Period
to 22 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 May 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 of England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 559 609 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.69% 14.13% 13.85%
As % of the Vendors category 27.58% 31.42% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 370 382
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £156
90th Percentile £525 £538 £600
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 96
East of England median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.47% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.24 £9.97 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.63 £44.43 £48.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -4.76%

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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,027 1,938 2,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.03% 44.97% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,162 1,151 1,252
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £225
90th Percentile £588 £573 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 120 199
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.64 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +6.88% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.54 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Hertfordshire -1 183 £325 - 78
Cambridgeshire -1 131 £450 +32.35% 76
Essex -1 92 £450 - 54
Bedfordshire +1 89 £300 -25.00% 26
Norfolk +4 35 £300 -3.23% 26
Suffolk -11 27 £450 +16.13% 26
East Anglia -4 2 £400 +125.35%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 234 (41.86%) Windows
2 170 (30.41%) Microsoft Office
3 161 (28.80%) Active Directory
4 120 (21.47%) ITIL
5 119 (21.29%) SQL
6 115 (20.57%) SQL Server
7 105 (18.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 84 (15.03%) VMware
9 78 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (13.77%) Windows Server
11 76 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (12.52%) .NET
13 66 (11.81%) Cisco
13 66 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (11.45%) Migration
15 63 (11.27%) Office 365
16 62 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (11.09%) Finance
17 58 (10.38%) C#
17 58 (10.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 58 (10.38%) Security Cleared
18 56 (10.02%) Project Management
19 55 (9.84%) Citrix
20 53 (9.48%) Data Centre
21 52 (9.30%) SC Cleared
21 52 (9.30%) MS Exchange
22 51 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 51 (9.12%) Windows 7
23 50 (8.94%) SCCM
24 49 (8.77%) Degree

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 52 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 43 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.01%) IIS
4 21 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.79%) Apache
7 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.07%) Confluence
8 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.89%) CMS
9 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.54%) ThingWorx
12 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 170 (30.41%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (18.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (10.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (5.01%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.72%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.72%) Windchill
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 19 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.89%) Magento
3 5 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.18%) Servitor
5 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (11.27%) Office 365
3 22 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.72%) IaaS
6 4 (0.72%) iTunes
7 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Akamai
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.59%) DNS
2 43 (7.69%) Firewall
3 41 (7.33%) DHCP
4 27 (4.83%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.65%) Internet
5 26 (4.65%) SAN
6 25 (4.47%) LAN
6 25 (4.47%) WAN
7 21 (3.76%) VPN
8 20 (3.58%) NAS
9 16 (2.86%) HTTP
10 14 (2.50%) Skype
10 14 (2.50%) VoIP
11 13 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (2.33%) SMTP
12 12 (2.15%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.79%) VLAN
14 8 (1.43%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.25%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (2.50%) Power BI
8 12 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.07%) MySQL
12 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.89%) MS Access
13 5 (0.89%) OLAP
13 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 27 (4.83%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.86%) JIRA
2 16 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.25%) NetBeans
6 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.36%) Subversion
8 2 (0.36%) Toad
8 2 (0.36%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.18%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 62 (11.09%) Finance
2 38 (6.80%) Retail
3 21 (3.76%) Military
4 19 (3.40%) Legal
5 13 (2.33%) Advertising
6 12 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.07%) Banking
9 5 (0.89%) Automotive
10 4 (0.72%) Billing
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 160 (28.62%) Analyst
2 73 (13.06%) Developer
3 58 (10.38%) Service Analyst
3 58 (10.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 44 (7.87%) Support Engineer
5 40 (7.16%) Consultant
6 37 (6.62%) Project Manager
7 32 (5.72%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.55%) .NET Developer
8 31 (5.55%) Desktop Support
9 28 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (4.29%) Administrator
11 22 (3.94%) Coordinator
11 22 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (3.76%) Data Analyst
13 19 (3.40%) Project Coordinator
14 18 (3.22%) Configuration Analyst
15 16 (2.86%) C# Developer
15 16 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 15 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.52%) .NET
2 29 (5.19%) ASP.NET
2 29 (5.19%) HTML
3 27 (4.83%) CSS
4 20 (3.58%) Web Services
5 17 (3.04%) jQuery
5 17 (3.04%) Middleware
6 15 (2.68%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.68%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (2.50%) XML
8 12 (2.15%) HTML5
9 11 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (1.97%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (1.79%) REST
11 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 8 (1.43%) CSS3
11 8 (1.43%) LDAP
11 8 (1.43%) Node.js
11 8 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.55%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.19%) Clustering
5 28 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.58%) CMDB
7 12 (2.15%) NHS
8 11 (1.97%) PKI
8 11 (1.97%) Replication
9 10 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.43%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.07%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.89%) Infotainment
13 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.89%) Tandem
13 5 (0.89%) User Experience
13 5 (0.89%) W3C
14 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 234 (41.86%) Windows
2 77 (13.77%) Windows Server
3 51 (9.12%) Windows 7
4 40 (7.16%) Windows 10
5 34 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (4.65%) Linux
8 22 (3.94%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.15%) Unix
12 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.43%) Android
14 4 (0.72%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.36%) Solaris
17 1 (0.18%) AIX
17 1 (0.18%) SUSE
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (21.47%) ITIL
2 78 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (11.45%) Migration
5 56 (10.02%) Project Management
6 40 (7.16%) Service Delivery
7 39 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 36 (6.44%) CRM
9 35 (6.26%) Mathematics
10 34 (6.08%) Problem Management
11 31 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (5.55%) Customer Requirements
12 28 (5.01%) Change Management
13 26 (4.65%) Configuration Management
14 25 (4.47%) PRINCE2
14 25 (4.47%) Validation
15 23 (4.11%) Service Management
16 22 (3.94%) MVC
17 20 (3.58%) Data Management
18 19 (3.40%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (21.29%) SQL
2 58 (10.38%) C#
3 48 (8.59%) PowerShell
4 35 (6.26%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 26 (4.65%) Java
7 22 (3.94%) C
8 20 (3.58%) VBScript
9 15 (2.68%) VB.NET
10 12 (2.15%) Python
11 7 (1.25%) C++
11 7 (1.25%) VBA
12 6 (1.07%) GLSL
12 6 (1.07%) HLSL
13 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.72%) Perl
14 3 (0.54%) PHP
14 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.54%) Ruby
14 3 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 51 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (8.77%) Degree
5 42 (7.51%) MCP
6 28 (5.01%) MCSE
7 26 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (3.94%) MCSA
9 9 (1.61%) CCNA
9 9 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.43%) PMP
10 8 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.07%) CCNP
12 6 (1.07%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.89%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.89%) CCIE
13 5 (0.89%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.80%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) Def Stans
2 14 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 12 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.61%) QA
5 8 (1.43%) PMO
6 4 (0.72%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) ECSS
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (28.80%) Active Directory
2 62 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.97%) Terminal Services
6 10 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.43%) vSphere
8 8 (1.43%) XenApp
9 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.72%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.72%) NFS
12 3 (0.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.54%) Docker
13 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (8.94%) SCCM
2 17 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (2.33%) SCOM
4 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.97%) WSUS
6 10 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.61%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (1.43%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.07%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.54%) DameWare
11 3 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.36%) Puppet
12 2 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (15.03%) VMware
2 66 (11.81%) Cisco
3 55 (9.84%) Citrix
4 37 (6.62%) HP
5 36 (6.44%) NetApp
6 28 (5.01%) Dell
7 24 (4.29%) Oracle
8 18 (3.22%) SAP
9 13 (2.33%) Apple
9 13 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 13 (2.33%) Symantec
10 12 (2.15%) IBM
11 10 (1.79%) 3PAR
12 9 (1.61%) CommVault
12 9 (1.61%) Sun
12 9 (1.61%) Veritas
13 8 (1.43%) EqualLogic
13 8 (1.43%) Remedy
13 8 (1.43%) Veeam