Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 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 of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 532 739 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.79% 14.91% 13.63%
As % of the Vendors category 27.96% 31.70% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 403 385
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -0.34%
10th Percentile £125 £128 £131
90th Percentile £525 £500 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 107 74
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £39.49 £34.25 £22.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% +2.32% -6.06%

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 1,903 2,331 2,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 45.73% 47.03% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 1,352 1,203
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £178 £213
90th Percentile £600 £577 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 178 131
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.88 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.71% -0.42%
10th Percentile £10.73 £11.18 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.13 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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
Cambridgeshire 0 169 £388 -3.13% 111
Hertfordshire -1 162 £325 +3.92% 107
Essex -1 86 £348 -13.13% 56
Bedfordshire -6 41 £400 +10.34% 32
Suffolk +3 38 £475 +26.67% 25
Norfolk -3 36 £313 +13.64% 20
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 218 (40.98%) Windows
2 149 (28.01%) Active Directory
3 110 (20.68%) Microsoft Office
3 110 (20.68%) Office 365
4 101 (18.98%) Azure
5 87 (16.35%) SQL
6 85 (15.98%) Windows 10
7 77 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (13.91%) Microsoft Excel
8 74 (13.91%) SharePoint
9 73 (13.72%) VMware
10 72 (13.53%) SCCM
11 63 (11.84%) .NET
12 60 (11.28%) SQL Server
12 60 (11.28%) Web Services
12 60 (11.28%) ITIL
13 59 (11.09%) Security Cleared
14 58 (10.90%) Migration
15 57 (10.71%) Finance
15 57 (10.71%) Degree
16 56 (10.53%) Windows 7
17 54 (10.15%) Windows Server
17 54 (10.15%) C#
18 53 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 50 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (9.21%) SC Cleared
21 48 (9.02%) Linux
22 47 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
23 46 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (8.65%) Problem-Solving

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 74 (13.91%) SharePoint
2 43 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 35 (6.58%) Skype for Business
4 26 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (2.44%) IIS
7 11 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.69%) Confluence
8 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.94%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 110 (20.68%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (13.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 19 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 110 (20.68%) Office 365
2 101 (18.98%) Azure
3 34 (6.39%) Power Platform
4 32 (6.02%) AWS
5 18 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (3.20%) OneDrive
7 16 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Flow
10 5 (0.94%) iTunes
10 5 (0.94%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.94%) Yammer
11 4 (0.75%) GCP
11 4 (0.75%) PaaS
12 3 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.56%) Boomi
12 3 (0.56%) G Suite
12 3 (0.56%) Serverless
12 3 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.27%) TCP/IP
2 42 (7.89%) Skype
3 32 (6.02%) Firewall
4 27 (5.08%) DNS
5 24 (4.51%) Ethernet
6 22 (4.14%) LAN
7 17 (3.20%) DHCP
8 16 (3.01%) WAN
9 12 (2.26%) SAN
10 10 (1.88%) Internet
10 10 (1.88%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.50%) PBX
11 8 (1.50%) VPN
11 8 (1.50%) Wireless
12 7 (1.32%) Intranet
12 7 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.13%) NAS
14 5 (0.94%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.94%) MPLS
15 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.26%) Power BI
3 26 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.82%) MySQL
7 14 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.88%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.69%) Big Data
12 7 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.94%) OLAP
13 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.56%) MS Access
15 3 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (6.77%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.20%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.51%) Eclipse
3 24 (4.51%) NetBeans
4 11 (2.07%) JIRA
5 8 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.75%) Maven
8 4 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.75%) Subversion
9 3 (0.56%) Gradle
9 3 (0.56%) MSI
10 2 (0.38%) Hudson
10 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.19%) Moq
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (10.71%) Finance
2 24 (4.51%) Aerospace
2 24 (4.51%) Military
3 23 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.44%) Marketing
6 12 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (2.26%) Retail
7 11 (2.07%) Law
7 11 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.88%) Back Office
9 6 (1.13%) Legal
10 4 (0.75%) Automotive
11 3 (0.56%) Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (16.17%) Analyst
2 79 (14.85%) Developer
3 47 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.45%) Consultant
6 27 (5.08%) Architect
7 23 (4.32%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.95%) Service Analyst
9 20 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (3.38%) Desktop Support
10 18 (3.38%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.01%) Data Analyst
11 16 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.82%) Server Engineer
13 13 (2.44%) .NET Developer
13 13 (2.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.84%) .NET
2 60 (11.28%) Web Services
3 24 (4.51%) Node.js
3 24 (4.51%) Qt
4 20 (3.76%) ActiveX
4 20 (3.76%) DirectX
4 20 (3.76%) HTML
4 20 (3.76%) MFC
4 20 (3.76%) OpenGL
5 18 (3.38%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.82%) jQuery
7 13 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (2.07%) CSS
9 9 (1.69%) WCF
10 8 (1.50%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.32%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.32%) React
11 7 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.57%) NHS
4 18 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.20%) User Experience
6 12 (2.26%) Clustering
7 11 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.88%) BYOD
9 7 (1.32%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.13%) PKI
10 6 (1.13%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.94%) CMDB
11 5 (0.94%) iPhone
11 5 (0.94%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.75%) Wiki
13 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 218 (40.98%) Windows
2 85 (15.98%) Windows 10
3 56 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 54 (10.15%) Windows Server
5 48 (9.02%) Linux
6 40 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.07%) Android
9 11 (2.07%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.07%) Unix
10 10 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.50%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.50%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.32%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.13%) CentOS
13 6 (1.13%) Solaris
14 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (11.28%) ITIL
3 58 (10.90%) Migration
4 53 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (8.27%) Project Management
8 34 (6.39%) Scrum
9 32 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 31 (5.83%) Change Management
11 30 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 29 (5.45%) Asset Management
12 29 (5.45%) Mathematics
13 26 (4.89%) CRM
13 26 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (4.70%) Service Management
15 24 (4.51%) PRINCE2
16 22 (4.14%) DevOps
17 21 (3.95%) Time Management
18 20 (3.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 87 (16.35%) SQL
2 54 (10.15%) C#
3 44 (8.27%) JavaScript
4 36 (6.77%) PowerShell
5 30 (5.64%) Java
6 24 (4.51%) C++
7 20 (3.76%) GLSL
7 20 (3.76%) HLSL
8 16 (3.01%) Python
9 15 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.88%) C
11 9 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.94%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.75%) Perl
13 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.56%) VBScript
15 2 (0.38%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (11.09%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.71%) Degree
3 49 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.38%) MCSE
6 11 (2.07%) MCP
7 10 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.32%) MCSA
9 5 (0.94%) CCNA
9 5 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.75%) ACCA
10 4 (0.75%) CIMA
10 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.56%) CISSP
11 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.95%) SLA
2 14 (2.63%) QA
3 12 (2.26%) PMO
4 5 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.56%) COBIT
5 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.56%) NIST
5 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 149 (28.01%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.01%) vSphere
5 14 (2.63%) Firmware
6 11 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.32%) XenApp
9 6 (1.13%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.75%) Docker
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.19%) vCloud
13 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (13.53%) SCCM
2 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.07%) vCenter Server
4 9 (1.69%) SCOM
5 8 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.13%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.94%) Puppet
9 4 (0.75%) Nessus
9 4 (0.75%) Terraform
10 3 (0.56%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.56%) WSUS
11 2 (0.38%) Ansible
11 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 73 (13.72%) VMware
2 38 (7.14%) Citrix
3 33 (6.20%) Cisco
4 26 (4.89%) SAP
5 17 (3.20%) Oracle
6 16 (3.01%) NetApp
7 12 (2.26%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.07%) Lotus
9 10 (1.88%) Apple
9 10 (1.88%) HP
9 10 (1.88%) IBM
9 10 (1.88%) ShoreTel
9 10 (1.88%) Veritas
10 9 (1.69%) Tableau
11 8 (1.50%) Polycom
11 8 (1.50%) Remedy
12 7 (1.32%) McAfee
12 7 (1.32%) Symantec
13 6 (1.13%) Ariba
13 6 (1.13%) Juniper