Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 498 555 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.31% 12.60% 14.03%
As % of the Vendors category 25.94% 27.63% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 339 366
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £140 £130 £148
90th Percentile £521 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 62
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.23 £9.97
90th Percentile £30.50 £41.25 £44.43
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +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 1,920 2,009 1,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 47.47% 45.61% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,076 1,150 1,150
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £588 £574
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 165 122
East of England median hourly rate £17.09 £15.86 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.76% -11.32% +8.39%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.15 £44.43
England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.78%

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 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Hertfordshire +3 179 £400 +23.08% 70
Cambridgeshire -3 138 £400 -11.11% 50
Essex -15 78 £350 -22.22% 29
Norfolk 0 39 £219 -27.08% 13
Bedfordshire -4 36 £425 +41.67% 22
Suffolk +8 26 £325 -29.73% 14
East Anglia +7 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 184 (36.95%) Windows
2 116 (23.29%) Active Directory
3 115 (23.09%) Microsoft Office
4 100 (20.08%) Office 365
5 97 (19.48%) SQL
6 96 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 77 (15.46%) Windows 10
8 69 (13.86%) Security Cleared
9 64 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (12.65%) SCCM
11 61 (12.25%) SQL Server
12 59 (11.85%) .NET
13 58 (11.65%) SC Cleared
14 56 (11.24%) C#
15 55 (11.04%) Degree
16 53 (10.64%) Linux
16 53 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
17 52 (10.44%) SharePoint
17 52 (10.44%) VMware
18 51 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
19 48 (9.64%) Windows Server
19 48 (9.64%) Windows 7
20 47 (9.44%) Finance
20 47 (9.44%) Migration
21 43 (8.63%) JavaScript
21 43 (8.63%) Web Services
22 39 (7.83%) TCP/IP
23 38 (7.63%) Oracle
23 38 (7.63%) CRM

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 52 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 22 (4.42%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.41%) IIS
5 13 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.61%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.00%) Confluence
7 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 115 (23.09%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) Blender
8 1 (0.20%) Maya
8 1 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.20%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 23 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.60%) Maximo
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 100 (20.08%) Office 365
2 96 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (6.22%) Power Platform
4 21 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.20%) IaaS
8 6 (1.20%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.00%) G Suite
9 5 (1.00%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.80%) iTunes
10 4 (0.80%) PaaS
10 4 (0.80%) Yammer
11 3 (0.60%) SaaS
12 2 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.40%) Boomi
12 2 (0.40%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.22%) Skype
3 30 (6.02%) DNS
4 26 (5.22%) DHCP
5 24 (4.82%) Ethernet
6 20 (4.02%) Firewall
6 20 (4.02%) Internet
7 19 (3.82%) VPN
8 18 (3.61%) Wireless
9 13 (2.61%) Unified Communications
10 11 (2.21%) WAN
11 10 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.81%) LAN
12 9 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.81%) SAN
13 7 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.41%) PBX
14 6 (1.20%) HTTP
15 5 (1.00%) FTP
15 5 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.82%) Power BI
2 29 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.01%) MySQL
7 13 (2.61%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.41%) DB2
12 6 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
13 5 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 29 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.82%) Eclipse
3 24 (4.82%) NetBeans
4 10 (2.01%) JIRA
5 8 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.00%) Hudson
8 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.80%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.80%) Subversion
10 3 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.20%) MSTest
11 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.20%) WatiN
General
1 47 (9.44%) Finance
2 27 (5.42%) Aerospace
3 24 (4.82%) Military
4 16 (3.21%) Law
5 9 (1.81%) Legal
5 9 (1.81%) Retail
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.41%) Marketing
7 6 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.80%) Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 87 (17.47%) Analyst
2 71 (14.26%) Developer
3 37 (7.43%) Consultant
4 35 (7.03%) Support Engineer
5 34 (6.83%) Architect
6 28 (5.62%) Service Analyst
7 27 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 21 (4.22%) DBA
8 21 (4.22%) Support Analyst
9 19 (3.82%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 17 (3.41%) SQL DBA
12 16 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.21%) Administrator
12 16 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.01%) IT Support
14 14 (2.81%) SQL Developer
15 13 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.85%) .NET
2 43 (8.63%) Web Services
3 26 (5.22%) HTML
4 24 (4.82%) Node.js
4 24 (4.82%) Qt
5 22 (4.42%) ActiveX
5 22 (4.42%) DirectX
5 22 (4.42%) MFC
5 22 (4.42%) OpenGL
6 17 (3.41%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.21%) jQuery
8 15 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 15 (3.01%) CSS
9 11 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (1.81%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.41%) Middleware
14 5 (1.00%) XML
15 4 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.41%) User Experience
6 10 (2.01%) NHS
7 9 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.41%) Wiki
9 6 (1.20%) BYOD
9 6 (1.20%) e-Health
9 6 (1.20%) LIMS
9 6 (1.20%) PACS
9 6 (1.20%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.00%) Clustering
10 5 (1.00%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.00%) iPhone
11 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 184 (36.95%) Windows
2 77 (15.46%) Windows 10
3 53 (10.64%) Linux
4 48 (9.64%) Windows 7
4 48 (9.64%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.02%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.21%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.41%) Android
8 12 (2.41%) Unix
9 11 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.81%) Solaris
11 6 (1.20%) AIX
12 5 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.80%) zOS
14 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
2 51 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (9.44%) Migration
4 38 (7.63%) CRM
5 32 (6.43%) Mathematics
6 30 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 29 (5.82%) ITIL
7 29 (5.82%) Scrum
8 27 (5.42%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (4.82%) Project Management
11 23 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (3.82%) Analytics
12 19 (3.82%) Change Management
13 18 (3.61%) PRINCE2
13 18 (3.61%) Time Management
14 17 (3.41%) DevOps
15 16 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
16 14 (2.81%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.48%) SQL
2 56 (11.24%) C#
3 43 (8.63%) JavaScript
4 34 (6.83%) Java
4 34 (6.83%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.82%) C++
6 22 (4.42%) GLSL
6 22 (4.42%) HLSL
7 17 (3.41%) Python
8 14 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.41%) Perl
10 6 (1.20%) C
11 5 (1.00%) VBScript
12 4 (0.80%) Assembly Language
12 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.80%) COBOL
12 4 (0.80%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.04%) Degree
4 21 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.21%) CCNA
7 8 (1.61%) CCNP
7 8 (1.61%) MCP
8 7 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 7 (1.41%) MCSA
9 6 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.20%) MCSE
10 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.60%) ISEB
12 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.61%) SLA
2 7 (1.41%) PMO
3 6 (1.20%) HL7
3 6 (1.20%) QA
4 5 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.80%) GDPR
5 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.80%) WCAG
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) GxP
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.61%) Firmware
4 12 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.80%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.80%) vSphere
7 3 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.60%) XenApp
8 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.40%) NFS
8 2 (0.40%) Squid
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (12.65%) SCCM
2 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.41%) SCOM
4 8 (1.61%) Terraform
5 6 (1.20%) WSUS
6 4 (0.80%) Puppet
7 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.40%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.40%) QRadar
8 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.20%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 52 (10.44%) VMware
2 38 (7.63%) Oracle
3 31 (6.22%) Cisco
4 20 (4.02%) IBM
5 18 (3.61%) Citrix
6 13 (2.61%) Apple
7 12 (2.41%) SAP
8 11 (2.21%) HP
9 10 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.61%) ShoreTel
11 7 (1.41%) Clearswift
11 7 (1.41%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.41%) Proofpoint
11 7 (1.41%) Remedy
12 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.20%) Tableau
13 5 (1.00%) Sophos
14 4 (0.80%) BMC
14 4 (0.80%) NetApp
14 4 (0.80%) Symantec