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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 91 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 19.46% 23.64% 20.50%
As % of the Vendors category 34.68% 36.69% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 63 15
Average daily rate
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£348 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+216.36% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £75 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £358 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
Average hourly rate £14.88 £13.11 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.77 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £37.50 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
124 248 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 56.11% 64.42% 62.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 162 44
Average daily rate £375 £110 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -65.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £68 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.54 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% -13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.30 £8.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £30.75 £24.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +6 28 £388 +19.23% 8
Chesterfield -5 7 £238 +75.92% 1
Belper - 2 - -
Ilkeston - - - -
Matlock - - - - 1
Swadlincote - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (49.04%) Windows
2 44 (42.31%) MS Office
3 36 (34.62%) MS Excel
4 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
6 29 (27.88%) SC Cleared
7 28 (26.92%) Finance
8 25 (24.04%) VMware
9 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (19.23%) Windows XP
11 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (16.35%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (15.38%) Migration
14 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
14 15 (14.42%) HP
14 15 (14.42%) Oracle
15 14 (13.46%) UNIX
16 13 (12.50%) SQL
16 13 (12.50%) SCCM
17 12 (11.54%) Project Planning
17 12 (11.54%) VMware ESX
17 12 (11.54%) Project Management
18 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
18 11 (10.58%) Service Management
18 11 (10.58%) Red Hat
18 11 (10.58%) Degree
18 11 (10.58%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (10.58%) Data Migration
19 10 (9.62%) Problem Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.77%) Lync
2 5 (4.81%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.85%) SAS
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (42.31%) MS Office
2 36 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 17 (16.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.88%) AutoCAD
5 3 (2.88%) MS Project
5 3 (2.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) DNS
2 5 (4.81%) DHCP
3 4 (3.85%) LDAP
4 3 (2.88%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.92%) LAN
5 2 (1.92%) VoIP
5 2 (1.92%) WAN
5 2 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.96%) Network Security
6 1 (0.96%) Internet
6 1 (0.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.73%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.85%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) Analyst
2 11 (10.58%) Technical Leader
3 10 (9.62%) Support Analyst
4 7 (6.73%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.73%) Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Consultant
5 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (5.77%) MI Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) IT Support
6 4 (3.85%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (3.85%) Data Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Test Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Graphic Designer
7 3 (2.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Designer
7 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) HTML
2 3 (2.88%) ADSI
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) Ajax
4 1 (0.96%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.96%) jQuery
4 1 (0.96%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.96%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 4 (3.85%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) EPoS
5 2 (1.92%) NHS
5 2 (1.92%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.92%) Economics
6 1 (0.96%) Statistics
6 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (49.04%) Windows
2 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (19.23%) Windows XP
4 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
6 14 (13.46%) UNIX
7 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.81%) Linux
9 5 (4.81%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.96%) Android
11 1 (0.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Migration
2 12 (11.54%) Project Management
2 12 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 11 (10.58%) Data Migration
3 11 (10.58%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (10.58%) Service Management
3 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.62%) Change Management
4 10 (9.62%) Validation
4 10 (9.62%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.73%) Workflow
6 7 (6.73%) OOP
6 7 (6.73%) OO
7 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.77%) Information Security
8 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.85%) Time Management
9 4 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (6.73%) VB
3 2 (1.92%) VBA
3 2 (1.92%) C
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (27.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.58%) Degree
4 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.85%) MCSE
6 2 (1.92%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.92%) MOS
6 2 (1.92%) MCDST
6 2 (1.92%) MCITP
6 2 (1.92%) MCP
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.96%) ISEB
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.54%) VMware ESX
3 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.81%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (4.81%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.85%) vSphere
6 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.96%) XenApp
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) SCOM
2 5 (4.81%) WSUS
3 4 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) VMware
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle
2 15 (14.42%) HP
3 11 (10.58%) Red Hat
4 10 (9.62%) Citrix
4 10 (9.62%) Remedy
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco
6 4 (3.85%) Cognos
7 3 (2.88%) HubSpot
7 3 (2.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.88%) Adobe
7 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 2 (1.92%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.96%) McAfee
9 1 (0.96%) Mercator