Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 701 650 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.03% 13.86% 14.75%
As % of the Vendors category 30.29% 31.15% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 377 426
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £130 £138 £158
90th Percentile £500 £540 £550
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 79 82
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.19% -10.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £22.00 £36.99
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.46%

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 2,314 2,087 2,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.32% 44.51% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,320 1,193 1,337
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 128 195
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.35% -4.55% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.23 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +1 227 £300 -17.24% 96
Cambridgeshire 0 179 £400 +14.29% 74
Essex +9 134 £400 -11.11% 37
Bedfordshire -1 75 £360 -10.00% 23
Suffolk -9 46 £394 +12.50% 30
Norfolk +15 39 £275 -9.27% 27
East Anglia -9 1 - - 16
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 281 (40.09%) Windows
2 194 (27.67%) Active Directory
3 184 (26.25%) Microsoft Office
4 122 (17.40%) SQL
5 117 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (16.26%) SQL Server
7 113 (16.12%) Microsoft Excel
8 109 (15.55%) VMware
9 105 (14.98%) ITIL
10 100 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 97 (13.84%) .NET
12 93 (13.27%) Office 365
13 89 (12.70%) Windows Server
14 86 (12.27%) C#
15 73 (10.41%) Migration
16 71 (10.13%) Linux
17 67 (9.56%) JavaScript
17 67 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 66 (9.42%) Cisco
19 65 (9.27%) Project Management
19 65 (9.27%) Windows 7
19 65 (9.27%) Security Cleared
19 65 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (8.99%) Degree
21 62 (8.84%) Finance
22 61 (8.70%) Citrix
23 60 (8.56%) DNS
23 60 (8.56%) Java
24 58 (8.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 57 (8.13%) 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 55 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.28%) IIS
4 27 (3.85%) Apache
5 22 (3.14%) Tomcat
6 21 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.00%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.71%) Jetty
10 12 (1.71%) Mongrel
10 12 (1.71%) nginx
11 9 (1.28%) CMS
11 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.00%) Confluence
14 6 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.57%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 184 (26.25%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (16.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (8.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (4.56%) MS Visio
5 20 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.71%) Windchill
8 4 (0.57%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.71%) Magento
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.43%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.29%) BPCS
5 2 (0.29%) Movex
5 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.14%) Primavera
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.14%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 100 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (13.27%) Office 365
3 49 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (2.71%) SaaS
7 14 (2.00%) IaaS
8 13 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.71%) Google App Engine
9 12 (1.71%) OneDrive
10 11 (1.57%) PaaS
11 7 (1.00%) iTunes
12 4 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.57%) Akamai
13 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.43%) GitHub
14 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.29%) npm
14 2 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.56%) DNS
2 51 (7.28%) DHCP
3 45 (6.42%) Firewall
3 45 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.14%) HTTP
4 29 (4.14%) WAN
5 28 (3.99%) LAN
6 24 (3.42%) VPN
7 23 (3.28%) SAN
8 20 (2.85%) Ethernet
9 18 (2.57%) Skype
10 17 (2.43%) VoIP
11 14 (2.00%) Internet
11 14 (2.00%) IPsec
11 14 (2.00%) SSL
12 13 (1.85%) FTP
13 11 (1.57%) NAS
13 11 (1.57%) VLAN
14 10 (1.43%) Network Security
15 9 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.14%) Power BI
9 11 (1.57%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.86%) Big Data
10 6 (0.86%) Endeca
10 6 (0.86%) MySQL
10 6 (0.86%) OLAP
11 5 (0.71%) MS Access
12 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.57%) SSDT
13 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 26 (3.71%) Eclipse
3 23 (3.28%) JIRA
4 19 (2.71%) NetBeans
5 15 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.43%) Travis CI
8 8 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.00%) Subversion
10 6 (0.86%) Maven
11 4 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.57%) Selenium
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.43%) gulp
12 3 (0.43%) Toad
13 2 (0.29%) AdminStudio
13 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.29%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.29%) MSTest
General
1 62 (8.84%) Finance
2 34 (4.85%) Retail
3 27 (3.85%) Military
4 16 (2.28%) Legal
5 15 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.85%) Advertising
6 13 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.85%) Marketing
6 13 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.57%) Games
8 4 (0.57%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Back Office
9 3 (0.43%) Banking
9 3 (0.43%) Electronics
9 3 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
10 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 152 (21.68%) Analyst
2 101 (14.41%) Developer
3 52 (7.42%) Service Analyst
4 51 (7.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 50 (7.13%) Desktop Support
5 50 (7.13%) Support Engineer
6 41 (5.85%) Project Manager
7 39 (5.56%) Consultant
8 38 (5.42%) Support Analyst
9 35 (4.99%) Desktop Engineer
10 32 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.28%) .NET Developer
12 24 (3.42%) Administrator
13 23 (3.28%) Architect
14 20 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Developer
16 18 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
16 18 (2.57%) Business Analyst
17 17 (2.43%) 1st Line Support
17 17 (2.43%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.84%) .NET
2 52 (7.42%) Web Services
3 40 (5.71%) HTML
4 36 (5.14%) CSS
5 33 (4.71%) ASP.NET
6 22 (3.14%) Node.js
7 21 (3.00%) jQuery
7 21 (3.00%) Middleware
8 20 (2.85%) HTML5
9 19 (2.71%) Qt
9 19 (2.71%) XML
10 18 (2.57%) AngularJS
10 18 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (2.43%) CSS3
12 13 (1.85%) ActiveX
12 13 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (1.85%) DirectX
12 13 (1.85%) MFC
12 13 (1.85%) OpenGL
13 12 (1.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.28%) Clustering
5 22 (3.14%) NHS
6 21 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.00%) CMDB
9 11 (1.57%) PKI
10 10 (1.43%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.14%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.71%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 281 (40.09%) Windows
2 89 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 71 (10.13%) Linux
4 65 (9.27%) Windows 7
5 54 (7.70%) Windows 10
6 44 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 20 (2.85%) Unix
10 18 (2.57%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.43%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.00%) Mac OS
13 12 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.28%) Android
15 9 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.29%) Solaris
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (14.98%) ITIL
3 73 (10.41%) Migration
4 65 (9.27%) Project Management
5 57 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (7.70%) CRM
7 52 (7.42%) Service Delivery
8 46 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (6.13%) Mathematics
10 40 (5.71%) Configuration Management
10 40 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 39 (5.56%) Scrum
12 36 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 33 (4.71%) PRINCE2
13 33 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (4.56%) ETL
15 30 (4.28%) MVC
16 27 (3.85%) Problem Management
17 24 (3.42%) DevOps
18 23 (3.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 122 (17.40%) SQL
2 86 (12.27%) C#
3 67 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 60 (8.56%) Java
5 48 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.99%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.85%) C++
8 17 (2.43%) C
9 13 (1.85%) GLSL
9 13 (1.85%) HLSL
10 10 (1.43%) Python
10 10 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.43%) VBA
11 8 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.00%) PHP
13 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.71%) VB
14 5 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.99%) Degree
4 49 (6.99%) SC Cleared
5 32 (4.56%) MCP
6 28 (3.99%) MCSE
7 26 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (3.00%) MCSA
9 10 (1.43%) CCNA
10 9 (1.28%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.28%) ISEB
11 8 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.14%) PMP
12 7 (1.00%) CCNP
12 7 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.86%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.56%) QA
2 31 (4.42%) SLA
3 20 (2.85%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.71%) PMO
5 10 (1.43%) Def Stans
5 10 (1.43%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.86%) GDPR
7 5 (0.71%) HL7
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.29%) WCAG
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.14%) ECSS
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 194 (27.67%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.85%) XenApp
5 12 (1.71%) Xen
6 9 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.28%) vSphere
7 7 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.43%) Docker
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (6.99%) SCCM
2 16 (2.28%) Puppet
3 14 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (1.57%) WSUS
6 10 (1.43%) SCOM
7 9 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.14%) Ansible
8 8 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.00%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.00%) Terraform
10 5 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 109 (15.55%) VMware
2 66 (9.42%) Cisco
3 61 (8.70%) Citrix
4 37 (5.28%) Apple
4 37 (5.28%) HP
5 34 (4.85%) NetApp
6 31 (4.42%) Dell
7 24 (3.42%) Oracle
8 19 (2.71%) Google
9 16 (2.28%) SAP
10 14 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.71%) IBM
12 9 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.14%) Veeam
14 7 (1.00%) Altiris
14 7 (1.00%) Clearswift
14 7 (1.00%) Remedy
14 7 (1.00%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.00%) Sophos
14 7 (1.00%) Symantec