The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.67% 10.18% 21.94%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 42.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £90 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 12
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £14.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £14.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
Microsoft
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Vendors Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
84 40 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 56.00% 23.95% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 21
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 38 (51.35%) Windows
2 32 (43.24%) MS Excel
3 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
3 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
4 21 (28.38%) SQL Server
5 19 (25.68%) ITIL
6 17 (22.97%) SQL
7 16 (21.62%) MS Office
8 15 (20.27%) .NET
8 15 (20.27%) Migration
9 14 (18.92%) C#
10 13 (17.57%) Oracle
10 13 (17.57%) Windows XP
10 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
14 9 (12.16%) Degree
14 9 (12.16%) WAN
14 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET
15 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
15 8 (10.81%) IIS
15 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (9.46%) XenApp
16 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
16 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (9.46%) Manufacturing
16 7 (9.46%) MVC
16 7 (9.46%) ERP
16 7 (9.46%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 8 (10.81%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Site Server
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.62%) MS Office
3 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.16%) WAN
3 6 (8.11%) LAN
4 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
4 4 (5.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.70%) IPsec
5 2 (2.70%) Modbus
5 2 (2.70%) DNS
5 2 (2.70%) Internet
5 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.70%) LDAP
5 2 (2.70%) ADSL
6 1 (1.35%) VoIP
6 1 (1.35%) WLAN
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.35%) SAN
6 1 (1.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) VLDB
6 1 (1.35%) QlikView
6 1 (1.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) NUnit
2 4 (5.41%) Moq
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (4.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.05%) Toad
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 7 (9.46%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 9 (12.16%) Support Technician
6 8 (10.81%) IT Support
6 8 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.46%) Administrator
7 7 (9.46%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) IT Support Technician
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Support Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) IT Administrator
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Support
8 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (6.76%) DBA
10 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
3 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET
4 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.41%) StructureMap
5 4 (5.41%) WCF
5 4 (5.41%) NHibernate
6 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.05%) CSS
6 3 (4.05%) ADO.NET
6 3 (4.05%) WPF
6 3 (4.05%) Silverlight
6 3 (4.05%) jQuery
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (4.05%) HTML5
7 2 (2.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
1 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.41%) AS400
1 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.05%) PKI
2 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) DTV
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (51.35%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.57%) Windows XP
3 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) UNIX
6 3 (4.05%) Linux
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (9.46%) ERP
4 7 (9.46%) MVC
5 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.41%) Scrum
6 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.41%) UML
7 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.05%) MVVM
7 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.70%) Time Management
8 2 (2.70%) Change Management
8 2 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) C#
3 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) XAML
6 2 (2.70%) VBScript
6 2 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.41%) MCSE
4 3 (4.05%) ISEB
4 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.35%) MCSA
6 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) TickIT
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) DO-160
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) XenApp
3 6 (8.11%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) SCOM
2 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) Citrix
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco
3 4 (5.41%) VMware
4 3 (4.05%) Telerik
4 3 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Remedy
5 2 (2.70%) Siemens
5 2 (2.70%) Lotus
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.35%) Sophos
6 1 (1.35%) Tableau
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