The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Anglia 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 25 June 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.

Microsoft
East of England / East Anglia
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Anglia 3.33% 7.69% -
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 East Anglia.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East Anglia
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Anglia 13.33% 30.77% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £525 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in East Anglia

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Anglia 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 East Anglia

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in East Anglia

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in East Anglia

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 East Anglia region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) ESRI
1 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Spatial Data
1 1 (50.00%) Spatial Analysis

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Anglia 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 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) GIS Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Spatial Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ESRI
1 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo