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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / England
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4911 5336 5670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.94% 11.22% 11.94%
As % of the Vendors category 26.82% 26.16% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 3307 3448
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 404 462
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £31.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
18314 20398 21698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.53% 42.90% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11491 12361 12736
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 795 919
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.30 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.77% +21.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 1990 £425 +6.25% 576
South East +1 1029 £375 +7.14% 376
West Midlands +2 372 £374 -1.57% 168
South West -1 314 £338 -3.42% 109
North West +2 300 £363 +3.57% 182
Yorkshire 0 279 £350 +4.47% 150
East of England 0 265 £350 -6.66% 130
East Midlands +3 197 £340 -2.85% 80
North East +6 131 £363 -3.46% 32
Midlands +6 16 £435 +16.38%
South Coast - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 3329 (31.75%) Windows
2 3253 (31.03%) MS Excel
3 2458 (23.45%) SQL Server
4 2253 (21.49%) Active Directory
5 2242 (21.38%) SQL
6 2060 (19.65%) MS Office
7 1929 (18.40%) .NET
8 1854 (17.68%) Finance
9 1758 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
10 1594 (15.20%) C#
11 1382 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 1275 (12.16%) ITIL
13 1248 (11.90%) VMware
14 1230 (11.73%) Security Cleared
15 1211 (11.55%) Windows Server
16 1175 (11.21%) SharePoint
17 1153 (11.00%) CRM
18 1071 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
19 1027 (9.80%) Office 365
20 1020 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
21 1017 (9.70%) Migration
22 912 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 904 (8.62%) JavaScript
24 890 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
25 879 (8.38%) SC Cleared
25 879 (8.38%) Windows 7
26 865 (8.25%) Project Management
27 820 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 773 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
29 763 (7.28%) PowerShell

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 1175 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 715 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 482 (4.60%) Skype for Business
4 409 (3.90%) IIS
5 332 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 226 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
7 203 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 180 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 138 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 129 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 105 (1.00%) CMS
12 103 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
13 93 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 82 (0.78%) Apache
14 82 (0.78%) SAS
15 74 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
16 73 (0.70%) IBM Notes
17 70 (0.67%) WebLogic
18 63 (0.60%) Tomcat
19 57 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3253 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 2060 (19.65%) MS Office
3 589 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 488 (4.65%) MS Project
5 326 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 121 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 29 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.13%) SPSS
12 6 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.057%) InDesign
13 4 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.029%) Maya
15 2 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.019%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.019%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.019%) Siemens NX
15 2 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1020 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 328 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 170 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 46 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 38 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.18%) Primavera
8 16 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 14 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 13 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.10%) SystmOne
12 10 (0.095%) RMDS
12 10 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (0.086%) SAP ERP
13 9 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
14 7 (0.067%) CA PPM
14 7 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
14 7 (0.067%) FastStats
15 6 (0.057%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1382 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1027 (9.80%) Office 365
3 376 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 359 (3.42%) IaaS
5 304 (2.90%) PaaS
6 229 (2.18%) SaaS
7 160 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 86 (0.82%) Yammer
9 83 (0.79%) OneDrive
10 49 (0.47%) GitHub
11 42 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 41 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 29 (0.28%) Mimecast
14 25 (0.24%) Boomi
14 25 (0.24%) Google App Engine
15 20 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.19%) G Suite
16 15 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 599 (5.71%) DNS
2 469 (4.47%) Firewall
3 405 (3.86%) LAN
4 399 (3.81%) DHCP
5 392 (3.74%) WAN
6 344 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 307 (2.93%) Skype
8 297 (2.83%) SAN
9 280 (2.67%) VPN
10 260 (2.48%) Internet
11 152 (1.45%) VoIP
11 152 (1.45%) Wireless
12 130 (1.24%) LDAP
13 127 (1.21%) Network Security
14 120 (1.14%) SSL
14 120 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
15 108 (1.03%) NAS
15 108 (1.03%) NetScaler
16 104 (0.99%) HTTP
17 92 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2458 (23.45%) SQL Server
2 912 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 820 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 536 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
5 497 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 451 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 433 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 238 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 236 (2.25%) Power BI
10 193 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 190 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 147 (1.40%) MySQL
13 138 (1.32%) MS Access
14 137 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 105 (1.00%) QlikView
16 99 (0.94%) Big Data
17 95 (0.91%) NoSQL
18 86 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
19 80 (0.76%) Hadoop
20 77 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 544 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 501 (4.78%) Visual Studio
3 212 (2.02%) JIRA
4 208 (1.98%) Git (software)
5 124 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 116 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 114 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 102 (0.97%) Selenium
9 91 (0.87%) NUnit
10 82 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 75 (0.72%) Subversion
12 67 (0.64%) SpecFlow
13 59 (0.56%) MSTest
14 50 (0.48%) MSI
15 46 (0.44%) Cucumber
16 38 (0.36%) WebDriver
17 29 (0.28%) Maven
17 29 (0.28%) MSBuild
17 29 (0.28%) SoapUI
18 27 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1854 (17.68%) Finance
2 617 (5.89%) Advertising
3 524 (5.00%) Banking
4 401 (3.82%) Retail
5 337 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 255 (2.43%) Marketing
7 216 (2.06%) Legal
8 203 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 122 (1.16%) Law
10 100 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 91 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 89 (0.85%) Back Office
13 80 (0.76%) Publishing
14 60 (0.57%) Electronics
15 55 (0.52%) Front Office
16 53 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 49 (0.47%) Military
18 48 (0.46%) Local Government
19 45 (0.43%) Games
20 32 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2279 (21.74%) Developer
2 1724 (16.44%) Analyst
3 988 (9.42%) Architect
4 779 (7.43%) Consultant
5 657 (6.27%) .NET Developer
6 511 (4.87%) Project Manager
7 483 (4.61%) Support Engineer
8 412 (3.93%) Support Analyst
9 400 (3.82%) C# Developer
10 394 (3.76%) Microsoft Developer
11 369 (3.52%) Administrator
12 361 (3.44%) SQL Developer
13 348 (3.32%) Service Analyst
14 329 (3.14%) CRM Developer
14 329 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
15 304 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
16 288 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
17 285 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
18 264 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 263 (2.51%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1929 (18.40%) .NET
2 759 (7.24%) HTML
3 744 (7.10%) ASP.NET
4 607 (5.79%) CSS
5 551 (5.26%) Web Services
6 415 (3.96%) XML
7 369 (3.52%) .NET Framework
8 358 (3.41%) WCF
9 335 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 312 (2.98%) jQuery
11 310 (2.96%) AngularJS
12 267 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 202 (1.93%) HTML5
14 187 (1.78%) REST
15 186 (1.77%) SOAP
16 166 (1.58%) Entity Framework
17 162 (1.55%) Middleware
18 136 (1.30%) WPF
19 134 (1.28%) RESTful
20 132 (1.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 890 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 482 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 442 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 202 (1.93%) Clustering
5 198 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 198 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 172 (1.64%) User Experience
7 145 (1.38%) PKI
8 141 (1.34%) Replication
9 131 (1.25%) Visualisation
10 108 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 104 (0.99%) NHS
12 101 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 86 (0.82%) Mobile App
14 84 (0.80%) Public Cloud
15 76 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 71 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 69 (0.66%) Fat Client
17 69 (0.66%) Thin Client
18 66 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3329 (31.75%) Windows
2 1211 (11.55%) Windows Server
3 879 (8.38%) Windows 7
4 744 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 741 (7.07%) Linux
6 645 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 405 (3.86%) Windows 10
8 354 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 345 (3.29%) Unix
10 266 (2.54%) Windows XP
11 197 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 187 (1.78%) Android
12 187 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 145 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 118 (1.13%) AIX
15 100 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 85 (0.81%) Solaris
17 59 (0.56%) Windows 2000
18 55 (0.52%) Mac OS
19 42 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1758 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1275 (12.16%) ITIL
3 1153 (11.00%) CRM
4 1071 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
5 1017 (9.70%) Migration
6 865 (8.25%) Project Management
7 695 (6.63%) MVC
8 596 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 547 (5.22%) PRINCE2
10 512 (4.88%) Scrum
11 468 (4.46%) ETL
12 441 (4.21%) TDD
13 436 (4.16%) Change Management
14 401 (3.82%) Service Management
15 399 (3.81%) DevOps
16 298 (2.84%) Data Modelling
17 292 (2.79%) SDLC
18 290 (2.77%) ERP
19 286 (2.73%) Analytics
20 280 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2242 (21.38%) SQL
2 1594 (15.20%) C#
3 904 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 763 (7.28%) PowerShell
5 564 (5.38%) T-SQL
6 364 (3.47%) Java
7 225 (2.15%) C
8 195 (1.86%) VBA
9 193 (1.84%) VB
10 158 (1.51%) Python
11 142 (1.35%) VB.NET
12 119 (1.14%) Perl
13 110 (1.05%) VBScript
14 99 (0.94%) C++
15 84 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 78 (0.74%) PHP
17 74 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 71 (0.68%) Scala
19 67 (0.64%) Ruby
20 60 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1230 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 879 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 652 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 631 (6.02%) Degree
5 304 (2.90%) MCSE
6 233 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 206 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 159 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 152 (1.45%) MCP
10 143 (1.36%) CCNA
11 132 (1.26%) MCSA
12 129 (1.23%) MCITP
13 114 (1.09%) ISEB
14 99 (0.94%) PMI Certification
15 83 (0.79%) CCNP
16 80 (0.76%) ISTQB
17 78 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
17 78 (0.74%) CISSP
18 70 (0.67%) PMP
19 61 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (3.27%) SLA
2 271 (2.58%) QA
3 125 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 82 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 64 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 40 (0.38%) COBIT
8 26 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 18 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 16 (0.15%) ISO27002
12 10 (0.095%) GDPR
13 9 (0.086%) IFRS
14 8 (0.076%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.076%) RMADS
15 7 (0.067%) IFRS 9
16 6 (0.057%) Basel III
16 6 (0.057%) GAAP
16 6 (0.057%) HL7
16 6 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2253 (21.49%) Active Directory
2 773 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 371 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 222 (2.12%) XenApp
5 177 (1.69%) vSphere
6 153 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 146 (1.39%) XenDesktop
8 130 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 125 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 105 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 92 (0.88%) Docker
12 69 (0.66%) BitLocker
13 61 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 52 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
15 48 (0.46%) XenServer
16 38 (0.36%) Xen
17 36 (0.34%) Terminal Services
18 33 (0.31%) vCloud
19 31 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 20 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 639 (6.10%) SCCM
2 191 (1.82%) SCOM
3 127 (1.21%) WSUS
4 124 (1.18%) Puppet
5 81 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 66 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 63 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 61 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 57 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 55 (0.52%) Ansible
10 55 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 53 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 49 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 42 (0.40%) Nagios
13 42 (0.40%) NetBackup
14 40 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 36 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 35 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 34 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
18 32 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1248 (11.90%) VMware
2 741 (7.07%) Oracle
3 728 (6.94%) Citrix
4 674 (6.43%) Cisco
5 424 (4.04%) HP
6 377 (3.60%) SAP
7 226 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 211 (2.01%) IBM
9 183 (1.75%) Dell
10 173 (1.65%) Apple
11 166 (1.58%) Remedy
12 162 (1.55%) Symantec
13 145 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 138 (1.32%) NetApp
15 133 (1.27%) CheckPoint
16 120 (1.14%) Intel Security
17 116 (1.11%) Google
18 115 (1.10%) Tableau
19 112 (1.07%) EMC
20 84 (0.80%) Sitecore
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Kirklees Active Leisure Trading Ltd
Rate: From £16,363 to £17,513 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £11.54 - £13.46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £11 - £12 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago