.72%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.45%) MySQL
8 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.59%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.30%) OLAP
11 9 (1.30%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.15%) DB2
13 7 (1.01%) MS Access
13 7 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
13 7 (1.01%) QlikView
14 6 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.87%) PowerPivot
14 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.02%) JIRA
4 10 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.01%) Selenium
7 6 (0.87%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.87%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.87%) Subversion
8 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.43%) Capybara
10 3 (0.43%) Maven
10 3 (0.43%) MSTest
10 3 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.43%) VectorCAST
10 3 (0.43%) WATIR
General
1 97 (14.00%) Finance
2 32 (4.62%) Retail
3 30 (4.33%) Advertising
4 21 (3.03%) Marketing
5 19 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.73%) Banking
7 11 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.30%) Legal
9 7 (1.01%) Billing
10 6 (0.87%) German Language
11 5 (0.72%) Games
12 4 (0.58%) Automotive
12 4 (0.58%) Back Office
12 4 (0.58%) Publishing
13 3 (0.43%) French Language
13 3 (0.43%) Local Government
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (19.05%) Analyst
2 93 (13.42%) Developer
3 81 (11.69%) Architect
4 59 (8.51%) Consultant
5 58 (8.37%) Project Manager
6 54 (7.79%) Support Analyst
7 37 (5.34%) Technical Architect
8 32 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 32 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.33%) Desktop Support
10 29 (4.18%) Help Desk Analyst
11 27 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
11 27 (3.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 27 (3.90%) Service Analyst
12 26 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.61%) Active Directory Analyst
13 25 (3.61%) Business Analyst
13 25 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (3.61%) Windows Support Analyst
14 24 (3.46%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.01%) .NET
2 53 (7.65%) SOAP
3 40 (5.77%) REST
4 37 (5.34%) ASP.NET
5 34 (4.91%) HTML
5 34 (4.91%) Middleware
5 34 (4.91%) Web Services
6 33 (4.76%) COM
7 29 (4.18%) .NET Framework
8 27 (3.90%) RESTful
8 27 (3.90%) XML
9 22 (3.17%) WCF
10 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (3.03%) jQuery
11 17 (2.45%) CSS
12 15 (2.16%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.59%) HTML5
13 11 (1.59%) Visualforce
13 11 (1.59%) WPF
14 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.03%) Clustering
6 19 (2.74%) NHS
7 17 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.30%) EPoS
10 9 (1.30%) User Experience
11 8 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.15%) CMDB
12 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.01%) iPhone
13 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 272 (39.25%) Windows
2 90 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 84 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 55 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.07%) Windows 8
6 42 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (4.47%) Linux
9 23 (3.32%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 22 (3.17%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.31%) Unix
12 13 (1.88%) Android
13 10 (1.44%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.01%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.43%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (17.32%) ITIL
3 75 (10.82%) CRM
4 59 (8.51%) Project Management
5 58 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (6.35%) Migration
7 43 (6.20%) SOA
8 40 (5.77%) Scrum
9 37 (5.34%) PRINCE2
10 35 (5.05%) ERP
11 34 (4.91%) Software Engineering
11 34 (4.91%) TDD
12 33 (4.76%) Incident Management
12 33 (4.76%) Service Delivery
13 32 (4.62%) ETL
14 31 (4.47%) Data Modelling
14 31 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (3.90%) Microservices
16 26 (3.75%) MVC
17 25 (3.61%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 103 (14.86%) SQL
2 98 (14.14%) C#
3 37 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 31 (4.47%) Java
4 31 (4.47%) T-SQL
5 28 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.59%) Apex Code
6 11 (1.59%) SOQL
7 10 (1.44%) C
7 10 (1.44%) VBA
8 9 (1.30%) Ruby
9 8 (1.15%) Python
10 6 (0.87%) C++
10 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.72%) PHP
11 5 (0.72%) VBScript
12 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.58%) X++
13 3 (0.43%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.34%) Degree
4 32 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 29 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (3.17%) MCSE
7 18 (2.60%) CCNA
7 18 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.31%) ISEB
9 15 (2.16%) MCP
10 11 (1.59%) MCITP
10 11 (1.59%) MCSA
11 10 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (1.30%) MOS
13 8 (1.15%) ISTQB
13 8 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.91%) SLA
2 20 (2.89%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) ECSS
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 175 (25.25%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.31%) XenApp
5 11 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.01%) vSphere
7 6 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.72%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.58%) Docker
9 4 (0.58%) XenServer
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.43%) Xen
11 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (8.95%) SCCM
2 23 (3.32%) SCOM
3 14 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.15%) Puppet
6 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.87%) WSUS
8 4 (0.58%) Bacula
8 4 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.43%) Ansible
9 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 104 (15.01%) Citrix
2 81 (11.69%) VMware
3 55 (7.94%) Cisco
4 44 (6.35%) Oracle
5 42 (6.06%) HP
6 39 (5.63%) SAP
7 33 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (3.75%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.89%) Apple
10 19 (2.74%) Infor
11 17 (2.45%) Symantec
12 15 (2.16%) IBM
12 15 (2.16%) NetApp
13 14 (2.02%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.02%) Dell
14 12 (1.73%) Lotus
15 11 (1.59%) Cognos
15 11 (1.59%) Siebel
16 10 (1.44%) JD Edwards
17 9 (1.30%) Adobe
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