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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 187 154 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.15% 10.15% 11.96%
As % of the Vendors category 26.71% 25.80% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 98 105
Median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £159 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £10.18 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £15.70 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 700 597 674
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 45.48% 39.35% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 373 364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 34
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -28.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 50 £375 +7.14% 24
Northamptonshire +2 46 £300 -20.00% 13
Leicestershire -3 34 £280 -13.84% 11
Derbyshire -14 24 £365 +4.28% 14
Lincolnshire -2 14 £425 +6.25% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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.

1 157 (41.10%) Windows
2 115 (30.10%) SQL Server
3 94 (24.61%) SQL
4 92 (24.08%) .NET
5 77 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
5 77 (20.16%) Active Directory
6 73 (19.11%) C#
7 64 (16.75%) Windows Server
8 58 (15.18%) Finance
9 52 (13.61%) ITIL
10 49 (12.83%) Project Management
11 47 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 46 (12.04%) VMware
13 43 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (10.99%) Migration
15 40 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
15 40 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (10.21%) PowerShell
17 38 (9.95%) SCCM
18 37 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 37 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (8.90%) MS Exchange
21 33 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
22 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 31 (8.12%) Security Cleared
23 31 (8.12%) Windows 7
24 30 (7.85%) Office 365
24 30 (7.85%) 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 34 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.28%) IIS
4 18 (4.71%) CMS
5 16 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.62%) ArcGIS
7 8 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.09%) NServiceBus
8 7 (1.83%) Drupal
8 7 (1.83%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.83%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.57%) SAS
9 6 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.31%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.05%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 77 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.19%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) SPSS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.31%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.79%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.85%) Office 365
3 10 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 4 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.05%) IaaS
6 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.79%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.52%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.07%) DNS
2 22 (5.76%) DHCP
3 21 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 20 (5.24%) LAN
5 16 (4.19%) SAN
6 15 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (3.93%) Wireless
7 11 (2.88%) WAN
8 10 (2.62%) Link 16
9 9 (2.36%) Internet
9 9 (2.36%) VPN
10 8 (2.09%) Firewall
11 7 (1.83%) Skype
11 7 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.57%) Unified Communications
13 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.31%) LDAP
14 4 (1.05%) 3G
14 4 (1.05%) PBX
15 3 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (2.62%) Power BI
9 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.31%) MS Access
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.05%) MySQL
13 4 (1.05%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.57%) JIRA
5 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.79%) Subversion
8 2 (0.52%) gulp
8 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.52%) NUnit
8 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.26%) Mockito
9 1 (0.26%) MSTest
9 1 (0.26%) NuGet
9 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.26%) YouTrack
General
1 58 (15.18%) Finance
2 15 (3.93%) Manufacturing
2 15 (3.93%) Retail
3 14 (3.66%) Advertising
3 14 (3.66%) Marketing
4 10 (2.62%) Avionics
4 10 (2.62%) Banking
4 10 (2.62%) Military
5 7 (1.83%) Legal
6 6 (1.57%) Automotive
7 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.05%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.79%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (21.99%) Developer
2 60 (15.71%) Analyst
3 21 (5.50%) Project Manager
3 21 (5.50%) Support Analyst
4 19 (4.97%) Architect
4 19 (4.97%) SQL Developer
4 19 (4.97%) Support Engineer
5 18 (4.71%) Consultant
6 15 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (3.66%) .NET Developer
8 13 (3.40%) Administrator
8 13 (3.40%) Applications Support
8 13 (3.40%) Team Leader
9 12 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) IT Support
10 11 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
11 10 (2.62%) C# Software Engineer
11 10 (2.62%) SSIS Developer
11 10 (2.62%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (24.08%) .NET
2 27 (7.07%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.24%) HTML
4 16 (4.19%) CSS
5 12 (3.14%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.14%) COM
5 12 (3.14%) WPF
6 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.62%) DCOM
6 10 (2.62%) jQuery
6 10 (2.62%) Web Services
7 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (2.36%) WCF
8 7 (1.83%) Classic ASP
8 7 (1.83%) HTML5
9 6 (1.57%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.57%) XML
10 5 (1.31%) ADSI
10 5 (1.31%) Node.js
10 5 (1.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.14%) Clustering
2 12 (3.14%) EPoS
3 11 (2.88%) User Experience
4 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.31%) PKI
8 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.79%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.79%) PMI
9 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Handset
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 157 (41.10%) Windows
2 64 (16.75%) Windows Server
3 36 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (8.12%) Windows 7
5 26 (6.81%) Windows 10
6 21 (5.50%) Windows 8
7 20 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.71%) Linux
9 15 (3.93%) Windows XP
10 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.62%) Unix
12 7 (1.83%) Android
13 5 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.79%) VMS
14 3 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.52%) CentOS
16 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.26%) Solaris
16 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.61%) ITIL
2 49 (12.83%) Project Management
3 43 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (10.99%) Migration
5 37 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (6.54%) Scrum
7 23 (6.02%) Analytics
7 23 (6.02%) Service Management
8 20 (5.24%) ETL
8 20 (5.24%) MVC
9 16 (4.19%) CRM
9 16 (4.19%) PRINCE2
10 15 (3.93%) Change Management
10 15 (3.93%) ITSM
10 15 (3.93%) OO
10 15 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (3.93%) Web Development
11 14 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.40%) DevOps
12 13 (3.40%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.61%) SQL
2 73 (19.11%) C#
3 39 (10.21%) PowerShell
4 29 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.02%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.02%) VB
5 23 (6.02%) VBScript
6 22 (5.76%) VBA
7 20 (5.24%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.66%) C
9 9 (2.36%) VB6
10 6 (1.57%) Java
11 5 (1.31%) R
12 4 (1.05%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.05%) Python
13 3 (0.79%) PHP
14 2 (0.52%) C++
14 2 (0.52%) F#
14 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.12%) Security Cleared
3 27 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 25 (6.54%) Degree
5 18 (4.71%) MCSE
6 11 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.09%) MCITP
10 7 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.31%) CCNA
11 5 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.31%) MCP
11 5 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.79%) ISEB
12 3 (0.79%) MCSA
12 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.52%) CCIE
13 2 (0.52%) MCDST
13 2 (0.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.93%) SLA
2 11 (2.88%) QA
3 10 (2.62%) MIL-STD-1553
4 7 (1.83%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (20.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.88%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.09%) vSphere
6 7 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.57%) Docker
8 5 (1.31%) XenApp
9 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.79%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.26%) Samba
10 1 (0.26%) vCloud
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (9.95%) SCCM
2 9 (2.36%) SCOM
3 7 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.57%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.57%) Terraform
5 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.05%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.79%) Ansible
7 3 (0.79%) Consul
8 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.52%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) MIIS
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) OVSD
Vendors
1 46 (12.04%) VMware
2 30 (7.85%) Citrix
3 28 (7.33%) HP
4 21 (5.50%) Cisco
5 20 (5.24%) Oracle
6 19 (4.97%) Dell
7 15 (3.93%) SAP
7 15 (3.93%) Sitecore
8 12 (3.14%) NetApp
9 8 (2.09%) Remedy
10 7 (1.83%) Lotus
11 6 (1.57%) Cognos
11 6 (1.57%) IBM
11 6 (1.57%) McAfee
11 6 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.57%) Symantec
11 6 (1.57%) Tableau
12 5 (1.31%) Brio
12 5 (1.31%) Google
12 5 (1.31%) Omniture
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Rate: £market
Posted: 3 days ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
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Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
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