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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.36% 20.00% 26.88%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 49.21% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £112 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
55 63 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 41.67% 40.65% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 26
Average daily rate £320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (48.33%) Windows
2 27 (45.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (28.33%) SQL
4 17 (28.33%) MS Office
4 17 (28.33%) Migration
4 17 (28.33%) Windows 7
5 15 (25.00%) ITIL
6 14 (23.33%) Oracle
7 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (20.00%) .NET
9 11 (18.33%) C#
9 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
10 10 (16.67%) Degree
10 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.67%) WAN
10 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
12 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (11.67%) XenApp
13 7 (11.67%) XenDesktop
13 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (11.67%) Incident Management
13 7 (11.67%) MS PowerPoint
13 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
13 7 (11.67%) LAN
13 7 (11.67%) Citrix
14 6 (10.00%) Thin Client

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (28.33%) MS Office
3 7 (11.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) WAN
1 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.67%) LAN
3 5 (8.33%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) Wireless
4 4 (6.67%) IPsec
4 4 (6.67%) VoIP
4 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) Kerberos
4 4 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (3.33%) Modbus
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) ADSL
6 1 (1.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.33%) OLAP
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) QlikView
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) VLDB
6 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
1 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
2 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 6 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Active Directory Specialist
5 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) DBA
6 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.33%) CSS
4 5 (8.33%) HTML
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (5.00%) WCF
6 3 (5.00%) WPF
6 3 (5.00%) Silverlight
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
6 3 (5.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.67%) JSON
7 1 (1.67%) LINQ
7 1 (1.67%) Kendo UI
7 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.67%) Web Services
7 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (10.00%) PKI
1 6 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.67%) Smartphone
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) AS400
4 2 (3.33%) iSeries
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.67%) UNIX
7 3 (5.00%) Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Migration
2 15 (25.00%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.67%) Project Management
6 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.00%) MVVM
7 3 (5.00%) ERP
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.00%) MVC
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.33%) Release Management
8 2 (3.33%) Change Control
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.00%) XAML
5 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
5 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) ISEB
4 2 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.00%) TickIT
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) DO-160
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) XenApp
2 7 (11.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) Citrix
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
3 3 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Telerik
4 2 (3.33%) Remedy
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) Siemens
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.67%) Lotus
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Sophos
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