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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 18 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.11% 13.00% 14.20%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 32.50% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 15
Median daily rate £325 £323 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +35.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £131 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £400 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £9.90 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
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
114 120 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 38.51% 40.00% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 70
Median daily rate £325 £325 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £135 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 16 £325 - 13
Kegworth -4 1 - -
Loughborough -8 1 £350 - 2
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 18 (29.51%) .NET
3 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
4 17 (27.87%) MS Office
5 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
5 16 (26.23%) C#
6 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
6 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
7 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
7 11 (18.03%) .NET Framework
8 9 (14.75%) High Availability
8 9 (14.75%) Oracle
9 8 (13.11%) ITIL
9 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
9 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
10 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
10 7 (11.48%) HP
10 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
11 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
11 6 (9.84%) Citrix
11 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (9.84%) Siemens
11 6 (9.84%) CRM
11 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
11 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.28%) Node.js
6 2 (3.28%) SAS
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Office
2 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Office 365
3 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) Modbus
3 5 (8.20%) LAN
3 5 (8.20%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) DHCP
5 3 (4.92%) DNS
5 3 (4.92%) Firewall
5 3 (4.92%) Wireless
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) Network Security
6 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) MS Access
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.28%) Toad
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) French Language
4 1 (1.64%) German Language
4 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Developer
3 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.75%) C# Developer
4 8 (13.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support
7 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Insight Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.51%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.64%) REST
5 1 (1.64%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.64%) Life Science
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.92%) Unix
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.28%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) High Availability
2 8 (13.11%) ITIL
3 6 (9.84%) CRM
4 4 (6.56%) Project Management
5 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.92%) Front End Development
5 3 (4.92%) Migration
5 3 (4.92%) MVC
5 3 (4.92%) Regression Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL V2
6 2 (3.28%) Logistics
6 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.28%) Server Building
6 2 (3.28%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.20%) VBScript
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CCNA
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) MCSA
3 2 (3.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.92%) vSphere
2 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) Citrix
3 6 (9.84%) Siemens
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.92%) Dell
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) Lotus
6 3 (4.92%) NetApp
6 3 (4.92%) SAP
7 2 (3.28%) Tableau
8 1 (1.64%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.64%) Minitab
8 1 (1.64%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.64%) Sun
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