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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.63% 13.16% 22.84%
As % of the Vendors category 45.98% 45.45% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
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£316 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
87 55 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 64.44% 28.95% 58.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 34
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £130 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 31 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (46.77%) MS Excel
3 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 19 (30.65%) Migration
5 18 (29.03%) SQL
6 16 (25.81%) MS Office
6 16 (25.81%) ITIL
6 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
7 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (22.58%) .NET
9 13 (20.97%) Oracle
9 13 (20.97%) C#
10 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
10 11 (17.74%) WAN
11 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
12 9 (14.52%) Degree
12 9 (14.52%) XenApp
12 9 (14.52%) Citrix
12 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
13 8 (12.90%) IIS
13 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
13 8 (12.90%) LAN
13 8 (12.90%) XenDesktop
13 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
13 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
14 7 (11.29%) Fat Client
14 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.61%) Site Server
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (46.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.81%) MS Office
3 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) WAN
2 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
4 5 (8.06%) Wireless
5 4 (6.45%) IPsec
5 4 (6.45%) LDAP
5 4 (6.45%) DNS
5 4 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 4 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (3.23%) ADSL
6 2 (3.23%) Modbus
7 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.61%) PABX
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
7 1 (1.61%) WLAN
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) QlikView
6 1 (1.61%) VLDB
6 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) OLAP
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.45%) NUnit
2 4 (6.45%) Moq
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (4.84%) Toad
3 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 10 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Support Technician
4 7 (11.29%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
5 6 (9.68%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) DBA
7 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support
7 4 (6.45%) Desktop Technician
7 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
3 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
4 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.45%) NHibernate
5 4 (6.45%) StructureMap
6 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (4.84%) HTML5
6 3 (4.84%) jQuery
6 3 (4.84%) WCF
6 3 (4.84%) WPF
6 3 (4.84%) Silverlight
6 3 (4.84%) HTML
6 3 (4.84%) CSS
6 3 (4.84%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Fat Client
1 7 (11.29%) Thin Client
2 6 (9.68%) PKI
3 4 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) AS400
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) iSeries
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.84%) Linux
7 3 (4.84%) UNIX
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Migration
2 16 (25.81%) ITIL
3 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.29%) MVC
5 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) UML
8 3 (4.84%) MVVM
8 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.84%) ERP
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.23%) Change Management
9 2 (3.23%) Project Management
9 2 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) C#
3 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.84%) XAML
6 2 (3.23%) VBScript
6 2 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.68%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB
5 2 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
1 3 (4.84%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.84%) TickIT
2 1 (1.61%) DO-160
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) XenApp
3 8 (12.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle
2 9 (14.52%) Citrix
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco
4 3 (4.84%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Remedy
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 3 (4.84%) Telerik
5 2 (3.23%) Siemens
5 2 (3.23%) Lotus
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Sophos
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