The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derby with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Derbyshire / Derby
Rank 10 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derby 14.07% 21.53% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 19.05% 45.59% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 11
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £111 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Derby.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Derby
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 147 68 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derby 73.87% 47.22% 52.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 37 39
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £111 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £421 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.23% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.63 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £29.60 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Derby

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derby citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Derby

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derby

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Derby.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Derby

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Derby

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Derby over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Derby

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derby

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Derby

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Derby region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 27 (44.26%) Windows
3 19 (31.15%) SQL
4 18 (29.51%) Windows Server
5 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
6 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (26.23%) VMware
7 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
7 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (22.95%) Migration
8 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
9 13 (21.31%) .NET
9 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.31%) PaaS
9 13 (21.31%) Apache Spark
9 13 (21.31%) HDInsight
9 13 (21.31%) Power BI
10 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (19.67%) Aerospace
10 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
12 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (16.39%) Degree
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
13 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (14.75%) C#
13 9 (14.75%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Derby 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 13 (21.31%) Apache Spark
2 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.92%) SAS
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Primavera
1 2 (3.28%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (21.31%) PaaS
3 8 (13.11%) Azure Machine Learning
4 6 (9.84%) Office 365
5 5 (8.20%) IaaS
5 5 (8.20%) SaaS
6 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) Kerberos
3 5 (8.20%) LDAP
4 4 (6.56%) Skype
4 4 (6.56%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) HDInsight
1 13 (21.31%) Power BI
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (8.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (8.20%) Data Lake
5 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.20%) InfluxDB
5 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
5 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.20%) OpenTSDB
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.56%) Big Data
7 3 (4.92%) Base SAS
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (19.67%) Aerospace
1 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
2 10 (16.39%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Architect
2 11 (18.03%) Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Azure Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Project Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Data Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) IT Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) IT Support
5 5 (8.20%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Migration Architect
7 3 (4.92%) SAS Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Active Directory Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Data Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) ADSI
2 5 (8.20%) JSON
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) React
5 1 (1.64%) Sass
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Clustering
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.48%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Unix
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Migration
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (13.11%) Machine Learning
5 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
5 6 (9.84%) ETL
6 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Business Process Improvement
6 5 (8.20%) Data Validation
6 5 (8.20%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
6 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
6 5 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Validation
7 4 (6.56%) DevOps
7 4 (6.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (6.56%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C#
2 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.11%) Scala
4 7 (11.48%) VBA
5 5 (8.20%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) R
5 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) Degree
4 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.56%) MCSE
6 3 (4.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (9.84%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) Samba
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (8.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.92%) AirWatch
3 3 (4.92%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.64%) MIIS
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) VMware
2 7 (11.48%) Tableau
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco
3 6 (9.84%) Siemens
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 5 (8.20%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) Intel Security
4 5 (8.20%) MuleSoft
4 5 (8.20%) Symantec
4 5 (8.20%) Talend
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.92%) Lotus
6 3 (4.92%) PTC
7 2 (3.28%) Cognos
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.64%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
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