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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.73% 18.00% 29.17%
As % of the Vendors category 19.79% 33.33% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £363 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £373 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 17
Median hourly rate £13.45 £12.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
96 81 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 59.26% 54.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 36
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -57.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £11.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 September 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 September 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 19 (51.35%) C#
1 19 (51.35%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) .NET Framework
4 13 (35.14%) Windows
5 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
6 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
6 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
7 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
8 8 (21.62%) Web Services
8 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
10 6 (16.22%) HTML
10 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) MS Office
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) UML
10 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.22%) MVC
10 6 (16.22%) V-Model
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.51%) Office 365
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (13.51%) jQuery

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 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Modbus
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (51.35%) .NET
2 14 (37.84%) .NET Framework
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 5 (13.51%) CSS
6 5 (13.51%) jQuery
6 5 (13.51%) SOAP
7 4 (10.81%) Ajax
7 4 (10.81%) XHTML
7 4 (10.81%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) XSD
7 4 (10.81%) XSLT
8 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.41%) WCF
9 1 (2.70%) HTML5
9 1 (2.70%) JSON
9 1 (2.70%) REST
9 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) iSeries
2 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Unix
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.22%) MVC
3 6 (16.22%) UML
3 6 (16.22%) V-Model
3 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.41%) Market Research
6 2 (5.41%) Pay per click
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Search Engine Marketing
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) VBScript
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
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 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Brio
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Cognos
5 2 (5.41%) Coremetrics
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (5.41%) Omniture
6 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.70%) Novell
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Siemens
6 1 (2.70%) Sophos
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