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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.63% 12.35% 10.58%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 34.48% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £534 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
65 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 40.63% 35.80% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 15
Average daily rate £323 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) MS Excel
3 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 14 (23.33%) SQL
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (15.00%) Migration
6 9 (15.00%) MS Office
7 8 (13.33%) XML
7 8 (13.33%) PBX
7 8 (13.33%) VoIP
7 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (13.33%) Project Management
7 8 (13.33%) Clustering
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (11.67%) HP
8 7 (11.67%) Web Services
9 6 (10.00%) VB
9 6 (10.00%) HTML
9 6 (10.00%) SAN
9 6 (10.00%) NetApp
9 6 (10.00%) CTI
9 6 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (10.00%) Change Management
9 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 5 (8.33%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.33%) Lync
1 2 (3.33%) IIS
1 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (51.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 6 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.67%) MS Project
5 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) PBX
1 8 (13.33%) VoIP
2 6 (10.00%) SAN
2 6 (10.00%) CTI
3 2 (3.33%) WAN
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) MS Access
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) MSTest
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) CocoaPods
3 1 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 4 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
4 5 (8.33%) VoIP Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Server Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Migration Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) XML
2 7 (11.67%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (8.33%) .NET
4 5 (8.33%) CSS
4 5 (8.33%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.00%) Ajax
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.00%) JSON
6 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.00%) LINQ
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.33%) XSLT
8 1 (1.67%) Cocoa
8 1 (1.67%) RESTful
8 1 (1.67%) REST
8 1 (1.67%) CSS3
8 1 (1.67%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Tandem
3 1 (1.67%) Animation
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Migration
2 8 (13.33%) Project Management
3 6 (10.00%) Change Management
3 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Workflow
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL
5 4 (6.67%) CRM
5 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.00%) Data Governance
6 3 (5.00%) Business Development
6 3 (5.00%) ERP
6 3 (5.00%) ETL
6 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.00%) BPR
6 3 (5.00%) MVC
7 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) VB
3 5 (8.33%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) REXX
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PMP
4 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.67%) MCP
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) DCSE
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) NetApp
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.33%) Lotus
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
4 2 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee
5 1 (1.67%) Alias
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.67%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec
5 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe