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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.17% 26.80% 10.47%
As % of the Vendors category 31.76% 48.81% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £23.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 84 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 50.90% 54.90% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 20
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.71% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) MS Excel
3 16 (29.09%) MS Office
3 16 (29.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (23.64%) SQL
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.00%) .NET
6 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (20.00%) Degree
6 11 (20.00%) Finance
7 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (18.18%) C#
8 9 (16.36%) Web Services
8 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.55%) V-Model
9 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.55%) TickIT
9 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
9 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
9 8 (14.55%) UML
9 8 (14.55%) PBX
9 8 (14.55%) VoIP
9 8 (14.55%) ISO 9001
9 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
9 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
9 8 (14.55%) Life Science
10 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.73%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (12.73%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (49.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (29.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 16 (29.09%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) PBX
1 8 (14.55%) VoIP
2 6 (10.91%) CTI
3 5 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) QlikView
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) CocoaPods
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Developer
2 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Lead Software Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 5 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
4 5 (9.09%) Senior VoIP Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Silverlight Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Server Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Server Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.64%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.64%) DBA
7 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
1 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 5 (9.09%) WPF
3 5 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.64%) JSON
5 2 (3.64%) CSS3
5 2 (3.64%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) CSS
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) HTML
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.82%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
1 8 (14.55%) Life Science
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Clustering
3 5 (9.09%) RIA
3 5 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Tandem
4 1 (1.82%) Animation
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
3 8 (14.55%) V-Model
3 8 (14.55%) UML
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.91%) Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Logistics
5 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.09%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Change Control
7 2 (3.64%) MVC
7 2 (3.64%) CRM
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.82%) MCP
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) ISO 9001
1 8 (14.55%) TickIT
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) HP
1 6 (10.91%) NetApp
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix
3 2 (3.64%) Lotus
3 2 (3.64%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.82%) Apple
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe