Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 400 400 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.62% 12.62% 9.45%
As % of the Vendors category 32.21% 27.12% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 259 194
East Midlands median daily rate £356 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £126 £165 £163
90th Percentile £508 £500 £513
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 33
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.94 £13.55 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +17.80% -11.54%
10th Percentile £9.57 £9.99 £9.14
90th Percentile £41.38 £52.50 £15.50
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -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 1,242 1,475 1,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 42.30% 46.53% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 898 807
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £250
90th Percentile £538 £547 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 69 66
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +14.52% -11.43%
10th Percentile £10.05 £9.94 £8.91
90th Percentile £45.34 £52.50 £27.38
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +5 117 £375 +3.45% 53
Leicestershire +5 92 £294 -5.24% 39
Derbyshire +11 89 £400 +2.89% 28
Northamptonshire -9 67 £375 +25.00% 50
Lincolnshire 0 14 £115 -67.14% 7
Rutland - 1 £275 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 158 (39.50%) Windows
2 114 (28.50%) Active Directory
3 107 (26.75%) SQL
4 102 (25.50%) SQL Server
4 102 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 85 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
6 78 (19.50%) Office 365
7 68 (17.00%) C#
8 64 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (15.50%) PowerShell
9 62 (15.50%) .NET
9 62 (15.50%) Finance
10 59 (14.75%) Migration
11 53 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (13.00%) SharePoint
13 51 (12.75%) Windows Server
14 50 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (12.50%) ITIL
14 50 (12.50%) Oracle
15 47 (11.75%) Windows 10
16 45 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 42 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
18 40 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
19 38 (9.50%) VMware
20 37 (9.25%) TCP/IP
21 36 (9.00%) Citrix
22 35 (8.75%) Power BI
23 34 (8.50%) SCCM
23 34 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 52 (13.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (3.00%) IIS
7 11 (2.75%) K2 blackpearl
8 10 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.00%) SAS
10 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.50%) Confluence
12 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 85 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.25%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 102 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (19.50%) Office 365
3 21 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.50%) PaaS
5 8 (2.00%) SaaS
6 6 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.75%) G Suite
8 3 (0.75%) IaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.25%) Serverless
10 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.25%) TCP/IP
2 25 (6.25%) DNS
3 24 (6.00%) Firewall
4 20 (5.00%) VPN
5 18 (4.50%) DHCP
5 18 (4.50%) WAN
6 16 (4.00%) LAN
7 15 (3.75%) Internet
8 11 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.00%) SAN
10 7 (1.75%) FTP
10 7 (1.75%) HTTP
10 7 (1.75%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.75%) VLAN
10 7 (1.75%) Wireless
10 7 (1.75%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.50%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.50%) SSL
12 4 (1.00%) IPsec
13 3 (0.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (8.75%) Power BI
4 34 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (5.50%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (3.25%) Oracle Database
9 13 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (3.00%) Data Mart
11 11 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.00%) Big Data
12 8 (2.00%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.75%) Redis
14 5 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (1.25%) Spotfire
15 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.75%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.25%) JIRA
6 5 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.00%) NUnit
7 4 (1.00%) Subversion
7 4 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.00%) Toad
8 3 (0.75%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.75%) ERwin
8 3 (0.75%) MSI
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.50%) FishEye
10 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 62 (15.50%) Finance
2 27 (6.75%) Retail
3 17 (4.25%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.00%) Legal
6 11 (2.75%) Marketing
7 10 (2.50%) Back Office
7 10 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.25%) Local Government
9 7 (1.75%) Banking
10 5 (1.25%) Electronics
10 5 (1.25%) Publishing
11 3 (0.75%) Automotive
11 3 (0.75%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (25.00%) Developer
