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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 265 219 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.56% 18.13% 17.89%
As % of the Vendors category 46.41% 38.83% 36.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 148 59
10th Percentile £132 £92 £120
25th Percentile £180 £140 £161
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £408 £333 £323
Median % change year-on-year +22.56% +3.10% -11.76%
75th Percentile £500 £476 £403
90th Percentile £550 £579 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.52% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 22
10th Percentile - £9.00 £9.52
25th Percentile £9.74 £9.52 £10.81
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £12.12
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% +15.54% -11.49%
75th Percentile £20.75 £16.93 £15.81
90th Percentile £29.38 £20.00 £19.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.78 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -1.29% +6.25%

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 571 564 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 42.14% 46.69% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 351 177
10th Percentile £156 £125 £160
25th Percentile £300 £225 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £378
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -0.79% -5.50%
75th Percentile £538 £475 £500
90th Percentile £635 £545 £593
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 31
10th Percentile £9.74 £9.28 £9.52
25th Percentile £15.84 £11.40 £11.00
Median hourly rate £19.67 £15.00 £13.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.10% +11.11% -5.33%
75th Percentile £35.00 £23.69 £21.25
90th Percentile £35.71 £50.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.84% -6.13% +6.81%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire +8 79 £465 +36.76% 30
Nottinghamshire +2 61 £450 +2.86% 59
Leicestershire -3 55 £325 +132.14% 50
Derbyshire -4 50 £225 -0.11% 34
Lincolnshire +7 12 £221 +5.20% 20
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 106 (40.00%) Windows
2 90 (33.96%) Active Directory
3 81 (30.57%) Microsoft 365
4 77 (29.06%) Azure
5 71 (26.79%) Social Skills
6 54 (20.38%) Agile
7 45 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
8 41 (15.47%) SQL Server
9 40 (15.09%) Windows 10
10 39 (14.72%) ITIL
11 36 (13.58%) .NET
12 35 (13.21%) Windows Server
12 35 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (11.70%) C#
14 30 (11.32%) SharePoint
14 30 (11.32%) SLA
15 28 (10.57%) SQL
15 28 (10.57%) Service Management
16 26 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (9.81%) Public Sector
17 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
18 23 (8.68%) Project Management
19 22 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
19 22 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 21 (7.92%) SC Cleared
20 21 (7.92%) Incident Management
21 20 (7.55%) Degree
21 20 (7.55%) SCCM
21 20 (7.55%) DNS
21 20 (7.55%) VMware

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 30 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) Maya
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) BASE24
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
2 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 81 (30.57%) Microsoft 365
2 77 (29.06%) Azure
3 16 (6.04%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (5.66%) OneDrive
5 13 (4.91%) Power Platform
6 9 (3.40%) AWS
6 9 (3.40%) SaaS
7 7 (2.64%) PowerApps
8 6 (2.26%) Power Automate
9 5 (1.89%) Google Workspace
9 5 (1.89%) IaaS
9 5 (1.89%) PaaS
10 2 (0.75%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) Azure DevOps
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.55%) DNS
2 16 (6.04%) DHCP
3 13 (4.91%) LAN
4 11 (4.15%) WAN
5 9 (3.40%) Firewall
5 9 (3.40%) VPN
6 8 (3.02%) Internet
6 8 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (2.64%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.51%) SAN
10 3 (1.13%) Network Security
10 3 (1.13%) Wireless
11 2 (0.75%) VoIP
12 1 (0.38%) ATM
12 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.38%) Fast Ethernet
12 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.38%) MPLS
12 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.02%) Power BI
3 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.75%) Ingres
6 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.75%) MySQL
6 2 (0.75%) Tableau
7 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 18 (6.79%) JIRA
2 8 (3.02%) Hudson
3 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.75%) MbUnit
4 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.75%) MSTest
4 2 (0.75%) NUnit
4 2 (0.75%) Selenium
4 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (26.79%) Social Skills
2 26 (9.81%) Public Sector
3 18 (6.79%) Finance
4 16 (6.04%) Aerospace
5 14 (5.28%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.15%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.77%) Automotive
9 7 (2.64%) Retail
10 6 (2.26%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.51%) Marketing
13 3 (1.13%) Local Government
13 3 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.75%) Electronics
14 2 (0.75%) Law
14 2 (0.75%) Police
15 1 (0.38%) Banking
15 1 (0.38%) Games
15 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (20.00%) Analyst
2 41 (15.47%) Support Engineer
3 37 (13.96%) Developer
4 23 (8.68%) Service Analyst
4 23 (8.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (7.17%) Software Developer
6 17 (6.42%) IT Engineer
7 14 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (5.28%) Architect
8 13 (4.91%) Desktop Support
8 13 (4.91%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) Field Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) IT Support
10 11 (4.15%) Service Manager
11 10 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.58%) .NET
2 18 (6.79%) HTML
3 17 (6.42%) CSS
4 13 (4.91%) .NET Framework
4 13 (4.91%) HTML5
5 11 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.02%) LDAP
7 8 (3.02%) XML
8 7 (2.64%) CSS3
9 6 (2.26%) jQuery
10 5 (1.89%) React
11 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.13%) Jest
12 3 (1.13%) Middleware
13 2 (0.75%) .NET Core
13 2 (0.75%) SOAP
13 2 (0.75%) Vue.js
13 2 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.79%) NHS
2 14 (5.28%) PKI
3 10 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.40%) Clustering
5 8 (3.02%) Smartphone
5 8 (3.02%) User Experience
6 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.51%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.51%) Legacy Code
7 4 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.13%) CMDB
8 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.75%) EPoS
9 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 106 (40.00%) Windows
2 40 (15.09%) Windows 10
3 35 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.17%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.64%) Android
8 7 (2.64%) Linux
8 7 (2.64%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.13%) Unix
10 2 (0.75%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) NetWare
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.38%) Agile
2 39 (14.72%) ITIL
3 35 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (10.57%) Service Management
5 23 (8.68%) Project Management
6 22 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 21 (7.92%) Incident Management
8 20 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 19 (7.17%) DevOps
9 19 (7.17%) Requirements Gathering
10 18 (6.79%) Software Testing
11 17 (6.42%) Scrum
12 16 (6.04%) Web Development
13 15 (5.66%) CI/CD
14 14 (5.28%) MVC
15 13 (4.91%) CRM
15 13 (4.91%) Proactive Maintenance
16 12 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (4.53%) Deployment Automation
16 12 (4.53%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.70%) C#
2 28 (10.57%) SQL
3 19 (7.17%) PowerShell
4 14 (5.28%) VB
5 10 (3.77%) Python
6 9 (3.40%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.26%) C++
7 6 (2.26%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.89%) Java
9 4 (1.51%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.75%) C
10 2 (0.75%) PHP
10 2 (0.75%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (7.55%) Degree
5 12 (4.53%) MCP
6 10 (3.77%) MCSE
7 9 (3.40%) MCSA
8 8 (3.02%) A+ Certification
8 8 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.75%) ECDL
11 2 (0.75%) HND
11 2 (0.75%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.38%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.32%) SLA
2 11 (4.15%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.89%) PMO
4 4 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.75%) QA
6 1 (0.38%) GRC
6 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 90 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.51%) KVM
6 3 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.38%) NFS
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.55%) SCCM
2 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (3.02%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (2.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.13%) Terraform
8 2 (0.75%) Ansible
8 2 (0.75%) DameWare
8 2 (0.75%) Packer
8 2 (0.75%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 20 (7.55%) VMware
2 19 (7.17%) Cisco
2 19 (7.17%) ServiceNow
3 16 (6.04%) Dell
3 16 (6.04%) HP
3 16 (6.04%) SAP
4 15 (5.66%) Citrix
5 9 (3.40%) McAfee
6 8 (3.02%) Symantec
7 7 (2.64%) IBM
7 7 (2.64%) Oracle
8 6 (2.26%) Google
9 4 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.13%) Altiris
10 3 (1.13%) Apple
10 3 (1.13%) NetApp
11 2 (0.75%) Remedy
11 2 (0.75%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.75%) Zscaler
12 1 (0.38%) Xerox