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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 5 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 43 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.81% 29.05% 7.75%
As % of the Vendors category 45.65% 49.43% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 4
Median daily rate £349 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £278 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £24.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.51% +147.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
46 87 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 43.40% 58.78% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 34
Median daily rate £285 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.87% +160.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £41.90 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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
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 17 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 (67.44%) C#
2 28 (65.12%) .NET
3 24 (55.81%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
4 19 (44.19%) .NET Framework
5 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
6 16 (37.21%) MVC
7 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
8 13 (30.23%) HTML
8 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
8 13 (30.23%) Web Services
8 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (27.91%) CSS
10 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.58%) jQuery
11 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (20.93%) Windows
12 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
12 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (18.60%) Ajax
13 8 (18.60%) SOAP
13 8 (18.60%) XML
13 8 (18.60%) Project Management
13 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
14 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (16.28%) XHTML
14 7 (16.28%) XSD
14 7 (16.28%) XSLT
14 7 (16.28%) UML

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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
3 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) DHCP
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) LAN
2 3 (6.98%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (6.98%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Modbus
3 1 (2.33%) Profibus
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.63%) Advertising
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) C# Developer
3 13 (30.23%) .NET Developer
4 11 (25.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (23.26%) Software Developer
6 9 (20.93%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (20.93%) SQL Developer
7 8 (18.60%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) .NET
2 19 (44.19%) .NET Framework
3 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
4 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (30.23%) HTML
4 13 (30.23%) Web Services
5 12 (27.91%) CSS
6 11 (25.58%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) Ajax
7 8 (18.60%) SOAP
7 8 (18.60%) XML
8 7 (16.28%) XHTML
8 7 (16.28%) XSD
8 7 (16.28%) XSLT
9 4 (9.30%) WCF
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.65%) RESTful
11 1 (2.33%) HTML5
11 1 (2.33%) LINQ
11 1 (2.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Physics
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) MVC
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Project Management
4 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 7 (16.28%) UML
4 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.95%) High Availability
5 6 (13.95%) V-Model
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 5 (11.63%) Logistics
7 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Pay per click
9 2 (4.65%) Search Engine Marketing
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Web Analytics
9 2 (4.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (67.44%) C#
2 24 (55.81%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) VBScript
6 2 (4.65%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSD
5 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.33%) MCDST
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO 9001
1 3 (6.98%) TickIT
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Dell
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Sun
3 2 (4.65%) Brio
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Cognos
3 2 (4.65%) Coremetrics
3 2 (4.65%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.65%) Omniture
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) Perforce
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
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