The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / England
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4963 5263 5601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.94% 11.50% 12.12%
As % of the Vendors category 26.41% 26.72% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3223 3256 3430
Median daily rate £388 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 388 483
Median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £47.33 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18790 19695 21156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.22% 43.02% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11682 11744 12637
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 803 935
Median hourly rate £19.88 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.42 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the England region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the England region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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
London 0 1961 £425 +6.25% 605
South East +1 999 £375 +7.14% 338
West Midlands +2 389 £375 -2.91% 141
South West -1 336 £338 -6.57% 119
North West +3 309 £350 - 176
Yorkshire -1 293 £350 - 146
East of England -1 261 £375 +2.73% 142
East Midlands 0 212 £350 +1.44% 74
North East +4 174 £375 - 37
Midlands +4 15 £450 +0.27% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3480 (32.69%) Windows
2 3367 (31.63%) MS Excel
3 2456 (23.07%) SQL Server
4 2370 (22.26%) Active Directory
5 2272 (21.34%) SQL
6 2117 (19.89%) MS Office
7 1926 (18.09%) .NET
8 1832 (17.21%) Finance
9 1787 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
10 1624 (15.25%) C#
11 1378 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 1326 (12.46%) Windows Server
13 1311 (12.31%) VMware
14 1305 (12.26%) SharePoint
15 1282 (12.04%) ITIL
16 1236 (11.61%) Security Cleared
17 1096 (10.29%) CRM
18 1050 (9.86%) Migration
19 1042 (9.79%) Office 365
20 1037 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
21 954 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
22 893 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
23 891 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 891 (8.37%) Project Management
24 889 (8.35%) JavaScript
25 877 (8.24%) SC Cleared
26 861 (8.09%) Windows 7
27 825 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 819 (7.69%) PowerShell
29 801 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1305 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 781 (7.34%) MS Exchange
3 472 (4.43%) Skype for Business
4 416 (3.91%) IIS
5 347 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 232 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
7 215 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 198 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 139 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 122 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 121 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 102 (0.96%) CMS
13 89 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 88 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 73 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
16 72 (0.68%) Apache
17 71 (0.67%) WebLogic
18 69 (0.65%) IBM Notes
19 56 (0.53%) OpenStack
20 54 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 3367 (31.63%) MS Excel
2 2117 (19.89%) MS Office
3 659 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 481 (4.52%) MS Project
5 366 (3.44%) MS Visio
6 147 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 35 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 29 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.085%) SPSS
12 8 (0.075%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.066%) InDesign
14 6 (0.056%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.028%) Maya
15 3 (0.028%) Revit
16 2 (0.019%) FrameMaker
16 2 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 954 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 342 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
3 157 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 46 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 42 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 34 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 16 (0.15%) Primavera
8 15 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 13 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 13 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
11 9 (0.085%) SAP hybris
11 9 (0.085%) SystmOne
12 7 (0.066%) OpenText MBPM
12 7 (0.066%) RMDS
12 7 (0.066%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.056%) Cognos TM1
13 6 (0.056%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1378 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1042 (9.79%) Office 365
3 371 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 344 (3.23%) IaaS
5 299 (2.81%) PaaS
6 229 (2.15%) SaaS
7 162 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 99 (0.93%) Yammer
9 89 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 48 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (0.40%) GitHub
12 28 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (0.24%) Boomi
14 24 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 22 (0.21%) Mimecast
16 19 (0.18%) G Suite
17 17 (0.16%) Amazon S3
18 16 (0.15%) Akamai
