Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 363 375 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.73% 12.45% 13.01%
As % of the Vendors category 32.32% 28.37% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 248 260
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £121 £164 £135
90th Percentile £530 £527 £514
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 51 52
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £11.17 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -4.94% -6.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £8.69
90th Percentile £16.68 £41.25 £15.68
England median hourly rate £15.43 £15.32 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.72% +2.10% -3.23%

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 1,123 1,322 1,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 45.56% 43.88% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 836 883
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 88 88
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.64 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% - -
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.92 £41.63 £40.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.06% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Nottinghamshire +10 122 £375 +7.14% 83
Northamptonshire -1 78 £325 - 41
Derbyshire +5 68 £280 -20.00% 41
Leicestershire -3 67 £363 +26.09% 52
Lincolnshire +4 11 £300 -20.00% 25
Rutland -2 1 £135 -73.00%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 125 (34.44%) Windows
2 100 (27.55%) Active Directory
3 94 (25.90%) SQL
4 81 (22.31%) SQL Server
5 72 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (19.28%) C#
7 66 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
8 62 (17.08%) .NET
9 59 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (15.98%) Oracle
11 50 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 48 (13.22%) Microsoft Excel
12 48 (13.22%) Office 365
13 47 (12.95%) Cisco
14 46 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
15 43 (11.85%) Retail
15 43 (11.85%) Windows 7
16 42 (11.57%) VMware
17 39 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 36 (9.92%) ASP.NET
19 35 (9.64%) Migration
19 35 (9.64%) Finance
19 35 (9.64%) Windows Server
20 34 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
21 31 (8.54%) T-SQL
21 31 (8.54%) JavaScript
21 31 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
21 31 (8.54%) PowerShell
21 31 (8.54%) Windows 10
21 31 (8.54%) Problem-Solving

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 28 (7.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.58%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.38%) IIS
5 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.55%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (13.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.55%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.28%) DELMIA
4 1 (0.28%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (13.22%) Office 365
3 17 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.48%) IaaS
6 4 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.10%) PaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.83%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (0.55%) Boomi
8 2 (0.55%) SaaS
8 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.51%) Firewall
3 13 (3.58%) DNS
3 13 (3.58%) VPN
4 12 (3.31%) Internet
5 10 (2.75%) Unified Communications
6 9 (2.48%) Skype
7 8 (2.20%) DHCP
7 8 (2.20%) LAN
7 8 (2.20%) MPLS
7 8 (2.20%) SAN
8 5 (1.38%) WAN
8 5 (1.38%) Wireless
9 4 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.83%) HTTP
10 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.55%) 3G
11 2 (0.55%) Intranet
11 2 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (6.89%) Relational Database
5 22 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (5.23%) Power BI
8 9 (2.48%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.93%) QlikView
11 6 (1.65%) Big Data
11 6 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (5.51%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.96%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.31%) JIRA
5 8 (2.20%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.65%) Selenium
6 6 (1.65%) Subversion
7 5 (1.38%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.83%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.83%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.83%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.83%) Maven
9 3 (0.83%) NUnit
10 2 (0.55%) Toad
10 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.55%) WinRunner
General
1 43 (11.85%) Retail
2 35 (9.64%) Finance
3 6 (1.65%) Banking
3 6 (1.65%) Legal
3 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.65%) Marketing
4 5 (1.38%) Automotive
5 2 (0.55%) Billing
5 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.55%) Local Government
5 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.28%) French Language
6 1 (0.28%) Front Office
6 1 (0.28%) Military
6 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (23.14%) Developer
2 78 (21.49%) Analyst
3 27 (7.44%) Architect
4 21 (5.79%) Service Analyst
5 20 (5.51%) .NET Developer
5 20 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (5.23%) C# Developer
7 16 (4.41%) Consultant
8 14 (3.86%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.86%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (3.58%) Administrator
10 12 (3.31%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) IT Support
12 10 (2.75%) SQL Developer
13 9 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (2.48%) Deployment Engineer
13 9 (2.48%) Web Developer
14 8 (2.20%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.08%) .NET
2 36 (9.92%) ASP.NET
3 26 (7.16%) Web Services
4 25 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (5.79%) .NET Framework
5 21 (5.79%) HTML
6 19 (5.23%) jQuery
7 18 (4.96%) CSS
8 16 (4.41%) React
9 14 (3.86%) XML
10 13 (3.58%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.31%) Spring
12 11 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (3.03%) WCF
13 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (2.75%) WinForms
13 10 (2.75%) WPF
14 9 (2.48%) CSS3
14 9 (2.48%) HTML5
14 9 (2.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.41%) NHS
3 14 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.93%) EPoS
7 5 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.38%) Robotics
8 4 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.10%) PKI
9 3 (0.83%) Blog
9 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 125 (34.44%) Windows
2 43 (11.85%) Windows 7
3 35 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 31 (8.54%) Windows 10
5 18 (4.96%) Linux
6 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.75%) Windows 8
7 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.20%) Android
9 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.10%) Unix
11 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.83%) AIX
12 3 (0.83%) VMS
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (9.64%) Migration
3 34 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (8.26%) ITIL
6 25 (6.89%) MVC
7 20 (5.51%) Incident Management
8 19 (5.23%) Project Management
8 19 (5.23%) Scrum
9 16 (4.41%) Visualisation
10 15 (4.13%) Time Management
11 14 (3.86%) Software Engineering
11 14 (3.86%) Waterfall
12 13 (3.58%) Data Migration
12 13 (3.58%) Microservices
12 13 (3.58%) Server Management
13 12 (3.31%) Analytics
13 12 (3.31%) Data Visualisation
13 12 (3.31%) Test Automation
13 12 (3.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (25.90%) SQL
2 70 (19.28%) C#
3 31 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.54%) PowerShell
3 31 (8.54%) T-SQL
4 21 (5.79%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (1.93%) VB
7 5 (1.38%) C
7 5 (1.38%) Java
8 4 (1.10%) Python
9 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.55%) Delphi
10 2 (0.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.28%) ABAP
11 1 (0.28%) Groovy
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) R
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.96%) Degree
4 17 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.41%) CCNA
5 16 (4.41%) MCSE
6 15 (4.13%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.03%) MCP
8 7 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.93%) MCITP
9 4 (1.10%) CCNP
9 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.83%) ACCA
10 3 (0.83%) MCSA
11 2 (0.55%) CIMA
11 2 (0.55%) HND
11 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.65%) PMO
3 4 (1.10%) QA
4 3 (0.83%) GDPR
5 2 (0.55%) COBIT
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 100 (27.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.86%) Docker
5 10 (2.75%) vSphere
6 8 (2.20%) XenApp
7 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.83%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.55%) Firmware
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (7.16%) SCCM
2 7 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.93%) SCOM
3 5 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.38%) WSUS
3 5 (1.38%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.83%) Ansible
5 3 (0.83%) Control-M
5 3 (0.83%) OpenView
5 3 (0.83%) Puppet
5 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.83%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.55%) Nessus
6 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (15.98%) Oracle
2 47 (12.95%) Cisco
3 42 (11.57%) VMware
4 28 (7.71%) Citrix
5 24 (6.61%) SAP
6 17 (4.68%) Remedy
7 16 (4.41%) HP
8 9 (2.48%) IBM
8 9 (2.48%) McAfee
8 9 (2.48%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.20%) Google
9 8 (2.20%) NetApp
10 7 (1.93%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.65%) Symantec
11 6 (1.65%) Tableau
12 5 (1.38%) Micro Focus
13 4 (1.10%) Verint
13 4 (1.10%) Veritas
14 3 (0.83%) Aerohive Networks