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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5443 6340 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.18% 12.47% 12.15%
As % of the Vendors category 25.17% 27.87% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3449 3815 3418
Median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 532 500
Median hourly rate £16.50 £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 £10.04 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
21622 22748 21954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.42% 44.74% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13579 13652 12664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 1032 974
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.17 £41.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -3 2013 £400 - 557
South East -2 1130 £375 +7.14% 358
South West 0 390 £350 +4.47% 131
North East 0 372 £280 -6.66% 38
North West -7 361 £388 +14.39% 176
West Midlands -2 360 £375 +7.14% 138
East of England 0 359 £375 +7.14% 130
Yorkshire -5 287 £375 +15.38% 132
East Midlands -3 154 £350 +7.69% 81
Midlands -2 23 £475 +58.33% 4
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3945 (35.81%) Windows
2 3567 (32.38%) MS Excel
3 2659 (24.14%) Active Directory
4 2631 (23.88%) SQL Server
5 2509 (22.78%) SQL
6 2183 (19.82%) MS Office
7 2059 (18.69%) .NET
8 1894 (17.19%) Finance
9 1757 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
10 1730 (15.70%) Windows Server
11 1682 (15.27%) C#
12 1575 (14.30%) ITIL
13 1503 (13.64%) VMware
14 1380 (12.53%) Security Cleared
15 1290 (11.71%) SharePoint
16 1095 (9.94%) Project Management
17 1090 (9.89%) Migration
18 1069 (9.70%) CRM
19 1012 (9.19%) Citrix
20 1011 (9.18%) Oracle
21 1000 (9.08%) PowerShell
22 993 (9.01%) MS Exchange
23 980 (8.90%) SC Cleared
24 967 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
25 965 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
26 963 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
27 921 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
28 887 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
29 885 (8.03%) Windows 7
30 861 (7.82%) JavaScript

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 1290 (11.71%) SharePoint
2 993 (9.01%) MS Exchange
3 538 (4.88%) IIS
4 504 (4.58%) Skype for Business
5 383 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 256 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 232 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 172 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 169 (1.53%) CMS
10 146 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 138 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 129 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 110 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 105 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
15 99 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 95 (0.86%) IBM Notes
17 92 (0.84%) Apache
18 83 (0.75%) WebLogic
19 79 (0.72%) Confluence
20 75 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3567 (32.38%) MS Excel
2 2183 (19.82%) MS Office
3 580 (5.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 577 (5.24%) MS Project
5 383 (3.48%) MS Visio
6 82 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 51 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 40 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 23 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 23 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.100%) SPSS
13 9 (0.082%) ProjectWise
14 7 (0.064%) InDesign
15 6 (0.054%) Mingle
15 6 (0.054%) Open Workbench
16 5 (0.045%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.045%) FrameMaker
16 5 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 825 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 201 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 100 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 55 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 43 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 41 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 28 (0.25%) RMDS
8 26 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 25 (0.23%) Primavera
10 17 (0.15%) assyst
11 14 (0.13%) Maximo
12 12 (0.11%) Eloqua
12 12 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
12 12 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.100%) ION MarketView
13 11 (0.100%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
15 9 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
15 9 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 965 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 848 (7.70%) Office 365
3 322 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 200 (1.82%) IaaS
5 163 (1.48%) PaaS
6 146 (1.33%) SaaS
7 140 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 80 (0.73%) Yammer
9 70 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 35 (0.32%) GitHub
11 35 (0.32%) Google Apps
12 33 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (0.26%) Mimecast
15 15 (0.14%) Force.com
15 15 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 15 (0.14%) Google App Engine
16 13 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.12%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 855 (7.76%) DNS
2 589 (5.35%) DHCP
3 570 (5.17%) Firewall
4 440 (3.99%) TCP/IP
5 402 (3.65%) SAN
6 376 (3.41%) LAN
7 358 (3.25%) WAN
8 329 (2.99%) VPN
9 319 (2.90%) Internet
10 276 (2.51%) Skype
11 164 (1.49%) SSL
12 160 (1.45%) Wireless
13 158 (1.43%) Network Security
14 153 (1.39%) HTTP
15 139 (1.26%) LDAP
16 124 (1.13%) Intranet
17 117 (1.06%) VoIP
18 111 (1.01%) FTP
19 98 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
20 96 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2631 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 789 (7.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 785 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 512 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 493 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 482 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 400 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 295 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 208 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 188 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 188 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 169 (1.53%) MySQL
12 146 (1.33%) MS Access
13 144 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
14 118 (1.07%) Power BI
15 112 (1.02%) MongoDB
16 107 (0.97%) QlikView
17 103 (0.94%) Big Data
18 102 (0.93%) RDBMS
19 94 (0.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 551 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 536 (4.87%) Visual Studio
3 258 (2.34%) JIRA
4 211 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 201 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 112 (1.02%) Selenium
6 112 (1.02%) SpecFlow
7 110 (1.00%) NUnit
8 97 (0.88%) Subversion
8 97 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 76 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 68 (0.62%) Maven
11 67 (0.61%) MSI
12 60 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 48 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 40 (0.36%) MSBuild
15 34 (0.31%) Toad
15 34 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 32 (0.29%) Artifactory
16 32 (0.29%) ERwin
General
1 1894 (17.19%) Finance
2 508 (4.61%) Banking
3 358 (3.25%) Retail
4 322 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 320 (2.90%) Advertising
6 261 (2.37%) Marketing
7 212 (1.92%) Legal
8 160 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 124 (1.13%) Back Office
10 121 (1.10%) Law
11 110 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 110 (1.00%) Front Office
12 93 (0.84%) Publishing
13 86 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 69 (0.63%) German Language
15 64 (0.58%) Billing
16 63 (0.57%) Games
17 51 (0.46%) Electronics
18 49 (0.44%) Local Government
19 47 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2136 (19.39%) Developer
2 1868 (16.96%) Analyst
3 977 (8.87%) Architect
4 780 (7.08%) Consultant
5 659 (5.98%) .NET Developer
6 644 (5.85%) Support Engineer
7 579 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 475 (4.31%) C# Developer
9 405 (3.68%) Support Analyst
10 390 (3.54%) SQL Developer
11 375 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
12 372 (3.38%) Service Analyst
13 358 (3.25%) Administrator
14 310 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 308 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
16 292 (2.65%) Business Analyst
17 287 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
18 265 (2.41%) Windows Engineer
19 260 (2.36%) Desktop Support
19 260 (2.36%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2059 (18.69%) .NET
2 727 (6.60%) ASP.NET
3 725 (6.58%) HTML
4 613 (5.56%) Web Services
5 541 (4.91%) CSS
6 472 (4.28%) XML
7 464 (4.21%) .NET Framework
8 391 (3.55%) jQuery
9 341 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 284 (2.58%) WCF
11 263 (2.39%) REST
12 241 (2.19%) AngularJS
13 229 (2.08%) SOAP
14 224 (2.03%) HTML5
15 217 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 185 (1.68%) Middleware
17 164 (1.49%) Entity Framework
18 149 (1.35%) RESTful
19 136 (1.23%) WPF
20 132 (1.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 921 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 478 (4.34%) Data Centre
3 454 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 335 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 264 (2.40%) Clustering
6 216 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 159 (1.44%) NHS
8 149 (1.35%) User Experience
9 139 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 135 (1.23%) Replication
11 126 (1.14%) PKI
12 102 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 100 (0.91%) Visualisation
14 88 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 83 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 83 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 83 (0.75%) Thin Client
16 80 (0.73%) Derivative
17 73 (0.66%) Algorithms
18 70 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3945 (35.81%) Windows
2 1730 (15.70%) Windows Server
3 887 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 885 (8.03%) Windows 7
5 830 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 829 (7.53%) Linux
7 582 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 474 (4.30%) Unix
9 331 (3.00%) Windows XP
10 294 (2.67%) Windows 10
11 287 (2.61%) Windows 8
12 222 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 184 (1.67%) Apple iOS
14 159 (1.44%) Android
15 141 (1.28%) Solaris
16 109 (0.99%) AIX
17 75 (0.68%) CentOS
18 71 (0.64%) Mac OS X
19 54 (0.49%) Windows Vista
20 48 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1757 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1575 (14.30%) ITIL
3 1095 (9.94%) Project Management
4 1090 (9.89%) Migration
5 1069 (9.70%) CRM
6 967 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
7 588 (5.34%) MVC
8 558 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 525 (4.77%) PRINCE2
10 485 (4.40%) Change Management
11 472 (4.28%) Scrum
12 464 (4.21%) Service Management
13 430 (3.90%) ETL
14 399 (3.62%) TDD
15 387 (3.51%) Data Modelling
16 376 (3.41%) Configuration Management
17 368 (3.34%) SDLC
18 363 (3.30%) Service Delivery
19 318 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
20 310 (2.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2509 (22.78%) SQL
2 1682 (15.27%) C#
3 1000 (9.08%) PowerShell
4 861 (7.82%) JavaScript
5 624 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 500 (4.54%) Java
7 272 (2.47%) VBScript
8 268 (2.43%) VB
9 228 (2.07%) VBA
10 227 (2.06%) C
11 191 (1.73%) Python
12 174 (1.58%) VB.NET
13 157 (1.43%) C++
14 155 (1.41%) Perl
15 133 (1.21%) PHP
16 120 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 114 (1.03%) Ruby
18 103 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 61 (0.55%) Shell Script
20 57 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1380 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 980 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 850 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 793 (7.20%) Degree
5 378 (3.43%) MCSE
6 232 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 224 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 187 (1.70%) MCP
9 186 (1.69%) ISEB
10 185 (1.68%) MCSA
11 173 (1.57%) CCNA
11 173 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 143 (1.30%) MCITP
13 139 (1.26%) ISTQB
14 136 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
15 121 (1.10%) PMI Certification
16 106 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 104 (0.94%) CISSP
18 92 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 91 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (3.47%) SLA
2 270 (2.45%) QA
3 167 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 132 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 118 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 38 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.21%) COBIT
10 16 (0.15%) HL7
11 13 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
11 13 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.12%) RMADS
12 12 (0.11%) MiFID
13 11 (0.100%) GxP
14 10 (0.091%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.064%) ISO27005
15 7 (0.064%) P3O
15 7 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 2659 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 963 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 449 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 334 (3.03%) XenApp
5 241 (2.19%) vSphere
6 208 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 208 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 190 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 132 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 119 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 111 (1.01%) Docker
11 101 (0.92%) XenServer
12 74 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 61 (0.55%) Xen
14 59 (0.54%) UAG
15 49 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
16 48 (0.44%) Terminal Services
17 42 (0.38%) BitLocker
18 38 (0.34%) NFS
19 31 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 796 (7.23%) SCCM
2 375 (3.40%) SCOM
3 184 (1.67%) Puppet
4 133 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 126 (1.14%) WSUS
6 119 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 117 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 91 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
9 82 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 81 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
11 77 (0.70%) NetBackup
12 68 (0.62%) Ansible
13 63 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 63 (0.57%) Nagios
14 57 (0.52%) Tivoli
15 55 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 44 (0.40%) SCVMM
17 40 (0.36%) EdgeSight
18 39 (0.35%) HP SIM
19 38 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1503 (13.64%) VMware
2 1012 (9.19%) Citrix
3 1011 (9.18%) Oracle
4 697 (6.33%) Cisco
5 696 (6.32%) HP
6 386 (3.50%) SAP
7 303 (2.75%) IBM
8 279 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 216 (1.96%) Symantec
10 189 (1.72%) Remedy
11 188 (1.71%) Dell
11 188 (1.71%) NetApp
12 174 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
13 168 (1.53%) Apple
14 148 (1.34%) AppSense
15 141 (1.28%) CheckPoint
16 129 (1.17%) EMC
17 127 (1.15%) Google
18 117 (1.06%) ServiceNow
19 109 (0.99%) Intel Security
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