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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 197 181 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.98% 12.16% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 26.66% 30.57% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 71 46
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£333 £288 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.65% -4.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £105 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.60 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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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
739 592 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 44.95% 39.76% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 253 215
Average daily rate £375 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 81 63
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £50.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Derbyshire +10 61 £400 +292.15% 19
Nottinghamshire -5 46 £350 +7.69% 31
Leicestershire 0 39 £323 +35.78% 14
Northamptonshire 0 33 £300 -20.00% 13
Lincolnshire -8 4 £226 -9.50% 5
Rutland - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 161 (40.86%) Windows
2 147 (37.31%) MS Excel
3 110 (27.92%) MS Office
4 95 (24.11%) Active Directory
5 94 (23.86%) SQL Server
6 79 (20.05%) SQL
7 57 (14.47%) Security Cleared
8 55 (13.96%) VMware
8 55 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (13.71%) .NET
10 48 (12.18%) Windows 7
11 46 (11.68%) Finance
11 46 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (11.68%) SC Cleared
12 44 (11.17%) C#
13 43 (10.91%) ITIL
14 39 (9.90%) Windows XP
15 38 (9.64%) MS Exchange
16 36 (9.14%) Project Management
16 36 (9.14%) Migration
17 35 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 33 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
21 30 (7.61%) Manufacturing
21 30 (7.61%) UNIX
22 29 (7.36%) MS PowerPoint
23 28 (7.11%) Oracle
23 28 (7.11%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 38 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.08%) IIS
4 18 (4.57%) Lync
5 15 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.28%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.76%) Moodle
12 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.51%) Apache
12 2 (0.51%) SAS
13 1 (0.25%) CMS
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 147 (37.31%) MS Excel
2 110 (27.92%) MS Office
3 29 (7.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.57%) MS Project
5 12 (3.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.55%) Office 365
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.08%) DNS
2 18 (4.57%) LAN
3 17 (4.31%) Internet
4 15 (3.81%) VoIP
5 14 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.55%) SAN
6 13 (3.30%) Intranet
6 13 (3.30%) Firewall
6 13 (3.30%) WAN
7 11 (2.79%) PBX
8 10 (2.54%) DHCP
9 8 (2.03%) Wireless
9 8 (2.03%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.52%) CTI
10 6 (1.52%) VLAN
11 5 (1.27%) DMZ
11 5 (1.27%) SSL
11 5 (1.27%) VPN
12 4 (1.02%) HTTP
12 4 (1.02%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.78%) MS Access
8 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.02%) MySQL
12 3 (0.76%) OLAP
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.25%) Xcelsius
14 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.28%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.52%) Selenium
4 5 (1.27%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.27%) MSTest
5 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.76%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.76%) PVCS
5 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.76%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.76%) Ant
5 3 (0.76%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) GitLab
6 2 (0.51%) NUnit
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Developer 2000
7 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
General
1 46 (11.68%) Finance
2 30 (7.61%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.03%) Retail
4 7 (1.78%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.52%) Advertising
6 5 (1.27%) Marketing
7 3 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (28.93%) Analyst
2 57 (14.47%) Developer
3 34 (8.63%) Service Analyst
4 30 (7.61%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (6.09%) Architect
6 20 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (4.06%) Administrator
8 14 (3.55%) Consultant
9 13 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.05%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.05%) Team Leader
11 11 (2.79%) C# Developer
11 11 (2.79%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.79%) MI Analyst
12 10 (2.54%) Software Development Team Leader
12 10 (2.54%) Software Team Leader
12 10 (2.54%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.71%) .NET
2 22 (5.58%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 20 (5.08%) HTML
4 19 (4.82%) CSS
5 17 (4.31%) jQuery
6 16 (4.06%) Web Services
7 13 (3.30%) XML
8 8 (2.03%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.52%) HTML5
9 6 (1.52%) WCF
9 6 (1.52%) LINQ
10 5 (1.27%) JSON
10 5 (1.27%) Ajax
11 4 (1.02%) CSS3
12 3 (0.76%) MDX
12 3 (0.76%) Servlets
12 3 (0.76%) XSLT
12 3 (0.76%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.81%) Clustering
4 13 (3.30%) NHS
5 10 (2.54%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.78%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.27%) Replication
9 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.76%) User Experience
10 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) AS400
10 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.76%) NPfIT
10 3 (0.76%) Statistics
11 2 (0.51%) iSeries
11 2 (0.51%) iPad
11 2 (0.51%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 161 (40.86%) Windows
2 48 (12.18%) Windows 7
3 46 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (9.90%) Windows XP
5 33 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (7.61%) UNIX
8 16 (4.06%) Linux
9 15 (3.81%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.76%) CentOS
12 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.76%) Android
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
13 2 (0.51%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (10.91%) ITIL
2 36 (9.14%) Project Management
2 36 (9.14%) Migration
3 33 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (7.11%) Configuration Management
5 26 (6.60%) Service Management
6 25 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.33%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.08%) Change Management
8 20 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (5.08%) ITSM
9 19 (4.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 19 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (4.57%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (4.31%) Workflow
12 15 (3.81%) ETL
13 13 (3.30%) OOP
14 12 (3.05%) Mentoring
15 11 (2.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.05%) SQL
2 44 (11.17%) C#
3 21 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 20 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.06%) VB
6 15 (3.81%) VBA
7 13 (3.30%) C
7 13 (3.30%) Java
8 8 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.52%) VBScript
10 5 (1.27%) Perl
11 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.02%) C++
11 4 (1.02%) Ruby
11 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.76%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.51%) REXX
13 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.25%) Python
14 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.57%) Degree
5 12 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.78%) MCSE
7 6 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.27%) ISEB
8 5 (1.27%) MCITP
9 4 (1.02%) MCP
9 4 (1.02%) MCSA
10 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.51%) PMP
11 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.25%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.28%) SLA
2 8 (2.03%) QA
3 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (24.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.33%) VMware ESX
2 21 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.02%) vSphere
5 4 (1.02%) XenApp
5 4 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.76%) XenServer
6 3 (0.76%) NFS
7 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.84%) SCCM
2 7 (1.78%) SCOM
2 7 (1.78%) WSUS
3 6 (1.52%) Control-M
4 5 (1.27%) OVSD
5 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 55 (13.96%) VMware
2 28 (7.11%) Oracle
3 27 (6.85%) Citrix
4 23 (5.84%) HP
5 20 (5.08%) Cisco
6 19 (4.82%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.81%) Remedy
8 11 (2.79%) NetApp
8 11 (2.79%) SAP
9 9 (2.28%) Lotus
10 6 (1.52%) BMC
11 5 (1.27%) Siemens
11 5 (1.27%) McAfee
11 5 (1.27%) Sophos
11 5 (1.27%) Altiris
12 4 (1.02%) F5
12 4 (1.02%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.02%) Dell
12 4 (1.02%) Adobe
13 3 (0.76%) Symantec
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