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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.82% 16.33% 27.21%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 35.82% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £180 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £120 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £322 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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 67 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 39.71% 45.58% 56.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 14
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (35.29%) Migration
3 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
3 11 (32.35%) MS Office
4 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (23.53%) WAN
6 7 (20.59%) LAN
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.59%) Citrix
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.59%) XenApp
6 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
7 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
7 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 5 (14.71%) C#
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (11.76%) Wireless
9 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.76%) PKI
9 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
9 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
9 4 (11.76%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) WAN
2 7 (20.59%) LAN
2 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) Wireless
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
3 4 (11.76%) VoIP
4 3 (8.82%) LDAP
4 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
4 3 (8.82%) IPsec
5 1 (2.94%) ADSL
5 1 (2.94%) PBX
5 1 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) OLAP
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Toad
2 2 (5.88%) MSTest
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Back Office
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
3 3 (8.82%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Database Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (2.94%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior
5 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (11.76%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) XML
4 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 3 (8.82%) jQuery
4 3 (8.82%) LINQ
5 2 (5.88%) Ajax
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.88%) XSLT
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.94%) Kendo UI
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 4 (11.76%) PKI
2 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.88%) iSeries
3 2 (5.88%) AS400
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) ETL
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Document Management
6 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.94%) Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) MCSE
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) XenApp
2 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Citrix
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.94%) Lotus
4 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
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