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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 233 268 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.15% 16.86% 14.90%
As % of the Vendors category 32.27% 33.88% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 119 85
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £100 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £352 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 45
Average hourly rate £14.05 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
722 791 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 43.84% 49.75% 51.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 368 283
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £70 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 76 102
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Nottinghamshire +3 61 £370 +34.54% 19
Northamptonshire -4 56 £325 +49.42% 18
Derbyshire +2 46 £349 +217.27% 21
Leicestershire +6 31 £258 -14.16% 19
Lincolnshire +9 8 £298 -7.03% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 198 (41.42%) Windows
2 172 (35.98%) MS Excel
3 154 (32.22%) MS Office
4 121 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 83 (17.36%) SQL
6 79 (16.53%) Windows 7
7 67 (14.02%) Security Cleared
8 65 (13.60%) .NET
8 65 (13.60%) SQL Server
9 62 (12.97%) SC Cleared
10 61 (12.76%) Migration
11 60 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (12.55%) Finance
12 59 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 55 (11.51%) Windows XP
13 55 (11.51%) VMware
14 54 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (11.09%) ITIL
16 52 (10.88%) C#
17 49 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 43 (9.00%) Oracle
18 43 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
20 40 (8.37%) SharePoint
20 40 (8.37%) MS Exchange
21 38 (7.95%) ASP.NET
22 36 (7.53%) UNIX
23 34 (7.11%) Service Management
24 33 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
24 33 (6.90%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 40 (8.37%) SharePoint
1 40 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.77%) IIS
4 13 (2.72%) Lync
5 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.84%) MTS
9 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.84%) SAS
9 4 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.42%) Apache
10 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 172 (35.98%) MS Excel
2 154 (32.22%) MS Office
3 42 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (6.07%) MS Project
5 20 (4.18%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.63%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.84%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.63%) CA Clarity
6 3 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.39%) Office 365
2 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.05%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.65%) TCP/IP
2 24 (5.02%) DNS
3 22 (4.60%) Internet
3 22 (4.60%) WAN
4 18 (3.77%) LAN
5 12 (2.51%) DHCP
5 12 (2.51%) LDAP
6 11 (2.30%) Kerberos
6 11 (2.30%) Firewall
7 8 (1.67%) VoIP
7 8 (1.67%) VLAN
8 7 (1.46%) Broadband
9 6 (1.26%) IPsec
9 6 (1.26%) Intranet
9 6 (1.26%) ADSL
9 6 (1.26%) SAN
10 5 (1.05%) Wireless
11 4 (0.84%) VPN
11 4 (0.84%) Network Security
12 3 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.88%) OLAP
6 9 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.67%) MS Access
8 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.67%) MSI
4 4 (0.84%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.63%) Toad
5 3 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.21%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) Introscope
7 1 (0.21%) JMeter
7 1 (0.21%) MSTest
General
1 60 (12.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.18%) Manufacturing
2 20 (4.18%) Advertising
3 13 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.67%) Retail
5 7 (1.46%) Banking
6 6 (1.26%) Marketing
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Automotive
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 133 (27.82%) Analyst
2 72 (15.06%) Developer
3 35 (7.32%) Service Analyst
4 32 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (5.86%) Support Analyst
6 26 (5.44%) Consultant
7 25 (5.23%) C# Developer
8 23 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (3.97%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.56%) Administrator
11 17 (3.56%) Architect
12 14 (2.93%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.93%) Technical Leader
13 12 (2.51%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.30%) IT Support
15 10 (2.09%) MI Analyst
16 9 (1.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.60%) .NET
2 38 (7.95%) ASP.NET
3 30 (6.28%) HTML
4 27 (5.65%) jQuery
4 27 (5.65%) CSS
5 18 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.93%) HTML5
7 12 (2.51%) XML
8 10 (2.09%) CSS3
8 10 (2.09%) Ajax
9 9 (1.88%) Silverlight
9 9 (1.88%) Web Services
10 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.67%) WCF
11 5 (1.05%) MDX
11 5 (1.05%) ADSI
11 5 (1.05%) COM
12 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.72%) PKI
3 13 (2.72%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.51%) NHS
5 11 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.09%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.26%) Clustering
8 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.05%) EPoS
9 4 (0.84%) User Experience
9 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.84%) Statistics
9 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.84%) Replication
10 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 198 (41.42%) Windows
2 79 (16.53%) Windows 7
3 60 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (11.51%) Windows XP
6 43 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (7.53%) UNIX
8 27 (5.65%) Linux
9 13 (2.72%) Windows Vista
10 9 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.84%) AIX
13 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.63%) Solaris
13 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.21%) zOS
15 1 (0.21%) HPUX
15 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (12.76%) Migration
2 53 (11.09%) ITIL
3 34 (7.11%) Service Management
4 33 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (6.49%) Project Management
6 24 (5.02%) PRINCE2
7 23 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.18%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.77%) Data Migration
10 16 (3.35%) MVC
10 16 (3.35%) Problem Management
10 16 (3.35%) Project Planning
11 15 (3.14%) OO
12 14 (2.93%) CRM
12 14 (2.93%) Workflow
12 14 (2.93%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.72%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (2.72%) Validation
13 13 (2.72%) Change Management
13 13 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.36%) SQL
2 52 (10.88%) C#
3 27 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.18%) T-SQL
5 14 (2.93%) VB
6 13 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.09%) C
8 6 (1.26%) VBA
9 5 (1.05%) Java
9 5 (1.05%) XAML
10 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.84%) X++
10 4 (0.84%) VB6
11 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.42%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) Python
13 1 (0.21%) ABAP
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 49 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (6.90%) Degree
5 12 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (2.51%) MCSE
6 9 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.67%) ISEB
7 8 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.26%) MCP
8 6 (1.26%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.26%) MCITP
9 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.84%) CIMA
10 4 (0.84%) ACCA
10 4 (0.84%) MOS
11 3 (0.63%) MCDST
11 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.77%) QA
2 17 (3.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.63%) TickIT
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
4 1 (0.21%) DO-160
System Software
1 121 (25.31%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.14%) VMware ESX
3 15 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.09%) XenApp
5 7 (1.46%) vSphere
5 7 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.26%) XenServer
7 4 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (6.69%) SCCM
2 14 (2.93%) SCOM
3 7 (1.46%) WSUS
4 6 (1.26%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.63%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.42%) WMI
8 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.21%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 55 (11.51%) VMware
2 43 (9.00%) Oracle
3 32 (6.69%) Citrix
4 31 (6.49%) HP
4 31 (6.49%) Cisco
5 20 (4.18%) Remedy
6 17 (3.56%) SAP
7 14 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.51%) Google
9 8 (1.67%) EMC
10 7 (1.46%) Cognos
11 6 (1.26%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.26%) Dell
11 6 (1.26%) NetApp
11 6 (1.26%) Serena
12 5 (1.05%) IBM
13 4 (0.84%) Lotus
13 4 (0.84%) LANDesk
14 3 (0.63%) Telerik
14 3 (0.63%) Apple
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