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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.50% 20.67% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 51.56% 43.02% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £138 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £12.08 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
64 86 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 39.75% 48.04% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 8
Average daily rate £320 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.47% +54.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (43.75%) Windows
3 13 (27.08%) MS Office
4 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 8 (16.67%) Project Management
6 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.58%) HTML
7 7 (14.58%) Web Services
7 7 (14.58%) XML
7 7 (14.58%) Migration
7 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.50%) VB
8 6 (12.50%) C#
8 6 (12.50%) CSS
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (10.42%) MS Project
9 5 (10.42%) .NET
9 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.42%) jQuery
10 4 (8.33%) LINQ
10 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
10 4 (8.33%) Degree
10 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.33%) Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Lync
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 13 (27.08%) MS Office
3 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (10.42%) MS Project
5 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) VoIP
1 4 (8.33%) WAN
1 4 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) MS Access
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) OLAP
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) MSTest
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
1 4 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Data Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Migration Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Junior
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
1 7 (14.58%) XML
2 6 (12.50%) CSS
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) jQuery
4 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 4 (8.33%) LINQ
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.25%) JSON
5 3 (6.25%) Ajax
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.17%) XSLT
7 1 (2.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.08%) Kendo UI
7 1 (2.08%) RESTful
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Project Management
2 7 (14.58%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Workflow
4 4 (8.33%) ETL
4 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) BPR
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) CRM
5 3 (6.25%) ERP
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) Business Development
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.25%) Data Governance
5 3 (6.25%) Change Control
6 2 (4.17%) Release Management
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) C#
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.50%) VB
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) REXX
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) DCSE
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.08%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.08%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
2 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) Dell
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.08%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) Lotus
4 1 (2.08%) Remedy
4 1 (2.08%) Primavera
4 1 (2.08%) Alias
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
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