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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 220 223 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.67% 13.96% 15.31%
As % of the Vendors category 28.35% 33.74% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 61
Average daily rate
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£330 £282 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £104 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.36 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
776 661 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 44.70% 41.39% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 269 239
Average daily rate £363 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £102 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 89 59
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £42.00 £32.50
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Nottinghamshire -5 56 £350 +2.94% 33
Leicestershire +2 51 £244 +5.40% 13
Derbyshire +8 50 £350 +218.18% 26
Northamptonshire -4 42 £400 +6.66% 18
Lincolnshire 0 8 £265 +6.00% 10
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 155 (37.71%) Windows
2 153 (37.23%) MS Excel
3 103 (25.06%) MS Office
4 92 (22.38%) Active Directory
5 90 (21.90%) SQL Server
6 73 (17.76%) SQL
7 61 (14.84%) .NET
8 60 (14.60%) Security Cleared
9 49 (11.92%) SC Cleared
9 49 (11.92%) C#
9 49 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (11.68%) VMware
11 47 (11.44%) Finance
12 46 (11.19%) Windows 7
13 45 (10.95%) MS Exchange
14 42 (10.22%) ITIL
15 40 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 39 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (9.00%) Project Management
18 37 (9.00%) Migration
19 36 (8.76%) MS PowerPoint
20 35 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
22 33 (8.03%) Windows XP
23 32 (7.79%) SCCM
24 31 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 29 (7.06%) Service Management
26 28 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
27 27 (6.57%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 45 (10.95%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.60%) Lync
4 21 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (5.11%) IIS
5 11 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
6 10 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.70%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.97%) MTS
11 3 (0.73%) SAS
11 3 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.73%) Apache
11 3 (0.73%) Moodle
12 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 153 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 103 (25.06%) MS Office
3 36 (8.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (5.11%) MS Project
5 12 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.97%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.14%) Office 365
2 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.22%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.08%) DNS
2 19 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.38%) Internet
4 17 (4.14%) LAN
5 14 (3.41%) WAN
5 14 (3.41%) Firewall
6 10 (2.43%) Intranet
6 10 (2.43%) SAN
7 9 (2.19%) VLAN
7 9 (2.19%) DHCP
8 8 (1.95%) IP Telephony
9 7 (1.70%) VoIP
10 6 (1.46%) VPN
10 6 (1.46%) Wireless
11 5 (1.22%) DMZ
11 5 (1.22%) SSL
11 5 (1.22%) PBX
12 4 (0.97%) ADSL
12 4 (0.97%) Broadband
12 4 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.46%) MS Access
9 5 (1.22%) OLAP
10 4 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.97%) MySQL
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 40 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (3.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.46%) Selenium
4 5 (1.22%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.22%) MSTest
5 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.73%) PVCS
5 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.73%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.73%) Ant
5 3 (0.73%) Subversion
6 2 (0.49%) NUnit
6 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (11.44%) Finance
2 25 (6.08%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.68%) Advertising
4 10 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.43%) Retail
5 5 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.73%) Marketing
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (28.95%) Analyst
2 71 (17.27%) Developer
3 39 (9.49%) Service Analyst
4 33 (8.03%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (5.35%) Consultant
6 21 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
7 19 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 16 (3.89%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.65%) Architect
9 15 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (3.41%) Administrator
11 13 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (2.92%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.43%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.43%) SCCM Consultant
14 9 (2.19%) IT Support
14 9 (2.19%) Desktop Support
14 9 (2.19%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.84%) .NET
2 27 (6.57%) ASP.NET
2 27 (6.57%) CSS
3 26 (6.33%) HTML
4 24 (5.84%) jQuery
5 20 (4.87%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.41%) Web Services
6 14 (3.41%) XML
7 11 (2.68%) HTML5
8 8 (1.95%) Entity Framework
8 8 (1.95%) CSS3
8 8 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.70%) LINQ
10 6 (1.46%) Ajax
10 6 (1.46%) WCF
11 5 (1.22%) MDX
12 4 (0.97%) JSON
12 4 (0.97%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.68%) NHS
4 8 (1.95%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.95%) Clustering
4 8 (1.95%) Open Source
5 7 (1.70%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.22%) Replication
7 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.73%) NPfIT
8 2 (0.49%) AS400
8 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.49%) Statistics
8 2 (0.49%) iPad
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.49%) FMCG
8 2 (0.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 155 (37.71%) Windows
2 46 (11.19%) Windows 7
3 39 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (8.03%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.35%) Linux
8 21 (5.11%) UNIX
9 15 (3.65%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.97%) AIX
11 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.24%) CentOS
13 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.24%) i5/OS
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.22%) ITIL
2 37 (9.00%) Project Management
2 37 (9.00%) Migration
3 34 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (7.06%) Service Management
5 27 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (5.84%) PRINCE2
7 21 (5.11%) Workflow
8 20 (4.87%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.62%) ITSM
10 17 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.65%) ETL
13 13 (3.16%) MVC
13 13 (3.16%) Change Management
13 13 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.16%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (2.92%) Problem Management
15 11 (2.68%) OOP
15 11 (2.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 73 (17.76%) SQL
2 49 (11.92%) C#
3 26 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.87%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.38%) VB
6 16 (3.89%) C
7 10 (2.43%) Java
8 8 (1.95%) VBA
8 8 (1.95%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.22%) Perl
10 5 (1.22%) VBScript
10 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.97%) VB6
11 4 (0.97%) Ruby
11 4 (0.97%) C++
12 3 (0.73%) Smalltalk
12 3 (0.73%) X++
13 2 (0.49%) REXX
13 2 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.35%) Degree
5 15 (3.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.95%) MCSE
7 6 (1.46%) MCITP
7 6 (1.46%) ISEB
8 4 (0.97%) ACCA
8 4 (0.97%) CIMA
8 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.97%) MCP
9 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.73%) MCSA
9 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.49%) PMP
10 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.92%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) SLA
3 5 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.16%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (1.46%) ISA Server
4 6 (1.46%) XenApp
4 6 (1.46%) vSphere
4 6 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.97%) XenServer
5 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.24%) NFS
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 32 (7.79%) SCCM
2 12 (2.92%) SCOM
2 12 (2.92%) WSUS
3 5 (1.22%) Control-M
4 4 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.49%) OVSD
6 2 (0.49%) WMI
6 2 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 48 (11.68%) VMware
2 25 (6.08%) Oracle
3 24 (5.84%) Citrix
4 23 (5.60%) Cisco
5 17 (4.14%) HP
5 17 (4.14%) Remedy
6 12 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.68%) SAP
8 8 (1.95%) Google
9 7 (1.70%) EMC
9 7 (1.70%) NetApp
9 7 (1.70%) Lotus
10 5 (1.22%) Siemens
10 5 (1.22%) BMC
10 5 (1.22%) Sophos
11 4 (0.97%) Cognos
11 4 (0.97%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.97%) Dell
12 2 (0.49%) IBM
12 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
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