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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 219 212 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.46% 13.10% 13.66%
As % of the Vendors category 31.97% 30.37% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 90 83
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 36
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.00 £13.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £9.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
685 698 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 45.21% 43.14% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 342 273
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £57.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +18 58 £263 -4.54% 14
Derbyshire +3 51 £334 +16.08% 31
Nottinghamshire +2 48 £350 +12.00% 34
Northamptonshire +8 35 £400 +60.00% 13
Lincolnshire +2 14 £350 +64.70% 12
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 170 (43.04%) Windows
2 153 (38.73%) MS Excel
3 116 (29.37%) MS Office
4 101 (25.57%) Active Directory
5 85 (21.52%) Windows 7
6 65 (16.46%) SQL
7 60 (15.19%) Migration
8 54 (13.67%) .NET
8 54 (13.67%) SQL Server
9 51 (12.91%) SharePoint
10 48 (12.15%) Finance
11 45 (11.39%) Windows XP
12 44 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (10.89%) C#
14 39 (9.87%) ITIL
14 39 (9.87%) VMware
15 37 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
17 34 (8.61%) MS Exchange
18 33 (8.35%) Oracle
18 33 (8.35%) Cisco
19 30 (7.59%) Citrix
20 29 (7.34%) ASP.NET
21 28 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
24 25 (6.33%) Security Cleared
24 25 (6.33%) TCP/IP
25 23 (5.82%) WAN
25 23 (5.82%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 51 (12.91%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.61%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.30%) Lync
4 16 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.78%) IIS
6 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.76%) SAS
9 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.51%) MindAlign
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) Kentico
10 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 153 (38.73%) MS Excel
2 116 (29.37%) MS Office
3 26 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (5.32%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.29%) MS Project
6 7 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.76%) CA Clarity
5 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 23 (5.82%) WAN
3 18 (4.56%) LAN
4 14 (3.54%) Internet
5 12 (3.04%) DNS
6 11 (2.78%) SAN
7 9 (2.28%) Firewall
7 9 (2.28%) Wireless
7 9 (2.28%) LDAP
8 8 (2.03%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.77%) VLAN
10 6 (1.52%) DHCP
11 5 (1.27%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.27%) VoIP
12 4 (1.01%) VPN
12 4 (1.01%) IPsec
13 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.51%) Intranet
13 2 (0.51%) Network Security
13 2 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.77%) MS Access
8 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.27%) OLAP
10 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.76%) MySQL
10 3 (0.76%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.01%) Moq
3 4 (1.01%) NUnit
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Blend
4 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.76%) Toad
5 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.51%) MSI
5 2 (0.51%) JUnit
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.25%) Introscope
6 1 (0.25%) JMeter
6 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (12.15%) Finance
2 13 (3.29%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.28%) Advertising
4 8 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.03%) Banking
5 6 (1.52%) Retail
6 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Electronics
7 3 (0.76%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (27.85%) Analyst
2 54 (13.67%) Developer
3 31 (7.85%) Support Analyst
3 31 (7.85%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.09%) Service Analyst
5 25 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (5.57%) Administrator
7 20 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.56%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.30%) Consultant
11 16 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (4.05%) IT Support
12 15 (3.80%) .NET Developer
13 14 (3.54%) Test Analyst
14 12 (3.04%) DBA
14 12 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (2.78%) Support Technician
16 10 (2.53%) Architect
16 10 (2.53%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.67%) .NET
2 29 (7.34%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.05%) HTML
4 13 (3.29%) CSS
4 13 (3.29%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (2.53%) jQuery
7 9 (2.28%) XML
7 9 (2.28%) HTML5
8 8 (2.03%) WCF
9 6 (1.52%) Silverlight
9 6 (1.52%) Ajax
10 5 (1.27%) WPF
10 5 (1.27%) Application Packaging
10 5 (1.27%) Web Services
11 4 (1.01%) SOAP
11 4 (1.01%) ADSI
11 4 (1.01%) NHibernate
11 4 (1.01%) StructureMap
11 4 (1.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.81%) Blackberry
2 18 (4.56%) NHS
3 12 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.53%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.28%) PKI
6 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.01%) Clustering
8 4 (1.01%) AS400
8 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.76%) Statistics
9 3 (0.76%) DTV
9 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) CMDB
10 2 (0.51%) Firmware
10 2 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 170 (43.04%) Windows
2 85 (21.52%) Windows 7
3 45 (11.39%) Windows XP
4 44 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.81%) UNIX
8 15 (3.80%) Linux
9 8 (2.03%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.77%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.52%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) zOS
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.19%) Migration
2 39 (9.87%) ITIL
3 27 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (5.57%) Project Management
5 20 (5.06%) Data Migration
6 17 (4.30%) Project Planning
7 16 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (4.05%) MVC
8 14 (3.54%) Workflow
8 14 (3.54%) ERP
9 13 (3.29%) Test Scripting
10 12 (3.04%) Service Management
10 12 (3.04%) Change Management
11 11 (2.78%) CRM
11 11 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.53%) Scrum
13 9 (2.28%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.28%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.03%) Software Testing
14 8 (2.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (16.46%) SQL
2 43 (10.89%) C#
3 15 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.27%) Java
6 5 (1.27%) VB
7 4 (1.01%) VBScript
8 3 (0.76%) C
8 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.76%) XAML
9 2 (0.51%) X++
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) PHP5
10 1 (0.25%) ABAP
10 1 (0.25%) Pascal
10 1 (0.25%) PL/1
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.82%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.57%) Degree
5 10 (2.53%) MCSE
6 9 (2.28%) ISEB
7 8 (2.03%) MCITP
8 6 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.27%) CISSP
9 5 (1.27%) CRISC
9 5 (1.27%) MCDST
9 5 (1.27%) CISA
9 5 (1.27%) CISM
9 5 (1.27%) MCP
10 4 (1.01%) MCSA
10 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.76%) MCTS
12 2 (0.51%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.30%) SLA
2 10 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.76%) TickIT
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) GCP
5 1 (0.25%) GMP
5 1 (0.25%) DO-160
System Software
1 101 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.53%) XenApp
5 9 (2.28%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 4 (1.01%) XenServer
7 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.76%) RACF
8 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 23 (5.82%) SCCM
2 8 (2.03%) SCOM
3 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
7 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (9.87%) VMware
2 33 (8.35%) Oracle
2 33 (8.35%) Cisco
3 30 (7.59%) Citrix
4 22 (5.57%) HP
5 16 (4.05%) SAP
6 15 (3.80%) Remedy
7 8 (2.03%) IBM
7 8 (2.03%) NetApp
8 6 (1.52%) Dell
8 6 (1.52%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.01%) Serena
9 4 (1.01%) Symantec
9 4 (1.01%) Veeam
10 3 (0.76%) Tableau
10 3 (0.76%) Telerik
10 3 (0.76%) EMC
10 3 (0.76%) Apple
10 3 (0.76%) BMC
11 2 (0.51%) JD Edwards
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