The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.93% 18.69% 19.63%
As % of the Vendors category 42.40% 37.50% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 8
Average daily rate
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£188 £198 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -39.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £77 £151 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 18
Average hourly rate £12.08 £16.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.53% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
Microsoft
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Vendors Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
125 152 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 39.94% 49.84% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 33
Average daily rate £300 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £180 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £398 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.00 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester 0 32 £244 +2.63% 12
Kegworth - 4 £77 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 3 - -
Hinckley - 3 £200 -
Loughborough - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 43 (51.81%) MS Excel
2 41 (49.40%) Windows
3 18 (21.69%) MS Office
4 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
5 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
5 14 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (15.66%) SQL
7 11 (13.25%) Workflow
7 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
9 9 (10.84%) C#
9 9 (10.84%) Migration
9 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (10.84%) SCCM
10 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.64%) Remedy
10 8 (9.64%) Project Management
10 8 (9.64%) HTML
10 8 (9.64%) Web Services
10 8 (9.64%) XML
11 7 (8.43%) CSS
11 7 (8.43%) ITIL
11 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
11 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
12 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (7.23%) jQuery
12 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (7.23%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.82%) Lync
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.61%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (51.81%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.69%) MS Office
3 14 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.02%) MS Project
5 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) VoIP
2 5 (6.02%) WAN
2 5 (6.02%) LAN
3 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.61%) DNS
4 3 (3.61%) HTTP
4 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 3 (3.61%) Wireless
5 2 (2.41%) VLAN
5 2 (2.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.41%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) DHCP
6 1 (1.20%) PBX
6 1 (1.20%) PSTN
6 1 (1.20%) CTI
6 1 (1.20%) Intranet
6 1 (1.20%) MPLS
6 1 (1.20%) DPNSS
6 1 (1.20%) SCCP
6 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) MS Access
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) OLAP
5 1 (1.20%) Informix
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
2 3 (3.61%) Ant
2 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.61%) PVCS
2 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.61%) MSTest
3 2 (2.41%) NUnit
3 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
1 6 (7.23%) Retail
2 4 (4.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Consultant
3 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.43%) Administrator
4 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) SCCM Consultant
5 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.02%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (3.61%) Data Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Migration Project Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.61%) Junior
6 3 (3.61%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) HTML
1 8 (9.64%) Web Services
1 8 (9.64%) XML
2 7 (8.43%) CSS
3 6 (7.23%) .NET
3 6 (7.23%) jQuery
4 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.02%) LINQ
4 5 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (4.82%) Ajax
5 4 (4.82%) JSON
6 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.61%) Servlets
6 3 (3.61%) XSLT
6 3 (3.61%) CORBA
7 2 (2.41%) Kendo UI
8 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.20%) WinForms
8 1 (1.20%) MDX
8 1 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.41%) EPoS
3 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.02%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) UNIX
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) Workflow
2 9 (10.84%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) Project Management
3 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 5 (6.02%) ETL
5 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.82%) OO
6 4 (4.82%) CRM
6 4 (4.82%) Data Governance
6 4 (4.82%) Change Control
6 4 (4.82%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Business Development
7 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.61%) ERP
7 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) C#
3 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.23%) Java
4 6 (7.23%) VB
5 5 (6.02%) Perl
6 3 (3.61%) Smalltalk
7 2 (2.41%) REXX
7 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.20%) DCSE
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Dell Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCP
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.20%) CCIE
5 1 (1.20%) CCNP
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) XenApp
3 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
2 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Remedy
2 6 (7.23%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 4 (4.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Dell
5 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.41%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) Alias
6 1 (1.20%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.20%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.20%) Lotus
6 1 (1.20%) Primavera
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