Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 302 504 579
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 13.34% 12.21% 13.04%
As % of the Vendors category 31.04% 26.25% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 258 342
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £137 £130
90th Percentile £568 £525 £512
England median daily rate £432 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +1.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 94
Median hourly rate £17.10 £15.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.28% +1.67%
10th Percentile £11.84 £10.63 £10.77
90th Percentile £31.53 £45.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 973 1,920 2,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 42.98% 46.52% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 1,063 1,176
Median daily rate £410 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £245 £203
90th Percentile £593 £594 £583
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 99 177
Median hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.37 £10.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.60 £53.36 £42.00
Median hourly rate £20.06 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.39% +8.74% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 -2 108 £400 - 31
Cambridgeshire -2 60 £450 +12.50% 34
Essex +10 46 £350 +0.72% 15
Bedfordshire +6 41 £475 +11.76% 12
Suffolk +1 25 £199 -38.85% 6
Norfolk +4 18 £294 +11.90% 13
East Anglia +3 4 £500 +11.11% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 142 (47.02%) Windows
2 94 (31.13%) Active Directory
3 66 (21.85%) Microsoft Office
4 59 (19.54%) Windows 10
5 57 (18.87%) Office 365
6 56 (18.54%) Azure
7 46 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (14.57%) Windows Server
9 42 (13.91%) SCCM
10 41 (13.58%) Migration
10 41 (13.58%) ITIL
10 41 (13.58%) C#
10 41 (13.58%) SQL
11 40 (13.25%) .NET
12 39 (12.91%) Security Cleared
13 38 (12.58%) VMware
14 37 (12.25%) Linux
15 36 (11.92%) Finance
16 34 (11.26%) PowerShell
17 33 (10.93%) SQL Server
18 32 (10.60%) SC Cleared
18 32 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (10.26%) Degree
20 30 (9.93%) JavaScript
21 29 (9.60%) Windows 7
22 28 (9.27%) Retail
22 28 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (9.27%) Scrum
22 28 (9.27%) Dynamics 365
23 27 (8.94%) Business Intelligence

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 21 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.66%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.32%) Confluence
4 4 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) Documentum
6 1 (0.33%) Moodle
6 1 (0.33%) Mule
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (21.85%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.66%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.99%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.33%) Figma
Business Applications
1 13 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.99%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.66%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.33%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) Primavera
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.87%) Office 365
2 56 (18.54%) Azure
3 28 (9.27%) Dynamics 365
4 26 (8.61%) Power Platform
5 15 (4.97%) AWS
6 13 (4.30%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.32%) GCP
8 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 4 (1.32%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.99%) IaaS
10 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.66%) G Suite
10 2 (0.66%) SaaS
10 2 (0.66%) Serverless
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.62%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.29%) LAN
3 17 (5.63%) Ethernet
4 14 (4.64%) DNS
4 14 (4.64%) WAN
5 12 (3.97%) DHCP
6 11 (3.64%) Firewall
7 7 (2.32%) NetScaler
7 7 (2.32%) Network Security
8 6 (1.99%) Internet
8 6 (1.99%) SAN
8 6 (1.99%) VPN
9 5 (1.66%) Intranet
9 5 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.99%) BGP
10 3 (0.99%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.99%) VoIP
10 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.66%) VLAN
11 2 (0.66%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.61%) Power BI
3 8 (2.65%) MySQL
4 7 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.66%) GIS
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.32%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.99%) OLAP
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.63%) Eclipse
2 17 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.30%) NetBeans
4 6 (1.99%) JIRA
5 3 (0.99%) Checkstyle
6 2 (0.66%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.66%) Selenium
6 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Appium
7 1 (0.33%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.33%) Postman
7 1 (0.33%) Protractor
7 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.33%) TestRail
General
1 36 (11.92%) Finance
2 28 (9.27%) Retail
3 24 (7.95%) Public Sector
4 19 (6.29%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.30%) Aerospace
5 16 (5.30%) Military
6 8 (2.65%) Law
7 7 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.99%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (13.91%) Analyst
2 25 (8.28%) Developer
3 20 (6.62%) Support Engineer
4 19 (6.29%) Desktop Support
5 18 (5.96%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.30%) Consultant
7 16 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (3.97%) Architect
9 10 (3.31%) Field Engineer
9 10 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (2.98%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (2.98%) IT Support
10 9 (2.98%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.65%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (2.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 7 (2.32%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.32%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.25%) .NET
2 23 (7.62%) Web Services
3 16 (5.30%) Node.js
3 16 (5.30%) Qt
4 15 (4.97%) ActiveX
4 15 (4.97%) DirectX
4 15 (4.97%) MFC
4 15 (4.97%) OpenGL
5 10 (3.31%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.98%) .NET Core
6 9 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (2.98%) HTML
7 8 (2.65%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.32%) LDAP
9 6 (1.99%) WCF
10 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.66%) CSS
10 5 (1.66%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.66%) REST
11 3 (0.99%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.97%) Driving Licence
3 11 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.65%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.99%) NHS
6 6 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.99%) User Experience
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (1.32%) CMDB
8 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.32%) iPhone
8 4 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.32%) W3C
9 3 (0.99%) Blog
9 3 (0.99%) Clustering
9 3 (0.99%) iPad
9 3 (0.99%) LIMS
9 3 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 142 (47.02%) Windows
2 59 (19.54%) Windows 10
3 44 (14.57%) Windows Server
4 37 (12.25%) Linux
5 29 (9.60%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.32%) Android
13 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.99%) Unix
13 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.66%) VMS
14 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (13.58%) ITIL
2 41 (13.58%) Migration
3 32 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (9.27%) Scrum
5 27 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (7.95%) ERP
7 19 (6.29%) Mathematics
7 19 (6.29%) Project Management
7 19 (6.29%) Software Engineering
8 17 (5.63%) DevOps
8 17 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (5.30%) Dashboard Development
9 16 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (4.97%) Logistics
11 14 (4.64%) Asset Management
11 14 (4.64%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.30%) Time Management
13 12 (3.97%) Coaching
13 12 (3.97%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.58%) C#
1 41 (13.58%) SQL
2 34 (11.26%) PowerShell
3 30 (9.93%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.28%) Java
5 18 (5.96%) C++
6 15 (4.97%) GLSL
6 15 (4.97%) HLSL
7 13 (4.30%) C
8 9 (2.98%) Python
8 9 (2.98%) VB
9 7 (2.32%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.32%) PHP
11 3 (0.99%) Java 8
11 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.26%) Degree
4 28 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.32%) PMP
7 6 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.32%) CCA
9 4 (1.32%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.32%) MCSE
10 3 (0.99%) CCNA
10 3 (0.99%) MCP
10 3 (0.99%) OCP
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.99%) SANS
11 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) SLA
2 5 (1.66%) PMO
3 4 (1.32%) NIST
4 3 (0.99%) AICPA
4 3 (0.99%) COBIT
4 3 (0.99%) GDPR
4 3 (0.99%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.33%) GxP
6 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.32%) vSphere
4 6 (1.99%) XenApp
5 5 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.66%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (13.91%) SCCM
2 9 (2.98%) Ansible
3 8 (2.65%) SCOM
3 8 (2.65%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.32%) Terraform
6 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.66%) MIIS
6 2 (0.66%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.66%) WSUS
7 1 (0.33%) CASB
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.33%) QRadar
7 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (12.58%) VMware
2 21 (6.95%) Oracle
3 19 (6.29%) Cisco
4 16 (5.30%) Citrix
5 11 (3.64%) HP
6 10 (3.31%) Apple
6 10 (3.31%) Google
6 10 (3.31%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.98%) IBM
8 7 (2.32%) Fujitsu
8 7 (2.32%) SAP
9 6 (1.99%) Dell
9 6 (1.99%) Lumension
10 5 (1.66%) ESRI
10 5 (1.66%) Sophos
11 4 (1.32%) Adobe
11 4 (1.32%) Cognos
11 4 (1.32%) Snow
11 4 (1.32%) Tableau
12 3 (0.99%) Splunk