The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 60 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 19.31% 19.54% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 38.24% 33.90% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £110 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -64.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £68 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £336 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £9.94 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.14% -31.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
102 177 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 50.50% 57.65% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 126 34
Average daily rate £350 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £68 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £9.94 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.14% -34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £8.63 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £72.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +4 23 £350 +4.47% 11
Chesterfield -3 10 £265 +89.28% 5
Matlock - 1 - - 1
Swadlincote - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Active Directory
3 34 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 33 (32.35%) VMware
5 30 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 29 (28.43%) SC Cleared
6 29 (28.43%) MS Office
7 25 (24.51%) Windows XP
8 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (20.59%) Manufacturing
10 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 18 (17.65%) SQL
11 17 (16.67%) Finance
11 17 (16.67%) Configuration Management
12 16 (15.69%) VMware ESX
12 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (14.71%) UNIX
13 15 (14.71%) Red Hat
14 14 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
14 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
14 14 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (11.76%) Degree
15 12 (11.76%) SCCM
15 12 (11.76%) HP
15 12 (11.76%) Project Management
16 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (9.80%) Problem Management
17 10 (9.80%) Validation

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.88%) IIS
3 5 (4.90%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (4.90%) Lync
4 4 (3.92%) SAS
5 3 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 29 (28.43%) MS Office
3 14 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.90%) MS Project
5 3 (2.94%) AutoCAD
5 3 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) DNS
2 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) VoIP
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
3 2 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) VLAN
4 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.92%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MSI
2 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.98%) Selenium
5 1 (0.98%) MSTest
General
1 21 (20.59%) Manufacturing
2 17 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.92%) Automotive
3 4 (3.92%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Analyst
2 13 (12.75%) Technical Leader
3 10 (9.80%) Developer
4 8 (7.84%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.88%) Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) MI Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) IT Support
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Designer
9 3 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Information Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Citrix Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Graphic Designer
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) HTML
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) Web Services
2 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (0.98%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.98%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.98%) WCF
3 1 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.92%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.96%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.96%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) Clustering
4 2 (1.96%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.96%) Economics
4 2 (1.96%) Open Source
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Statistics
5 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 30 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (24.51%) Windows XP
4 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.71%) UNIX
6 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.86%) Windows Vista
8 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.90%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.92%) Linux
11 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.98%) Android
13 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 15 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 14 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (11.76%) Project Management
5 10 (9.80%) Problem Management
5 10 (9.80%) Validation
6 9 (8.82%) OOP
6 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.86%) OO
7 7 (6.86%) Service Management
7 7 (6.86%) Information Security
8 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.92%) Workflow
9 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.92%) Analytics
9 4 (3.92%) Line Management
10 3 (2.94%) Resource Management
10 3 (2.94%) Time Management
10 3 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) SQL
2 9 (8.82%) VB
3 4 (3.92%) VBA
3 4 (3.92%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) Java
4 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.98%) C
5 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 29 (28.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.76%) Degree
4 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.88%) VCP4
6 4 (3.92%) ISEB
7 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.94%) MCSE
8 2 (1.96%) MOS
8 2 (1.96%) MCITP
8 2 (1.96%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.98%) PMP
9 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.98%) MCP
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
System Software
1 37 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.69%) VMware ESX
3 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.90%) ISA Server
4 5 (4.90%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.92%) vSphere
6 3 (2.94%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) SCOM
2 5 (4.90%) WSUS
3 4 (3.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 33 (32.35%) VMware
2 15 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 12 (11.76%) HP
4 9 (8.82%) Citrix
5 8 (7.84%) Remedy
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle
7 4 (3.92%) Cognos
8 3 (2.94%) Adobe
8 3 (2.94%) HubSpot
9 2 (1.96%) Siemens
10 1 (0.98%) LANDesk
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Derby
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Derbyshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
QA Limited
Rate: £225.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago