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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.82% 12.44% 20.90%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 42.86% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
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£331 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £90 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 17
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £13.30 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
90 56 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 61.64% 29.02% 53.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 26
Average daily rate £341 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
3 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
4 23 (32.39%) Windows 7
5 19 (26.76%) Migration
6 18 (25.35%) SQL
7 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
7 17 (23.94%) ITIL
8 16 (22.54%) MS Office
8 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (19.72%) .NET
11 13 (18.31%) Oracle
11 13 (18.31%) C#
12 11 (15.49%) Windows XP
12 11 (15.49%) WAN
12 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
14 9 (12.68%) Degree
14 9 (12.68%) XenApp
14 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
14 9 (12.68%) Citrix
14 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
15 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
15 8 (11.27%) IIS
15 8 (11.27%) LAN
15 8 (11.27%) XenDesktop
15 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
16 7 (9.86%) Fat Client
16 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (11.27%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.82%) Lync
3 1 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) Site Server
Applications
1 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
2 16 (22.54%) MS Office
3 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) WAN
1 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.27%) LAN
3 5 (7.04%) Wireless
4 4 (5.63%) IPsec
4 4 (5.63%) LDAP
4 4 (5.63%) Internet
4 4 (5.63%) DNS
4 4 (5.63%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.82%) ADSL
5 2 (2.82%) Modbus
6 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.41%) PABX
6 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.41%) VoIP
6 1 (1.41%) WLAN
6 1 (1.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) QlikView
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) VLDB
6 1 (1.41%) OLAP
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.63%) Moq
2 4 (5.63%) NUnit
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (4.23%) Toad
3 3 (4.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Developer
3 10 (14.08%) C# Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Support Technician
4 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Active Directory Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) IT Support
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.63%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Technician
7 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
3 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
4 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.63%) NHibernate
5 4 (5.63%) StructureMap
6 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (4.23%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) WPF
6 3 (4.23%) Silverlight
6 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.23%) HTML5
6 3 (4.23%) HTML
6 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 3 (4.23%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.86%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.45%) PKI
3 4 (5.63%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (5.63%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) AS400
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) iSeries
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 23 (32.39%) Windows 7
3 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (15.49%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Linux
7 3 (4.23%) UNIX
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Migration
2 17 (23.94%) ITIL
3 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.86%) MVC
4 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.63%) Scrum
7 4 (5.63%) UML
7 4 (5.63%) ERP
8 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.23%) MVVM
8 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.82%) Change Management
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
9 2 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 13 (18.31%) C#
3 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.23%) XAML
6 2 (2.82%) VBScript
6 2 (2.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.45%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
5 2 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
1 3 (4.23%) TickIT
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) DO-160
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) XenApp
3 8 (11.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.41%) SCSM
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle
2 9 (12.68%) Citrix
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) Telerik
4 3 (4.23%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) Remedy
4 3 (4.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) Siemens
5 2 (2.82%) Lotus
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Sophos
Leicester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago