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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 185 166 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.81% 11.39% 15.10%
As % of the Vendors category 27.90% 31.20% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 71 74
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £11.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +7.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.97 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.35 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
663 532 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 42.31% 36.51% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 247 289
Average daily rate £375 £339 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 51
Average hourly rate £16.83 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Derbyshire +6 56 £350 +40.00% 15
Leicestershire -1 45 £313 +40.44% 17
Nottinghamshire -8 37 £338 +14.30% 38
Northamptonshire +2 29 £277 -26.13% 12
Lincolnshire -12 5 £188 -37.50% 8
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 171 (41.71%) Windows
2 161 (39.27%) MS Excel
3 119 (29.02%) MS Office
4 109 (26.59%) SQL Server
5 96 (23.41%) Active Directory
6 90 (21.95%) SQL
7 64 (15.61%) VMware
8 59 (14.39%) .NET
8 59 (14.39%) Security Cleared
9 57 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (11.46%) Finance
12 46 (11.22%) ITIL
13 45 (10.98%) C#
14 44 (10.73%) SC Cleared
15 42 (10.24%) Windows 7
16 40 (9.76%) Windows XP
17 39 (9.51%) Project Management
18 35 (8.54%) MS Exchange
18 35 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (8.29%) Migration
19 34 (8.29%) Manufacturing
20 33 (8.05%) Oracle
20 33 (8.05%) UNIX
20 33 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
20 33 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
21 32 (7.80%) Citrix
22 31 (7.56%) Configuration Management
22 31 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 31 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 35 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.63%) IIS
4 17 (4.15%) Lync
5 15 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.73%) Moodle
10 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.73%) SAS
11 2 (0.49%) MTS
11 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 161 (39.27%) MS Excel
2 119 (29.02%) MS Office
3 33 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (5.12%) MS Project
5 13 (3.17%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.49%) InDesign
8 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.15%) Office 365
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.39%) LAN
1 18 (4.39%) DNS
2 17 (4.15%) SAN
2 17 (4.15%) Internet
3 14 (3.41%) Firewall
3 14 (3.41%) VoIP
4 13 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.17%) WAN
4 13 (3.17%) Intranet
5 11 (2.68%) PBX
6 9 (2.20%) DHCP
7 8 (1.95%) IP Telephony
7 8 (1.95%) Wireless
8 7 (1.71%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.46%) VLAN
9 6 (1.46%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.46%) CTI
10 5 (1.22%) DMZ
10 5 (1.22%) SSL
11 4 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (26.59%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.71%) MS Access
9 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.98%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.98%) MySQL
12 2 (0.49%) OLAP
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.24%) Informix
13 1 (0.24%) DB2
13 1 (0.24%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 31 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.46%) Selenium
4 5 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (0.98%) MSTest
5 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.73%) Subversion
6 3 (0.73%) PVCS
6 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.73%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.73%) Ant
7 2 (0.49%) NUnit
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Developer 2000
7 2 (0.49%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) CocoaPods
8 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
General
1 47 (11.46%) Finance
2 34 (8.29%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.68%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.44%) Marketing
5 9 (2.20%) Advertising
6 7 (1.71%) Retail
6 7 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (26.34%) Analyst
2 58 (14.15%) Developer
3 27 (6.59%) Architect
4 25 (6.10%) Service Analyst
5 21 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 16 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (3.90%) MI Analyst
8 15 (3.66%) Administrator
8 15 (3.66%) Consultant
9 14 (3.41%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.93%) DBA
12 11 (2.68%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.68%) Team Leader
13 10 (2.44%) Development Team Leader
13 10 (2.44%) Desktop Support
13 10 (2.44%) Software Development Team Leader
13 10 (2.44%) Technical Leader
13 10 (2.44%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.39%) .NET
2 23 (5.61%) ASP.NET
3 20 (4.88%) Web Services
3 20 (4.88%) HTML
4 19 (4.63%) .NET Framework
5 18 (4.39%) CSS
6 14 (3.41%) jQuery
7 11 (2.68%) XML
8 8 (1.95%) HTML5
9 7 (1.71%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.71%) LINQ
10 6 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.22%) WCF
11 5 (1.22%) WPF
12 4 (0.98%) Ajax
12 4 (0.98%) JSON
12 4 (0.98%) CSS3
13 3 (0.73%) XSLT
13 3 (0.73%) CORBA
13 3 (0.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.41%) Clustering
3 13 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.44%) NHS
6 8 (1.95%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.46%) Replication
7 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.73%) Physics
9 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.73%) AS400
9 3 (0.73%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) PMI
10 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.49%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 171 (41.71%) Windows
2 48 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (10.24%) Windows 7
4 40 (9.76%) Windows XP
5 33 (8.05%) UNIX
5 33 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.88%) Linux
8 13 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.46%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.46%) CentOS
10 4 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.98%) AIX
11 3 (0.73%) Android
11 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.49%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.24%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.22%) ITIL
2 39 (9.51%) Project Management
3 35 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (8.29%) Migration
5 31 (7.56%) Configuration Management
6 26 (6.34%) Service Management
6 26 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 21 (5.12%) Change Management
8 21 (5.12%) Requirements Analysis
8 21 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (4.88%) Problem Management
10 19 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (4.39%) Workflow
12 17 (4.15%) ITSM
13 13 (3.17%) OOP
14 12 (2.93%) CRM
14 12 (2.93%) Mentoring
15 11 (2.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.95%) SQL
2 45 (10.98%) C#
3 25 (6.10%) T-SQL
4 20 (4.88%) VBA
5 18 (4.39%) VB
5 18 (4.39%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.41%) Java
7 10 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.71%) C
9 6 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.46%) VBScript
10 5 (1.22%) Perl
11 4 (0.98%) C++
11 4 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.98%) Ruby
12 3 (0.73%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.49%) REXX
13 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.49%) VB6
14 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.37%) Degree
4 19 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (1.71%) MCSE
8 5 (1.22%) ISEB
8 5 (1.22%) MCITP
8 5 (1.22%) MCP
9 4 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.98%) MCSA
10 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.49%) PMP
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.24%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.20%) QA
2 7 (1.71%) SLA
3 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 96 (23.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.61%) VMware ESX
4 19 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.46%) NFS
6 4 (0.98%) XenApp
6 4 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.73%) XenServer
7 3 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.39%) SCCM
2 8 (1.95%) OVSD
3 6 (1.46%) WSUS
3 6 (1.46%) Control-M
4 5 (1.22%) SCOM
5 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) DameWare
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (15.61%) VMware
2 33 (8.05%) Oracle
3 32 (7.80%) Citrix
4 26 (6.34%) HP
5 21 (5.12%) Cisco
5 21 (5.12%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.66%) NetApp
6 15 (3.66%) Remedy
7 9 (2.20%) Lotus
8 8 (1.95%) Adobe
9 7 (1.71%) F5
10 6 (1.46%) SAP
10 6 (1.46%) BMC
11 5 (1.22%) Siemens
11 5 (1.22%) Sophos
11 5 (1.22%) Altiris
12 4 (0.98%) Nimsoft
12 4 (0.98%) McAfee
13 3 (0.73%) Symantec
13 3 (0.73%) Business Objects
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