Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 384 401 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.95% 12.63% 10.74%
As % of the Vendors category 32.35% 27.77% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 272 230
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.21% +3.57%
10th Percentile £125 £168 £145
90th Percentile £530 £500 £538
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £12.30 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +6.96% -11.54%
10th Percentile £9.12 £9.00 £8.69
90th Percentile £22.56 £52.50 £15.13
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +6.45%

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 1,187 1,444 1,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.12% 45.49% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 907 848
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £249
90th Percentile £547 £547 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 63
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +12.80% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.33 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.53 £18.98
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +2 114 £345 -4.83% 96
Derbyshire +13 86 £400 +23.08% 36
Leicestershire +2 77 £300 +0.84% 59
Northamptonshire -9 74 £375 +16.28% 43
Lincolnshire -3 12 £208 -41.13% 20
Rutland - 1 £135 - 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 134 (34.90%) Windows
2 121 (31.51%) Active Directory
3 115 (29.95%) SQL
4 96 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 84 (21.88%) C#
6 75 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
7 74 (19.27%) .NET
7 74 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
8 59 (15.36%) Office 365
9 58 (15.10%) Oracle
10 49 (12.76%) Finance
10 49 (12.76%) Migration
10 49 (12.76%) Windows Server
11 48 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
12 47 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (11.20%) SharePoint
14 42 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (10.68%) Windows 10
15 41 (10.68%) ITIL
15 41 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (10.42%) Cisco
17 37 (9.64%) Citrix
17 37 (9.64%) TCP/IP
17 37 (9.64%) VMware
18 36 (9.38%) SAP
18 36 (9.38%) Windows 7
19 35 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 34 (8.85%) 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 43 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (2.86%) K2 blackpearl
5 6 (1.56%) IIS
5 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.04%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.78%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 75 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.52%) Maximo
3 2 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.26%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (15.36%) Office 365
3 18 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.82%) IaaS
6 6 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.04%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (0.78%) G Suite
9 3 (0.78%) PaaS
9 3 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.52%) SaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.73%) VPN
3 19 (4.95%) DNS
4 18 (4.69%) DHCP
5 17 (4.43%) Firewall
6 16 (4.17%) LAN
7 15 (3.91%) Internet
8 12 (3.13%) WAN
9 8 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.08%) Wireless
10 7 (1.82%) FTP
10 7 (1.82%) HTTP
10 7 (1.82%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.82%) SAN
10 7 (1.82%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.56%) SSL
11 6 (1.56%) VLAN
12 4 (1.04%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (1.04%) MPLS
12 4 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 31 (8.07%) Power BI
7 16 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (2.34%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (2.08%) Data Mart
13 8 (2.08%) Hadoop
13 8 (2.08%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.82%) Big Data
14 7 (1.82%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.08%) JIRA
6 7 (1.82%) Subversion
7 6 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.56%) Toad
8 5 (1.30%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.30%) ERwin
8 5 (1.30%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.30%) Selenium
9 4 (1.04%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.04%) Maven
9 4 (1.04%) NUnit
9 4 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.78%) MSI
10 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (12.76%) Finance
2 29 (7.55%) Retail
3 15 (3.91%) Legal
4 14 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.60%) Marketing
6 9 (2.34%) Banking
7 7 (1.82%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Automotive
8 4 (1.04%) Electronics
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
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%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (28.39%) Developer
2 84 (21.88%) Analyst
3 25 (6.51%) Support Analyst
4 24 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 21 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.69%) IT Support
8 16 (4.17%) Service Analyst
9 14 (3.65%) Administrator
9 14 (3.65%) Architect
9 14 (3.65%) Consultant
9 14 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (3.39%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.39%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.13%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.13%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.86%) IT Analyst
13 10 (2.60%) Active Directory Support
13 10 (2.60%) Network Support
14 9 (2.34%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (19.27%) .NET
2 33 (8.59%) ASP.NET
3 24 (6.25%) HTML
4 20 (5.21%) XML
5 18 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (3.91%) jQuery
7 15 (3.91%) React
7 15 (3.91%) Web Services
8 14 (3.65%) CSS
8 14 (3.65%) REST
9 13 (3.39%) Node.js
10 12 (3.13%) LINQ
10 12 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (2.60%) Lambda Expressions
11 10 (2.60%) MDX
12 9 (2.34%) SAML
12 9 (2.34%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.08%) Clustering
5 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.08%) NHS
6 7 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.04%) PKI
9 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.52%) EPoS
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (34.90%) Windows
2 49 (12.76%) Windows Server
3 41 (10.68%) Windows 10
4 36 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 21 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.21%) Windows XP
7 19 (4.95%) Apple iOS
7 19 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.69%) Linux
8 18 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.39%) Android
10 6 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.30%) Unix
11 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.04%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Solaris
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.76%) Migration
3 47 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (10.68%) ITIL
5 27 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (5.99%) MVC
7 22 (5.73%) Change Management
7 22 (5.73%) Configuration Management
7 22 (5.73%) ETL
7 22 (5.73%) Scrum
8 20 (5.21%) Analytics
9 19 (4.95%) TDD
9 19 (4.95%) Time Management
10 17 (4.43%) Project Management
11 15 (3.91%) DevOps
11 15 (3.91%) Microservices
11 15 (3.91%) SOA
11 15 (3.91%) Software Engineering
12 14 (3.65%) Change Control
12 14 (3.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 115 (29.95%) SQL
2 84 (21.88%) C#
3 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
4 32 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 9 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.08%) Java
7 8 (2.08%) VBA
8 7 (1.82%) Python
8 7 (1.82%) VBScript
9 5 (1.30%) VB
9 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.04%) VB6
11 3 (0.78%) C
12 2 (0.52%) ABAP
12 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) GLSL
13 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 31 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (4.95%) Degree
3 17 (4.43%) MCSE
4 15 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.82%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.82%) MCITP
7 7 (1.82%) MCP
8 6 (1.56%) CCNA
8 6 (1.56%) MCSA
9 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) ACCA
10 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CEH
11 2 (0.52%) CIMA
11 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.34%) Data Quality
1 9 (2.34%) SLA
2 8 (2.08%) GDPR
3 5 (1.30%) PMO
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) QA
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.13%) Docker
5 9 (2.34%) XenApp
6 6 (1.56%) vSphere
7 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.26%) HDFS
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (8.85%) SCCM
2 11 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.34%) Puppet
4 8 (2.08%) Ansible
5 7 (1.82%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.30%) SCOM
7 4 (1.04%) OpenView
7 4 (1.04%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.04%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.78%) WSUS
9 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Terraform
9 2 (0.52%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 58 (15.10%) Oracle
2 40 (10.42%) Cisco
3 37 (9.64%) Citrix
3 37 (9.64%) VMware
4 36 (9.38%) SAP
5 13 (3.39%) HP
5 13 (3.39%) Remedy
6 11 (2.86%) McAfee
7 10 (2.60%) Tableau
8 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.08%) Micro Focus
9 8 (2.08%) Veeam
10 6 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.56%) Google
11 5 (1.30%) Alteryx
11 5 (1.30%) Apple
11 5 (1.30%) IBM
11 5 (1.30%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.30%) Veritas
12 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow