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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 12.53% 6.47% 7.31%
As % of the Vendors category 27.95% 18.59% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 22
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £146 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Median hourly rate £12.26 £12.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 161 156 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 44.85% 34.82% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 84 90
Median daily rate £400 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Median hourly rate £11.45 £14.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 27 (33.33%) .NET
2 27 (33.33%) Windows
3 23 (28.40%) C#
4 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
4 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.28%) SQL
6 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
6 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
6 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (13.58%) Finance
8 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (12.35%) Scrum
10 9 (11.11%) CMS
10 9 (11.11%) ETL
10 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (11.11%) DevOps
10 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
11 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (9.88%) CSS
11 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (9.88%) MVC
12 7 (8.64%) Project Management
12 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2

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 9 (11.11%) CMS
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.17%) Drupal
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.17%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.94%) Sitefinity
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.47%) nginx
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Office 365
3 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Skype
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) PBX
3 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) NAS
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.47%) MS Access
9 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.23%) Big Data
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.23%) Power BI
10 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.47%) JIRA
5 2 (2.47%) MSTest
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.23%) YouTrack
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Marketing
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Developer
2 8 (9.88%) .NET Developer
3 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.41%) SQL BI Developer
4 6 (7.41%) SSIS Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) CMS Developer
6 4 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.88%) CSS
4 6 (7.41%) HTML
4 6 (7.41%) WCF
5 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.70%) jQuery
6 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.47%) OOCSS
7 2 (2.47%) Velocity
7 2 (2.47%) WinForms
7 2 (2.47%) XML
8 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.47%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.47%) PMI
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.17%) Android
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.70%) VMS
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.23%) Linux
10 1 (1.23%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (12.35%) Scrum
4 9 (11.11%) DevOps
4 9 (11.11%) ETL
5 8 (9.88%) MVC
6 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.64%) Project Management
7 6 (7.41%) Analytics
7 6 (7.41%) ITIL
7 6 (7.41%) Microservices
7 6 (7.41%) Migration
7 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.41%) Single Customer View
7 6 (7.41%) System Testing
7 6 (7.41%) Web Development
8 5 (6.17%) Content Management
9 4 (4.94%) Change Management
9 4 (4.94%) OO
10 3 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) C#
2 14 (17.28%) SQL
3 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (1.23%) F#
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.47%) HNC
2 2 (2.47%) HND
2 2 (2.47%) ISEB
2 2 (2.47%) MCP
2 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.23%) MCITP
3 1 (1.23%) MCSE
3 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) Docker
2 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.17%) Terraform
3 3 (3.70%) Consul
4 2 (2.47%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.23%) Ansible
5 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) VMware
3 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 2 (2.47%) Polycom
4 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) CommVault
5 1 (1.23%) Dell
5 1 (1.23%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.23%) Informatica
5 1 (1.23%) NetApp
5 1 (1.23%) Remedy
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) StorageTek
5 1 (1.23%) Sun