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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 16.44% 12.61% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 33.80% 32.56% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £194 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.87% -39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £295 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.71 £9.94 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
71 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 48.63% 38.74% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 16
Average daily rate £350 £105 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £70 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £560 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £72.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (36.96%) MS Excel
5 14 (30.43%) MS Office
5 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
7 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 12 (26.09%) Manufacturing
7 12 (26.09%) VMware
7 12 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
9 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
10 8 (17.39%) UNIX
10 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
10 8 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (13.04%) Degree
11 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (13.04%) IIS
11 6 (13.04%) SQL
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management
11 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
12 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
12 5 (10.87%) Siemens
12 5 (10.87%) Oracle
12 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
12 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 14 (30.43%) MS Office
3 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
1 1 (2.17%) DHCP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) MSI
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) MSTest
General
1 12 (26.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) Architect
2 5 (10.87%) Service Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) Project Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Developer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Support
5 2 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) DBA
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Economics
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.39%) UNIX
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
2 12 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.52%) Validation
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) MVC
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.35%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.35%) ETL
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.35%) Benchmarking
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) ISEB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PMP
6 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) VMware
2 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.87%) Siemens
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Cognos
6 2 (4.35%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco