Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 663 695 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.85% 14.26% 14.24%
As % of the Vendors category 28.83% 28.95% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 394 489
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £125 £175 £140
90th Percentile £550 £508 £550
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% +1.20% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 73 124
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -0.96%
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.57 £38.75 £40.15
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +3.33%

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 2300 2401 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 44.57% 49.27% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1238 1334 1483
East of England median daily rate £408 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £191 £207 £200
90th Percentile £575 £532 £575
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 185 282
East of England median hourly rate £16.47 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% -19.51% -1.20%
10th Percentile £10.47 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.65 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +2 218 £363 -6.45% 43
Cambridgeshire -2 148 £363 +3.57% 44
Bedfordshire -1 110 £300 -20.00% 6
Essex -22 92 £350 +7.69% 14
Suffolk +4 73 £385 -3.75% 7
Norfolk -10 33 £275 +46.67% 12
East Anglia - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 273 (41.18%) Windows
2 220 (33.18%) Active Directory
3 174 (26.24%) Microsoft Office
4 137 (20.66%) SQL Server
5 125 (18.85%) VMware
6 111 (16.74%) ITIL
7 109 (16.44%) SQL
8 105 (15.84%) Citrix
9 102 (15.38%) Office 365
10 92 (13.88%) Windows Server
11 88 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 83 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 81 (12.22%) Finance
14 80 (12.07%) Windows 7
14 80 (12.07%) SCCM
15 78 (11.76%) .NET
16 77 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (10.56%) SharePoint
18 67 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 66 (9.95%) MS Exchange
20 63 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
21 62 (9.35%) Migration
22 60 (9.05%) PowerShell
23 59 (8.90%) C#
24 58 (8.75%) Data Centre
25 56 (8.45%) DNS
25 56 (8.45%) Cisco
26 51 (7.69%) Project Management
27 50 (7.54%) DHCP
28 49 (7.39%) XenApp

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 70 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 66 (9.95%) MS Exchange
3 45 (6.79%) Skype for Business
4 22 (3.32%) IIS
5 14 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.66%) Confluence
6 11 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.21%) CMS
8 8 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.75%) Moodle
11 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 174 (26.24%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) InDesign
8 1 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.15%) Snagit
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (4.52%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.75%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.45%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.15%) iTrent
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 102 (15.38%) Office 365
2 67 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (3.32%) OneDrive
5 18 (2.71%) PaaS
6 14 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.81%) IaaS
7 12 (1.81%) SaaS
8 6 (0.90%) Yammer
9 5 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.75%) G Suite
10 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.45%) DNS
2 50 (7.54%) DHCP
3 45 (6.79%) Firewall
4 42 (6.33%) Skype
5 37 (5.58%) SAN
6 30 (4.52%) LAN
7 20 (3.02%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.87%) VPN
8 19 (2.87%) WAN
9 17 (2.56%) NAS
9 17 (2.56%) VoIP
10 16 (2.41%) WebEx
11 15 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (2.26%) Internet
12 12 (1.81%) iSCSI
12 12 (1.81%) SSL
13 11 (1.66%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.51%) SMTP
15 9 (1.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (3.17%) Power BI
6 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.51%) Big Data
8 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.21%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.75%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.75%) Impala
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (5.73%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.17%) JIRA
4 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.51%) MorphX
6 8 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.21%) Selenium
7 7 (1.06%) Subversion
8 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.75%) AutoIt
9 5 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.45%) FxCop
11 3 (0.45%) Moq
11 3 (0.45%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.45%) VectorCAST
General
1 81 (12.22%) Finance
2 16 (2.41%) Publishing
3 12 (1.81%) Retail
4 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.36%) Advertising
6 9 (1.36%) Law
7 8 (1.21%) Local Government
8 7 (1.06%) Legal
9 5 (0.75%) Back Office
9 5 (0.75%) Military
10 4 (0.60%) Banking
10 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.60%) Marketing
11 3 (0.45%) Billing
11 3 (0.45%) French Language
11 3 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 135 (20.36%) Analyst
2 98 (14.78%) Developer
3 60 (9.05%) Architect
4 59 (8.90%) Consultant
5 45 (6.79%) Support Engineer
