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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5896 6244 6569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.91% 11.86% 12.40%
As % of the Vendors category 26.62% 27.45% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3863 3698
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 487 594
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.93 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
UK

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
22151 22748 23930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.73% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13693 13689 13802
Median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 979 1132
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 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
London -1 2207 £425 +6.25% 533
South East +2 1119 £375 +7.14% 333
West Midlands +2 504 £363 -0.68% 157
North West 0 412 £375 -6.25% 193
Yorkshire 0 396 £350 - 131
South West 0 367 £330 -5.71% 115
East of England +3 363 £340 -2.85% 124
North East 0 296 £325 -8.45% 45
East Midlands -1 196 £363 -2.02% 83
Midlands +1 17 £500 +17.64% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4120 (35.97%) Windows
2 3794 (33.12%) MS Excel
3 2943 (25.69%) Active Directory
4 2535 (22.13%) SQL Server
5 2458 (21.46%) SQL
6 2324 (20.29%) MS Office
7 2015 (17.59%) .NET
8 1869 (16.32%) Finance
9 1801 (15.72%) Windows Server
10 1774 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
11 1715 (14.97%) ITIL
12 1683 (14.69%) C#
13 1641 (14.33%) VMware
14 1461 (12.76%) SharePoint
15 1443 (12.60%) Security Cleared
16 1192 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
17 1132 (9.88%) Migration
18 1066 (9.31%) Office 365
19 1056 (9.22%) Project Management
20 1053 (9.19%) Citrix
21 1042 (9.10%) CRM
22 1033 (9.02%) SC Cleared
23 1028 (8.98%) PowerShell
24 1013 (8.84%) MS Exchange
25 1001 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
26 978 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
27 953 (8.32%) JavaScript
28 950 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
29 942 (8.22%) Oracle
30 938 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification

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 1461 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 1013 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 598 (5.22%) Skype for Business
4 566 (4.94%) IIS
5 427 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 274 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 261 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 257 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
9 187 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 165 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 141 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 139 (1.21%) CMS
13 123 (1.07%) WebLogic
14 117 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
15 115 (1.00%) Apache
16 107 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
17 102 (0.89%) IBM Notes
18 100 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 77 (0.67%) Tomcat
20 64 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3794 (33.12%) MS Excel
2 2324 (20.29%) MS Office
3 699 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 487 (4.25%) MS Project
5 477 (4.16%) MS Visio
6 130 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 44 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 40 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 24 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.096%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.096%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.079%) InDesign
13 8 (0.070%) SPSS
14 7 (0.061%) Open Workbench
15 6 (0.052%) Mingle
15 6 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.052%) ProjectWise
16 3 (0.026%) PTC Creo
16 3 (0.026%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 837 (7.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 296 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
3 106 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 71 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 50 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 32 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.15%) assyst
7 17 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
8 15 (0.13%) Primavera
8 15 (0.13%) RMDS
9 14 (0.12%) Eloqua
10 13 (0.11%) Maximo
11 12 (0.10%) Faxination
11 12 (0.10%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
13 10 (0.087%) SAP hybris
14 9 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 8 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
15 8 (0.070%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1192 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1066 (9.31%) Office 365
3 333 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 292 (2.55%) IaaS
5 238 (2.08%) PaaS
6 208 (1.82%) SaaS
7 165 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 118 (1.03%) Yammer
9 83 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 81 (0.71%) OneDrive
11 37 (0.32%) GitHub
12 34 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (0.29%) Google Apps
13 33 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 25 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (0.20%) Boomi
16 16 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
18 13 (0.11%) HP Helion
18 13 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 867 (7.57%) DNS
2 681 (5.95%) DHCP
3 623 (5.44%) Firewall
4 422 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 415 (3.62%) LAN
5 415 (3.62%) SAN
6 405 (3.54%) WAN
7 373 (3.26%) Internet
8 353 (3.08%) Skype
9 298 (2.60%) VPN
10 190 (1.66%) Network Security
11 171 (1.49%) Wireless
12 159 (1.39%) VoIP
13 158 (1.38%) HTTP
13 158 (1.38%) LDAP
13 158 (1.38%) SSL
14 134 (1.17%) NAS
15 117 (1.02%) Intranet
16 116 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
16 116 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2535 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 768 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 753 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 497 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 439 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 412 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 397 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 264 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 206 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 197 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 168 (1.47%) MySQL
12 157 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 155 (1.35%) Power BI
14 122 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
15 116 (1.01%) MS Access
16 101 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 93 (0.81%) Big Data
18 89 (0.78%) MongoDB
19 84 (0.73%) QlikView
20 79 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 685 (5.98%) Visual Studio
2 587 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 247 (2.16%) JIRA
4 189 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 185 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 133 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 126 (1.10%) Selenium
8 106 (0.93%) MSI
9 101 (0.88%) NUnit
10 100 (0.87%) Subversion
11 93 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 90 (0.79%) SpecFlow
13 86 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
14 66 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 51 (0.45%) Maven
16 35 (0.31%) MSTest
17 34 (0.30%) MSBuild
17 34 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 31 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
18 31 (0.27%) WiX
General
1 1869 (16.32%) Finance
2 448 (3.91%) Banking
3 417 (3.64%) Retail
4 389 (3.40%) Advertising
5 331 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 293 (2.56%) Marketing
7 200 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 165 (1.44%) Legal
9 117 (1.02%) Law
10 107 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 103 (0.90%) Publishing
12 97 (0.85%) Back Office
13 94 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 76 (0.66%) Front Office
15 72 (0.63%) Billing
16 61 (0.53%) German Language
17 58 (0.51%) Local Government
18 56 (0.49%) Electronics
19 52 (0.45%) French Language
20 47 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 2094 (18.28%) Developer
2 1882 (16.43%) Analyst
3 1059 (9.25%) Architect
4 778 (6.79%) Consultant
5 678 (5.92%) Support Engineer
6 674 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 588 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 441 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 418 (3.65%) Service Analyst
10 417 (3.64%) Administrator
11 404 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 390 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 344 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
14 336 (2.93%) SQL Developer
15 322 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
16 298 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
17 292 (2.55%) Business Analyst
18 281 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
19 278 (2.43%) Microsoft Developer
20 272 (2.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2015 (17.59%) .NET
2 796 (6.95%) ASP.NET
3 788 (6.88%) HTML
4 654 (5.71%) Web Services
5 616 (5.38%) CSS
6 504 (4.40%) XML
7 466 (4.07%) .NET Framework
8 431 (3.76%) jQuery
9 351 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 335 (2.92%) WCF
11 274 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 256 (2.24%) HTML5
13 245 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 232 (2.03%) REST
15 230 (2.01%) Middleware
16 191 (1.67%) SOAP
17 161 (1.41%) Entity Framework
18 153 (1.34%) JSON
19 152 (1.33%) RESTful
20 145 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 934 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 556 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 476 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 398 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 281 (2.45%) Clustering
6 216 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 166 (1.45%) NHS
8 151 (1.32%) PKI
9 149 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 138 (1.20%) User Experience
11 137 (1.20%) Replication
12 106 (0.93%) Visualisation
13 94 (0.82%) Driving Licence
14 87 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 85 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 85 (0.74%) Thin Client
16 84 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
17 82 (0.72%) Smartphone
18 79 (0.69%) Mobile App
19 75 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4120 (35.97%) Windows
2 1801 (15.72%) Windows Server
3 950 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 902 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 867 (7.57%) Linux
6 845 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 592 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 448 (3.91%) Unix
9 355 (3.10%) Windows 10
10 292 (2.55%) Windows 8
11 290 (2.53%) Windows XP
12 234 (2.04%) Android
13 209 (1.82%) Solaris
14 206 (1.80%) Apple iOS
14 206 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 144 (1.26%) AIX
16 100 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 61 (0.53%) CentOS
18 53 (0.46%) Windows Vista
19 48 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1774 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1715 (14.97%) ITIL
3 1132 (9.88%) Migration
4 1056 (9.22%) Project Management
5 1042 (9.10%) CRM
6 978 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
7 643 (5.61%) MVC
8 543 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 523 (4.57%) Scrum
10 507 (4.43%) PRINCE2
11 494 (4.31%) Change Management
12 465 (4.06%) Service Management
13 430 (3.75%) Service Delivery
14 427 (3.73%) ETL
15 374 (3.27%) TDD
16 363 (3.17%) SDLC
17 344 (3.00%) DevOps
18 340 (2.97%) Configuration Management
19 333 (2.91%) Data Modelling
20 318 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2458 (21.46%) SQL
2 1683 (14.69%) C#
3 1028 (8.98%) PowerShell
4 953 (8.32%) JavaScript
5 613 (5.35%) T-SQL
6 494 (4.31%) Java
7 286 (2.50%) VB
8 232 (2.03%) C
9 227 (1.98%) VBScript
10 210 (1.83%) VBA
11 181 (1.58%) Perl
12 170 (1.48%) VB.NET
13 166 (1.45%) Python
14 137 (1.20%) PHP
15 125 (1.09%) C++
16 101 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 98 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 85 (0.74%) PL/SQL
18 85 (0.74%) Ruby
19 54 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1443 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 1033 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 938 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 832 (7.26%) Degree
5 426 (3.72%) MCSE
6 301 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 236 (2.06%) MCP
8 227 (1.98%) CCNA
9 225 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 214 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 195 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 183 (1.60%) MCSA
13 136 (1.19%) MCITP
14 126 (1.10%) ISEB
15 117 (1.02%) CISSP
16 108 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 106 (0.93%) CCNP
18 105 (0.92%) ISTQB
19 104 (0.91%) PMI Certification
20 93 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (3.75%) SLA
2 293 (2.56%) QA
3 183 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 144 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 125 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 69 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 65 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 32 (0.28%) COBIT
9 25 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.16%) HL7
11 17 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 15 (0.13%) ISO 9000
13 13 (0.11%) RMADS
14 11 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
14 11 (0.096%) JSP 440
15 10 (0.087%) ISO22301
16 9 (0.079%) GxP
17 8 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 8 (0.070%) MiFID
18 7 (0.061%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2943 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 1001 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 482 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 372 (3.25%) XenApp
5 254 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 236 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 233 (2.03%) vSphere
8 153 (1.34%) VMware ESX
9 137 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 133 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
11 117 (1.02%) XenServer
12 97 (0.85%) Docker
13 73 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 68 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
15 59 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
16 54 (0.47%) Xen
17 51 (0.45%) BitLocker
18 39 (0.34%) Firmware
19 35 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 28 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 825 (7.20%) SCCM
2 372 (3.25%) SCOM
3 171 (1.49%) WSUS
4 156 (1.36%) Puppet
5 142 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 113 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 91 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 89 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 81 (0.71%) Backup Exec
9 81 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 69 (0.60%) Nagios
11 67 (0.58%) AirWatch
12 65 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 62 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
14 49 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 48 (0.42%) Tivoli
16 44 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
16 44 (0.38%) SCVMM
17 43 (0.38%) Ansible
18 42 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1641 (14.33%) VMware
2 1053 (9.19%) Citrix
3 942 (8.22%) Oracle
4 837 (7.31%) Cisco
5 733 (6.40%) HP
6 456 (3.98%) SAP
7 246 (2.15%) IBM
8 239 (2.09%) Dell
8 239 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 211 (1.84%) Symantec
10 192 (1.68%) Remedy
11 188 (1.64%) CheckPoint
12 183 (1.60%) Apple
12 183 (1.60%) NetApp
13 158 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 154 (1.34%) Intel Security
14 154 (1.34%) ServiceNow
15 151 (1.32%) AppSense
16 132 (1.15%) EMC
17 126 (1.10%) Google
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: From £17,797 to £20,837 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £15.50 - £16.80 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
24 Seven
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Full expenses
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.20 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 3 Month Initial Duration
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £167 - £168 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday