Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 341 400 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.03% 13.70% 12.55%
As % of the Vendors category 37.15% 32.34% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 260 256
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £356 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +4.78% -2.86%
10th Percentile £140 £126 £165
90th Percentile £525 £508 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £14.94 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +10.28% +17.80%
10th Percentile £10.24 £9.57 £10.29
90th Percentile £17.00 £41.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -

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 918 1,237 1,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.16% 42.38% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 713 890
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - -
10th Percentile £168 £213 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 63 68
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +9.15% +13.60%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.05 £9.91
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.34 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +10 103 £325 -13.33% 55
Nottinghamshire +2 103 £400 +6.67% 90
Leicestershire -3 77 £355 +20.85% 69
Derbyshire -4 36 £220 -45.00% 62
Lincolnshire +2 15 £485 +321.74% 36
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 140 (41.06%) Windows
2 95 (27.86%) Active Directory
3 78 (22.87%) SQL
4 77 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 72 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
6 71 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 68 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (18.48%) .NET
8 63 (18.48%) C#
9 61 (17.89%) Windows Server
10 56 (16.42%) Office 365
11 54 (15.84%) ITIL
12 51 (14.96%) SCCM
13 46 (13.49%) VMware
14 40 (11.73%) PowerShell
14 40 (11.73%) Windows 10
15 39 (11.44%) Hyper-V
16 38 (11.14%) Windows 7
17 36 (10.56%) HTML
17 36 (10.56%) Cisco
18 35 (10.26%) Finance
19 34 (9.97%) JavaScript
20 33 (9.68%) MVC
21 30 (8.80%) Retail
22 29 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
23 28 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
24 27 (7.92%) Migration
24 27 (7.92%) Firewall
24 27 (7.92%) Citrix
24 27 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification

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 21 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.93%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.64%) IIS
5 7 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.17%) Documentum
7 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.88%) CMS
8 3 (0.88%) Confluence
8 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.59%) Appian
9 2 (0.59%) WordPress
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.29%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 72 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.52%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (16.42%) Office 365
3 29 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (2.93%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.17%) IaaS
6 4 (1.17%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.88%) SaaS
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.59%) Boomi
8 2 (0.59%) GitHub
8 2 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (0.59%) PaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Apigee
9 1 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.92%) Firewall
2 19 (5.57%) Internet
3 17 (4.99%) DNS
4 14 (4.11%) DHCP
4 14 (4.11%) Skype
5 13 (3.81%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.52%) SAN
7 11 (3.23%) WAN
7 11 (3.23%) Wireless
8 9 (2.64%) Intranet
8 9 (2.64%) LAN
8 9 (2.64%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.64%) VPN
9 5 (1.47%) VLAN
10 4 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.17%) Modbus
10 4 (1.17%) VoIP
11 3 (0.88%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.52%) SQL Server 2017
4 9 (2.64%) Power BI
5 7 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.47%) Redis
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.17%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.81%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.93%) JIRA
4 5 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.47%) NUnit
5 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.88%) Moq
5 3 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.88%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.59%) git-flow
7 1 (0.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) MSI
7 1 (0.29%) MSTest
7 1 (0.29%) RSpec
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (10.26%) Finance
2 30 (8.80%) Retail
3 15 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.23%) Banking
5 8 (2.35%) Games
6 7 (2.05%) Automotive
6 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.17%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (21.99%) Developer
2 58 (17.01%) Analyst
3 35 (10.26%) .NET Developer
4 23 (6.74%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.16%) Architect
6 17 (4.99%) Support Engineer
7 16 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.40%) Administrator
8 15 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (4.40%) Desktop Support
8 15 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.81%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.23%) Consultant
13 10 (2.93%) IT Support
13 10 (2.93%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 9 (2.64%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.48%) .NET
2 36 (10.56%) HTML
3 26 (7.62%) ASP.NET
3 26 (7.62%) CSS
4 22 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (6.45%) Web Services
5 21 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 20 (5.87%) jQuery
7 18 (5.28%) .NET Core
8 14 (4.11%) .NET Framework
8 14 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (3.23%) RESTful
9 11 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (2.64%) WCF
11 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 7 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.47%) Middleware
13 5 (1.47%) Node.js
13 5 (1.47%) WPF
13 5 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.87%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.57%) NHS
4 15 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.76%) Clustering
6 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.17%) User Experience
8 3 (0.88%) BYOD
8 3 (0.88%) CCTV
8 3 (0.88%) CMDB
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.88%) iPhone
8 3 (0.88%) PKI
8 3 (0.88%) Robotics
9 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.59%) Life Science
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (41.06%) Windows
2 61 (17.89%) Windows Server
3 40 (11.73%) Windows 10
4 38 (11.14%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.28%) Linux
6 18 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.05%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.76%) Android
10 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.88%) Unix
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.84%) ITIL
3 33 (9.68%) MVC
4 27 (7.92%) Migration
5 22 (6.45%) ITSM
6 20 (5.87%) ITIL V3
7 19 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (4.99%) DevOps
9 17 (4.99%) Project Management
10 16 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (4.69%) Service Management
11 14 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (3.81%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (3.81%) Time Management
13 12 (3.52%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.52%) Microservices
13 12 (3.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.87%) SQL
2 63 (18.48%) C#
3 40 (11.73%) PowerShell
4 34 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.05%) VBScript
8 6 (1.76%) VB
9 5 (1.47%) C++
10 4 (1.17%) C
10 4 (1.17%) Python
11 3 (0.88%) Delphi
11 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
12 2 (0.59%) Scala
12 2 (0.59%) XAML
13 1 (0.29%) Groovy
13 1 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.99%) Degree
5 14 (4.11%) MCSA
6 12 (3.52%) MCSE
7 11 (3.23%) CCNA
7 11 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.64%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.64%) MCP
9 7 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.76%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.76%) MCITP
11 4 (1.17%) NVQ Level 3
12 3 (0.88%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.59%) CCNP
13 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.40%) SLA
2 8 (2.35%) PMO
3 6 (1.76%) GDPR
4 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.59%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (27.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.44%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.81%) Docker
4 13 (3.81%) XenApp
5 12 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.59%) vSphere
10 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) NDS
10 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 51 (14.96%) SCCM
2 23 (6.74%) SCOM
3 11 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 11 (3.23%) WSUS
4 7 (2.05%) Control-M
5 6 (1.76%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.76%) Terraform
6 4 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.17%) Nessus
6 4 (1.17%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.88%) Ansible
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.88%) OVSD
7 3 (0.88%) WMI
8 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (13.49%) VMware
2 36 (10.56%) Cisco
3 27 (7.92%) Citrix
4 25 (7.33%) Oracle
5 21 (6.16%) HP
6 19 (5.57%) Remedy
7 10 (2.93%) BMC
8 9 (2.64%) SAP
8 9 (2.64%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.64%) Sophos
9 8 (2.35%) Apple
9 8 (2.35%) Google
10 7 (2.05%) NetApp
10 7 (2.05%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.76%) Symantec
12 5 (1.47%) Aerohive Networks
12 5 (1.47%) Dell
13 4 (1.17%) GFI Software
13 4 (1.17%) Siemens
14 3 (0.88%) Becrypt