The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 200 197 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.82% 13.60% 12.09%
As % of the Vendors category 33.17% 29.45% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 68
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £22.38 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
603 669 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.67% 46.17% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 335 270
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 49 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.40 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Leicestershire +13 51 £225 -30.76% 28
Nottinghamshire 0 47 £275 -12.00% 32
Derbyshire +3 42 £320 +16.36% 21
Northamptonshire -2 30 £388 +16.54% 19
Lincolnshire +3 14 £275 +29.41% 11
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 187 (44.84%) Windows
2 154 (36.93%) MS Excel
3 122 (29.26%) MS Office
4 110 (26.38%) Active Directory
5 93 (22.30%) Windows 7
6 84 (20.14%) SQL
7 68 (16.31%) .NET
8 62 (14.87%) SQL Server
9 60 (14.39%) Windows XP
10 56 (13.43%) C#
11 52 (12.47%) Migration
12 48 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 47 (11.27%) SharePoint
14 44 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (10.31%) ITIL
16 41 (9.83%) MS Exchange
16 41 (9.83%) VMware
17 39 (9.35%) ASP.NET
18 36 (8.63%) Finance
19 35 (8.39%) Citrix
19 35 (8.39%) Cisco
20 34 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (6.95%) MS PowerPoint
22 28 (6.71%) Degree
22 28 (6.71%) Blackberry
23 27 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
24 26 (6.24%) HP
24 26 (6.24%) Oracle
24 26 (6.24%) MVC
25 25 (6.00%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 47 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (4.32%) Lync
3 18 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.64%) IIS
5 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.96%) SAS
9 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.48%) MindAlign
10 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.24%) Confluence
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.24%) Site Server
Applications
1 154 (36.93%) MS Excel
2 122 (29.26%) MS Office
3 29 (6.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (3.84%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.60%) MS Project
6 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.24%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.60%) Office 365
2 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.32%) WAN
3 16 (3.84%) LAN
3 16 (3.84%) Internet
4 12 (2.88%) SAN
5 10 (2.40%) DNS
6 9 (2.16%) Firewall
6 9 (2.16%) Wireless
6 9 (2.16%) VLAN
7 8 (1.92%) VPN
7 8 (1.92%) DHCP
8 7 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.44%) VoIP
10 5 (1.20%) LDAP
11 4 (0.96%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.72%) Intranet
13 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.48%) Modbus
13 2 (0.48%) Network Security
13 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.44%) OLAP
8 5 (1.20%) MS Access
8 5 (1.20%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.48%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.48%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.48%) MySQL
10 2 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.44%) NUnit
4 6 (1.44%) Moq
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.48%) JUnit
6 2 (0.48%) MSI
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.24%) MSTest
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (8.63%) Finance
2 14 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 12 (2.88%) Banking
4 8 (1.92%) Retail
4 8 (1.92%) Advertising
5 6 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (26.62%) Analyst
2 65 (15.59%) Developer
3 38 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 29 (6.95%) Service Analyst
5 27 (6.47%) Support Analyst
6 26 (6.24%) .NET Developer
6 26 (6.24%) C# Developer
7 22 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (5.04%) Administrator
8 21 (5.04%) IT Support
9 20 (4.80%) Test Analyst
9 20 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (4.08%) Consultant
12 15 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.36%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.36%) Deployment Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) SQL DBA
14 12 (2.88%) DBA
14 12 (2.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.31%) .NET
2 39 (9.35%) ASP.NET
3 22 (5.28%) HTML
3 22 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (4.56%) CSS
5 18 (4.32%) jQuery
6 15 (3.60%) Ajax
6 15 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.60%) XML
7 10 (2.40%) WCF
7 10 (2.40%) HTML5
7 10 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (1.68%) WPF
9 6 (1.44%) Silverlight
9 6 (1.44%) NHibernate
9 6 (1.44%) Web Services
9 6 (1.44%) StructureMap
10 5 (1.20%) CSS3
10 5 (1.20%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.96%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.71%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.56%) NHS
3 13 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.20%) AS400
7 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.96%) Clustering
8 4 (0.96%) PKI
9 3 (0.72%) GIS
9 3 (0.72%) Replication
9 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.72%) Statistics
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
10 2 (0.48%) CMDB
10 2 (0.48%) Firmware
10 2 (0.48%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 187 (44.84%) Windows
2 93 (22.30%) Windows 7
3 60 (14.39%) Windows XP
4 44 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.80%) UNIX
8 18 (4.32%) Linux
9 14 (3.36%) Windows 2000
10 12 (2.88%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.96%) NetWare
12 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.48%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) zOS
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (12.47%) Migration
2 43 (10.31%) ITIL
3 27 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (6.24%) MVC
5 19 (4.56%) Project Management
6 17 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (3.84%) Scrum
7 16 (3.84%) Configuration Management
7 16 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (3.60%) Workflow
9 14 (3.36%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.12%) Project Planning
11 12 (2.88%) Software Testing
11 12 (2.88%) Unit Testing
11 12 (2.88%) Test Scripting
11 12 (2.88%) CRM
12 11 (2.64%) ERP
12 11 (2.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (2.40%) Data Analysis
13 10 (2.40%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.14%) SQL
2 56 (13.43%) C#
3 21 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.16%) VBScript
4 9 (2.16%) VB
5 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.72%) C
6 3 (0.72%) Java
6 3 (0.72%) XAML
7 2 (0.48%) X++
7 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) VBA
8 1 (0.24%) Pascal
8 1 (0.24%) PL/1
8 1 (0.24%) PHP5
8 1 (0.24%) VB6
8 1 (0.24%) COBOL
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.71%) Degree
3 20 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.64%) ISEB
6 10 (2.40%) MCITP
7 9 (2.16%) MCSE
8 7 (1.68%) MCP
8 7 (1.68%) MCDST
8 7 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.44%) MCSA
10 5 (1.20%) MCTS
10 5 (1.20%) CISA
10 5 (1.20%) CISM
10 5 (1.20%) CISSP
10 5 (1.20%) CRISC
11 3 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.48%) QiCA
12 2 (0.48%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.36%) SLA
2 10 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 9 (2.16%) TickIT
3 9 (2.16%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) DO-160
System Software
1 110 (26.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.68%) XenApp
6 4 (0.96%) XenServer
6 4 (0.96%) vSphere
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.72%) RACF
8 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.24%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (6.00%) SCCM
2 8 (1.92%) SCOM
3 6 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.24%) SCSM
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (9.83%) VMware
2 35 (8.39%) Cisco
2 35 (8.39%) Citrix
3 26 (6.24%) HP
3 26 (6.24%) Oracle
4 19 (4.56%) Remedy
5 15 (3.60%) SAP
6 7 (1.68%) Dell
6 7 (1.68%) NetApp
7 6 (1.44%) IBM
8 5 (1.20%) Lotus
8 5 (1.20%) Symantec
9 4 (0.96%) Telerik
9 4 (0.96%) Novell
9 4 (0.96%) EMC
10 3 (0.72%) Apple
10 3 (0.72%) BMC
10 3 (0.72%) Veeam
10 3 (0.72%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.48%) Tableau
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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X4 Group
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East Midlands
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Harris Global
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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