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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.63% 9.93% 16.88%
As % of the Vendors category 37.65% 26.42% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Average daily rate £293 £238 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% +97.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £25.25 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
85 53 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 52.15% 37.59% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 28
Average daily rate £293 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (60.00%) Oracle
2 37 (52.86%) C#
2 37 (52.86%) .NET
3 35 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 34 (48.57%) SQL
4 34 (48.57%) Windows
5 33 (47.14%) .NET Framework
6 32 (45.71%) High Availability
7 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
8 28 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
10 26 (37.14%) MS Office
10 26 (37.14%) TCP/IP
11 24 (34.29%) Siemens
11 24 (34.29%) Relational Database
11 24 (34.29%) Modbus
12 23 (32.86%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (27.14%) IIS
14 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
14 17 (24.29%) WPF
14 17 (24.29%) User Experience
15 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Blend
15 16 (22.86%) Silverlight
15 16 (22.86%) RIA
16 13 (18.57%) Manufacturing
17 12 (17.14%) Logistics
18 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
19 10 (14.29%) Life Science
20 7 (10.00%) Degree
20 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (27.14%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (37.14%) MS Office
3 23 (32.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.14%) TCP/IP
2 24 (34.29%) Modbus
3 3 (4.29%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) DNS
4 2 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.43%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) Firewall
5 1 (1.43%) Network Security
5 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (34.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.43%) Capybara
3 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 13 (18.57%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) French Language
3 1 (1.43%) German Language
3 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (70.00%) Developer
2 29 (41.43%) C# Developer
3 24 (34.29%) .NET Developer
4 23 (32.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (24.29%) Software Developer
6 16 (22.86%) Silverlight Developer
7 7 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Lead Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (2.86%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.86%) .NET
2 33 (47.14%) .NET Framework
3 17 (24.29%) WPF
4 16 (22.86%) Silverlight
5 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
6 7 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (2.86%) CSS
7 2 (2.86%) CSS3
7 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.86%) HTML
7 2 (2.86%) HTML5
7 2 (2.86%) JSON
7 2 (2.86%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.43%) jQuery
8 1 (1.43%) RESTful
8 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) User Experience
2 16 (22.86%) RIA
3 10 (14.29%) Life Science
4 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.43%) NHS
7 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (48.57%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) High Availability
2 12 (17.14%) Logistics
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 5 (7.14%) UML
5 5 (7.14%) V-Model
5 5 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.29%) Front End Development
7 3 (4.29%) MVC
8 2 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (1.43%) Change Management
9 1 (1.43%) CRM
9 1 (1.43%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.43%) Migration
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.86%) C#
2 34 (48.57%) SQL
3 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) VB
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.43%) HNC
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.14%) TickIT
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) Oracle
2 24 (34.29%) Siemens
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (1.43%) Dell
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) Juniper
4 1 (1.43%) Nokia
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Sun
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