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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 17.87% 14.41% 26.61%
As % of the Vendors category 41.11% 27.42% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
Average daily rate £260 £375 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +59.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £335 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.26 £13.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £16.20 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
90 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 43.48% 52.54% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 20
Average daily rate £300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £229 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.95 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 17 April 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 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (66.67%) Windows
2 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 23 (34.85%) SQL Server
3 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
4 21 (31.82%) SQL
5 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 13 (19.70%) Oracle
6 13 (19.70%) MS Office
6 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
7 12 (18.18%) ITIL
7 12 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 11 (16.67%) Citrix
9 10 (15.15%) .NET
9 10 (15.15%) C#
9 10 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (13.64%) Degree
10 9 (13.64%) Linux
10 9 (13.64%) Change Management
11 8 (12.12%) UNIX
11 8 (12.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
11 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.61%) SCOM
12 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.61%) Blackberry
12 7 (10.61%) Manufacturing
13 6 (9.09%) VMware
13 6 (9.09%) TickIT
13 6 (9.09%) AS400

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) SAS
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Site Server
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.70%) MS Office
3 10 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 5 (7.58%) Modbus
4 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.55%) Wireless
5 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.55%) SAN
6 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 2 (3.03%) DNS
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) WLAN
7 1 (1.52%) LAN
7 1 (1.52%) PBX
7 1 (1.52%) VPN
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) PABX
7 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.03%) MS Access
5 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) Moq
3 2 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (16.67%) Developer
3 10 (15.15%) IT Support
4 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Support Technician
5 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) IT Support Technician
6 6 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Systems Support
6 6 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) IT Administrator
7 5 (7.58%) UAT Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) UAT Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.03%) MDX
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.03%) StructureMap
5 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Blackberry
1 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.09%) AS400
3 4 (6.06%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 9 (13.64%) Linux
5 8 (12.12%) UNIX
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Change Management
3 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 6 (9.09%) ERP
4 6 (9.09%) Logistics
4 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.58%) Migration
5 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.06%) Data Security
6 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.55%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.03%) MVC
8 2 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) C#
3 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) VBA
4 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) ISEB
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.55%) MCP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 6 (9.09%) TickIT
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) XenApp
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCOM
2 5 (7.58%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Oracle
2 11 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (9.09%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) Siemens
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) SAP
6 3 (4.55%) Altiris
7 2 (3.03%) Tableau
7 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (1.52%) Symantec
8 1 (1.52%) Remedy
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) RightFax
8 1 (1.52%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.52%) NetApp
8 1 (1.52%) IronPort
8 1 (1.52%) Kaspersky
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