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 29 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 351 400 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.84% 15.02% 13.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.62% 30.23% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 219 199
Average daily rate £390 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
1185 1323 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.71% 49.68% 47.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 701 720
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £547 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 113 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average 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

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 29 April 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -2 82 £400 +23.07% 32
Hertfordshire 0 81 £375 -11.76% 35
Essex +4 59 £350 +25.00% 10
Bedfordshire +1 55 £438 -8.85% 26
Suffolk -2 42 £385 -26.66% 19
Norfolk -1 30 £390 +92.59% 5
East Anglia - 2 £375 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 243 (35.06%) Windows
2 236 (34.05%) MS Excel
3 163 (23.52%) Active Directory
4 142 (20.49%) MS Office
5 131 (18.90%) SQL Server
6 128 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
7 122 (17.60%) .NET
8 110 (15.87%) SQL
8 110 (15.87%) C#
9 106 (15.30%) ITIL
9 106 (15.30%) Finance
10 92 (13.28%) Windows 7
11 76 (10.97%) Citrix
12 70 (10.10%) CRM
13 68 (9.81%) Windows Server
14 64 (9.24%) Dynamics CRM
14 64 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
15 63 (9.09%) VMware
16 62 (8.95%) SOAP
17 57 (8.23%) MS Exchange
17 57 (8.23%) Project Management
17 57 (8.23%) Migration
18 54 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 54 (7.79%) SCCM
19 53 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
20 52 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 51 (7.36%) SOA
21 51 (7.36%) Security Cleared
22 46 (6.64%) Windows 8
22 46 (6.64%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 57 (8.23%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.90%) IIS
4 16 (2.31%) JBoss
4 16 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.88%) CMS
7 12 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.30%) Confluence
10 9 (1.30%) MS Project Server
11 8 (1.15%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.87%) SAS
13 5 (0.72%) Apache
13 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.72%) nginx
13 5 (0.72%) Node.js
13 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 236 (34.05%) MS Excel
2 142 (20.49%) MS Office
3 30 (4.33%) MS Project
4 22 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 64 (9.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.29%) Primavera
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.14%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.19%) Office 365
2 30 (4.33%) SaaS
3 28 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.88%) PaaS
6 12 (1.73%) IaaS
7 10 (1.44%) Force.com
8 9 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.30%) Heroku
9 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.29%) GitHub
11 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.29%) Yammer
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.62%) DNS
2 31 (4.47%) Firewall
3 26 (3.75%) SAN
4 25 (3.61%) LAN
5 21 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.03%) WAN
6 18 (2.60%) DHCP
7 10 (1.44%) VLAN
8 9 (1.30%) NetScaler
8 9 (1.30%) Wireless
9 7 (1.01%) VPN
10 6 (0.87%) Internet
10 6 (0.87%) Intranet
10 6 (0.87%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.87%) NAS
10 6 (0.87%) Network Security
10 6 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.72%) LDAP
12 4 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.59%) DB2
9 9 (1.30%) MySQL
10 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.72%) MS Access
13 5 (0.72%) OLAP
13 5 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.72%) Power BI
13 5 (0.72%) QlikView
14 4 (0.58%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 36 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.60%) JIRA
3 13 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (1.73%) VectorCAST
5 9 (1.30%) HP UFT
6 7 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.58%) Selenium
8 4 (0.58%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.43%) Capybara
9 3 (0.43%) MSI
9 3 (0.43%) Subversion
9 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.43%) WATIR
10 2 (0.29%) CruiseControl
General
1 106 (15.30%) Finance
2 29 (4.18%) Advertising
3 28 (4.04%) Retail
4 26 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.03%) Marketing
6 17 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.02%) Banking
8 8 (1.15%) Legal
9 6 (0.87%) Billing
10 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 4 (0.58%) Electronics
11 4 (0.58%) German Language
11 4 (0.58%) Publishing
12 3 (0.43%) Military
13 2 (0.29%) Avionics
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 132 (19.05%) Analyst
2 100 (14.43%) Developer
3 88 (12.70%) Architect
4 53 (7.65%) Consultant
5 52 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 44 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 42 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 42 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 36 (5.19%) Desktop Support
9 33 (4.76%) Service Analyst
10 31 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
11 30 (4.33%) .NET Developer
12 28 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 25 (3.61%) Help Desk Support
13 25 (3.61%) IT Support
13 25 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (3.32%) Help Desk Analyst
15 22 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (17.60%) .NET
2 62 (8.95%) SOAP
3 44 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 41 (5.92%) REST
5 37 (5.34%) Web Services
6 36 (5.19%) HTML
6 36 (5.19%) WCF
7 34 (4.91%) .NET Framework
7 34 (4.91%) Middleware
8 32 (4.62%) RESTful
9 27 (3.90%) XML
10 26 (3.75%) jQuery
11 25 (3.61%) COM
12 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (2.45%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.02%) CSS
16 13 (1.88%) Entity Framework
16 13 (1.88%) MSMQ
17 11 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.17%) NHS
5 19 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.15%) EPoS
9 8 (1.15%) User Experience
10 7 (1.01%) Clustering
10 7 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.01%) iPhone
11 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.87%) PKI
11 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 243 (35.06%) Windows
2 92 (13.28%) Windows 7
3 68 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (6.64%) Windows 8
6 39 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 24 (3.46%) Linux
8 24 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.60%) Unix
10 18 (2.60%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.73%) VxWorks
12 11 (1.59%) Android
13 10 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (15.30%) ITIL
3 70 (10.10%) CRM
4 57 (8.23%) Migration
4 57 (8.23%) Project Management
5 53 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (7.36%) SOA
7 46 (6.64%) Software Engineering
8 44 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (6.20%) TDD
10 38 (5.48%) PRINCE2
11 36 (5.19%) ETL
12 35 (5.05%) Data Modelling
13 34 (4.91%) Service Delivery
14 32 (4.62%) MVC
15 31 (4.47%) ERP
15 31 (4.47%) Scrum
16 29 (4.18%) Microservices
17 28 (4.04%) E-Commerce
18 27 (3.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (15.87%) C#
1 110 (15.87%) SQL
2 36 (5.19%) JavaScript
3 32 (4.62%) T-SQL
4 31 (4.47%) PowerShell
5 27 (3.90%) Java
6 13 (1.88%) C++
7 12 (1.73%) Ada
8 10 (1.44%) Apex Code
8 10 (1.44%) SOQL
9 6 (0.87%) C
9 6 (0.87%) Ruby
10 5 (0.72%) PHP
11 4 (0.58%) Python
11 4 (0.58%) X++
12 3 (0.43%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.43%) VBA
12 3 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 40 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (3.90%) Degree
6 20 (2.89%) MCSE
7 18 (2.60%) ISEB
8 10 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.15%) MCITP
9 8 (1.15%) MCSA
9 8 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.87%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.87%) MCP
11 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.72%) APMP
12 5 (0.72%) CCNA
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.47%) SLA
2 19 (2.74%) QA
3 10 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.58%) COBIT
4 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) GLP
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (23.52%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.59%) XenApp
6 9 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.87%) vSphere
9 5 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.72%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.58%) Xen
10 4 (0.58%) XenServer
11 3 (0.43%) Docker
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.29%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 54 (7.79%) SCCM
2 17 (2.45%) SCOM
3 13 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.87%) Puppet
5 4 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.58%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.43%) Bacula
6 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.29%) Ansible
7 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.29%) Opsview
7 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (10.97%) Citrix
2 63 (9.09%) VMware
3 33 (4.76%) HP
4 32 (4.62%) Cisco
4 32 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 29 (4.18%) SAP
6 25 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (3.32%) Oracle
8 22 (3.17%) Apple
9 17 (2.45%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.45%) Symantec
10 14 (2.02%) IBM
11 12 (1.73%) NetApp
12 11 (1.59%) Lotus
13 10 (1.44%) Remedy
13 10 (1.44%) Siebel
14 8 (1.15%) Dell
15 7 (1.01%) Avaya
15 7 (1.01%) Infor
15 7 (1.01%) JD Edwards
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