Period
to 18 January 2022

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 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 297 160 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.50% 20.41% 17.55%
As % of the Vendors category 47.60% 41.13% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 102 165
10th Percentile £107 £120 £158
25th Percentile £173 £166 £282
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £386 £354 £363
Median % change year-on-year +9.19% -2.41% +3.57%
75th Percentile £520 £438 £450
90th Percentile £600 £524 £523
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 28
10th Percentile £8.37 £9.00 £10.06
25th Percentile £9.12 £9.39 £11.02
Median hourly rate £10.60 £11.54 £13.38
Median % change year-on-year -8.11% -13.76% +2.88%
75th Percentile £17.16 £15.00 £16.76
90th Percentile £20.00 £16.80 £17.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +11.46%

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 624 389 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 40.97% 49.62% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 239 444
10th Percentile £152 £139 £181
25th Percentile £294 £293 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £380 £385
Median % change year-on-year +5.40% -1.43% -3.75%
75th Percentile £513 £467 £478
90th Percentile £600 £528 £575
England median daily rate £514 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.14% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 21 59
10th Percentile £8.62 £9.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £9.59 £11.07 £11.88
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -1.67% -7.41% +20.00%
75th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £22.00
90th Percentile £28.90 £32.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.52 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.13% +22.99% +7.32%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -5 88 £520 +60.00% 58
Derbyshire +8 64 £331 +65.63% 43
Northamptonshire 0 63 £425 +23.64% 36
Leicestershire -2 59 £185 -56.47% 53
Lincolnshire +1 12 £158 -12.50% 32
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 121 (40.74%) Windows
2 114 (38.38%) Social Skills
3 107 (36.03%) Active Directory
4 98 (33.00%) Microsoft 365
5 86 (28.96%) Azure
6 80 (26.94%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (20.20%) ITIL
8 54 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (17.17%) Windows 10
10 48 (16.16%) Migration
11 46 (15.49%) SQL
12 44 (14.81%) PowerShell
13 43 (14.48%) VMware
14 41 (13.80%) SLA
14 41 (13.80%) Windows Server
15 39 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
16 36 (12.12%) C#
16 36 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (11.78%) .NET
18 32 (10.77%) SQL Server
18 32 (10.77%) SharePoint
18 32 (10.77%) Finance
19 31 (10.44%) Firewall
20 30 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 28 (9.43%) VPN
22 27 (9.09%) Power Platform
22 27 (9.09%) Public Sector
23 26 (8.75%) Microservices
24 25 (8.42%) Citrix

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 32 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.71%) Confluence
3 10 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.03%) JBoss
4 9 (3.03%) NetWeaver
5 8 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.68%) IIS
7 4 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.67%) Apache
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (26.94%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.68%) Siemens NX
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 98 (33.00%) Microsoft 365
2 86 (28.96%) Azure
3 27 (9.09%) Power Platform
4 22 (7.41%) SaaS
5 19 (6.40%) IaaS
6 18 (6.06%) PaaS
7 17 (5.72%) AWS
8 14 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (4.71%) OneDrive
9 11 (3.70%) OpenShift
10 10 (3.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 10 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (3.03%) Fivetran
11 9 (3.03%) Snowflake
12 5 (1.68%) GCP
13 4 (1.35%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 4 (1.35%) Serverless
13 4 (1.35%) ShareGate
14 3 (1.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.44%) Firewall
2 28 (9.43%) VPN
3 24 (8.08%) WAN
4 22 (7.41%) DNS
5 14 (4.71%) Wireless
6 13 (4.38%) DHCP
7 12 (4.04%) LAN
8 11 (3.70%) PBX
8 11 (3.70%) VoIP
9 10 (3.37%) Skype
10 9 (3.03%) MPLS
10 9 (3.03%) Network Security
10 9 (3.03%) SD-WAN
11 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.68%) SAN
13 4 (1.35%) HTTP
13 4 (1.35%) Internet
14 3 (1.01%) DMZ
14 3 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.73%) Power BI
3 13 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.37%) Data Lake
4 10 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.03%) DB2
5 9 (3.03%) MySQL
5 9 (3.03%) SAP HANA
6 8 (2.69%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.69%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.68%) Big Data
9 5 (1.68%) Looker
9 5 (1.68%) Tableau
10 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 18 (6.06%) JIRA
2 12 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.70%) NUnit
4 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.01%) Chocolatey
5 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.34%) Babel
6 1 (0.34%) Broccoli
6 1 (0.34%) Gatling
6 1 (0.34%) Grunt
6 1 (0.34%) gulp
6 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) JMeter
6 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.34%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.34%) webpack
6 1 (0.34%) WebPageTest
General
1 114 (38.38%) Social Skills
2 32 (10.77%) Finance
3 27 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.03%) Banking
7 7 (2.36%) Law
8 6 (2.02%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.02%) Retail
9 4 (1.35%) Local Government
10 3 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.01%) Publishing
11 2 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Automotive
12 1 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (22.56%) Analyst
2 29 (9.76%) Developer
3 27 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 27 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.75%) Architect
4 26 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.07%) IT Engineer
7 20 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.06%) IT Support
9 17 (5.72%) Support Analyst
10 16 (5.39%) .NET Developer
11 15 (5.05%) Administrator
11 15 (5.05%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.70%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.78%) .NET
2 21 (7.07%) HTML
3 20 (6.73%) CSS
4 18 (6.06%) .NET Core
5 15 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (4.71%) WCF
7 13 (4.38%) RESTful
8 12 (4.04%) Vue.js
9 10 (3.37%) Middleware
10 9 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.03%) SAP Basis
11 7 (2.36%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.02%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.02%) OAuth
13 5 (1.68%) HTML5
13 5 (1.68%) SAML
14 4 (1.35%) Blazor
14 4 (1.35%) jQuery
14 4 (1.35%) SOAP
14 4 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.05%) NHS
2 12 (4.04%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.37%) PKI
5 9 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.36%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.02%) User Experience
8 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.67%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.67%) SCADA
10 2 (0.67%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 121 (40.74%) Windows
2 51 (17.17%) Windows 10
3 41 (13.80%) Windows Server
4 24 (8.08%) Linux
5 18 (6.06%) Unix
6 12 (4.04%) Android
6 12 (4.04%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.37%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.03%) AIX
9 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.68%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
14 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.20%) ITIL
2 54 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (16.16%) Migration
4 39 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (8.75%) Microservices
7 24 (8.08%) DevOps
8 23 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (7.41%) Project Management
10 20 (6.73%) Service Management
11 18 (6.06%) Data Protection
11 18 (6.06%) MVC
12 17 (5.72%) SDLC
13 15 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (5.05%) Test Automation
14 14 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (4.38%) Business Continuity
15 13 (4.38%) ETL
15 13 (4.38%) High Availability
15 13 (4.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.49%) SQL
2 44 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 36 (12.12%) C#
4 20 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.38%) Python
6 9 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.69%) C
8 7 (2.36%) Bash
9 6 (2.02%) Java
10 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.68%) VBScript
11 4 (1.35%) C++
11 4 (1.35%) Korn
12 3 (1.01%) VBA
13 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.34%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) R
14 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 11 (3.70%) CCNA
3 11 (3.70%) Degree
3 11 (3.70%) MCP
4 10 (3.37%) MCSE
4 10 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.36%) ECDL
5 7 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.36%) MOS
6 6 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.68%) PMP
8 4 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.01%) CCNP
9 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.80%) SLA
2 13 (4.38%) GDPR
3 11 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.03%) COBIT
5 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.67%) HL7
5 2 (0.67%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) QA
5 2 (0.67%) SOC 1
5 2 (0.67%) SOC 2
System Software
1 107 (36.03%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.70%) vSphere
6 10 (3.37%) Docker
7 4 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.67%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.67%) vCloud
9 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.34%) XenApp
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.05%) SCCM
3 14 (4.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.02%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.01%) Puppet
6 3 (1.01%) Terraform
6 3 (1.01%) WSUS
7 2 (0.67%) Ansible
7 2 (0.67%) CASB
7 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.67%) vRealize
8 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.34%) Grafana
8 1 (0.34%) Istio
8 1 (0.34%) Kibana
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (14.48%) VMware
2 25 (8.42%) Citrix
3 22 (7.41%) Cisco
4 19 (6.40%) HP
5 17 (5.72%) Oracle
6 15 (5.05%) SAP
7 11 (3.70%) Remedy
8 10 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.03%) Aruba
9 9 (3.03%) Software AG
10 8 (2.69%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.36%) Veeam
12 6 (2.02%) Databricks
13 5 (1.68%) Google
13 5 (1.68%) Siemens
14 4 (1.35%) Apple
15 3 (1.01%) Cognos
15 3 (1.01%) Dell
15 3 (1.01%) NetApp
15 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com