Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 578 580 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.50% 13.12% 14.19%
As % of the Vendors category 26.90% 28.32% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 317 403
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £130 £158 £157
90th Percentile £550 £525 £606
England median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 64 118
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +1.15% +8.75%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £43.73 £46.58
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year - -2.77% +2.85%

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 2,149 2,048 2,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.47% 46.31% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 1,158 1,294
East of England median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 162 237
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.65 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +1 203 £363 - 113
Cambridgeshire -4 128 £388 +24.00% 106
Bedfordshire +1 98 £150 -61.29% 50
Essex -12 80 £369 +13.46% 50
Suffolk -1 42 £475 +18.75% 37
Norfolk -8 32 £300 +6.19% 29
East Anglia 0 1 £400 +125.35% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 259 (44.81%) Windows
2 183 (31.66%) Active Directory
3 178 (30.80%) Microsoft Office
4 115 (19.90%) SQL Server
4 115 (19.90%) ITIL
5 101 (17.47%) VMware
6 97 (16.78%) Office 365
7 95 (16.44%) SQL
8 85 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
9 83 (14.36%) Citrix
9 83 (14.36%) SCCM
10 79 (13.67%) Windows Server
11 74 (12.80%) Windows 7
12 73 (12.63%) Finance
12 73 (12.63%) PowerShell
13 72 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
15 66 (11.42%) SharePoint
16 63 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 59 (10.21%) DNS
18 58 (10.03%) MS Exchange
18 58 (10.03%) Project Management
18 58 (10.03%) Security Cleared
19 55 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 53 (9.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 52 (9.00%) DHCP
22 51 (8.82%) Cisco
23 50 (8.65%) SC Cleared
23 50 (8.65%) Data Centre
24 49 (8.48%) Migration

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 66 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 58 (10.03%) MS Exchange
3 43 (7.44%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.42%) IIS
5 12 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.73%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.38%) CMS
8 6 (1.04%) Confluence
8 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.87%) Moodle
10 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 178 (30.80%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (9.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (4.33%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) InDesign
8 1 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.17%) Snagit
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (2.77%) Dynamics AX
1 16 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.87%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 97 (16.78%) Office 365
2 63 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.60%) PaaS
5 12 (2.08%) OneDrive
6 11 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.90%) IaaS
7 6 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.04%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (1.04%) SaaS
8 5 (0.87%) G Suite
9 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Yammer
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.21%) DNS
2 52 (9.00%) DHCP
3 39 (6.75%) SAN
4 35 (6.06%) Skype
5 28 (4.84%) Internet
6 27 (4.67%) Firewall
7 26 (4.50%) TCP/IP
8 24 (4.15%) Fibre Channel
9 23 (3.98%) LAN
9 23 (3.98%) NAS
10 20 (3.46%) iSCSI
10 20 (3.46%) VPN
10 20 (3.46%) WAN
11 14 (2.42%) VoIP
12 12 (2.08%) SSL
13 10 (1.73%) IPsec
13 10 (1.73%) SNMP
13 10 (1.73%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.38%) BGP
14 8 (1.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.33%) Power BI
5 24 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.08%) Big Data
10 10 (1.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.21%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.04%) HDInsight
14 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.56%) JIRA
4 8 (1.38%) Subversion
5 7 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.87%) MSI
6 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.52%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.35%) Selenium
8 2 (0.35%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.17%) FxCop
9 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.17%) MSTest
9 1 (0.17%) StyleCop
General
1 73 (12.63%) Finance
2 23 (3.98%) Retail
3 12 (2.08%) Publishing
4 11 (1.90%) Military
5 9 (1.56%) Law
5 9 (1.56%) Legal
5 9 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.21%) Billing
8 6 (1.04%) Advertising
8 6 (1.04%) Banking
8 6 (1.04%) French Language
9 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 172 (29.76%) Analyst
2 74 (12.80%) Developer
3 63 (10.90%) Service Analyst
4 61 (10.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 52 (9.00%) Consultant
6 38 (6.57%) Project Manager
7 36 (6.23%) Support Engineer
8 33 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 30 (5.19%) Architect
10 26 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.98%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.98%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 21 (3.63%) Administrator
12 21 (3.63%) Business Analyst
13 20 (3.46%) Desktop Support
14 19 (3.29%) C# Developer
14 19 (3.29%) Coordinator
15 18 (3.11%) Technical Analyst
16 16 (2.77%) Project Coordinator
17 15 (2.60%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.30%) .NET
2 27 (4.67%) Web Services
3 26 (4.50%) HTML
4 24 (4.15%) ASP.NET
4 24 (4.15%) CSS
5 21 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (2.94%) jQuery
7 15 (2.60%) WCF
8 13 (2.25%) HTML5
8 13 (2.25%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (2.25%) XML
9 12 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 12 (2.08%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.73%) JSON
11 9 (1.56%) Ajax
11 9 (1.56%) RequireJS
12 8 (1.38%) CSS3
12 8 (1.38%) Entity Framework
13 7 (1.21%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.15%) Clustering
5 17 (2.94%) Replication
6 15 (2.60%) CMDB
6 15 (2.60%) User Experience
7 14 (2.42%) CESG
8 13 (2.25%) NHS
9 10 (1.73%) PKI
10 8 (1.38%) iPhone
10 8 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.21%) W3C
12 6 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.87%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.87%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 259 (44.81%) Windows
2 79 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 74 (12.80%) Windows 7
4 44 (7.61%) Windows 10
5 37 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 17 (2.94%) Linux
9 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.56%) Android
12 7 (1.21%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.52%) Unix
14 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.17%) AIX
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (19.90%) ITIL
2 69 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.03%) Project Management
4 49 (8.48%) Migration
5 39 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (6.23%) Change Management
6 36 (6.23%) Customer Requirements
7 32 (5.54%) MVC
8 30 (5.19%) CRM
8 30 (5.19%) Problem Management
9 28 (4.84%) Analytics
10 27 (4.67%) Incident Management
10 27 (4.67%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.15%) Information Security
11 24 (4.15%) SDLC
11 24 (4.15%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.15%) Service Management
12 22 (3.81%) Data Management
12 22 (3.81%) Data Modelling
13 20 (3.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (16.44%) SQL
2 73 (12.63%) PowerShell
3 46 (7.96%) C#
4 45 (7.79%) VBScript
5 30 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.29%) C
6 19 (3.29%) Python
6 19 (3.29%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.73%) Java
8 8 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.21%) R
10 4 (0.69%) PHP
10 4 (0.69%) U-SQL
11 3 (0.52%) C++
11 3 (0.52%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.35%) Perl
12 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.35%) VBA
12 2 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 46 (7.96%) Degree
5 31 (5.36%) MCSE
6 30 (5.19%) MCP
7 18 (3.11%) MCSA
8 14 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.90%) CCNA
9 11 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (1.73%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.04%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.04%) CISSP
13 5 (0.87%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.87%) CCA
13 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.19%) SLA
2 12 (2.08%) Def Stans
2 12 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.90%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.04%) PMO
4 6 (1.04%) QA
5 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.35%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.35%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (31.66%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.19%) XenApp
4 28 (4.84%) vSphere
5 23 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (3.63%) BitLocker
8 15 (2.60%) Terminal Services
9 14 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.25%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.56%) DFS Replication
11 9 (1.56%) NFS
12 7 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.52%) Docker
15 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 83 (14.36%) SCCM
2 24 (4.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (3.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (2.08%) SCOM
7 11 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
7 11 (1.90%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.73%) WSUS
9 9 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.87%) Oozie
11 4 (0.69%) AppDNA
11 4 (0.69%) DameWare
12 3 (0.52%) PowerCLI
13 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.35%) vMotion
13 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 101 (17.47%) VMware
2 83 (14.36%) Citrix
3 51 (8.82%) Cisco
4 44 (7.61%) NetApp
5 39 (6.75%) HP
6 27 (4.67%) Symantec
7 23 (3.98%) McAfee
8 21 (3.63%) IBM
8 21 (3.63%) SAP
9 18 (3.11%) CommVault
10 17 (2.94%) Dell
11 16 (2.77%) Ivanti
11 16 (2.77%) Oracle
12 13 (2.25%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.08%) Altiris
13 12 (2.08%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.90%) EqualLogic
14 11 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.90%) Veritas
15 10 (1.73%) Huawei