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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.58% 36.43% 14.50%
As % of the Vendors category 39.44% 60.26% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 4
Median daily rate £363 £296 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.36% -8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £24.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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
71 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 49.65% 60.47% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 33
Median daily rate £363 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £438 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £30.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.80 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 31 (65.96%) C#
2 30 (63.83%) .NET
3 27 (57.45%) SQL
4 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
4 21 (44.68%) .NET Framework
5 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
6 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
7 15 (31.91%) Web Services
8 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (27.66%) MVC
10 12 (25.53%) HTML
10 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
10 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (23.40%) Windows
11 11 (23.40%) UML
11 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (21.28%) CSS
12 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
12 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
12 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (21.28%) V-Model
13 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (19.15%) jQuery
13 9 (19.15%) Project Management
14 8 (17.02%) Ajax
14 8 (17.02%) SOAP
14 8 (17.02%) XML
14 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
14 8 (17.02%) High Availability

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 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) DHCP
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.26%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) Modbus
3 1 (2.13%) Profibus
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) NUnit
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Advertising
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) C# Developer
3 11 (23.40%) .NET Developer
3 11 (23.40%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (23.40%) Software Developer
4 10 (21.28%) Software Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (19.15%) Lead Software Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) SQL Developer
6 8 (17.02%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) .NET Framework
2 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
3 15 (31.91%) Web Services
4 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (25.53%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) CSS
6 9 (19.15%) jQuery
7 8 (17.02%) Ajax
7 8 (17.02%) SOAP
7 8 (17.02%) XML
8 7 (14.89%) XHTML
8 7 (14.89%) XSD
8 7 (14.89%) XSLT
9 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.38%) WCF
10 2 (4.26%) HTML5
11 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.13%) REST
11 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.13%) iSeries
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Physics
3 1 (2.13%) Robotics
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) MVC
3 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
3 11 (23.40%) UML
4 10 (21.28%) V-Model
4 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
5 9 (19.15%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) High Availability
7 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
8 5 (10.64%) Logistics
9 4 (8.51%) Migration
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (4.26%) Analytics
11 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
11 2 (4.26%) Search Engine Marketing
11 2 (4.26%) System Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) C#
2 27 (57.45%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) VBScript
6 2 (4.26%) C
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCP
4 2 (4.26%) MCSD
5 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.13%) MCDST
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) Brio
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix
3 2 (4.26%) Cognos
3 2 (4.26%) Coremetrics
3 2 (4.26%) Dell
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.26%) Omniture
3 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.26%) Sun
4 1 (2.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.13%) Novell
4 1 (2.13%) Perforce
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Siemens
4 1 (2.13%) VMware