Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 381 395 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.18% 12.27% 12.93%
As % of the Vendors category 31.67% 28.17% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 251 267
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £328 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% -9.66% +11.54%
10th Percentile £125 £180 £134
90th Percentile £529 £525 £538
England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 56 49
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -8.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.13 £8.69
90th Percentile £17.50 £45.00 £15.75
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -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 1,203 1,402 1,499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 44.79% 43.55% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 883 905
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £565
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 77
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.80 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -1.45% -
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.31 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.85 £42.88 £42.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.19 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.79% +1.13% -2.86%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +8 119 £340 -2.86% 82
Northamptonshire -4 83 £339 +4.23% 57
Derbyshire +11 74 £331 +1.92% 54
Leicestershire +1 74 £338 +17.39% 59
Lincolnshire 0 13 £220 -41.33% 27
Rutland - 1 £135 - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 131 (34.38%) Windows
2 114 (29.92%) Active Directory
3 95 (24.93%) SQL
4 72 (18.90%) Microsoft Office
5 71 (18.64%) SQL Server
6 70 (18.37%) C#
7 67 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (16.01%) .NET
9 54 (14.17%) Microsoft Excel
9 54 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 52 (13.65%) Office 365
11 50 (13.12%) Oracle
12 47 (12.34%) Migration
13 46 (12.07%) Cisco
13 46 (12.07%) Windows 7
14 45 (11.81%) VMware
15 44 (11.55%) Windows Server
16 43 (11.29%) Finance
17 42 (11.02%) PowerShell
18 40 (10.50%) ITIL
19 38 (9.97%) SharePoint
20 37 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 35 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
22 34 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
22 34 (8.92%) Windows 10
23 32 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (8.40%) Relational Database
23 32 (8.40%) ASP.NET
23 32 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 31 (8.14%) Retail

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 38 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.62%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.84%) K2 blackpearl
7 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.05%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.79%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.52%) IIS
11 2 (0.52%) SAS
12 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 72 (18.90%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (14.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.79%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.26%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (13.65%) Office 365
3 19 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.10%) IaaS
6 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.31%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.05%) PaaS
8 4 (1.05%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.52%) SaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.61%) TCP/IP
2 23 (6.04%) VPN
3 18 (4.72%) Firewall
4 13 (3.41%) DNS
5 12 (3.15%) LAN
6 11 (2.89%) SAN
7 9 (2.36%) DHCP
7 9 (2.36%) Internet
7 9 (2.36%) Unified Communications
7 9 (2.36%) WAN
8 8 (2.10%) MPLS
9 5 (1.31%) Skype
9 5 (1.31%) VLAN
9 5 (1.31%) Wireless
10 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.79%) Intranet
10 3 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.79%) VoIP
11 2 (0.52%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (8.40%) Relational Database
3 32 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.99%) Power BI
6 17 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.84%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (1.84%) QlikView
11 6 (1.57%) Big Data
11 6 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (4.46%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.41%) JIRA
4 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.84%) Subversion
6 6 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.57%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.31%) Selenium
8 4 (1.05%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.05%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.05%) Maven
9 2 (0.52%) ERwin
9 2 (0.52%) NUnit
9 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.52%) Toad
9 2 (0.52%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (11.29%) Finance
2 31 (8.14%) Retail
3 10 (2.62%) Legal
4 9 (2.36%) Banking
5 8 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.84%) Marketing
7 6 (1.57%) Automotive
8 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (23.36%) Analyst
2 86 (22.57%) Developer
3 25 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (5.77%) Service Analyst
5 20 (5.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (5.25%) Support Analyst
6 19 (4.99%) .NET Developer
6 19 (4.99%) C# Developer
7 18 (4.72%) Consultant
8 16 (4.20%) Architect
8 16 (4.20%) IT Support
9 15 (3.94%) Administrator
10 13 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (3.41%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.89%) Desktop Support
12 10 (2.62%) IT Engineer
12 10 (2.62%) SQL Developer
13 9 (2.36%) Active Directory Support
13 9 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (2.36%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.01%) .NET
2 32 (8.40%) ASP.NET
3 22 (5.77%) Web Services
4 19 (4.99%) XML
5 17 (4.46%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.20%) HTML
7 15 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (3.41%) LINQ
9 11 (2.89%) Node.js
9 11 (2.89%) React
9 11 (2.89%) Spring
10 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.62%) Lambda Expressions
10 10 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (2.36%) Entity Framework
11 9 (2.36%) MDX
12 8 (2.10%) jQuery
12 8 (2.10%) Middleware
13 7 (1.84%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.10%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.84%) Clustering
4 7 (1.84%) NHS
5 6 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.31%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.52%) PDA
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 131 (34.38%) Windows
2 46 (12.07%) Windows 7
3 44 (11.55%) Windows Server
4 34 (8.92%) Windows 10
5 19 (4.99%) Linux
6 17 (4.46%) Apple iOS
7 16 (4.20%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.94%) Android
8 15 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.67%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.31%) Unix
14 3 (0.79%) AIX
14 3 (0.79%) VMS
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.26%) HPUX
16 1 (0.26%) Solaris
16 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (12.34%) Migration
3 40 (10.50%) ITIL
4 34 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (6.04%) Scrum
6 20 (5.25%) TDD
7 19 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (4.99%) Time Management
8 18 (4.72%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.72%) MVC
9 17 (4.46%) Microservices
9 17 (4.46%) Software Engineering
10 16 (4.20%) Project Management
11 15 (3.94%) SOA
12 14 (3.67%) Test Automation
12 14 (3.67%) Unit Testing
12 14 (3.67%) Visualisation
13 13 (3.41%) ERP
13 13 (3.41%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.41%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.93%) SQL
2 70 (18.37%) C#
3 42 (11.02%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.09%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.20%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 7 (1.84%) Java
7 7 (1.84%) Python
8 6 (1.57%) VB
9 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.05%) C
10 4 (1.05%) VBA
11 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.52%) ABAP
12 2 (0.52%) Delphi
12 2 (0.52%) VB6
13 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) GLSL
13 1 (0.26%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.51%) Degree
3 20 (5.25%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.20%) MCSE
4 16 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.41%) CCNA
5 13 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.36%) MCITP
7 8 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.10%) MCP
8 5 (1.31%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.31%) MCSA
9 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.79%) ACCA
10 3 (0.79%) HND
11 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CCNP
11 2 (0.52%) CIMA
11 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) PMO
3 4 (1.05%) QA
4 3 (0.79%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (29.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.94%) Docker
5 8 (2.10%) vSphere
6 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.57%) XenApp
7 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.87%) SCCM
2 9 (2.36%) SCOM
2 9 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (2.10%) Ansible
3 8 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.10%) Puppet
4 7 (1.84%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.57%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.31%) WSUS
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.05%) OpenView
8 3 (0.79%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.79%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (13.12%) Oracle
2 46 (12.07%) Cisco
3 45 (11.81%) VMware
4 31 (8.14%) Citrix
4 31 (8.14%) SAP
5 16 (4.20%) Remedy
6 14 (3.67%) HP
7 12 (3.15%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.62%) Micro Focus
9 9 (2.36%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.36%) Google
9 9 (2.36%) IBM
10 8 (2.10%) NetApp
10 8 (2.10%) Tableau
11 7 (1.84%) McAfee
11 7 (1.84%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.31%) Apple
13 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.05%) Verint
13 4 (1.05%) Veritas