Period
to 19 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Microsoft Licensing in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Licensing over the 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Microsoft Licensing
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 858 844
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Licensing 16 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.052% 0.024% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 12
England median daily rate £481 £250 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.50% -40.12% +0.60%
10th Percentile £268 £175 £356
90th Percentile £550 £430 £475
UK median daily rate £481 £250 £418
% change year-on-year +92.50% -40.12% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft Licensing is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30897 32910 34198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.81% 33.41% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20612 21712 22032
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1112 1330
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.54% +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%

Microsoft Licensing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Licensing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Licensing in England

Microsoft Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Licensing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Licensing in England

Microsoft Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Licensing in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Licensing in England

Microsoft Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Licensing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Licensing in England

Microsoft Licensing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Licensing within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
London +20 8 £475 - 1
South East - 5 £550 -
North of England +81 2 £250 -
North West +32 2 £250 -39.39%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Microsoft Licensing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Licensing 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Licensing.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Software Licensing
2 14 (87.50%) Office 365
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
7 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
7 7 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (43.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
8 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 5 (31.25%) Firewall
9 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
9 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
9 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (25.00%) SaaS
10 4 (25.00%) Line Management
10 4 (25.00%) Coaching
10 4 (25.00%) Service Design
10 4 (25.00%) Public Cloud
10 4 (25.00%) Degree
10 4 (25.00%) DNS
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco

Microsoft Licensing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (25.00%) SaaS
4 3 (18.75%) Mimecast
5 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DSL
3 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (12.50%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) VRRP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Licensing
2 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
3 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Line Management
5 4 (25.00%) Service Design
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) People Management
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Budget Control
7 2 (12.50%) Change Control
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (6.25%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
1 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 2 (12.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Sophos
4 3 (18.75%) Veeam
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) NETGEAR
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Northgate
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec