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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 22.95% 18.81% 15.13%
As % of the Vendors category 56.00% 42.70% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 3
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£300 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £158 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £360 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.26 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £27.90 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -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
75 89 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 40.98% 44.06% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 15
Average daily rate £320 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £9.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £25.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 April 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 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (52.83%) MS Excel
2 25 (47.17%) Windows
3 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
4 13 (24.53%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) Project Management
5 10 (18.87%) Migration
5 10 (18.87%) MS Office
6 8 (15.09%) XML
7 7 (13.21%) Web Services
7 7 (13.21%) HTML
7 7 (13.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 6 (11.32%) VB
8 6 (11.32%) MS Project
8 6 (11.32%) CSS
8 6 (11.32%) HP
8 6 (11.32%) SAN
9 5 (9.43%) NetApp
9 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
9 5 (9.43%) VoIP
9 5 (9.43%) C#
9 5 (9.43%) .NET
9 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
9 5 (9.43%) jQuery
9 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (7.55%) JSON

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (52.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS Office
3 7 (13.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (11.32%) MS Project
5 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.89%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) SAN
2 5 (9.43%) VoIP
3 4 (7.55%) PBX
4 3 (5.66%) LAN
4 3 (5.66%) WAN
5 2 (3.77%) DHCP
5 2 (3.77%) CTI
5 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 1 (1.89%) Intranet
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.89%) Wireless
6 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) MS Access
2 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) MSTest
2 2 (3.77%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) NUnit
3 1 (1.89%) CocoaPods
General
1 4 (7.55%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Server Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Data Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) DBA
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) XML
2 7 (13.21%) HTML
2 7 (13.21%) Web Services
3 6 (11.32%) CSS
4 5 (9.43%) .NET
4 5 (9.43%) jQuery
5 4 (7.55%) LINQ
5 4 (7.55%) Entity Framework
5 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.55%) JSON
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.66%) Ajax
7 2 (3.77%) XSLT
8 1 (1.89%) Cocoa
8 1 (1.89%) WCF
8 1 (1.89%) RESTful
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.89%) REST
8 1 (1.89%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.89%) Tandem
2 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.89%) Animation
2 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.89%) FMCG
2 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) UNIX
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Project Management
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.55%) Workflow
4 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
4 3 (5.66%) Business Development
4 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.66%) Data Governance
4 3 (5.66%) Change Control
4 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL
4 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.66%) CRM
4 3 (5.66%) ERP
4 3 (5.66%) ETL
4 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.66%) BPR
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.32%) VB
3 5 (9.43%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) REXX
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) DCSE
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.89%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.89%) XenApp
2 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
2 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
2 5 (9.43%) NetApp
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.89%) Lotus
5 1 (1.89%) Apple
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Alias
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
Leicester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £13.75 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago