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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 206 169 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.43% 11.99% 15.52%
As % of the Vendors category 31.26% 27.61% 34.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 89 95
Average daily rate £300 £325 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +132.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £120 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £434 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 44
Average hourly rate £12.30 £16.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% +28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.80 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
659 612 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 42.96% 43.44% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 300 329
Average daily rate £355 £350 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +61.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.85 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% +24.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £24.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 56 £265 +46.20% 23
Derbyshire -1 51 £388 +6.89% 25
Northamptonshire +6 38 £400 +23.07% 27
Nottinghamshire -13 36 £413 +24.52% 42
Lincolnshire 0 11 £274 - 6
Rutland - 1 £275 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (41.13%) Windows
2 148 (36.45%) MS Excel
3 132 (32.51%) SQL
4 118 (29.06%) SQL Server
5 109 (26.85%) MS Office
6 105 (25.86%) Active Directory
7 100 (24.63%) .NET
8 88 (21.67%) Windows Server
9 87 (21.43%) C#
10 73 (17.98%) Oracle
11 69 (17.00%) VMware
12 55 (13.55%) Visual Studio
13 51 (12.56%) .NET Framework
14 50 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (11.82%) TCP/IP
16 46 (11.33%) Windows XP
17 45 (11.08%) ITIL
18 42 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (10.34%) SharePoint
19 41 (10.10%) Finance
20 40 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (9.11%) MS Exchange
21 37 (9.11%) IIS
21 37 (9.11%) JavaScript
21 37 (9.11%) Relational Database
22 36 (8.87%) High Availability
22 36 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 36 (8.87%) MS PowerPoint
22 36 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.11%) IIS
2 37 (9.11%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.99%) Lync
9 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.74%) JBoss
11 2 (0.49%) CMS
11 2 (0.49%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) Apache
12 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 148 (36.45%) MS Excel
2 109 (26.85%) MS Office
3 36 (8.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (3.45%) MS Project
5 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.99%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.74%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.14%) Office 365
2 18 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
4 2 (0.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.82%) TCP/IP
2 26 (6.40%) SAN
3 25 (6.16%) Modbus
4 24 (5.91%) LAN
5 22 (5.42%) WAN
6 13 (3.20%) DHCP
7 11 (2.71%) VPN
8 10 (2.46%) VoIP
9 9 (2.22%) Firewall
10 8 (1.97%) DNS
11 6 (1.48%) Network Security
11 6 (1.48%) Wireless
12 4 (0.99%) Converged Networks
12 4 (0.99%) FTP
12 4 (0.99%) HTTP
12 4 (0.99%) Internet
13 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.74%) LDAP
13 3 (0.74%) SMTP
14 2 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (29.06%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.11%) Relational Database
3 36 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.46%) OLAP
9 9 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
10 8 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.23%) MS Access
12 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.99%) MySQL
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.99%) Power BI
14 3 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (13.55%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.43%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.49%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.49%) JIRA
5 2 (0.49%) MSTest
6 1 (0.25%) Capybara
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) ERwin
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) NuGet
6 1 (0.25%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 41 (10.10%) Finance
2 29 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 25 (6.16%) Retail
4 20 (4.93%) Advertising
5 9 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.48%) Banking
8 5 (1.23%) Billing
8 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.23%) Legal
8 5 (1.23%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (28.82%) Developer
2 61 (15.02%) Analyst
3 46 (11.33%) Architect
4 43 (10.59%) .NET Developer
5 39 (9.61%) C# Developer
6 31 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (7.39%) Support Engineer
8 29 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (5.17%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (4.93%) Software Developer
11 18 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (4.19%) Silverlight Developer
13 16 (3.94%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (3.45%) SQL Developer
15 13 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.20%) Consultant
16 12 (2.96%) Service Analyst
17 11 (2.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (24.63%) .NET
2 51 (12.56%) .NET Framework
3 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 31 (7.64%) Web Services
5 20 (4.93%) WPF
6 18 (4.43%) Silverlight
7 12 (2.96%) Entity Framework
7 12 (2.96%) LINQ
8 11 (2.71%) REST
9 10 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.46%) jQuery
10 9 (2.22%) Classic ASP
10 9 (2.22%) CSS
10 9 (2.22%) HTML
10 9 (2.22%) Middleware
10 9 (2.22%) RESTful
11 8 (1.97%) SOAP
11 8 (1.97%) WCF
12 6 (1.48%) MDX
12 6 (1.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.42%) User Experience
3 20 (4.93%) Blackberry
3 20 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.43%) RIA
5 14 (3.45%) NHS
6 11 (2.71%) Clustering
6 11 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.46%) Life Science
7 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.48%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.23%) DataPower
11 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.99%) PMI
12 3 (0.74%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 167 (41.13%) Windows
2 88 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 46 (11.33%) Windows XP
4 35 (8.62%) Unix
5 34 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (6.65%) Windows 7
8 20 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.19%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.45%) Linux
11 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.22%) Windows 10
13 7 (1.72%) Android
13 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.23%) AIX
15 4 (0.99%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.49%) Solaris
17 1 (0.25%) OS/390
17 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (11.08%) ITIL
3 42 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (8.87%) High Availability
5 32 (7.88%) Configuration Management
6 29 (7.14%) CRM
7 24 (5.91%) ETL
7 24 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 23 (5.67%) Change Management
8 23 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 21 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.17%) Project Management
9 21 (5.17%) Service Management
9 21 (5.17%) UML
10 20 (4.93%) Migration
11 19 (4.68%) Requirements Analysis
12 18 (4.43%) Logistics
12 18 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.19%) MVC
14 15 (3.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 132 (32.51%) SQL
2 87 (21.43%) C#
3 37 (9.11%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 22 (5.42%) VB.NET
6 13 (3.20%) VB
7 12 (2.96%) Java
8 11 (2.71%) VBA
9 10 (2.46%) VBScript
10 9 (2.22%) VB6
11 6 (1.48%) Perl
11 6 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.99%) C
12 4 (0.99%) Python
13 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.74%) Ruby
14 2 (0.49%) PHP
14 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) C++
15 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.94%) CCNA
5 16 (3.94%) Degree
6 14 (3.45%) MCSE
7 9 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
8 8 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.72%) CCDA
9 7 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.72%) MCSA
9 7 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.99%) CCNP
10 4 (0.99%) ISEB
10 4 (0.99%) PMP
10 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.74%) MCP
12 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.97%) TickIT
3 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.72%) SLA
4 4 (0.99%) QA
5 3 (0.74%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 105 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.17%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.46%) vSphere
6 8 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.49%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) Docker
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (4.68%) SCCM
2 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.23%) SCOM
5 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) Control-M
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (17.98%) Oracle
2 69 (17.00%) VMware
3 33 (8.13%) Cisco
4 32 (7.88%) HP
5 30 (7.39%) Citrix
6 29 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 26 (6.40%) Siemens
8 24 (5.91%) SAP
9 18 (4.43%) IBM
10 17 (4.19%) Remedy
11 15 (3.69%) Dell
12 11 (2.71%) EMC
13 9 (2.22%) BMC
14 8 (1.97%) Lotus
14 8 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.72%) Altiris
16 6 (1.48%) Cognos
16 6 (1.48%) NetApp
17 4 (0.99%) Juniper
17 4 (0.99%) Symantec
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Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
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Rate: From £300 to £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Midlands
De Montfort University
Rate: £25,769-£31,656 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £240 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: £40.00 - £44.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £200 - 230 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Matlock
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Rate: £28,050 - 31,525 per year
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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