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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 190 206 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.85% 14.22% 13.71%
As % of the Vendors category 30.11% 33.66% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 86 83
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £183 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.94 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.80 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
631 612 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.36% 42.24% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 292 323
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.13 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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
Nottinghamshire -5 53 £375 +25.00% 25
Derbyshire +1 49 £350 +7.69% 22
Leicestershire -1 42 £225 - 22
Northamptonshire -4 31 £276 -28.77% 13
Lincolnshire -6 4 £425 +54.54% 6
Rutland - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 166 (39.52%) Windows
1 166 (39.52%) MS Excel
2 123 (29.29%) MS Office
3 114 (27.14%) SQL Server
4 104 (24.76%) SQL
5 96 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 75 (17.86%) .NET
7 71 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
8 62 (14.76%) VMware
9 60 (14.29%) C#
10 59 (14.05%) Security Cleared
11 53 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (12.38%) Finance
13 48 (11.43%) ITIL
13 48 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 47 (11.19%) SC Cleared
15 43 (10.24%) Windows XP
16 41 (9.76%) Oracle
17 38 (9.05%) Project Management
18 36 (8.57%) Manufacturing
18 36 (8.57%) Windows 7
19 35 (8.33%) Migration
20 34 (8.10%) Citrix
21 33 (7.86%) UNIX
22 32 (7.62%) ASP.NET
22 32 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
22 32 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
23 31 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 31 (7.38%) HTML
23 31 (7.38%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 31 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 24 (5.71%) IIS
4 15 (3.57%) Lync
5 12 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.90%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.95%) SAS
11 3 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.71%) Moodle
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.48%) MTS
13 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 166 (39.52%) MS Excel
2 123 (29.29%) MS Office
3 32 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (5.00%) MS Project
5 12 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.48%) InDesign
8 2 (0.48%) SPSS
9 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.05%) DNS
1 17 (4.05%) SAN
1 17 (4.05%) Internet
2 14 (3.33%) Firewall
3 13 (3.10%) Intranet
3 13 (3.10%) VoIP
4 11 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.62%) PBX
5 10 (2.38%) LAN
6 9 (2.14%) WAN
6 9 (2.14%) DHCP
7 8 (1.90%) IP Telephony
7 8 (1.90%) Wireless
8 7 (1.67%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.43%) VLAN
9 6 (1.43%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.43%) CTI
10 5 (1.19%) VPN
10 5 (1.19%) DMZ
10 5 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.43%) MS Access
10 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.95%) MySQL
12 4 (0.95%) Redis
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.62%) Selenium
4 8 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.43%) JIRA
7 5 (1.19%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.19%) NeoLoad
8 4 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.48%) MSTest
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Blend
10 2 (0.48%) NUnit
10 2 (0.48%) Subversion
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Developer 2000
10 2 (0.48%) GitLab
11 1 (0.24%) CocoaPods
11 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
General
1 52 (12.38%) Finance
2 36 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.62%) Advertising
4 11 (2.62%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.43%) Retail
7 2 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (25.24%) Analyst
2 73 (17.38%) Developer
3 28 (6.67%) Architect
4 27 (6.43%) Service Analyst
5 24 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (4.52%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 16 (3.81%) MI Analyst
10 13 (3.10%) Consultant
10 13 (3.10%) Team Leader
11 12 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.86%) Administrator
12 11 (2.62%) DBA
12 11 (2.62%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.62%) Development Team Leader
12 11 (2.62%) Technical Leader
13 10 (2.38%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (2.38%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (17.86%) .NET
2 32 (7.62%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.38%) HTML
4 30 (7.14%) Web Services
5 28 (6.67%) CSS
6 19 (4.52%) jQuery
7 18 (4.29%) .NET Framework
7 18 (4.29%) HTML5
8 14 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (2.62%) XML
10 10 (2.38%) CSS3
11 9 (2.14%) Middleware
11 9 (2.14%) SOAP
11 9 (2.14%) REST
12 8 (1.90%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.90%) WPF
13 5 (1.19%) WCF
13 5 (1.19%) LINQ
13 5 (1.19%) Entity Framework
14 4 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.33%) Clustering
3 11 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.90%) NHS
5 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.67%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.43%) Replication
7 6 (1.43%) User Experience
8 4 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.71%) Physics
9 3 (0.71%) Life Science
10 2 (0.48%) RIA
10 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.48%) FMCG
10 2 (0.48%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 166 (39.52%) Windows
2 48 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (10.24%) Windows XP
4 36 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 33 (7.86%) UNIX
6 32 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (5.00%) Linux
9 13 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.14%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.67%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.43%) CentOS
13 4 (0.95%) AIX
14 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.71%) Android
14 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.48%) Solaris
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (11.43%) ITIL
3 38 (9.05%) Project Management
4 35 (8.33%) Migration
5 28 (6.67%) Service Management
5 28 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (5.48%) PRINCE2
8 21 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 20 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (4.52%) Change Management
10 19 (4.52%) ITSM
10 19 (4.52%) Workflow
11 18 (4.29%) MVC
11 18 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (4.29%) CRM
11 18 (4.29%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.29%) SDLC
12 17 (4.05%) Scrum
13 16 (3.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (24.76%) SQL
2 60 (14.29%) C#
3 30 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.43%) T-SQL
5 22 (5.24%) VBA
6 17 (4.05%) VB
7 13 (3.10%) Java
8 11 (2.62%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.67%) VBScript
10 6 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.19%) C
12 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.95%) Ruby
13 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.71%) C++
14 2 (0.48%) Perl
14 2 (0.48%) REXX
14 2 (0.48%) VB6
15 1 (0.24%) X++
15 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.95%) Degree
4 20 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (2.14%) MCP
8 8 (1.90%) MCSE
8 8 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.90%) MCITP
9 7 (1.67%) MCSA
10 4 (0.95%) ISEB
10 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.95%) MCDST
10 4 (0.95%) MCTS
11 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.48%) PMP
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.05%) QA
2 7 (1.67%) SLA
3 4 (0.95%) TickIT
3 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.48%) VMware ESX
4 18 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.43%) NFS
6 4 (0.95%) XenApp
6 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.71%) XenServer
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.57%) SCCM
2 8 (1.90%) OVSD
3 6 (1.43%) WSUS
3 6 (1.43%) Control-M
4 4 (0.95%) SCOM
4 4 (0.95%) Pingdom
5 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) DameWare
Vendors
1 62 (14.76%) VMware
2 41 (9.76%) Oracle
3 34 (8.10%) Citrix
4 27 (6.43%) HP
5 22 (5.24%) Cisco
6 21 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.57%) NetApp
8 14 (3.33%) Remedy
9 8 (1.90%) Lotus
9 8 (1.90%) Adobe
10 7 (1.67%) F5
11 6 (1.43%) BMC
12 5 (1.19%) SAP
12 5 (1.19%) Siemens
12 5 (1.19%) Sophos
12 5 (1.19%) New Relic
13 4 (0.95%) Nimsoft
13 4 (0.95%) Altiris
13 4 (0.95%) McAfee
14 3 (0.71%) Dell
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincoln
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.64 - £12.78 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.64 - £12.78 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Care Quality Commission
Posted: 19 days ago