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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 9.33% 22.63% 20.30%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 57.33% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 9
Median daily rate £350 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.90 £27.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
56 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 37.33% 39.47% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 43
Median daily rate £300 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.23 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £28.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicester region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 5 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) C#
2 23 (48.94%) .NET
2 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
2 23 (48.94%) .NET Framework
3 22 (46.81%) SQL
4 21 (44.68%) Oracle
4 21 (44.68%) Windows Server
5 20 (42.55%) High Availability
6 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
7 17 (36.17%) Siemens
7 17 (36.17%) Modbus
7 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
8 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.02%) ITIL
9 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
10 7 (14.89%) Logistics
11 6 (12.77%) MS Office
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
12 5 (10.64%) Life Science
12 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (8.51%) WPF
13 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (8.51%) LAN
13 4 (8.51%) Cisco
14 3 (6.38%) Dell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
2 17 (36.17%) Modbus
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) Wireless
5 2 (4.26%) DHCP
5 2 (4.26%) DNS
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Capybara
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) French Language
2 2 (4.26%) German Language
2 2 (4.26%) Italian Language
2 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) C# Developer
3 16 (34.04%) .NET Developer
3 16 (34.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) .NET
1 23 (48.94%) .NET Framework
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) WPF
4 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) Silverlight
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Life Science
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) RIA
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) High Availability
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 7 (14.89%) Logistics
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
4 3 (6.38%) Front End Development
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.26%) MVC
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Server Building
5 2 (4.26%) TDD
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Management
6 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) C#
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) HNC
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) MCITP
2 1 (2.13%) MCP
2 1 (2.13%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 17 (36.17%) Siemens
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) Dell
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
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