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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 380 417 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.30% 13.37% 13.80%
As % of the Vendors category 30.72% 29.22% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 239 263
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £179 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 41
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £42.95 £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
1237 1427 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.80% 45.75% 44.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 802 802
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 134 137
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 100 £300 -20.00% 16
Hertfordshire -1 94 £375 -11.76% 33
Cambridgeshire +7 83 £350 -4.10% 35
Bedfordshire 0 51 £380 +26.66% 23
Suffolk -1 36 £410 -3.52% 16
Norfolk -11 20 £195 -35.00% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 293 (38.96%) Windows
2 270 (35.90%) MS Excel
3 212 (28.19%) Active Directory
4 191 (25.40%) MS Office
5 175 (23.27%) SQL Server
6 130 (17.29%) SQL
7 128 (17.02%) ITIL
8 123 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (15.29%) Finance
10 112 (14.89%) Citrix
11 100 (13.30%) Windows Server
12 98 (13.03%) VMware
13 92 (12.23%) C#
14 91 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
15 90 (11.97%) .NET
16 83 (11.04%) CRM
16 83 (11.04%) Windows 7
17 77 (10.24%) Dynamics CRM
18 72 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
19 71 (9.44%) Project Management
19 71 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 68 (9.04%) SCCM
20 68 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
21 67 (8.91%) Oracle
22 65 (8.64%) SharePoint
23 62 (8.24%) Cisco
24 59 (7.85%) MS Exchange
25 55 (7.31%) Office 365
26 52 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 52 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008

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 65 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 59 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 46 (6.12%) IIS
4 33 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
5 27 (3.59%) Skype for Business
6 23 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (2.53%) CMS
8 11 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.33%) Apache
10 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.93%) JBoss
13 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.80%) SAS
13 6 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.53%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 270 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 191 (25.40%) MS Office
3 31 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.79%) MS Project
4 21 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 77 (10.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.33%) assyst
4 9 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.66%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.13%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Lawson
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.31%) Office 365
2 50 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.46%) SaaS
4 22 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.86%) Yammer
6 12 (1.60%) IaaS
7 11 (1.46%) PaaS
8 8 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.40%) Force.com
10 3 (0.40%) Heroku
10 3 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.27%) iTunes
12 1 (0.13%) GitHub
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.12%) WAN
2 41 (5.45%) LAN
3 39 (5.19%) Firewall
4 36 (4.79%) DNS
5 35 (4.65%) Internet
6 31 (4.12%) SAN
7 28 (3.72%) DHCP
8 17 (2.26%) NAS
9 13 (1.73%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.60%) Network Security
11 11 (1.46%) NetScaler
11 11 (1.46%) VPN
12 10 (1.33%) WLAN
13 8 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.06%) Wireless
14 7 (0.93%) ATM
15 6 (0.80%) Intranet
15 6 (0.80%) LDAP
15 6 (0.80%) WebEx
16 5 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.66%) MySQL
8 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (1.33%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.33%) MS Access
10 9 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.06%) OLAP
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.80%) DB2
13 6 (0.80%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 20 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.39%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.60%) Selenium
4 10 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.06%) JIRA
6 7 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.93%) Subversion
7 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.53%) Capybara
8 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.40%) Maven
9 3 (0.40%) MSI
9 3 (0.40%) MSTest
9 3 (0.40%) NUnit
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.40%) WATIR
10 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.27%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
General
1 115 (15.29%) Finance
2 38 (5.05%) Advertising
2 38 (5.05%) Retail
3 27 (3.59%) Marketing
4 14 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.73%) Billing
6 10 (1.33%) Legal
7 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.06%) Automotive
8 8 (1.06%) Banking
9 7 (0.93%) Back Office
10 6 (0.80%) Local Government
11 5 (0.66%) Front Office
11 5 (0.66%) Games
11 5 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.53%) French Language
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (19.81%) Analyst
