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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.95% 17.74% 18.00%
As % of the Vendors category 43.94% 41.25% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £159 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.08 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.34 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.60 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
66 80 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 43.14% 43.01% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 16
Average daily rate £330 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £10.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 30 (52.63%) Windows
1 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
3 14 (24.56%) SQL
4 10 (17.54%) Project Management
4 10 (17.54%) MS Office
5 9 (15.79%) VoIP
5 9 (15.79%) Migration
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (14.04%) Clustering
6 8 (14.04%) PBX
6 8 (14.04%) Web Services
6 8 (14.04%) XML
7 7 (12.28%) HTML
7 7 (12.28%) HP
7 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 6 (10.53%) jQuery
8 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 6 (10.53%) CTI
8 6 (10.53%) Change Management
8 6 (10.53%) SAN
8 6 (10.53%) NetApp
8 6 (10.53%) CSS
8 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.53%) VB
8 6 (10.53%) .NET
8 6 (10.53%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) Lync
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
1 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.54%) MS Office
3 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (10.53%) MS Project
5 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.75%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) VoIP
2 8 (14.04%) PBX
3 6 (10.53%) SAN
3 6 (10.53%) CTI
4 2 (3.51%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (1.75%) Intranet
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MS Access
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) MSTest
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) CocoaPods
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 4 (7.02%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Server Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Data Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
1 8 (14.04%) XML
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) .NET
3 6 (10.53%) CSS
3 6 (10.53%) jQuery
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.02%) JSON
4 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.02%) LINQ
5 3 (5.26%) Ajax
6 2 (3.51%) XSLT
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.75%) Cocoa
7 1 (1.75%) REST
7 1 (1.75%) CSS3
7 1 (1.75%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
3 1 (1.75%) Animation
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Project Management
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Change Management
3 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.02%) CRM
5 4 (7.02%) Workflow
5 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Data Governance
6 3 (5.26%) Change Control
6 3 (5.26%) Business Development
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL
6 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.26%) ERP
6 3 (5.26%) ETL
6 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.26%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.53%) VB
3 3 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) REXX
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) DCSE
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) SCOM
2 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) HP
2 6 (10.53%) NetApp
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Lotus
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee
5 1 (1.75%) Alias
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft