Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 372 409 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.48% 13.14% 13.40%
As % of the Vendors category 28.44% 29.09% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 255 231
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - -
10th Percentile £166 £133 £163
90th Percentile £530 £500 £488
England median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 54
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.17 £11.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.94% -6.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.69 £9.36
90th Percentile £41.50 £15.75 £22.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 1,308 1,406 1,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.89% 45.18% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 865 713
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £217 £216 £225
90th Percentile £538 £563 £505
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 89 106
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.11% -12.69%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £40.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.49 £17.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.66% -3.47% +9.09%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +3 107 £288 -14.81% 60
Nottinghamshire +5 100 £350 +7.69% 68
Northamptonshire +1 81 £325 -16.67% 64
Derbyshire -5 62 £350 - 58
Lincolnshire -11 7 £400 - 15
Rutland - 1 £500 - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 156 (41.94%) Windows
2 122 (32.80%) Active Directory
3 84 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
4 82 (22.04%) SQL Server
5 79 (21.24%) SQL
6 69 (18.55%) Windows Server
7 65 (17.47%) ITIL
8 64 (17.20%) Finance
9 58 (15.59%) VMware
10 54 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (13.71%) .NET
12 50 (13.44%) Migration
12 50 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (13.44%) Office 365
13 48 (12.90%) C#
14 47 (12.63%) PowerShell
15 46 (12.37%) TCP/IP
16 45 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 44 (11.83%) DNS
18 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (11.29%) Data Centre
20 41 (11.02%) Cisco
21 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (9.68%) Security Cleared
24 33 (8.87%) Incident Management
24 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
25 32 (8.60%) Oracle
25 32 (8.60%) Windows 7
26 31 (8.33%) MS Exchange

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 31 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.69%) IIS
5 8 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.54%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) Documentum
8 2 (0.54%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.88%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.54%) Simulink
7 2 (0.54%) SPSS
8 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.81%) iTrent
4 3 (0.81%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (13.44%) Office 365
3 14 (3.76%) PaaS
4 10 (2.69%) SaaS
5 8 (2.15%) IaaS
6 7 (1.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 7 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.81%) Serverless
9 2 (0.54%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.54%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.54%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.27%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.37%) TCP/IP
2 44 (11.83%) DNS
3 24 (6.45%) IPsec
3 24 (6.45%) Kerberos
4 21 (5.65%) Internet
5 18 (4.84%) LAN
6 15 (4.03%) SAN
6 15 (4.03%) WAN
7 12 (3.23%) Skype
7 12 (3.23%) Unified Communications
8 10 (2.69%) DHCP
8 10 (2.69%) VLAN
9 9 (2.42%) Firewall
9 9 (2.42%) VPN
10 8 (2.15%) Wireless
11 6 (1.61%) NAS
12 4 (1.08%) MPLS
12 4 (1.08%) VoIP
12 4 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.03%) Power BI
5 11 (2.96%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 11 (2.96%) Cognos Report Studio
5 11 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.96%) DecisionStream
5 11 (2.96%) Semantic Layer
6 9 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.08%) Big Data
10 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.23%) TeamCity
2 11 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (2.42%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.42%) Subversion
4 9 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.88%) Axure RP
6 7 (1.88%) FishEye
7 5 (1.34%) JIRA
8 4 (1.08%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.54%) NuGet
9 2 (0.54%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.27%) Grunt
10 1 (0.27%) gulp
10 1 (0.27%) Selenium
10 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (17.20%) Finance
2 18 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.49%) Automotive
4 11 (2.96%) Retail
5 9 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.61%) Advertising
7 5 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.34%) Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Games
8 4 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (0.81%) Electronics
9 3 (0.81%) German Language
9 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (17.74%) Analyst
2 58 (15.59%) Developer
3 27 (7.26%) Consultant
4 25 (6.72%) C# Developer
5 22 (5.91%) Architect
5 22 (5.91%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 20 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.38%) Support Engineer
8 18 (4.84%) IT Support
9 16 (4.30%) Active Directory Specialist
9 16 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.76%) Software Developer
12 13 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.23%) Support Analyst
14 11 (2.96%) Administrator
14 11 (2.96%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.71%) .NET
2 25 (6.72%) LDAP
3 22 (5.91%) ASP.NET
4 21 (5.65%) CSS
5 19 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (5.11%) HTML
6 15 (4.03%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.49%) jQuery
8 12 (3.23%) Web Services
9 11 (2.96%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (2.15%) Entity Framework
11 7 (1.88%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.88%) WCF
12 6 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.61%) Lambda Expressions
12 6 (1.61%) LINQ
12 6 (1.61%) RESTful
12 6 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (1.34%) X-Windows
14 4 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.80%) PKI
4 10 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.15%) Clustering
5 8 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.15%) User Experience
6 7 (1.88%) Life Science
7 6 (1.61%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.61%) NHS
7 6 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.54%) PMI
10 2 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 156 (41.94%) Windows
2 69 (18.55%) Windows Server
3 45 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (8.60%) Windows 7
6 25 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.84%) Linux
8 17 (4.57%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.88%) CentOS
12 6 (1.61%) Unix
12 6 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.08%) Android
13 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.54%) AIX
15 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.47%) ITIL
2 50 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.44%) Migration
3 33 (8.87%) Incident Management
4 30 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (7.80%) MVC
5 29 (7.80%) Project Management
6 28 (7.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 26 (6.99%) DevOps
8 25 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (6.72%) PRINCE2
9 23 (6.18%) ERP
10 20 (5.38%) PLM
11 18 (4.84%) Change Management
12 17 (4.57%) CRM
12 17 (4.57%) Service Management
13 15 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (3.76%) ITIL V3
15 13 (3.49%) Scrum
15 13 (3.49%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.24%) SQL
2 48 (12.90%) C#
3 47 (12.63%) PowerShell
4 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.88%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.34%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.08%) VB
7 4 (1.08%) VBA
8 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.81%) XAML
9 2 (0.54%) C
9 2 (0.54%) C++
9 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.54%) Python
9 2 (0.54%) VB6
9 2 (0.54%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) ABAP
10 1 (0.27%) ES6
10 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.80%) MCSE
4 24 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (6.45%) Degree
4 24 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.03%) CCNA
6 14 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.69%) MCSA
7 10 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.15%) VCAP
9 7 (1.88%) CCIE
10 6 (1.61%) MCP
10 6 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.34%) CCNP
12 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) PMO
2 10 (2.69%) SLA
3 6 (1.61%) GDPR
4 4 (1.08%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.54%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 122 (32.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.18%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.88%) XenApp
6 6 (1.61%) vSphere
7 5 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.08%) Firmware
9 3 (0.81%) Docker
10 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.03%) SCCM
2 6 (1.61%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.34%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.34%) WSUS
4 3 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (0.81%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 58 (15.59%) VMware
2 41 (11.02%) Cisco
3 32 (8.60%) Oracle
4 27 (7.26%) Citrix
5 18 (4.84%) SAP
6 17 (4.57%) IBM
7 16 (4.30%) Cognos
7 16 (4.30%) NetApp
8 15 (4.03%) Tableau
9 12 (3.23%) HP
10 9 (2.42%) Apple
11 8 (2.15%) Adobe
11 8 (2.15%) Remedy
12 5 (1.34%) Sophos
13 4 (1.08%) Google
13 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.08%) Sage
13 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.08%) Workday
14 3 (0.81%) Lotus