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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.59% 16.46% 13.02%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 38.57% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 6
Median daily rate £325 £328 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +14.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £288 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
54 70 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 37.76% 42.68% 50.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 51
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) C#
4 10 (28.57%) .NET
4 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
6 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
9 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) High Availability
9 5 (14.29%) Office 365
10 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
10 4 (11.43%) Citrix
10 4 (11.43%) WAN
10 4 (11.43%) MS Office
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.57%) Web Services
11 3 (8.57%) LAN
11 3 (8.57%) CRM
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification

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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Office 365
3 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) Modbus
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Toad
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) French Language
1 1 (2.86%) German Language
1 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
1 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Unix
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) High Availability
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) CRM
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.71%) Server Building
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.71%) UML
4 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) V-Model
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) Front End Development
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Siemens
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.86%) Sophos
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