The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
Rank 12 25 5
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 10.91% 5.37% 13.90%
As % of the Vendors category 25.90% 13.10% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 31
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £520 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.30 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.60% +6.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Nottinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 166 229 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 42.13% 40.97% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 90 82
Median daily rate £350 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 11
Median hourly rate £19.88 £12.30 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.58% -7.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Nottinghamshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +10 36 £350 -6.66% 17
Worksop - 1 £413 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
2 25 (30.49%) SQL
3 24 (29.27%) Windows
4 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
5 21 (25.61%) .NET
6 19 (23.17%) C#
6 19 (23.17%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (19.51%) MS Office
8 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
9 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
9 12 (14.63%) ITIL
10 10 (12.20%) ETL
10 10 (12.20%) VMware
10 10 (12.20%) SCCM
10 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (10.98%) WCF
11 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
11 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET
12 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
12 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (9.76%) Advertising
12 8 (9.76%) Migration
12 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
12 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (8.54%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) CMS
6 1 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Office
2 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.54%) MS Project
4 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) Skype
2 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.44%) LAN
3 2 (2.44%) PBX
3 2 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) ADSL
4 1 (1.22%) Broadband
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) VLAN
4 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (2.44%) MS Access
9 2 (2.44%) Power BI
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.22%) Informix
10 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.32%) MSTest
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (9.76%) Advertising
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Developer
2 8 (9.76%) Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) .NET Developer
3 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
3 7 (8.54%) SSIS Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) SQL BI Developer
5 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) ETL Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.66%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (3.66%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) .NET
2 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET
2 9 (10.98%) WCF
3 7 (8.54%) Web Services
4 6 (7.32%) Entity Framework
5 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.66%) CSS
6 3 (3.66%) jQuery
7 2 (2.44%) OOCSS
7 2 (2.44%) Velocity
7 2 (2.44%) WPF
7 2 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.22%) CSS3
8 1 (1.22%) HTML5
8 1 (1.22%) JSON
8 1 (1.22%) JSTL
8 1 (1.22%) MDX
8 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) PMI
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.10%) Android
5 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.66%) Unix
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.44%) Linux
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.22%) AIX
8 1 (1.22%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.22%) HPUX
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (14.63%) ITIL
3 10 (12.20%) ETL
4 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
5 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.76%) Migration
5 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.10%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.10%) System Testing
8 4 (4.88%) CRM
8 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.66%) Analytics
9 3 (3.66%) DevOps
9 3 (3.66%) ERP
9 3 (3.66%) Single Customer View
10 2 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) SQL
2 19 (23.17%) C#
3 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.10%) Java
5 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) VB
7 2 (2.44%) VBA
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.22%) Korn
8 1 (1.22%) VB6
8 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) HNC
2 5 (6.10%) HND
2 5 (6.10%) MCP
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.66%) ISEB
5 2 (2.44%) MCSA
5 2 (2.44%) MCSE
5 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) MCITP
6 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) VMware
2 6 (7.32%) NetApp
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco
3 2 (2.44%) EMC
3 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.22%) Citrix
4 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.22%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.22%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) IBM
4 1 (1.22%) Informatica
4 1 (1.22%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.22%) QNX
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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