18 16 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 652 (6.12%) DNS
2 504 (4.73%) Firewall
3 472 (4.43%) DHCP
4 405 (3.80%) WAN
5 404 (3.79%) LAN
6 356 (3.34%) TCP/IP
7 324 (3.04%) Skype
8 320 (3.01%) SAN
9 281 (2.64%) VPN
10 273 (2.56%) Internet
11 150 (1.41%) Wireless
12 145 (1.36%) VoIP
13 142 (1.33%) LDAP
13 142 (1.33%) Network Security
14 129 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
15 127 (1.19%) NAS
16 115 (1.08%) NetScaler
17 104 (0.98%) SSL
18 100 (0.94%) HTTP
19 87 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2456 (23.07%) SQL Server
2 891 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 825 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 506 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
5 488 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 452 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 422 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 230 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 206 (1.93%) Power BI
10 196 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 169 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 147 (1.38%) MySQL
13 146 (1.37%) MS Access
14 133 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 97 (0.91%) Big Data
16 90 (0.85%) NoSQL
17 88 (0.83%) QlikView
18 78 (0.73%) MongoDB
19 75 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
20 71 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 543 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 529 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 202 (1.90%) JIRA
4 187 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 118 (1.11%) Selenium
6 114 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 109 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
8 108 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 102 (0.96%) NUnit
10 90 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 79 (0.74%) SpecFlow
12 77 (0.72%) Subversion
13 73 (0.69%) MSI
14 59 (0.55%) MSTest
15 41 (0.39%) Cucumber
16 36 (0.34%) WebDriver
17 30 (0.28%) MSBuild
18 28 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 25 (0.23%) Maven
20 24 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1832 (17.21%) Finance
2 630 (5.92%) Advertising
3 518 (4.87%) Banking
4 398 (3.74%) Retail
5 336 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 242 (2.27%) Marketing
7 205 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 201 (1.89%) Legal
9 117 (1.10%) Law
10 108 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 92 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 82 (0.77%) Back Office
12 82 (0.77%) Publishing
13 64 (0.60%) Electronics
14 60 (0.56%) Front Office
15 57 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 51 (0.48%) Local Government
17 47 (0.44%) Billing
18 44 (0.41%) Games
19 41 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 2258 (21.21%) Developer
2 1701 (15.98%) Analyst
3 995 (9.35%) Architect
4 808 (7.59%) Consultant
5 660 (6.20%) .NET Developer
6 551 (5.18%) Support Engineer
7 520 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 404 (3.79%) C# Developer
9 393 (3.69%) Administrator
9 393 (3.69%) Support Analyst
10 375 (3.52%) SQL Developer
11 370 (3.48%) Microsoft Developer
12 361 (3.39%) Service Analyst
13 319 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
14 310 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
15 301 (2.83%) CRM Developer
16 300 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 293 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
18 287 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
19 253 (2.38%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1926 (18.09%) .NET
2 746 (7.01%) HTML
3 742 (6.97%) ASP.NET
4 602 (5.65%) CSS
5 554 (5.20%) Web Services
6 457 (4.29%) XML
7 386 (3.63%) .NET Framework
8 355 (3.33%) WCF
9 354 (3.33%) jQuery
10 349 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 302 (2.84%) AngularJS
12 267 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 203 (1.91%) SOAP
14 192 (1.80%) HTML5
15 189 (1.78%) REST
16 167 (1.57%) Entity Framework
17 164 (1.54%) Middleware
18 141 (1.32%) RESTful
19 137 (1.29%) WPF
20 127 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 893 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 494 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 450 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 215 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 201 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 196 (1.84%) Clustering
7 155 (1.46%) User Experience
8 148 (1.39%) PKI
9 135 (1.27%) Replication
10 117 (1.10%) Visualisation
11 113 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 112 (1.05%) NHS
13 95 (0.89%) Driving Licence
14 90 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 86 (0.81%) Public Cloud
16 84 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
17 78 (0.73%) Fat Client
17 78 (0.73%) Thin Client
18 76 (0.71%) Client/Server
19 72 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3480 (32.69%) Windows
2 1326 (12.46%) Windows Server
3 861 (8.09%) Windows 7
4 778 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 758 (7.12%) Linux
6 697 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 400 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 396 (3.72%) Unix
9 383 (3.60%) Windows 10
10 267 (2.51%) Windows XP
11 206 (1.93%) Android
12 198 (1.86%) Windows 8
13 171 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 161 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 127 (1.19%) AIX
16 117 (1.10%) Solaris
17 101 (0.95%) Mac OS X
18 60 (0.56%) Mac OS
19 57 (0.54%) Windows 2000
20 51 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1787 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1282 (12.04%) ITIL
3 1096 (10.29%) CRM
4 1050 (9.86%) Migration
5 1037 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
6 891 (8.37%) Project Management
7 701 (6.58%) MVC
8 594 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 521 (4.89%) Scrum
10 520 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 451 (4.24%) ETL
12 445 (4.18%) TDD
13 439 (4.12%) Change Management
14 409 (3.84%) Service Management
15 401 (3.77%) DevOps
16 302 (2.84%) ERP
17 288 (2.71%) SDLC
18 284 (2.67%) Data Modelling
19 283 (2.66%) Continuous Integration
20 279 (2.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2272 (21.34%) SQL
2 1624 (15.25%) C#
3 889 (8.35%) JavaScript
4 819 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 586 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 367 (3.45%) Java
7 221 (2.08%) VB
8 217 (2.04%) C
9 199 (1.87%) VBA
10 159 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 143 (1.34%) Python
12 120 (1.13%) Perl
13 114 (1.07%) VBScript
14 108 (1.01%) C++
15 87 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 84 (0.79%) PHP
17 71 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 64 (0.60%) Ruby
19 54 (0.51%) Bash Shell
20 50 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1236 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 877 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 684 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 641 (6.02%) Degree
5 326 (3.06%) MCSE
6 232 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 225 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 163 (1.53%) CCNA
8 163 (1.53%) MCP
9 159 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 147 (1.38%) MCSA
11 132 (1.24%) MCITP
12 111 (1.04%) ISEB
13 102 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
14 94 (0.88%) CCNP
15 90 (0.85%) CISSP
16 88 (0.83%) PMI Certification
17 81 (0.76%) ISTQB
18 74 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 62 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (3.53%) SLA
2 266 (2.50%) QA
3 124 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 104 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 67 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 63 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 40 (0.38%) COBIT
8 29 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 29 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 13 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 13 (0.12%) ISO27002
11 12 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 12 (0.11%) RMADS
12 9 (0.085%) HL7
13 7 (0.066%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.056%) GxP
15 5 (0.047%) Def Stans
15 5 (0.047%) GMP
15 5 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 2370 (22.26%) Active Directory
2 801 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 385 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 239 (2.24%) XenApp
5 188 (1.77%) vSphere
6 171 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 151 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 133 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 126 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
10 113 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
11 92 (0.86%) Docker
12 61 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
13 59 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 57 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
15 53 (0.50%) XenServer
16 42 (0.39%) Terminal Services
17 30 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 30 (0.28%) Xen
18 25 (0.23%) vCloud
19 24 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 663 (6.23%) SCCM
2 194 (1.82%) SCOM
3 157 (1.47%) WSUS
4 125 (1.17%) Puppet
5 74 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 64 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 62 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 60 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 60 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 57 (0.54%) Ansible
11 56 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 48 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
13 47 (0.44%) NetBackup
14 44 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
15 42 (0.39%) Nagios
16 37 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 36 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 35 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
19 30 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1311 (12.31%) VMware
2 746 (7.01%) Citrix
3 729 (6.85%) Cisco
4 726 (6.82%) Oracle
5 457 (4.29%) HP
6 372 (3.49%) SAP
7 213 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 199 (1.87%) Dell
9 190 (1.78%) IBM
10 167 (1.57%) CheckPoint
11 160 (1.50%) Remedy
12 157 (1.47%) Apple
12 157 (1.47%) Symantec
13 150 (1.41%) NetApp
14 141 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
15 122 (1.15%) EMC
15 122 (1.15%) Intel Security
16 113 (1.06%) Tableau
17 108 (1.01%) Google
18 90 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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