Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 376 422 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.60% 13.60% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 29.28% 27.65% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 270 216
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +3.82%
10th Percentile £126 £169 £148
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
England median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 39
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -17.24%
10th Percentile £9.18 £10.00 £9.74
90th Percentile £23.50 £36.00 £29.55
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -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 1,284 1,526 1,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.03% 49.18% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 904 749
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £217 £215
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 85 81
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.72
90th Percentile £46.26 £49.30 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year - -6.54% +10.15%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
Leicestershire +7 106 £284 -11.33% 70
Nottinghamshire -2 102 £400 +14.29% 80
Derbyshire +3 83 £400 +6.67% 43
Northamptonshire -5 63 £308 -9.23% 59
Lincolnshire -9 9 £425 +21.43% 24
Rutland - 2 £388 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 155 (41.22%) Windows
2 116 (30.85%) Active Directory
3 93 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
4 88 (23.40%) SQL Server
4 88 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 85 (22.61%) SQL
6 78 (20.74%) Office 365
7 67 (17.82%) Finance
8 58 (15.43%) ITIL
8 58 (15.43%) Windows Server
9 53 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (14.10%) Migration
9 53 (14.10%) PowerShell
10 52 (13.83%) VMware
11 50 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
14 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (10.64%) Citrix
17 39 (10.37%) DNS
18 36 (9.57%) Oracle
18 36 (9.57%) SharePoint
18 36 (9.57%) C#
19 35 (9.31%) .NET
20 34 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
20 34 (9.04%) Security Cleared
21 33 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
22 32 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration 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 36 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.72%) IIS
5 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.60%) SAS
6 6 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.06%) Confluence
8 4 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.80%) JBoss
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 93 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.86%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.53%) SPSS
8 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.80%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.80%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.53%) iTrent
6 1 (0.27%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.27%) Maximo
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (20.74%) Office 365
3 16 (4.26%) PaaS
4 14 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.39%) SaaS
6 7 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 5 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.53%) G Suite
8 2 (0.53%) IaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Serverless
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.27%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
2 39 (10.37%) DNS
3 20 (5.32%) Firewall
4 18 (4.79%) DHCP
4 18 (4.79%) LAN
5 15 (3.99%) Kerberos
5 15 (3.99%) WAN
6 14 (3.72%) IPsec
7 13 (3.46%) Internet
8 12 (3.19%) VPN
9 10 (2.66%) SAN
10 9 (2.39%) Wireless
11 8 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.86%) VLAN
13 5 (1.33%) Network Security
14 4 (1.06%) NAS
14 4 (1.06%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (0.80%) Converged Networks
15 3 (0.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.51%) Power BI
2 32 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 12 (3.19%) Cognos Report Studio
7 12 (3.19%) DecisionStream
7 12 (3.19%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.19%) Semantic Layer
7 12 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.39%) Data Mart
9 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.86%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.60%) Big Data
12 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.86%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.86%) Bitbucket
4 7 (1.86%) FishEye
4 7 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.86%) Subversion
4 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.60%) JIRA
6 3 (0.80%) NUnit
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.53%) Toad
8 1 (0.27%) ERwin
8 1 (0.27%) Hudson
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (17.82%) Finance
2 21 (5.59%) Retail
3 20 (5.32%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.39%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.39%) Local Government
5 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.60%) Banking
6 6 (1.60%) Marketing
7 5 (1.33%) Back Office
7 5 (1.33%) Games
8 4 (1.06%) Automotive
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.80%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (19.15%) Analyst
2 60 (15.96%) Developer
3 34 (9.04%) Architect
4 31 (8.24%) Consultant
5 18 (4.79%) Support Engineer
6 15 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (3.99%) IT Support
6 15 (3.99%) Support Analyst
7 14 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (3.19%) Service Analyst
9 11 (2.93%) .NET Developer
9 11 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (2.93%) IT Engineer
9 11 (2.93%) Project Manager
9 11 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (2.66%) Administrator
10 10 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 10 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.31%) .NET
2 20 (5.32%) HTML
3 18 (4.79%) CSS
4 13 (3.46%) ASP.NET
5 12 (3.19%) LDAP
5 12 (3.19%) Web Services
6 11 (2.93%) jQuery
7 9 (2.39%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.13%) CSS3
8 8 (2.13%) HTML5
8 8 (2.13%) WCF
9 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.33%) MDX
11 5 (1.33%) XML
12 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.06%) RESTful
12 4 (1.06%) Sass
13 3 (0.80%) React
13 3 (0.80%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.05%) NHS
4 18 (4.79%) PKI
5 14 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.66%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.39%) User Experience
9 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.13%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.13%) Life Science
10 7 (1.86%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.86%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.60%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.33%) Clustering
12 5 (1.33%) Smartcard
13 4 (1.06%) CMDB
13 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.06%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 155 (41.22%) Windows
2 58 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 53 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (7.71%) Windows 7
6 28 (7.45%) Linux
7 27 (7.18%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.59%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.13%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.86%) CentOS
14 5 (1.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.33%) Unix
15 3 (0.80%) AIX
16 1 (0.27%) Android
16 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.43%) ITIL
2 53 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (14.10%) Migration
3 50 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (8.24%) DevOps
6 30 (7.98%) Incident Management
7 24 (6.38%) ETL
8 21 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (5.59%) Server Virtualisation
9 20 (5.32%) CRM
10 19 (5.05%) Analytics
10 19 (5.05%) Change Management
10 19 (5.05%) Service Management
10 19 (5.05%) Visualisation
11 18 (4.79%) Time Management
12 16 (4.26%) Scrum
13 15 (3.99%) MVC
13 15 (3.99%) PLM
13 15 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.61%) SQL
2 53 (14.10%) PowerShell
3 36 (9.57%) C#
4 20 (5.32%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.99%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.39%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.39%) VBScript
7 6 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.60%) VBA
8 5 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.33%) Java
8 5 (1.33%) VB
9 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.06%) Python
10 3 (0.80%) Perl
10 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.80%) VB6
11 2 (0.53%) C
11 2 (0.53%) C++
11 2 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.98%) MCSE
4 19 (5.05%) Degree
4 19 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.19%) CISSP
7 10 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.13%) MCSA
8 8 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.60%) CCNA
9 6 (1.60%) CCNP
10 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.33%) CCIE
11 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.06%) MCP
12 3 (0.80%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.53%) CEH
13 2 (0.53%) CISM
13 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.19%) GDPR
2 11 (2.93%) SLA
3 10 (2.66%) PMO
4 4 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.80%) QA
6 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (30.85%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.93%) vSphere
5 9 (2.39%) XenApp
6 8 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.33%) Docker
7 5 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.80%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.80%) Firmware
9 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.53%) NFS
10 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.27%) HDFS
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (6.12%) SCCM
2 14 (3.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.13%) SCOM
4 6 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (1.60%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.60%) WSUS
5 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.06%) Puppet
7 3 (0.80%) Ansible
7 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.80%) Rancher
7 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.53%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.27%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (13.83%) VMware
2 40 (10.64%) Citrix
3 36 (9.57%) Oracle
4 32 (8.51%) Cisco
5 23 (6.12%) Tableau
6 18 (4.79%) IBM
7 15 (3.99%) SAP
8 13 (3.46%) Cognos
8 13 (3.46%) Remedy
9 12 (3.19%) HP
10 10 (2.66%) NetApp
11 9 (2.39%) Adobe
12 7 (1.86%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.86%) Google
13 6 (1.60%) Lotus
13 6 (1.60%) McAfee
13 6 (1.60%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.33%) Apple
14 5 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.33%) Sophos