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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 26 7
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 25 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 9.63% 5.09% 13.58%
As % of the Vendors category 22.97% 11.74% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 25
Median daily rate £350 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £246 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £543 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.15 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.52% +5.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 148 213 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 41.93% 43.38% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 82 75
Median daily rate £350 £373 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
Median hourly rate £11.49 £12.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% -5.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £8.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £40.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (41.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 19 (28.36%) SQL
4 18 (26.87%) .NET
5 16 (23.88%) C#
5 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
6 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
7 13 (19.40%) MS Office
7 13 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
9 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (13.43%) SCCM
10 9 (13.43%) WCF
10 9 (13.43%) ITIL
11 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
11 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.94%) VMware
12 7 (10.45%) Advertising
12 7 (10.45%) Web Services
12 7 (10.45%) MS Project
12 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
13 6 (8.96%) MSTest
13 6 (8.96%) Entity Framework
13 6 (8.96%) Office 365
13 6 (8.96%) Degree

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 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.40%) MS Office
3 7 (10.45%) MS Project
4 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Skype
1 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.99%) LAN
2 2 (2.99%) PBX
2 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) ADSL
3 1 (1.49%) Broadband
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.99%) MS Access
6 2 (2.99%) Power BI
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.49%) Informix
7 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.96%) MSTest
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.49%) Subversion
5 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (10.45%) Advertising
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Analyst
3 5 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (4.48%) IT Support
5 3 (4.48%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (4.48%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) WCF
3 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.45%) Web Services
5 6 (8.96%) Entity Framework
6 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.48%) jQuery
8 2 (2.99%) CSS
8 2 (2.99%) OOCSS
8 2 (2.99%) Velocity
8 2 (2.99%) XML
9 1 (1.49%) Ajax
9 1 (1.49%) JSON
9 1 (1.49%) JSTL
9 1 (1.49%) MDX
9 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.49%) RESTful
9 1 (1.49%) SOAP
9 1 (1.49%) WinForms
9 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) PMI
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.46%) Android
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.48%) Unix
7 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.99%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
8 1 (1.49%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.49%) HPUX
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
5 6 (8.96%) ETL
5 6 (8.96%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) Scrum
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.97%) CRM
8 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps
9 2 (2.99%) Coaching
9 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (2.99%) Presales
9 2 (2.99%) SDLC
9 2 (2.99%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) C#
3 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) Java
5 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.99%) VBA
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) Korn
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) HNC
2 5 (7.46%) HND
3 3 (4.48%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) MCP
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) VMware
2 6 (8.96%) NetApp
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco
3 2 (2.99%) Citrix
3 2 (2.99%) IBM
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.49%) CommVault
4 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.49%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Informatica
4 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.49%) QNX
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
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