2 76 (19.00%) Analyst
3 27 (6.75%) Architect
4 26 (6.50%) Consultant
5 22 (5.50%) Support Analyst
6 20 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 18 (4.50%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.00%) IT Support
10 15 (3.75%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Administrator
12 13 (3.25%) SQL Developer
13 12 (3.00%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.00%) Service Analyst
14 11 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 10 (2.50%) Desktop Support
15 10 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
16 9 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 9 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.50%) .NET
2 24 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.25%) HTML
4 17 (4.25%) AngularJS
5 14 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (3.25%) XML
7 12 (3.00%) Web Services
8 11 (2.75%) CSS
8 11 (2.75%) jQuery
8 11 (2.75%) Node.js
8 11 (2.75%) REST
9 10 (2.50%) CSS3
9 10 (2.50%) HTML5
10 9 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.00%) MDX
11 8 (2.00%) React
11 8 (2.00%) SAP Smart Forms
11 8 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.00%) NHS
4 14 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.25%) PKI
6 9 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.00%) Clustering
8 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.25%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.00%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.00%) EPoS
10 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.00%) User Experience
10 4 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 158 (39.50%) Windows
2 51 (12.75%) Windows Server
3 47 (11.75%) Windows 10
4 42 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (8.25%) Windows 7
6 27 (6.75%) Windows 8
7 24 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 23 (5.75%) Linux
9 21 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (5.00%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.00%) Android
11 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.50%) Unix
13 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.75%) VMS
14 2 (0.50%) AIX
14 2 (0.50%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) Solaris
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.75%) Migration
3 53 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (12.50%) ITIL
5 32 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (7.50%) ETL
7 25 (6.25%) Time Management
8 23 (5.75%) Configuration Management
8 23 (5.75%) Scrum
9 21 (5.25%) Change Management
9 21 (5.25%) DevOps
9 21 (5.25%) MVC
10 19 (4.75%) Service Management
11 17 (4.25%) Analytics
11 17 (4.25%) TDD
12 16 (4.00%) Project Management
13 15 (3.75%) Incident Management
14 14 (3.50%) Decision-Making
14 14 (3.50%) Microservices
15 13 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (26.75%) SQL
2 68 (17.00%) C#
3 62 (15.50%) PowerShell
4 23 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.00%) VBScript
7 8 (2.00%) Java
7 8 (2.00%) Python
7 8 (2.00%) VBA
8 7 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.25%) VB
11 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.00%) VB6
12 3 (0.75%) Perl
13 2 (0.50%) C
13 2 (0.50%) PHP
14 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (7.50%) MCSE
3 24 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.00%) Degree
5 12 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.50%) CISSP
7 9 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.75%) Master's Degree
10 6 (1.50%) CCNP
10 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.50%) MCP
10 6 (1.50%) MCSA
11 4 (1.00%) CCIE
11 4 (1.00%) CCNA
11 4 (1.00%) MCITP
11 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.25%) SLA
2 11 (2.75%) GDPR
3 7 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.75%) PMO
4 5 (1.25%) QA
5 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 114 (28.50%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.00%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.00%) Docker
5 8 (2.00%) vSphere
6 7 (1.75%) XenApp
7 6 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.75%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.75%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) HDFS
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (8.50%) SCCM
2 18 (4.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.25%) Puppet
5 8 (2.00%) Ansible
6 7 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.75%) SCOM
7 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.00%) WSUS
8 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.75%) Rancher
8 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) Terraform
9 2 (0.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 50 (12.50%) Oracle
2 38 (9.50%) VMware
3 36 (9.00%) Citrix
4 30 (7.50%) Cisco
5 28 (7.00%) SAP
6 16 (4.00%) Tableau
7 11 (2.75%) HP
8 10 (2.50%) McAfee
9 9 (2.25%) TIBCO
10 8 (2.00%) CyberArk
10 8 (2.00%) Remedy
11 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.75%) Veeam
12 6 (1.50%) Alteryx
12 6 (1.50%) Dell
12 6 (1.50%) F5
12 6 (1.50%) Google
12 6 (1.50%) NetApp
13 5 (1.25%) IBM
13 5 (1.25%) Red Hat