6 39 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 37 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 36 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 33 (4.98%) Desktop Support
10 32 (4.83%) .NET Developer
11 31 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (4.37%) C# Developer
13 27 (4.07%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.77%) SQL Developer
15 22 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
16 21 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
17 19 (2.87%) SQL Server Developer
18 18 (2.71%) Windows Engineer
19 17 (2.56%) Administrator
19 17 (2.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.76%) .NET
2 33 (4.98%) WCF
3 28 (4.22%) HTML
3 28 (4.22%) Web Services
4 25 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.47%) CSS
7 21 (3.17%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (2.26%) jQuery
9 15 (2.26%) XML
10 13 (1.96%) HTML5
11 12 (1.81%) JSON
11 12 (1.81%) RESTful
12 10 (1.51%) Entity Framework
12 10 (1.51%) Middleware
12 10 (1.51%) NHibernate
13 9 (1.36%) SOAP
14 8 (1.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.92%) User Experience
5 17 (2.56%) Clustering
6 16 (2.41%) CESG
7 11 (1.66%) NHS
7 11 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.51%) iPhone
8 10 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.51%) PKI
8 10 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.51%) Replication
9 9 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.06%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 273 (41.18%) Windows
2 92 (13.88%) Windows Server
3 80 (12.07%) Windows 7
4 46 (6.94%) Windows 10
5 30 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (4.37%) Linux
7 19 (2.87%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.66%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.51%) Android
9 10 (1.51%) Unix
10 9 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.60%) Solaris
16 3 (0.45%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (16.74%) ITIL
2 77 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (9.35%) Migration
4 51 (7.69%) Project Management
5 40 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (5.88%) Information Security
6 39 (5.88%) MVC
7 37 (5.58%) Service Management
8 33 (4.98%) Change Management
9 32 (4.83%) SDLC
10 28 (4.22%) TDD
11 27 (4.07%) Analytics
11 27 (4.07%) CRM
11 27 (4.07%) PRINCE2
12 25 (3.77%) Customer Requirements
12 25 (3.77%) ITSM
13 24 (3.62%) Workflow
14 22 (3.32%) Enterprise Architecture
15 21 (3.17%) Data Modelling
15 21 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (16.44%) SQL
2 60 (9.05%) PowerShell
3 59 (8.90%) C#
4 43 (6.49%) VBScript
5 35 (5.28%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.56%) Python
6 17 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.41%) X++
8 15 (2.26%) C
9 13 (1.96%) Java
10 9 (1.36%) VB
11 7 (1.06%) C++
12 6 (0.90%) PHP
12 6 (0.90%) R
13 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.75%) VBA
14 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 3 (0.45%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.79%) MCSE
3 42 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.73%) Degree
5 29 (4.37%) SC Cleared
6 28 (4.22%) MCSA
7 23 (3.47%) MCP
8 22 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.96%) CCNA
12 12 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.66%) CCA
14 9 (1.36%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.21%) CISSP
15 8 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.90%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.90%) CCNP
17 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.37%) SLA
2 20 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.26%) QA
4 13 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.90%) PMO
7 5 (0.75%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.30%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.30%) ECSS
10 2 (0.30%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.30%) GDPR
11 1 (0.15%) GLP
11 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (33.18%) Active Directory
2 88 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (7.39%) XenApp
4 30 (4.52%) vSphere
5 27 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 24 (3.62%) BitLocker
8 22 (3.32%) Terminal Services
9 20 (3.02%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.75%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.75%) NFS
14 3 (0.45%) Firmware
14 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.45%) XenServer
15 2 (0.30%) Cygwin
15 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 80 (12.07%) SCCM
2 22 (3.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (2.11%) DameWare
6 9 (1.36%) SCOM
6 9 (1.36%) WSUS
7 8 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.21%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.90%) PowerCLI
9 5 (0.75%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.75%) Oozie
9 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.45%) Puppet
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 125 (18.85%) VMware
2 105 (15.84%) Citrix
3 56 (8.45%) Cisco
4 43 (6.49%) HP
5 26 (3.92%) NetApp
5 26 (3.92%) Symantec
6 25 (3.77%) Oracle
7 24 (3.62%) McAfee
8 23 (3.47%) Dell
9 19 (2.87%) Google
9 19 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.71%) SAP
11 17 (2.56%) Apple
11 17 (2.56%) AppSense
12 16 (2.41%) IBM
13 15 (2.26%) CommVault
14 13 (1.96%) Altiris
14 13 (1.96%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.96%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.51%) Sitecore