2 103 (13.70%) Developer
3 79 (10.51%) Architect
4 67 (8.91%) Support Analyst
5 61 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 54 (7.18%) Consultant
7 49 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
9 35 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
9 35 (4.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 34 (4.52%) Windows Support Analyst
11 33 (4.39%) Active Directory Analyst
12 32 (4.26%) .NET Developer
12 32 (4.26%) Citrix Analyst
12 32 (4.26%) Citrix Support
13 31 (4.12%) Active Directory Support
13 31 (4.12%) Active Directory Support Analyst
13 31 (4.12%) Support Engineer
14 30 (3.99%) Citrix Support Analyst
15 28 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (11.97%) .NET
2 42 (5.59%) ASP.NET
3 40 (5.32%) HTML
4 36 (4.79%) Web Services
5 34 (4.52%) SOAP
6 32 (4.26%) Middleware
7 28 (3.72%) .NET Framework
7 28 (3.72%) XML
8 27 (3.59%) REST
9 24 (3.19%) COM
10 23 (3.06%) CSS
11 20 (2.66%) jQuery
12 18 (2.39%) WCF
13 17 (2.26%) RESTful
14 15 (1.99%) AngularJS
15 14 (1.86%) HTML5
16 13 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (1.33%) Ajax
19 8 (1.06%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.19%) NHS
5 20 (2.66%) Clustering
6 17 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.33%) CMDB
8 10 (1.33%) EPoS
8 10 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.20%) PKI
10 8 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.93%) User Experience
11 7 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.80%) BYOD
12 6 (0.80%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.80%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 293 (38.96%) Windows
2 100 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 83 (11.04%) Windows 7
4 52 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (6.78%) Windows 8
6 43 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (4.65%) Linux
8 31 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (3.19%) Windows 10
10 20 (2.66%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.86%) Unix
12 11 (1.46%) Android
12 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.93%) Solaris
15 6 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.66%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (17.02%) ITIL
2 123 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (11.04%) CRM
4 72 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (9.44%) Project Management
6 49 (6.52%) Migration
7 48 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (5.98%) PRINCE2
9 43 (5.72%) Incident Management
10 41 (5.45%) Scrum
11 34 (4.52%) Service Delivery
12 33 (4.39%) SOA
13 30 (3.99%) ETL
14 29 (3.86%) ERP
14 29 (3.86%) TDD
15 27 (3.59%) Data Analysis
15 27 (3.59%) MVC
16 26 (3.46%) Change Management
17 24 (3.19%) High Availability
18 23 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.29%) SQL
2 92 (12.23%) C#
3 40 (5.32%) T-SQL
4 39 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.79%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.19%) Java
7 18 (2.39%) VBA
8 11 (1.46%) C
8 11 (1.46%) Python
8 11 (1.46%) Ruby
9 7 (0.93%) PHP
10 6 (0.80%) C++
10 6 (0.80%) Perl
10 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.80%) VBScript
10 6 (0.80%) X++
11 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.53%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.53%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 71 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (6.91%) Degree
3 42 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 32 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 29 (3.86%) MCSE
6 27 (3.59%) CCNA
6 27 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.93%) MCITP
8 21 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (2.79%) MCP
9 14 (1.86%) MCSA
10 12 (1.60%) MOS
11 10 (1.33%) CCA
11 10 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.20%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.93%) CCNP
14 7 (0.93%) ISEB
14 7 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.99%) SLA
2 16 (2.13%) QA
3 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.66%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.40%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) FISMA
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (28.19%) Active Directory
2 68 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.46%) XenApp
4 23 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (2.39%) vSphere
7 16 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.66%) XenServer
11 4 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.40%) Docker
12 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (9.04%) SCCM
2 22 (2.93%) SCOM
3 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.33%) WSUS
5 9 (1.20%) Puppet
6 8 (1.06%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.53%) Ansible
9 4 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.53%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.27%) Casper Suite
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 112 (14.89%) Citrix
2 98 (13.03%) VMware
3 67 (8.91%) Oracle
4 62 (8.24%) Cisco
5 47 (6.25%) HP
6 42 (5.59%) SAP
7 30 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (3.06%) CheckPoint
8 23 (3.06%) Infor
9 20 (2.66%) NetApp
10 18 (2.39%) Apple
11 17 (2.26%) Dell
12 15 (1.99%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.73%) IBM
14 10 (1.33%) JD Edwards
14 10 (1.33%) Symantec
15 9 (1.20%) Cognos
16 7 (0.93%) Adobe
16 7 (0.93%) Avaya
16 7 (0.93%) Remedy
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