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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 62 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.47% 19.87% 20.19%
As % of the Vendors category 31.01% 53.45% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 22
Average daily rate
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£240 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £210 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 22
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £36.85 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
129 116 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 56.33% 37.18% 51.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 63
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 +1 19 £350 +16.66% 9
Loughborough +5 7 £190 - 1
Coalville - 4 - -
Hinckley - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 50 (53.76%) Windows
2 46 (49.46%) MS Excel
3 30 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 29 (31.18%) MS Office
5 26 (27.96%) Migration
6 24 (25.81%) Windows 7
7 20 (21.51%) ITIL
7 20 (21.51%) SQL
8 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.20%) Oracle
10 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (15.05%) .NET
11 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.98%) WAN
12 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (12.90%) Incident Management
14 11 (11.83%) Finance
14 11 (11.83%) C#
15 10 (10.75%) Citrix
15 10 (10.75%) Thin Client
15 10 (10.75%) .NET Framework
15 10 (10.75%) Degree
15 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
15 10 (10.75%) Fat Client
16 9 (9.68%) SCCM
16 9 (9.68%) XenApp
16 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (9.68%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (4.30%) IIS
1 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.08%) Drupal
4 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 46 (49.46%) MS Excel
2 29 (31.18%) MS Office
3 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.30%) MS Project
5 1 (1.08%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 3 (3.23%) CA Clarity
2 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.98%) WAN
3 9 (9.68%) LAN
4 7 (7.53%) DNS
5 6 (6.45%) VoIP
5 6 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 6 (6.45%) LDAP
5 6 (6.45%) IPsec
5 6 (6.45%) Internet
6 5 (5.38%) Wireless
7 2 (2.15%) ADSL
7 2 (2.15%) Firewall
7 2 (2.15%) Modbus
7 2 (2.15%) VLAN
8 1 (1.08%) PABX
8 1 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.08%) SCCP
8 1 (1.08%) DPNSS
8 1 (1.08%) CTI
8 1 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.23%) OLAP
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) QlikView
6 1 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.08%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.08%) MOLAP
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (3.23%) Toad
2 3 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.30%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 12 (12.90%) Developer
3 8 (8.60%) Support Technician
3 8 (8.60%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Active Directory Specialist
5 6 (6.45%) DBA
5 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.45%) Administrator
5 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (6.45%) IT Support
6 5 (5.38%) Desktop Technician
7 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.38%) HTML
5 4 (4.30%) CSS
5 4 (4.30%) HTML5
6 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (3.23%) WCF
6 3 (3.23%) WPF
6 3 (3.23%) Silverlight
6 3 (3.23%) jQuery
6 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.23%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.08%) MDX
7 1 (1.08%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Thin Client
1 10 (10.75%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.60%) PKI
3 6 (6.45%) Smartphone
4 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) User Experience
6 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.15%) AS400
7 2 (2.15%) EPoS
7 2 (2.15%) iSeries
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) SCADA
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
8 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.76%) Windows
2 24 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.45%) UNIX
8 5 (5.38%) Linux
9 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Migration
2 20 (21.51%) ITIL
3 12 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.45%) ERP
7 4 (4.30%) UML
7 4 (4.30%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) Analytics
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.30%) Time Management
7 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.23%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.23%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.23%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (3.23%) MVVM
8 3 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) C#
3 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.23%) XAML
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
6 2 (2.15%) VB
7 1 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Degree
3 6 (6.45%) MCSE
4 3 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.23%) ISEB
5 2 (2.15%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CCIE
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) TickIT
1 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) DO-160
3 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.68%) XenApp
3 8 (8.60%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Oracle
2 10 (10.75%) Citrix
3 7 (7.53%) VMware
3 7 (7.53%) Cisco
4 6 (6.45%) Remedy
5 4 (4.30%) HP
6 3 (3.23%) Telerik
6 3 (3.23%) Lotus
6 3 (3.23%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.15%) Siemens
8 1 (1.08%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.08%) Sophos
8 1 (1.08%) Symantec
8 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.08%) Cognos
8 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.08%) SAP
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