Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 23 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
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 22 11
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 71 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 10.11% 8.03% 10.21%
As % of the Vendors category 27.24% 19.19% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 68
Nottingham median daily rate £340 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -22.58%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £106
90th Percentile £520 £450 £500
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £350 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Nottingham median hourly rate £10.68 £11.73 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% -1.26% -8.65%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.85
90th Percentile £13.60 £15.20 £13.59
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £10.68 £11.30 £12.75
% change year-on-year -5.53% -11.37% -1.92%

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 Nottingham.

All Vendors
Nottingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 323 370 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 37.13% 41.86% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 179 197
Nottingham median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £213
90th Percentile £533 £581 £500
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 19
Nottingham median hourly rate £12.23 £12.28 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.41% -1.80% -5.66%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.70
90th Percentile £20.32 £18.97 £19.50
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.23 £12.28 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% -12.32% +5.66%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Nottingham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Nottingham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Nottingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Nottingham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Nottingham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Nottingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (23.86%) .NET
4 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
4 21 (23.86%) Finance
5 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (19.32%) C#
6 17 (19.32%) SQL
7 15 (17.05%) VMware
8 13 (14.77%) Migration
9 12 (13.64%) Office 365
9 12 (13.64%) Windows Server
10 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (12.50%) MVC
10 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
11 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
11 10 (11.36%) Citrix
11 10 (11.36%) Windows 7
12 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
12 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.23%) SAN
12 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.23%) DevOps
13 8 (9.09%) Web Services
13 8 (9.09%) Linux
13 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) JBoss
3 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.14%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.64%) Office 365
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.95%) IaaS
5 6 (6.82%) PaaS
5 6 (6.82%) SaaS
6 3 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.27%) GitHub
7 2 (2.27%) iPaaS
7 2 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) SAN
2 5 (5.68%) WAN
3 4 (4.55%) NAS
3 4 (4.55%) VLAN
4 3 (3.41%) DNS
4 3 (3.41%) Firewall
4 3 (3.41%) LAN
4 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) VoIP
5 2 (2.27%) Converged Networks
5 2 (2.27%) DHCP
5 2 (2.27%) Network Security
5 2 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) ADSL
6 1 (1.14%) ATM
6 1 (1.14%) Broadband
6 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.14%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 2 (2.27%) DB2
4 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.27%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) Power BI
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) MS Access
5 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.14%) Redis
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.27%) NuGet
4 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.27%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.27%) Subversion
4 2 (2.27%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.14%) Moq
5 1 (1.14%) NUnit
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (23.86%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
3 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Developer
2 12 (13.64%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Architect
3 11 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.95%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Azure Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) IT Support
7 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) CRM Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Server Specialist
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) .NET
2 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (9.09%) Web Services
5 7 (7.95%) RESTful
6 4 (4.55%) HTML
6 4 (4.55%) WCF
7 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.41%) CSS
7 3 (3.41%) Middleware
8 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (2.27%) Node.js
8 2 (2.27%) WinForms
8 2 (2.27%) XML
9 1 (1.14%) jQuery
9 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.14%) SOAP
9 1 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.27%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.14%) Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.09%) Linux
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.68%) Unix
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.27%) AIX
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.77%) Migration
3 11 (12.50%) MVC
4 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.23%) DevOps
6 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.95%) Information Security
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
6 7 (7.95%) Project Management
6 7 (7.95%) Scrum
7 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.82%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.82%) TDD
7 6 (6.82%) Time Management
8 5 (5.68%) CRM
8 5 (5.68%) ERP
8 5 (5.68%) Microservices
8 5 (5.68%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) C#
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.27%) VBA
6 1 (1.14%) Java
6 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) MCITP
6 3 (3.41%) MCSA
6 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.27%) CCNA
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) HIPAA
1 4 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Docker
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) Firmware
6 2 (2.27%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) AirWatch
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.14%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) VMware
2 10 (11.36%) Citrix
3 7 (7.95%) SAP
4 6 (6.82%) Cisco
4 6 (6.82%) HP
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle
6 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.27%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.27%) Splunk
7 2 (2.27%) Workday
8 1 (1.14%) Brocade
8 1 (1.14%) Casewise
8 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.14%) StorageTek
8 1 (1.14%) Sun
8 1 (1.14%) Symantec