The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leicester region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 22.29% 9.26% 21.24%
As % of the Vendors category 46.67% 32.26% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £13.50 £26.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
75 31 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 47.77% 28.70% 54.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 18
Average daily rate £350 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.70 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
Leicestershire

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 22 July 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 22 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
3 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
4 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
5 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
6 21 (28.38%) ITIL
7 20 (27.03%) MS Office
8 18 (24.32%) SQL
9 16 (21.62%) Windows XP
10 14 (18.92%) C#
10 14 (18.92%) .NET
11 13 (17.57%) Oracle
12 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (14.86%) Degree
14 10 (13.51%) Migration
14 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
14 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
16 8 (10.81%) Configuration Management
16 8 (10.81%) MVC
16 8 (10.81%) Linux
16 8 (10.81%) UNIX
16 8 (10.81%) ERP
16 8 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (10.81%) IIS
16 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (9.46%) Blackberry

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (10.81%) IIS
2 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Lync
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.35%) Site Server
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.03%) MS Office
3 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
3 5 (6.76%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) LAN
4 3 (4.05%) Wireless
5 2 (2.70%) VoIP
6 1 (1.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.35%) PABX
6 1 (1.35%) Modbus
6 1 (1.35%) ADSL
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) WLAN
6 1 (1.35%) SAN
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) QlikView
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.11%) Moq
2 6 (8.11%) NUnit
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Support Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) IT Support
4 11 (14.86%) Support Technician
5 10 (13.51%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.16%) IT Support Technician
6 9 (12.16%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Administrator
7 8 (10.81%) Systems Support
7 8 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Systems Support Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) IT Administrator
8 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (8.11%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
9 6 (8.11%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (8.11%) StructureMap
4 6 (8.11%) NHibernate
4 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.05%) WCF
5 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.70%) HTML
6 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.70%) CSS
6 2 (2.70%) HTML5
6 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.70%) WPF
6 2 (2.70%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.70%) jQuery
6 2 (2.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.11%) AS400
2 6 (8.11%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.62%) Windows XP
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.81%) Linux
6 8 (10.81%) UNIX
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.81%) MVC
3 8 (10.81%) ERP
3 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.11%) Scrum
4 6 (8.11%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.41%) Change Management
6 4 (5.41%) UML
7 3 (4.05%) Project Management
8 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.70%) ITSM
8 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.70%) Six Sigma
8 2 (2.70%) MVVM
8 2 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) C#
3 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) XAML
5 2 (2.70%) VBScript
5 2 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) MCSA
4 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) TickIT
1 6 (8.11%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.76%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) DO-160
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) XenApp
3 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.35%) SCSM
3 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Citrix
3 4 (5.41%) VMware
3 4 (5.41%) Remedy
4 3 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) Telerik
6 1 (1.35%) IronPort
6 1 (1.35%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.35%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.35%) RightFax
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec
6 1 (1.35%) Sophos
6 1 (1.35%) Siemens
6 1 (1.35%) Lotus
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