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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 425 244 327
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 16.83% 13.71% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 39.46% 31.08% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 129 182
10th Percentile £156 £120 £135
25th Percentile £213 £131 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £275 £394
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% -30.16% +3.62%
75th Percentile £488 £438 £488
90th Percentile £613 £529 £568
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 48 39
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £11.67
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.94 £13.20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.60 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year -14.77% +2.92% +15.93%
75th Percentile £19.75 £21.71 £20.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £24.00 £23.15
England median hourly rate £17.56 £17.60 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.23% +2.92% +10.82%

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 1,077 785 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 42.64% 44.10% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 435 561
10th Percentile £185 £140 £175
25th Percentile £313 £228 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -11.11%
75th Percentile £550 £519 £500
90th Percentile £663 £600 £600
England median daily rate £525 £484 £460
% change year-on-year +8.47% +5.27% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 102 91
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.89 £11.89
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.70 £14.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year - -13.51% +8.82%
75th Percentile £25.63 £23.03 £30.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £40.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.37 £20.00 £18.60
% change year-on-year +6.85% +7.53% +1.92%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +8 134 £325 - 68
Hertfordshire +1 104 £390 +8.33% 85
Essex 0 88 £404 +178.28% 50
Bedfordshire -4 47 £375 -7.69% 31
Suffolk +6 32 £492 +45.78% 21
Norfolk +7 18 £190 +10.14% 13
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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.

1 207 (48.71%) Windows
2 166 (39.06%) Social Skills
3 151 (35.53%) Active Directory
4 128 (30.12%) Azure
5 127 (29.88%) Microsoft 365
6 93 (21.88%) SQL
7 90 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
8 82 (19.29%) Agile
9 81 (19.06%) Incident Management
10 78 (18.35%) SLA
11 77 (18.12%) VMware
12 72 (16.94%) SCCM
12 72 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 71 (16.71%) Security Cleared
14 70 (16.47%) AWS
14 70 (16.47%) Windows Server
15 67 (15.76%) SC Cleared
15 67 (15.76%) ITIL
16 62 (14.59%) Change Management
17 60 (14.12%) DNS
18 58 (13.65%) SQL Server
19 56 (13.18%) Windows 10
20 51 (12.00%) Software Engineering
21 49 (11.53%) DHCP
22 48 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
23 47 (11.06%) C#
24 45 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
25 43 (10.12%) Linux
25 43 (10.12%) Service Delivery
26 42 (9.88%) Mathematics

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 42 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 35 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (7.06%) Skype for Business
4 27 (6.35%) MS Exchange
5 15 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.18%) IIS
9 4 (0.94%) Confluence
10 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.47%) SAS
12 1 (0.24%) Apache
12 1 (0.24%) CMS
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.24%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 128 (30.12%) Azure
2 127 (29.88%) Microsoft 365
3 70 (16.47%) AWS
4 48 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (8.47%) Power Platform
6 34 (8.00%) IaaS
7 30 (7.06%) PaaS
8 10 (2.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.12%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.88%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (1.41%) GCP
12 6 (1.41%) Route 53
13 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 60 (14.12%) DNS
2 49 (11.53%) DHCP
3 39 (9.18%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
5 30 (7.06%) Skype
6 29 (6.82%) Ethernet
7 27 (6.35%) Firewall
8 18 (4.24%) LAN
9 13 (3.06%) VPN
10 12 (2.82%) IPv4
10 12 (2.82%) Network Security
10 12 (2.82%) WAN
11 9 (2.12%) Wireless
12 5 (1.18%) SAN
12 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.94%) Internet
13 4 (0.94%) VoIP
13 4 (0.94%) WebEx
14 3 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.53%) Power BI
3 12 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.65%) MySQL
6 6 (1.41%) Big Data
6 6 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.71%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.71%) Parquet
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.47%) DTS
10 2 (0.47%) Metadata
10 2 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (7.76%) Visual Studio
2 30 (7.06%) Eclipse
3 21 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.24%) JIRA
5 10 (2.35%) NetBeans
6 5 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.18%) Postman
7 4 (0.94%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.94%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.71%) GitLab
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.47%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.47%) Hudson
9 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.24%) Gradle
10 1 (0.24%) Moq
10 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.24%) Yeoman
General
1 166 (39.06%) Social Skills
2 35 (8.24%) Finance
3 31 (7.29%) Presentation Skills
4 28 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.65%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.82%) Military
7 11 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.35%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.65%) Retail
10 6 (1.41%) Automotive
10 6 (1.41%) Banking
10 6 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.18%) Marketing
12 4 (0.94%) Advertising
12 4 (0.94%) Legal
12 4 (0.94%) Local Government
12 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (18.82%) Analyst
2 51 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 43 (10.12%) Applications Engineer
4 35 (8.24%) Service Analyst
4 35 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 34 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 31 (7.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (6.82%) Software Engineer
9 28 (6.59%) Developer
10 24 (5.65%) Project Manager
11 20 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (4.24%) C# Software Engineer
12 18 (4.24%) C++ Software Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (3.53%) Architect
15 14 (3.29%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (3.29%) Technical Services Analyst
16 13 (3.06%) Desktop Support
16 13 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.76%) .NET
2 19 (4.47%) Web Services
3 16 (3.76%) ASP.NET
4 15 (3.53%) Node.js
5 14 (3.29%) ASP.NET Core
6 10 (2.35%) ActiveX
6 10 (2.35%) DirectX
6 10 (2.35%) MFC
6 10 (2.35%) OpenGL
6 10 (2.35%) Qt
6 10 (2.35%) React
7 9 (2.12%) .NET Core
7 9 (2.12%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.88%) RESTful
9 7 (1.65%) JSON
10 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.41%) CSS
10 6 (1.41%) HTML
10 6 (1.41%) WPF
11 5 (1.18%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.29%) Replication
2 29 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.94%) PKI
4 18 (4.24%) iPhone
5 16 (3.76%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.53%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.53%) NHS
7 10 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.35%) User Experience
8 8 (1.88%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.41%) CMDB
10 5 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.94%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.94%) EPoS
11 4 (0.94%) PDA
11 4 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 207 (48.71%) Windows
2 70 (16.47%) Windows Server
3 56 (13.18%) Windows 10
4 43 (10.12%) Linux
5 40 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (7.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.00%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.65%) Android
10 7 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.47%) CentOS
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.47%) Unix
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (19.29%) Agile
2 81 (19.06%) Incident Management
3 67 (15.76%) ITIL
4 62 (14.59%) Change Management
5 51 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 45 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (10.12%) Service Delivery
8 42 (9.88%) Mathematics
9 38 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (7.76%) Migration
11 32 (7.53%) Project Management
12 31 (7.29%) Scrum
12 31 (7.29%) Synthetic Environment
13 30 (7.06%) DevOps
13 30 (7.06%) Problem Management
14 27 (6.35%) Identity Management
15 25 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
15 25 (5.88%) Mentoring
16 23 (5.41%) CI/CD
17 22 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (21.88%) SQL
2 47 (11.06%) C#
3 41 (9.65%) PowerShell
4 37 (8.71%) Java
5 33 (7.76%) C++
6 20 (4.71%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.71%) Python
7 14 (3.29%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.35%) GLSL
8 10 (2.35%) HLSL
9 9 (2.12%) C
10 6 (1.41%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.18%) Bash
12 4 (0.94%) Perl
12 4 (0.94%) VBScript
13 3 (0.71%) Bicep
13 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.71%) VBA
13 3 (0.71%) XAML
14 2 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.76%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.76%) Degree
4 32 (7.53%) MCP
5 21 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.82%) PMP
8 11 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.59%) PMI Certification
8 11 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (2.35%) MCSE
10 9 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.88%) MCTS
12 7 (1.65%) CCA
12 7 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.65%) MCITP
13 6 (1.41%) MCSA
13 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (18.35%) SLA
2 12 (2.82%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.94%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.47%) GPG13
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) NCSC
4 2 (0.47%) NIST
4 2 (0.47%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 72 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.94%) vSphere
5 14 (3.29%) XenApp
6 13 (3.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 13 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.94%) Docker
11 3 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.24%) NFS
12 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 72 (16.94%) SCCM
2 38 (8.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.94%) SCVMM
4 15 (3.53%) AirWatch
5 14 (3.29%) Terraform
6 12 (2.82%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.18%) Ansible
9 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.71%) QRadar
11 2 (0.47%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.47%) WSUS
12 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 77 (18.12%) VMware
2 40 (9.41%) Citrix
3 34 (8.00%) Cisco
4 22 (5.18%) HP
5 20 (4.71%) Oracle
6 15 (3.53%) NetApp
7 14 (3.29%) Apple
7 14 (3.29%) Ivanti
8 12 (2.82%) Shavlik
9 11 (2.59%) Dell
10 7 (1.65%) SAP
11 6 (1.41%) CloudEndure
11 6 (1.41%) Juniper
12 5 (1.18%) Databricks
13 4 (0.94%) Google
13 4 (0.94%) IBM
14 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.71%) Sun
15 2 (0.47%) Coveo
15 2 (0.47%) Splunk