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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 201 228 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.84% 15.49% 15.82%
As % of the Vendors category 30.59% 35.29% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 82 69
Average daily rate
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£320 £153 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.83% -49.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £106 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £379 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 47
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.36 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -23.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.81 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
657 646 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.98% 43.89% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 289 236
Average daily rate £350 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £70 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 77
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -52.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £9.91 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Leicestershire +4 54 £175 -2.77% 40
Nottinghamshire -5 46 £331 +10.41% 39
Northamptonshire -1 45 £375 +20.00% 27
Derbyshire +3 39 £350 +218.18% 24
Lincolnshire -5 6 - - 11
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 174 (37.66%) Windows
2 163 (35.28%) MS Excel
3 125 (27.06%) MS Office
4 99 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 84 (18.18%) SQL
6 75 (16.23%) SQL Server
7 69 (14.94%) Security Cleared
8 65 (14.07%) Windows 7
9 61 (13.20%) .NET
10 58 (12.55%) SC Cleared
11 55 (11.90%) Finance
11 55 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
12 53 (11.47%) C#
13 52 (11.26%) VMware
14 51 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 50 (10.82%) Windows XP
16 45 (9.74%) ITIL
17 42 (9.09%) MS Exchange
17 42 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
18 41 (8.87%) Migration
19 40 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 39 (8.44%) SCCM
20 39 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
21 37 (8.01%) Project Management
22 36 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
22 36 (7.79%) ASP.NET
23 34 (7.36%) UNIX
23 34 (7.36%) SharePoint
24 33 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.55%) IIS
5 20 (4.33%) Lync
6 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.08%) SAS
11 4 (0.87%) MTS
11 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.65%) Apache
12 3 (0.65%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.65%) Moodle
13 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 163 (35.28%) MS Excel
2 125 (27.06%) MS Office
3 42 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (6.28%) MS Project
5 14 (3.03%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.65%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.08%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.33%) Office 365
2 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.08%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.41%) DNS
2 24 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.98%) LAN
4 22 (4.76%) Internet
5 18 (3.90%) WAN
6 13 (2.81%) Firewall
7 10 (2.16%) DHCP
7 10 (2.16%) Intranet
8 9 (1.95%) VoIP
9 8 (1.73%) Broadband
9 8 (1.73%) VLAN
10 6 (1.30%) Wireless
10 6 (1.30%) SSL
10 6 (1.30%) ADSL
11 5 (1.08%) HTTP
11 5 (1.08%) VPN
11 5 (1.08%) DMZ
12 4 (0.87%) Network Security
13 3 (0.65%) MPLS
13 3 (0.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (1.95%) MS Access
7 8 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.30%) OLAP
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.87%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.43%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.43%) MySQL
11 2 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 29 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.52%) MSI
4 5 (1.08%) MSTest
5 3 (0.65%) Subversion
5 3 (0.65%) Selenium
5 3 (0.65%) PVCS
5 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.65%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.65%) Ant
6 2 (0.43%) NUnit
6 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 55 (11.90%) Finance
2 30 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.90%) Advertising
4 13 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.38%) Retail
6 8 (1.73%) Marketing
7 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.08%) Legal
7 5 (1.08%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Automotive
9 3 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 130 (28.14%) Analyst
2 76 (16.45%) Developer
3 33 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 31 (6.71%) Consultant
5 27 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 21 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 20 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (3.90%) Support Analyst
9 18 (3.90%) Architect
10 17 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (3.46%) Data Analyst
12 14 (3.03%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.81%) MI Analyst
13 13 (2.81%) Administrator
13 13 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.60%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.38%) Desktop Support
15 11 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.20%) .NET
2 36 (7.79%) ASP.NET
3 31 (6.71%) HTML
4 30 (6.49%) CSS
5 28 (6.06%) jQuery
6 17 (3.68%) XML
7 16 (3.46%) Web Services
8 13 (2.81%) Ajax
8 13 (2.81%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.16%) HTML5
10 8 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (1.73%) CSS3
11 7 (1.52%) WCF
11 7 (1.52%) LINQ
11 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.30%) JSON
12 6 (1.30%) MDX
13 5 (1.08%) Silverlight
13 5 (1.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.38%) NHS
4 8 (1.73%) Client/Server
4 8 (1.73%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 4 (0.87%) Credit Risk
6 4 (0.87%) Replication
6 4 (0.87%) Clustering
6 4 (0.87%) PKI
6 4 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.65%) Statistics
7 3 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.65%) NPfIT
7 3 (0.65%) EPoS
7 3 (0.65%) AS400
7 3 (0.65%) iSeries
7 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 174 (37.66%) Windows
2 65 (14.07%) Windows 7
3 51 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (10.82%) Windows XP
5 39 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (7.36%) UNIX
7 33 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.63%) Linux
9 15 (3.25%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.30%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.87%) AIX
13 3 (0.65%) Solaris
13 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (9.74%) ITIL
2 41 (8.87%) Migration
3 37 (8.01%) Project Management
4 36 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (6.71%) Service Management
6 28 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 24 (5.19%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.19%) Problem Management
9 20 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (4.11%) Workflow
10 19 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (3.90%) OO
12 17 (3.68%) MVC
12 17 (3.68%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (3.25%) ITSM
13 15 (3.25%) ETL
14 14 (3.03%) CRM
14 14 (3.03%) OOP
15 13 (2.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.18%) SQL
2 53 (11.47%) C#
3 27 (5.84%) JavaScript
4 24 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 20 (4.33%) VB
6 14 (3.03%) C
7 11 (2.38%) Java
7 11 (2.38%) VBA
8 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.08%) Perl
11 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.87%) VB6
11 4 (0.87%) X++
12 3 (0.65%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.43%) REXX
13 2 (0.43%) VBScript
13 2 (0.43%) C++
13 2 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (5.63%) Degree
5 19 (4.11%) VCP4
6 13 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.52%) ISEB
10 6 (1.30%) MCSE
11 5 (1.08%) ACCA
11 5 (1.08%) CIMA
12 4 (0.87%) MOS
12 4 (0.87%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.87%) MCITP
12 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.65%) MCP
13 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.43%) PMP
14 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.03%) QA
2 10 (2.16%) SLA
3 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) P3O
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.90%) VMware ESX
3 16 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.95%) vSphere
6 7 (1.52%) XenApp
7 6 (1.30%) XenServer
8 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 39 (8.44%) SCCM
2 13 (2.81%) SCOM
3 12 (2.60%) WSUS
4 4 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.43%) WMI
6 2 (0.43%) Control-M
6 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 52 (11.26%) VMware
2 29 (6.28%) Citrix
3 27 (5.84%) Oracle
4 19 (4.11%) Cisco
4 19 (4.11%) HP
4 19 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 18 (3.90%) Remedy
6 13 (2.81%) SAP
6 13 (2.81%) Google
7 9 (1.95%) EMC
8 6 (1.30%) Lotus
8 6 (1.30%) Cognos
9 5 (1.08%) Dell
9 5 (1.08%) Sophos
10 4 (0.87%) Serena
10 4 (0.87%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.65%) BMC
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe
11 3 (0.65%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.65%) LANDesk
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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