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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 14.94% 18.60% 22.29%
As % of the Vendors category 30.67% 42.11% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £12.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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 57 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 48.70% 44.19% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 47
Median daily rate £398 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 11 (29.73%) C#
4 11 (29.73%) .NET
5 10 (27.03%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.51%) V-Model
9 5 (13.51%) Office 365
9 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) Citrix
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
9 5 (13.51%) UML
10 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.81%) MS Office
10 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (10.81%) VMware
10 4 (10.81%) PowerShell

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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.51%) Office 365
3 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Toad
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) French Language
2 1 (2.70%) German Language
2 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Developer
1 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Lead Software Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.51%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
6 1 (2.70%) HTML5
6 1 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.51%) UML
3 5 (13.51%) V-Model
3 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
4 3 (8.11%) CRM
4 3 (8.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Front End Development
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Server Building
5 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) MCP
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco
1 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 4 (10.81%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) NetApp
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.70%) Novell
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Sophos
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