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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5746 6203 5982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.27% 12.24% 12.04%
As % of the Vendors category 25.62% 26.98% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3666 3338
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 542 495
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.36 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
22424 22990 22410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.00% 45.36% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13988 13379 12931
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1002 1002
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -2 2119 £413 +3.12% 658
South East 0 1373 £375 - 461
North West -1 482 £400 +14.28% 223
West Midlands -2 354 £361 +3.21% 166
East of England -2 351 £389 +7.98% 141
Yorkshire -2 350 £363 +16.00% 170
South West -1 349 £350 - 139
North East -3 193 £285 -0.86% 47
East Midlands -7 134 £350 +7.69% 70
Midlands +2 18 £400 -8.04% 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3890 (35.17%) Windows
2 3506 (31.70%) MS Excel
3 2620 (23.69%) SQL Server
4 2555 (23.10%) SQL
5 2500 (22.60%) Active Directory
6 2270 (20.52%) MS Office
7 2112 (19.10%) .NET
8 2060 (18.63%) Finance
9 1715 (15.51%) C#
10 1671 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
11 1587 (14.35%) Windows Server
12 1502 (13.58%) ITIL
13 1424 (12.88%) VMware
14 1267 (11.46%) Security Cleared
15 1252 (11.32%) SharePoint
16 1136 (10.27%) Migration
17 1114 (10.07%) Project Management
18 1037 (9.38%) CRM
19 979 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
20 973 (8.80%) Windows 7
21 943 (8.53%) MS Exchange
22 926 (8.37%) Oracle
23 925 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
24 921 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
25 892 (8.07%) PowerShell
26 886 (8.01%) Citrix
27 885 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
28 879 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
28 879 (7.95%) SC Cleared
29 850 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

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 1252 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 943 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 537 (4.86%) IIS
4 410 (3.71%) Skype for Business
5 358 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 232 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 207 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 182 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
9 155 (1.40%) CMS
10 149 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 131 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 121 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 115 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
14 112 (1.01%) Tomcat
15 108 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
16 105 (0.95%) Apache
17 102 (0.92%) IBM Notes
18 68 (0.61%) Confluence
19 67 (0.61%) JBoss
19 67 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 3506 (31.70%) MS Excel
2 2270 (20.52%) MS Office
3 600 (5.42%) MS Project
4 543 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 381 (3.44%) MS Visio
6 93 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 46 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 30 (0.27%) InfoPath
10 26 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 14 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 13 (0.12%) ProjectWise
14 12 (0.11%) SPSS
15 5 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.045%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.045%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.045%) Mingle
16 4 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 785 (7.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 233 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 110 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 39 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 37 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 29 (0.26%) Primavera
9 22 (0.20%) RMDS
10 16 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
11 14 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
11 14 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 12 (0.11%) Maximo
13 11 (0.099%) ION MarketView
13 11 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.090%) Oracle CRM
14 10 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
15 9 (0.081%) OpenText MBPM
15 9 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 885 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 788 (7.12%) Office 365
3 328 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 194 (1.75%) IaaS
5 160 (1.45%) PaaS
6 153 (1.38%) SaaS
7 120 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 79 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 44 (0.40%) Yammer
10 37 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (0.32%) OneDrive
12 33 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 29 (0.26%) Google Apps
14 26 (0.24%) GitHub
15 24 (0.22%) Mimecast
16 18 (0.16%) Google App Engine
17 15 (0.14%) Force.com
18 13 (0.12%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.12%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 721 (6.52%) DNS
2 514 (4.65%) Firewall
3 458 (4.14%) DHCP
4 442 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 382 (3.45%) LAN
6 379 (3.43%) SAN
7 362 (3.27%) WAN
8 342 (3.09%) Internet
8 342 (3.09%) VPN
9 217 (1.96%) Skype
10 173 (1.56%) SSL
11 158 (1.43%) Wireless
12 133 (1.20%) Network Security
13 129 (1.17%) HTTP
14 121 (1.09%) FTP
15 116 (1.05%) Intranet
16 112 (1.01%) NetScaler
17 106 (0.96%) VoIP
18 103 (0.93%) LDAP
19 100 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2620 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 843 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 820 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 539 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 502 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 488 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 426 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 297 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 200 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 198 (1.79%) Oracle Database
11 173 (1.56%) MS Access
12 170 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 136 (1.23%) MySQL
14 132 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 113 (1.02%) QlikView
16 108 (0.98%) MongoDB
17 107 (0.97%) Power BI
18 102 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 97 (0.88%) RDBMS
20 93 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 557 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 483 (4.37%) Visual Studio
3 226 (2.04%) JIRA
4 195 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 194 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 130 (1.18%) SpecFlow
7 115 (1.04%) Selenium
8 100 (0.90%) Subversion
9 97 (0.88%) NUnit
10 81 (0.73%) Cucumber
10 81 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 69 (0.62%) Maven
12 59 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 48 (0.43%) MSI
14 47 (0.42%) Toad
15 43 (0.39%) MSBuild
16 38 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 36 (0.33%) NuGet
17 36 (0.33%) Travis CI
18 33 (0.30%) ERwin
General
1 2060 (18.63%) Finance
2 590 (5.33%) Banking
3 355 (3.21%) Advertising
4 326 (2.95%) Retail
5 323 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 226 (2.04%) Marketing
7 219 (1.98%) Legal
8 172 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 121 (1.09%) Law
10 120 (1.08%) Back Office
11 111 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 110 (0.99%) Front Office
13 103 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 78 (0.71%) Publishing
15 66 (0.60%) Billing
16 62 (0.56%) German Language
17 58 (0.52%) Local Government
18 52 (0.47%) Games
18 52 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2172 (19.64%) Developer
2 1952 (17.65%) Analyst
3 992 (8.97%) Architect
4 813 (7.35%) Consultant
5 669 (6.05%) .NET Developer
6 657 (5.94%) Support Engineer
7 600 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 517 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 424 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 422 (3.82%) SQL Developer
11 400 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 371 (3.35%) Service Analyst
13 357 (3.23%) Administrator
14 317 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
15 315 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 304 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
17 301 (2.72%) Desktop Support
18 290 (2.62%) Business Analyst
19 286 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
20 265 (2.40%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2112 (19.10%) .NET
2 721 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 663 (5.99%) HTML
4 536 (4.85%) Web Services
5 495 (4.48%) CSS
6 453 (4.10%) .NET Framework
7 427 (3.86%) XML
8 354 (3.20%) jQuery
9 348 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 286 (2.59%) WCF
11 237 (2.14%) SOAP
12 232 (2.10%) AngularJS
13 222 (2.01%) REST
14 209 (1.89%) HTML5
15 191 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 182 (1.65%) Entity Framework
17 178 (1.61%) Middleware
18 157 (1.42%) WPF
19 136 (1.23%) RESTful
20 130 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 921 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 459 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 454 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 259 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 240 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 226 (2.04%) Clustering
7 180 (1.63%) NHS
8 161 (1.46%) User Experience
9 146 (1.32%) Replication
10 138 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 129 (1.17%) PKI
12 101 (0.91%) Driving Licence
13 95 (0.86%) Visualisation
14 91 (0.82%) Data Integration
15 90 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 90 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 86 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
17 81 (0.73%) Derivative
18 80 (0.72%) PMI
19 76 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3890 (35.17%) Windows
2 1587 (14.35%) Windows Server
3 973 (8.80%) Windows 7
4 879 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 850 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 756 (6.84%) Linux
7 533 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 457 (4.13%) Unix
9 409 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 304 (2.75%) Windows 8
11 220 (1.99%) Windows 10
12 209 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 176 (1.59%) Apple iOS
14 141 (1.27%) Android
15 129 (1.17%) Solaris
16 111 (1.00%) AIX
17 64 (0.58%) CentOS
17 64 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 61 (0.55%) Windows Vista
19 51 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1671 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1502 (13.58%) ITIL
3 1136 (10.27%) Migration
4 1114 (10.07%) Project Management
5 1037 (9.38%) CRM
6 979 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
7 599 (5.42%) MVC
8 579 (5.24%) PRINCE2
9 536 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 498 (4.50%) Scrum
11 475 (4.29%) Service Management
12 474 (4.29%) Change Management
13 418 (3.78%) ETL
14 412 (3.73%) TDD
15 399 (3.61%) Configuration Management
16 380 (3.44%) Data Modelling
17 347 (3.14%) Service Delivery
18 341 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
19 327 (2.96%) SDLC
20 298 (2.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2555 (23.10%) SQL
2 1715 (15.51%) C#
3 892 (8.07%) PowerShell
4 834 (7.54%) JavaScript
5 642 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 449 (4.06%) Java
7 243 (2.20%) VBA
8 233 (2.11%) VBScript
9 225 (2.03%) VB
10 223 (2.02%) C
11 171 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 170 (1.54%) Python
13 163 (1.47%) C++
14 135 (1.22%) Ruby
15 132 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 119 (1.08%) Perl
17 104 (0.94%) PHP
18 88 (0.80%) Bash Shell
19 64 (0.58%) XAML
20 49 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1267 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 879 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 833 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 742 (6.71%) Degree
5 355 (3.21%) MCSE
6 240 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 217 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 206 (1.86%) ISEB
9 196 (1.77%) MCP
10 180 (1.63%) MCSA
11 170 (1.54%) CCNA
12 165 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
13 154 (1.39%) MCITP
14 151 (1.37%) ISTQB
15 120 (1.08%) PMI Certification
16 113 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 109 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 99 (0.90%) CISSP
19 95 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
20 93 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (3.36%) SLA
2 290 (2.62%) QA
3 191 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 110 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 86 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.21%) COBIT
10 16 (0.14%) MiFID
11 12 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
12 11 (0.099%) ISO27005
12 11 (0.099%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.090%) Basel II
13 10 (0.090%) FATCA
14 9 (0.081%) RMADS
15 8 (0.072%) CRD IV
15 8 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.072%) ISAE 3402
15 8 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 2500 (22.60%) Active Directory
2 925 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 441 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 290 (2.62%) XenApp
5 278 (2.51%) vSphere
6 210 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 171 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 169 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 98 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 84 (0.76%) Docker
10 84 (0.76%) XenServer
11 64 (0.58%) UAG
12 46 (0.42%) Xen
13 41 (0.37%) NFS
14 38 (0.34%) vCloud
15 35 (0.32%) BitLocker
16 34 (0.31%) ISA Server
17 32 (0.29%) Terminal Server
18 29 (0.26%) Terminal Services
19 24 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 734 (6.64%) SCCM
2 336 (3.04%) SCOM
3 191 (1.73%) Puppet
4 132 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 121 (1.09%) WSUS
6 98 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 90 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 74 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 67 (0.61%) Ansible
10 66 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 58 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 51 (0.46%) Windows Intune
13 50 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 44 (0.40%) Tivoli
15 40 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
16 38 (0.34%) Nagios
17 34 (0.31%) EdgeSight
17 34 (0.31%) HP SIM
17 34 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 34 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1424 (12.88%) VMware
2 926 (8.37%) Oracle
3 886 (8.01%) Citrix
4 660 (5.97%) Cisco
5 628 (5.68%) HP
6 370 (3.35%) SAP
7 328 (2.97%) IBM
8 283 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 201 (1.82%) Dell
10 195 (1.76%) Symantec
11 166 (1.50%) Remedy
12 157 (1.42%) NetApp
13 156 (1.41%) Apple
14 132 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
15 127 (1.15%) EMC
16 125 (1.13%) CheckPoint
17 121 (1.09%) Adobe
18 116 (1.05%) Tableau
19 114 (1.03%) Google
20 108 (0.98%) Lotus
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