Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 390 417 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.24% 12.83% 12.88%
As % of the Vendors category 28.00% 28.12% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 266 243
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.66% +11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £176 £133 £113
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 62
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £9.13 £8.69 £9.33
90th Percentile £45.00 £15.75 £37.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +3.33%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the East Midlands.

All Vendors
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1393 1483 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.71% 45.64% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 902 720
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £220 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £565 £526
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 75 112
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £42.75 £42.95 £28.68
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire 0 108 £288 -11.54% 16
Nottinghamshire +13 100 £350 +1.82% 34
Northamptonshire 0 90 £325 -17.09% 15
Derbyshire -12 54 £325 -7.14% 30
Lincolnshire -5 21 £375 -6.25% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 162 (41.54%) Windows
2 112 (28.72%) Active Directory
3 96 (24.62%) SQL Server
4 87 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
5 81 (20.77%) SQL
6 74 (18.97%) .NET
7 70 (17.95%) Windows Server
8 67 (17.18%) Finance
9 65 (16.67%) ITIL
9 65 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (15.64%) C#
11 50 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (11.79%) VMware
14 45 (11.54%) Migration
15 43 (11.03%) Cisco
15 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (10.77%) PowerShell
16 42 (10.77%) Office 365
17 41 (10.51%) DNS
18 40 (10.26%) TCP/IP
19 39 (10.00%) JavaScript
19 39 (10.00%) MVC
19 39 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 37 (9.49%) Project Management
21 36 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 36 (9.23%) Data Centre
22 32 (8.21%) Windows 7
23 31 (7.95%) Degree
24 30 (7.69%) SCCM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 27 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.10%) IIS
4 10 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.54%) CMS
5 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.77%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.51%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.51%) Documentum
9 2 (0.51%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 87 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.79%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.77%) Simulink
8 1 (0.26%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.51%) iTrent
4 2 (0.51%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (10.77%) Office 365
3 14 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.33%) SaaS
5 8 (2.05%) IaaS
6 7 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 7 (1.79%) PaaS
7 6 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.51%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.51%) GitHub
9 2 (0.51%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
10 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.51%) DNS
2 40 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 27 (6.92%) LDAP
4 25 (6.41%) LAN
5 23 (5.90%) Internet
6 22 (5.64%) WAN
7 20 (5.13%) IPsec
7 20 (5.13%) Kerberos
7 20 (5.13%) SAN
8 17 (4.36%) Unified Communications
9 16 (4.10%) Wireless
10 13 (3.33%) Firewall
10 13 (3.33%) Skype
11 11 (2.82%) DHCP
12 9 (2.31%) VLAN
13 8 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.79%) NAS
14 7 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.79%) VoIP
15 5 (1.28%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.54%) Big Data
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.03%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.03%) Power BI
10 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.77%) MS Access
10 3 (0.77%) MySQL
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.79%) Axure RP
5 6 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.03%) JIRA
6 4 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.03%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.77%) Subversion
8 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.51%) NuGet
8 2 (0.51%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.26%) Grunt
9 1 (0.26%) gulp
9 1 (0.26%) Moq
9 1 (0.26%) NUnit
9 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (17.18%) Finance
2 18 (4.62%) Automotive
3 10 (2.56%) Retail
4 9 (2.31%) Advertising
5 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.54%) Games
6 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.28%) Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Legal
8 4 (1.03%) Marketing
8 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.77%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Avionics
10 2 (0.51%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (16.92%) Developer
2 64 (16.41%) Analyst
3 26 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 25 (6.41%) C# Developer
4 25 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 23 (5.90%) Consultant
7 22 (5.64%) Architect
7 22 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.64%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (4.36%) IT Support
10 15 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (3.59%) Active Directory Specialist
12 13 (3.33%) Administrator
12 13 (3.33%) Software Developer
13 12 (3.08%) Applications Support
13 12 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (3.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.97%) .NET
2 28 (7.18%) ASP.NET
3 24 (6.15%) CSS
4 23 (5.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (5.90%) HTML
5 20 (5.13%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.10%) Web Services
7 14 (3.59%) jQuery
8 12 (3.08%) Entity Framework
8 12 (3.08%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (2.82%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.31%) RESTful
11 8 (2.05%) REST
12 7 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.79%) WCF
13 6 (1.54%) Lambda Expressions
13 6 (1.54%) LINQ
13 6 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (1.28%) WPF
14 5 (1.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 24 (6.15%) PKI
4 11 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.82%) User Experience
5 10 (2.56%) Clustering
6 9 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.05%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.03%) EPoS
9 4 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.51%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.51%) PMI
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 162 (41.54%) Windows
2 70 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (8.21%) Windows 7
6 23 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 14 (3.59%) Linux
8 14 (3.59%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.56%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.31%) Unix
11 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.03%) Android
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.26%) Solaris
14 1 (0.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (16.67%) ITIL
2 45 (11.54%) Migration
3 39 (10.00%) MVC
4 37 (9.49%) Project Management
5 26 (6.67%) ERP
5 26 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 24 (6.15%) Service Management
7 23 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.90%) Server Virtualisation
8 20 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 18 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (4.62%) Scrum
10 17 (4.36%) Change Management
11 15 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 15 (3.85%) ITSM
12 14 (3.59%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (3.59%) ITIL V3
13 13 (3.33%) High Availability
13 13 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.77%) SQL
2 61 (15.64%) C#
3 42 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 39 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.31%) Python
5 9 (2.31%) VB.NET
6 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.54%) TypeScript
6 6 (1.54%) VB
6 6 (1.54%) VBScript
7 5 (1.28%) C
7 5 (1.28%) R
8 4 (1.03%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.03%) VBA
9 3 (0.77%) C++
9 3 (0.77%) Java
9 3 (0.77%) XAML
10 2 (0.51%) Perl
10 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (7.95%) Degree
3 27 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (6.92%) MCSE
4 25 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.87%) CCNA
6 16 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.31%) MCP
9 9 (2.31%) MCSA
10 8 (2.05%) VCAP
11 7 (1.79%) CCIE
12 6 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.03%) CCNP
14 3 (0.77%) MCITP
14 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.10%) SLA
2 8 (2.05%) PMO
3 4 (1.03%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.77%) QA
5 2 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.51%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) JTAG
6 1 (0.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 112 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.28%) Docker
4 5 (1.28%) vSphere
5 4 (1.03%) Firmware
5 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.77%) XenApp
6 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (7.69%) SCCM
2 8 (2.05%) SCOrch
3 7 (1.79%) SCOM
4 5 (1.28%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.26%) Ansible
8 1 (0.26%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.26%) Mesos
8 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 46 (11.79%) VMware
2 43 (11.03%) Cisco
3 28 (7.18%) Oracle
4 25 (6.41%) HP
5 22 (5.64%) Citrix
6 16 (4.10%) SAP
7 13 (3.33%) NetApp
8 11 (2.82%) Dell
9 9 (2.31%) Adobe
10 6 (1.54%) IBM
11 5 (1.28%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.28%) Cognos
11 5 (1.28%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.03%) Apple
12 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.03%) Remedy
13 3 (0.77%) AppSense
13 3 (0.77%) arcserve
13 3 (0.77%) Intel
13 3 (0.77%) Sage