The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Derby region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 30.36% 11.56% 10.81%
As % of the Vendors category 43.97% 20.62% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £196
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.21 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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Derbyshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Derby region.

Vendors Category
Derby
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 97 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 69.05% 56.07% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 29
Average daily rate £400 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £70 £66
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 8
Average hourly rate £9.21 £30.00 £62.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.31% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £30.00 £43.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £68.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Derby region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Derby

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Derby region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Derby

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Derby

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Derby region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Derby

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Derby

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Derby

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Derby

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Derby region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Derby

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derby region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 37 (49.33%) MS Office
2 36 (48.00%) Windows
3 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
4 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
5 21 (28.00%) Finance
6 19 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
9 16 (21.33%) Windows XP
10 14 (18.67%) VMware
11 13 (17.33%) Migration
12 11 (14.67%) Validation
13 10 (13.33%) Project Planning
14 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
14 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (12.00%) Change Management
14 9 (12.00%) Oracle
14 9 (12.00%) Citrix
15 8 (10.67%) Project Management
15 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
15 8 (10.67%) OO
15 8 (10.67%) Oracle EBS
15 8 (10.67%) VMware ESX
15 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
16 7 (9.33%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (9.33%) Oracle EBS R12
16 7 (9.33%) Degree
16 7 (9.33%) Windows Vista
16 7 (9.33%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derby region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.33%) Lync
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (49.33%) MS Office
2 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (4.00%) MS Project
6 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) LDAP
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) DHCP
2 3 (4.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) Extranet
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) OLAP
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MSI
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Developer
3 8 (10.67%) Technical Leader
4 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Data Administrator
8 2 (2.67%) MI Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Build Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) HTML
1 3 (4.00%) CSS
1 3 (4.00%) ADSI
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.67%) HTML5
2 2 (2.67%) CSS3
3 1 (1.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.33%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) Ajax
3 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.00%) PKI
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Economics
4 2 (2.67%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (21.33%) Windows XP
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Vista
5 7 (9.33%) UNIX
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) Android
7 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.33%) zOS
7 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Migration
2 11 (14.67%) Validation
3 10 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 9 (12.00%) Change Management
5 8 (10.67%) OO
5 8 (10.67%) Project Management
5 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (9.33%) Service Management
6 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.00%) Workflow
7 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.00%) OOP
7 6 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.67%) Analytics
8 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.67%) Information Security
9 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
1 6 (8.00%) VB
2 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 3 (4.00%) MCP
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.00%) MCDST
5 1 (1.33%) MCTS
5 1 (1.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) MCSA
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.33%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) VMware
2 9 (12.00%) Citrix
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.00%) HP
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) Remedy
6 4 (5.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.33%) Mercator
7 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
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