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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.81% 14.80% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 39.69% 34.17% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 9
Average daily rate £280 £188 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £75 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £330 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 14
Average hourly rate £25.25 £10.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.47% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £22.40 £28.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
131 120 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 44.86% 43.32% 51.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 60
Average daily rate £275 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £81 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £24.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 30 £293 +17.00% 9
Kegworth +3 6 £114 +57.24%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 51 (45.54%) Windows
2 47 (41.96%) SQL
2 47 (41.96%) Oracle
3 46 (41.07%) SQL Server
3 46 (41.07%) .NET
3 46 (41.07%) C#
3 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
4 42 (37.50%) MS Office
4 42 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 36 (32.14%) High Availability
6 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 34 (30.36%) .NET Framework
8 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
9 27 (24.11%) IIS
10 26 (23.21%) Siemens
10 26 (23.21%) MS PowerPoint
10 26 (23.21%) Relational Database
11 25 (22.32%) Modbus
12 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
13 20 (17.86%) Active Directory
14 19 (16.96%) WPF
14 19 (16.96%) User Experience
15 18 (16.07%) Silverlight
15 18 (16.07%) RIA
15 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Blend
16 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
17 16 (14.29%) Finance
17 16 (14.29%) Logistics
18 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 27 (24.11%) IIS
2 13 (11.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.89%) Drupal
6 1 (0.89%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 42 (37.50%) MS Office
3 26 (23.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.79%) IaaS
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (0.89%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 25 (22.32%) Modbus
3 8 (7.14%) SAN
4 5 (4.46%) VPN
5 3 (2.68%) LAN
5 3 (2.68%) Wireless
6 2 (1.79%) DNS
6 2 (1.79%) Network Security
6 2 (1.79%) WAN
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.89%) DHCP
7 1 (0.89%) Firewall
7 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.89%) GIS
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) OLAP
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) ReportNet
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.89%) Capybara
5 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.89%) Subversion
5 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Manufacturing
3 12 (10.71%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Advertising
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) German Language
6 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (50.89%) Developer
2 33 (29.46%) C# Developer
3 27 (24.11%) .NET Developer
4 26 (23.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (16.96%) Software Developer
6 17 (15.18%) Silverlight Developer
7 15 (13.39%) Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.46%) IT Support
11 4 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.07%) .NET
2 34 (30.36%) .NET Framework
3 19 (16.96%) WPF
4 18 (16.07%) Silverlight
5 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
6 13 (11.61%) Web Services
7 5 (4.46%) CSS
7 5 (4.46%) HTML
8 4 (3.57%) JSON
9 3 (2.68%) jQuery
10 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.79%) CSS3
10 2 (1.79%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.79%) HTML5
10 2 (1.79%) REST
11 1 (0.89%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 1 (0.89%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.89%) RESTful
11 1 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) User Experience
2 18 (16.07%) RIA
3 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.93%) Life Science
5 9 (8.04%) Blackberry
6 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 7 (6.25%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.54%) Windows
2 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) Android
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.14%) High Availability
2 16 (14.29%) Logistics
3 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.04%) Change Management
5 9 (8.04%) ITIL
5 9 (8.04%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.04%) V-Model
5 9 (8.04%) Waterfall
6 8 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.14%) UML
7 7 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.46%) MVC
9 4 (3.57%) CRM
10 3 (2.68%) Project Management
10 3 (2.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.96%) SQL
2 46 (41.07%) C#
3 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.36%) VBScript
6 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 3 (2.68%) VB
7 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Chartered Engineer
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CCNA
4 1 (0.89%) CCNP
4 1 (0.89%) HNC
4 1 (0.89%) ISEB
4 1 (0.89%) MCSA
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) ISO 9001
2 8 (7.14%) TickIT
3 7 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 20 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) SCCM
2 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 47 (41.96%) Oracle
2 26 (23.21%) Siemens
3 13 (11.61%) HP
4 9 (8.04%) VMware
5 8 (7.14%) Dell
5 8 (7.14%) IBM
6 7 (6.25%) Altiris
6 7 (6.25%) EMC
7 5 (4.46%) Citrix
7 5 (4.46%) Lotus
8 3 (2.68%) Cisco
8 3 (2.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) Cognos
10 1 (0.89%) Juniper
10 1 (0.89%) Nokia
10 1 (0.89%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.89%) Sun
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