Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 695 620 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.15% 12.31% 13.55%
As % of the Vendors category 29.46% 28.05% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 365 367
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £125 £130 £164
90th Percentile £538 £556 £503
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 71 72
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.25 £10.32
90th Percentile £30.00 £25.00 £43.26
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +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 2,359 2,210 2,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 48.04% 43.88% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 1,233 1,276
East of England median daily rate £430 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +11.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £206
90th Percentile £581 £588 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 133 179
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.78% +0.79% -21.31%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.42 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.05 £47.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +3 228 £350 -3.45% 137
Cambridgeshire +7 161 £425 +17.24% 93
Essex +11 143 £375 +3.81% 53
Bedfordshire -4 59 £365 +43.84% 43
Norfolk +16 56 £270 -1.82% 19
Suffolk -4 49 £375 -14.29% 19
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 294 (42.30%) Windows
2 192 (27.63%) Active Directory
3 169 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
4 119 (17.12%) Office 365
5 118 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (15.83%) SQL Server
7 106 (15.25%) VMware
8 101 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 100 (14.39%) SQL
10 96 (13.81%) .NET
11 87 (12.52%) C#
12 85 (12.23%) Migration
13 83 (11.94%) Linux
13 83 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
14 82 (11.80%) Windows Server
15 81 (11.65%) Windows 10
16 73 (10.50%) Windows 7
17 72 (10.36%) DNS
18 70 (10.07%) Java
18 70 (10.07%) SCCM
19 67 (9.64%) PowerShell
19 67 (9.64%) JavaScript
20 66 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
20 66 (9.50%) Project Management
21 64 (9.21%) Web Services
22 61 (8.78%) Security Cleared
22 61 (8.78%) Degree
23 60 (8.63%) Finance
24 59 (8.49%) TCP/IP
25 57 (8.20%) Citrix

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 (7.48%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.03%) IIS
4 19 (2.73%) Apache
4 19 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.58%) Jetty
6 11 (1.58%) Mongrel
6 11 (1.58%) nginx
7 9 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.29%) Confluence
8 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.72%) CMS
10 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.43%) IBM Connections
11 3 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 169 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (4.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (3.45%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) CATIA
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 39 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.01%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Magento
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Primavera
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 119 (17.12%) Office 365
2 101 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (4.89%) SaaS
5 31 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (3.02%) OneDrive
7 19 (2.73%) IaaS
8 16 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.30%) PaaS
9 13 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.58%) Google App Engine
11 10 (1.44%) G Suite
12 9 (1.29%) iTunes
13 8 (1.15%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.72%) npm
15 4 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.43%) GitHub
17 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.36%) DNS
2 59 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 46 (6.62%) DHCP
4 39 (5.61%) Firewall
5 32 (4.60%) WAN
6 29 (4.17%) HTTP
6 29 (4.17%) LAN
7 28 (4.03%) VPN
8 23 (3.31%) Ethernet
9 19 (2.73%) Skype
9 19 (2.73%) SSL
10 18 (2.59%) FTP
11 17 (2.45%) SAN
12 15 (2.16%) Wireless
13 14 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (1.58%) IPsec
15 10 (1.44%) VoIP
16 9 (1.29%) Internet
17 8 (1.15%) Network Security
18 6 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.44%) Power BI
9 9 (1.29%) OLAP
9 9 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (1.01%) MySQL
12 6 (0.86%) Endeca
12 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.72%) Big Data
13 5 (0.72%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle OWB
14 4 (0.58%) DTS
14 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.74%) Eclipse
4 20 (2.88%) NetBeans
5 19 (2.73%) JIRA
6 18 (2.59%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.29%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.01%) GitLab
9 7 (1.01%) Maven
9 7 (1.01%) Subversion
9 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.72%) Bower
10 5 (0.72%) gulp
10 5 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.72%) PhantomJS
10 5 (0.72%) Robot Framework
10 5 (0.72%) Selenium
11 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.58%) Jasmine
General
1 60 (8.63%) Finance
2 27 (3.88%) Marketing
3 22 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.02%) Military
5 19 (2.73%) Aerospace
6 15 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.58%) Electronics
7 11 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.58%) Retail
8 8 (1.15%) Legal
9 6 (0.86%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
11 3 (0.43%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) Law
11 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 3 (0.43%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (19.42%) Analyst
2 95 (13.67%) Developer
3 57 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 47 (6.76%) Support Analyst
5 40 (5.76%) Consultant
6 36 (5.18%) Project Manager
7 32 (4.60%) .NET Developer
8 29 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
10 27 (3.88%) Architect
11 26 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (3.74%) Service Analyst
12 25 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (3.45%) Desktop Support
14 22 (3.17%) IT Support
15 21 (3.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.02%) Administrator
15 21 (3.02%) Technical Support
16 20 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (13.81%) .NET
2 64 (9.21%) Web Services
3 39 (5.61%) HTML
4 35 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 32 (4.60%) CSS
6 26 (3.74%) Node.js
7 24 (3.45%) jQuery
8 21 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (3.02%) Qt
8 21 (3.02%) REST
8 21 (3.02%) XML
9 20 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (2.45%) ActiveX
10 17 (2.45%) DirectX
10 17 (2.45%) MFC
10 17 (2.45%) OpenGL
11 15 (2.16%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.16%) HTML5
11 15 (2.16%) LDAP
12 13 (1.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.60%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.45%) NHS
4 13 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.58%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.29%) LIMS
6 9 (1.29%) PKI
7 8 (1.15%) Clustering
7 8 (1.15%) e-Health
7 8 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.15%) PACS
8 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 294 (42.30%) Windows
2 83 (11.94%) Linux
3 82 (11.80%) Windows Server
4 81 (11.65%) Windows 10
5 73 (10.50%) Windows 7
6 34 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (4.03%) Unix
8 27 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.45%) Mac OS
11 17 (2.45%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
13 8 (1.15%) Android
14 6 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (12.23%) Migration
3 66 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
3 66 (9.50%) Project Management
4 56 (8.06%) ITIL
5 49 (7.05%) DevOps
6 48 (6.91%) CRM
7 42 (6.04%) Scrum
8 37 (5.32%) Configuration Management
9 34 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 34 (4.89%) MVC
10 32 (4.60%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (4.32%) Service Delivery
12 29 (4.17%) Service Management
12 29 (4.17%) Software Engineering
13 28 (4.03%) PRINCE2
13 28 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (3.88%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.88%) Time Management
15 26 (3.74%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 100 (14.39%) SQL
2 87 (12.52%) C#
3 70 (10.07%) Java
4 67 (9.64%) JavaScript
4 67 (9.64%) PowerShell
5 32 (4.60%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.45%) C++
7 18 (2.59%) Python
8 17 (2.45%) GLSL
8 17 (2.45%) HLSL
9 13 (1.87%) C
10 11 (1.58%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.29%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.15%) VBScript
13 7 (1.01%) Perl
14 6 (0.86%) PHP
14 6 (0.86%) VB
14 6 (0.86%) VBA
15 5 (0.72%) ES6
15 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (8.78%) Degree
1 61 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.16%) MCSE
5 14 (2.01%) MCSA
6 11 (1.58%) A+ Certification
7 10 (1.44%) ISEB
8 9 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.15%) MCP
10 7 (1.01%) CCNA
10 7 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.86%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.86%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.72%) CISSP
12 5 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.60%) QA
2 22 (3.17%) SLA
3 12 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.44%) PMO
5 9 (1.29%) HL7
6 7 (1.01%) GDPR
7 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.58%) WCAG
10 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.14%) IFRS
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (27.63%) Active Directory
2 52 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.45%) XenApp
5 16 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.87%) vSphere
7 12 (1.73%) Docker
7 12 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (1.58%) Xen
9 9 (1.29%) DFS Replication
9 9 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 2 (0.29%) Squid
13 2 (0.29%) vCloud
13 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (10.07%) SCCM
2 18 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (2.16%) Puppet
5 12 (1.73%) SCOM
6 11 (1.58%) Terraform
7 10 (1.44%) Ansible
8 6 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.86%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.72%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.58%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.43%) Kibana
11 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 106 (15.25%) VMware
2 57 (8.20%) Citrix
3 41 (5.90%) Apple
4 32 (4.60%) Cisco
5 23 (3.31%) Google
6 22 (3.17%) Oracle
7 20 (2.88%) Dell
8 19 (2.73%) NetApp
9 18 (2.59%) SAP
9 18 (2.59%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.30%) IBM
11 15 (2.16%) HP
12 9 (1.29%) Clearswift
12 9 (1.29%) Proofpoint
13 8 (1.15%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.01%) F5
14 7 (1.01%) Juniper
14 7 (1.01%) McAfee
14 7 (1.01%) webMethods
15 6 (0.86%) Infor