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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 200 217 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.41% 14.52% 13.11%
As % of the Vendors category 31.45% 32.24% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 90
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £202 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £9.57 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
636 673 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.45% 45.02% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 310 339
Average daily rate £375 £383 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +20.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 69 44
Average hourly rate £15.06 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.94% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 64 £375 +7.14% 33
Leicestershire -5 43 £250 -4.76% 16
Northamptonshire 0 39 £318 -20.62% 16
Derbyshire -1 39 £338 +1.12% 24
Lincolnshire -3 7 £425 +21.42% 7
Rutland - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 157 (40.15%) MS Excel
2 142 (36.32%) Windows
3 127 (32.48%) MS Office
4 111 (28.39%) SQL
5 109 (27.88%) SQL Server
6 93 (23.79%) Active Directory
7 80 (20.46%) .NET
8 71 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (15.35%) C#
10 55 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (13.30%) VMware
12 51 (13.04%) Finance
13 50 (12.79%) ITIL
14 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
15 42 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (10.49%) Oracle
17 40 (10.23%) ASP.NET
18 38 (9.72%) MS PowerPoint
19 37 (9.46%) SC Cleared
20 34 (8.70%) JavaScript
21 33 (8.44%) Web Services
21 33 (8.44%) HP
21 33 (8.44%) Windows XP
22 32 (8.18%) Project Management
23 31 (7.93%) Service Management
23 31 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
23 31 (7.93%) Citrix
23 31 (7.93%) HTML
23 31 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
24 30 (7.67%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (6.39%) IIS
1 25 (6.39%) SharePoint
1 25 (6.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.56%) Lync
3 9 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.77%) SAS
7 3 (0.77%) CMS
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.51%) MTS
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 157 (40.15%) MS Excel
2 127 (32.48%) MS Office
3 38 (9.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.60%) MS Project
5 8 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.51%) InDesign
8 2 (0.51%) SPSS
9 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.77%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.26%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.84%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.60%) SAN
2 12 (3.07%) DNS
2 12 (3.07%) Internet
2 12 (3.07%) VoIP
3 11 (2.81%) PBX
4 10 (2.56%) Intranet
4 10 (2.56%) Firewall
5 9 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.05%) Wireless
7 7 (1.79%) LAN
7 7 (1.79%) WAN
7 7 (1.79%) DHCP
8 6 (1.53%) CTI
8 6 (1.53%) BIG-IP
8 6 (1.53%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.28%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.28%) VPN
10 4 (1.02%) VLAN
11 2 (0.51%) Network Security
11 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.84%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.53%) MS Access
11 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.02%) OLAP
12 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.02%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.02%) Redis
13 3 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 20 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.05%) Selenium
3 8 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Blend
4 6 (1.53%) JIRA
5 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.28%) NeoLoad
6 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.51%) GitLab
8 2 (0.51%) Subversion
8 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Developer 2000
9 1 (0.26%) ProC
9 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.26%) CocoaPods
General
1 51 (13.04%) Finance
2 30 (7.67%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.32%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.81%) Advertising
5 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.30%) Marketing
7 5 (1.28%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (21.74%) Analyst
2 79 (20.20%) Developer
3 22 (5.63%) Service Analyst
3 22 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (5.37%) Architect
5 20 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (4.60%) Support Analyst
7 17 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.58%) MI Analyst
9 13 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (3.32%) Administrator
10 12 (3.07%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.81%) Software Developer
11 11 (2.81%) Consultant
11 11 (2.81%) Team Leader
12 10 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.56%) Data Analyst
12 10 (2.56%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.56%) Lead Software Engineer
13 9 (2.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (20.46%) .NET
2 40 (10.23%) ASP.NET
3 33 (8.44%) Web Services
4 31 (7.93%) HTML
5 26 (6.65%) CSS
6 22 (5.63%) HTML5
7 20 (5.12%) .NET Framework
8 17 (4.35%) jQuery
9 16 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (3.07%) CSS3
11 11 (2.81%) WPF
11 11 (2.81%) REST
12 9 (2.30%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.05%) Middleware
13 8 (2.05%) SOAP
14 6 (1.53%) XML
14 6 (1.53%) Silverlight
15 5 (1.28%) Entity Framework
16 4 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
16 4 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.84%) Clustering
4 13 (3.32%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.81%) NHS
5 11 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.56%) User Experience
7 9 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.79%) Life Science
8 7 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.53%) RIA
10 5 (1.28%) Replication
11 4 (1.02%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.77%) Physics
12 3 (0.77%) PACS
13 2 (0.51%) PMI
13 2 (0.51%) AS400
13 2 (0.51%) GIS
13 2 (0.51%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 142 (36.32%) Windows
2 42 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (8.44%) Windows XP
4 31 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (7.16%) UNIX
6 27 (6.91%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.84%) Linux
9 13 (3.32%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.53%) CentOS
12 5 (1.28%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.28%) AIX
13 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.77%) Android
15 2 (0.51%) Solaris
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (12.79%) ITIL
3 32 (8.18%) Project Management
4 31 (7.93%) Service Management
4 31 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (7.16%) Migration
6 24 (6.14%) PRINCE2
7 23 (5.88%) ITSM
8 21 (5.37%) SDLC
9 20 (5.12%) Configuration Management
10 19 (4.86%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.60%) Change Management
11 18 (4.60%) MVC
12 17 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.35%) CRM
13 16 (4.09%) Requirements Analysis
14 15 (3.84%) Workflow
15 14 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (3.32%) UML
16 13 (3.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (28.39%) SQL
2 60 (15.35%) C#
3 34 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.63%) T-SQL
5 19 (4.86%) VBA
6 13 (3.32%) VB
7 10 (2.56%) Java
7 10 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.28%) VBScript
10 4 (1.02%) C
10 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.02%) Ruby
11 2 (0.51%) VB6
11 2 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.51%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) Python
12 1 (0.26%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.67%) Degree
4 21 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.30%) MCITP
7 9 (2.30%) MCP
7 9 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.30%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (1.79%) MCSE
8 7 (1.79%) MCSA
9 5 (1.28%) MCDST
9 5 (1.28%) MCTS
10 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.51%) ISEB
11 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.26%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.12%) QA
2 11 (2.81%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.81%) TickIT
3 8 (2.05%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (23.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.60%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.60%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.53%) NFS
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.77%) XenApp
5 3 (0.77%) vSphere
6 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (2.56%) SCCM
2 8 (2.05%) OVSD
3 4 (1.02%) Control-M
3 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.02%) Pingdom
4 3 (0.77%) SCOM
5 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.26%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.26%) DameWare
6 1 (0.26%) WSUS
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 52 (13.30%) VMware
2 41 (10.49%) Oracle
3 33 (8.44%) HP
4 31 (7.93%) Citrix
5 18 (4.60%) Cisco
6 16 (4.09%) NetApp
6 16 (4.09%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.58%) Remedy
8 8 (2.05%) Adobe
8 8 (2.05%) SAP
8 8 (2.05%) BMC
9 6 (1.53%) Lotus
9 6 (1.53%) F5
10 5 (1.28%) New Relic
10 5 (1.28%) Altiris
11 4 (1.02%) Symantec
11 4 (1.02%) Nimsoft
11 4 (1.02%) Tableau
11 4 (1.02%) McAfee
12 3 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good Rates, Good Team, Interesting Work
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Venturi
Rate: £11 - £14 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150 - £220 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 20 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £800 per day + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago