The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 238 222 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.51% 13.45% 13.72%
As % of the Vendors category 32.65% 30.75% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 88 86
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £136 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 42
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £15.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.89 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.38 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
Microsoft
England

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

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
729 722 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 47.52% 43.76% 47.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 352 301
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 50 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leicestershire +12 65 £316 +14.72% 24
Derbyshire +9 60 £375 +36.36% 24
Nottinghamshire +2 52 £350 +16.66% 33
Northamptonshire +14 29 £400 +60.00% 30
Lincolnshire +4 18 £313 +46.19% 11
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 175 (43.00%) Windows
2 153 (37.59%) MS Excel
3 119 (29.24%) MS Office
4 106 (26.04%) Active Directory
5 86 (21.13%) Windows 7
6 67 (16.46%) SQL
7 62 (15.23%) Migration
8 54 (13.27%) .NET
9 52 (12.78%) SharePoint
10 51 (12.53%) SQL Server
11 49 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (11.79%) Windows XP
12 48 (11.79%) Finance
13 45 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (11.06%) ITIL
13 45 (11.06%) C#
14 41 (10.07%) VMware
15 38 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (8.85%) Oracle
17 33 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (7.62%) Cisco
19 30 (7.37%) ASP.NET
20 28 (6.88%) MS Exchange
20 28 (6.88%) Citrix
20 28 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
20 28 (6.88%) Security Cleared
20 28 (6.88%) Degree
21 27 (6.63%) SC Cleared
21 27 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
22 26 (6.39%) UNIX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 52 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.69%) Lync
4 14 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.70%) IIS
6 9 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.98%) SAS
9 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.49%) MindAlign
10 2 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.49%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Site Server
11 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 153 (37.59%) MS Excel
2 119 (29.24%) MS Office
3 28 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (5.65%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.44%) MS Project
6 7 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.74%) CA Clarity
6 3 (0.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.69%) Office 365
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.14%) WAN
2 24 (5.90%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.41%) LAN
4 15 (3.69%) Internet
5 14 (3.44%) DNS
6 11 (2.70%) LDAP
7 10 (2.46%) Kerberos
8 9 (2.21%) Wireless
9 8 (1.97%) Firewall
10 7 (1.72%) DHCP
10 7 (1.72%) VLAN
11 6 (1.47%) IPsec
11 6 (1.47%) SAN
12 5 (1.23%) VoIP
13 4 (0.98%) Intranet
13 4 (0.98%) VPN
14 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.49%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.49%) Modbus
15 2 (0.49%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.21%) MS Access
5 9 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.23%) OLAP
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.74%) MySQL
10 3 (0.74%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.49%) QlikView
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (3.93%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.98%) Moq
3 4 (0.98%) NUnit
3 4 (0.98%) MSI
4 3 (0.74%) Toad
4 3 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.49%) JUnit
5 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.25%) Introscope
6 1 (0.25%) JMeter
6 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.25%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 48 (11.79%) Finance
2 16 (3.93%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.19%) Advertising
4 8 (1.97%) Banking
5 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Legal
7 3 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (27.03%) Analyst
2 56 (13.76%) Developer
3 29 (7.13%) Support Engineer
4 27 (6.63%) Support Analyst
4 27 (6.63%) Service Analyst
5 23 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (4.91%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.42%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.42%) Administrator
9 17 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.18%) Consultant
10 15 (3.69%) IT Support
11 13 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.19%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.70%) Support Technician
13 10 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.46%) Architect
14 9 (2.21%) DBA
14 9 (2.21%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.27%) .NET
2 30 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 19 (4.67%) HTML
4 15 (3.69%) CSS
5 14 (3.44%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.95%) jQuery
7 9 (2.21%) Ajax
7 9 (2.21%) HTML5
7 9 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (1.97%) WCF
8 8 (1.97%) Web Services
8 8 (1.97%) XML
9 6 (1.47%) Silverlight
10 5 (1.23%) WPF
11 4 (0.98%) StructureMap
11 4 (0.98%) CSS3
11 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.98%) NHibernate
11 4 (0.98%) SOAP
11 4 (0.98%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.69%) Blackberry
2 15 (3.69%) NHS
3 12 (2.95%) PKI
4 11 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.70%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.23%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.98%) User Experience
8 4 (0.98%) Clustering
8 4 (0.98%) AS400
8 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.49%) Economics
10 2 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 175 (43.00%) Windows
2 86 (21.13%) Windows 7
3 49 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (11.79%) Windows XP
5 45 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.39%) UNIX
8 16 (3.93%) Linux
9 8 (1.97%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) HPUX
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.23%) Migration
2 45 (11.06%) ITIL
3 24 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (5.65%) Project Management
5 21 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (4.67%) Data Migration
7 17 (4.18%) MVC
7 17 (4.18%) Project Planning
8 15 (3.69%) Workflow
8 15 (3.69%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.19%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.19%) CRM
9 13 (3.19%) ERP
9 13 (3.19%) Service Management
9 13 (3.19%) Change Management
10 12 (2.95%) Test Scripting
11 11 (2.70%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.21%) Scrum
12 9 (2.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (16.46%) SQL
2 45 (11.06%) C#
3 15 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.95%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.21%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.72%) VB
6 7 (1.72%) Java
7 4 (0.98%) XAML
7 4 (0.98%) C
7 4 (0.98%) VBScript
8 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.49%) X++
9 2 (0.49%) VBA
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) Pascal
10 1 (0.25%) PL/1
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.88%) Degree
3 27 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.95%) MCSE
5 8 (1.97%) ISEB
6 7 (1.72%) MCITP
7 6 (1.47%) MCP
8 5 (1.23%) CISSP
8 5 (1.23%) CISA
8 5 (1.23%) CISM
8 5 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.23%) CRISC
9 4 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.98%) MCDST
10 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.74%) MCSA
10 3 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.18%) SLA
2 12 (2.95%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.74%) TickIT
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) GCP
5 1 (0.25%) DO-160
System Software
1 106 (26.04%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.70%) XenApp
4 9 (2.21%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.97%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.98%) vSphere
7 3 (0.74%) RACF
7 3 (0.74%) XenServer
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (5.90%) SCCM
2 8 (1.97%) SCOM
3 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
7 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (10.07%) VMware
2 36 (8.85%) Oracle
3 31 (7.62%) Cisco
4 28 (6.88%) Citrix
5 24 (5.90%) HP
6 17 (4.18%) Remedy
7 13 (3.19%) SAP
8 7 (1.72%) NetApp
8 7 (1.72%) IBM
9 6 (1.47%) Serena
9 6 (1.47%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.98%) LANDesk
11 4 (0.98%) Dell
12 3 (0.74%) EMC
12 3 (0.74%) BMC
12 3 (0.74%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.74%) Lotus
12 3 (0.74%) Cognos
12 3 (0.74%) Symantec
Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Computer People
Rate: £90.00 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + pro-rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 5 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Grantham, Lincolnshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £8.50 - £9.70 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago