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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.27% 18.63% 23.37%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 50.00% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 18
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 £255 £173 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £340 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £44.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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 60 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 49.62% 37.27% 57.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 34
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £255 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% -6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (49.18%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) MS Excel
3 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
4 19 (31.15%) Migration
5 18 (29.51%) MS Office
5 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
6 17 (27.87%) SQL
7 15 (24.59%) ITIL
8 13 (21.31%) Oracle
8 13 (21.31%) WAN
8 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.03%) .NET
10 10 (16.39%) C#
10 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
11 9 (14.75%) Degree
11 9 (14.75%) XenApp
11 9 (14.75%) XenDesktop
11 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
11 9 (14.75%) Citrix
11 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (14.75%) LAN
12 8 (13.11%) Thin Client
12 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
12 8 (13.11%) Fat Client
13 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
13 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (11.48%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (6.56%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (47.54%) MS Excel
2 18 (29.51%) MS Office
3 6 (9.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (8.20%) MS Project
5 1 (1.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) WAN
2 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.75%) LAN
4 6 (9.84%) Wireless
5 5 (8.20%) DNS
6 4 (6.56%) Internet
6 4 (6.56%) IPsec
6 4 (6.56%) LDAP
6 4 (6.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (4.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.28%) ADSL
8 2 (3.28%) Modbus
9 1 (1.64%) PBX
9 1 (1.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) OLAP
5 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.64%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (4.92%) Toad
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Advertising
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Support Technician
3 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
3 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
3 6 (9.84%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Desktop Technician
4 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.20%) Active Directory Specialist
4 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) DBA
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) UAT Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.92%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (3.28%) IT Support
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 4 (6.56%) HTML
5 3 (4.92%) ADO.NET
5 3 (4.92%) WCF
5 3 (4.92%) WPF
5 3 (4.92%) Silverlight
5 3 (4.92%) jQuery
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.92%) HTML5
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Thin Client
1 8 (13.11%) Fat Client
2 6 (9.84%) PKI
2 6 (9.84%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) AS400
5 2 (3.28%) iSeries
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 3 (4.92%) UNIX
7 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Migration
2 15 (24.59%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.56%) UML
7 3 (4.92%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.92%) MVC
7 3 (4.92%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.92%) MVVM
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Project Management
9 1 (1.64%) Service Management
9 1 (1.64%) DFSS
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) C#
3 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.92%) XAML
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
5 2 (3.28%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) MCSE
3 3 (4.92%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
5 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.92%) TickIT
2 2 (3.28%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) DO-160
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.75%) XenApp
2 9 (14.75%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 9 (14.75%) Citrix
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Telerik
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
4 2 (3.28%) Siemens
4 2 (3.28%) Lotus
4 2 (3.28%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) Sophos
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore