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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.94% 13.51% 19.72%
As % of the Vendors category 25.90% 31.25% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 12
Median daily rate £250 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £118 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 23
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.80 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £19.10 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
139 128 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 57.68% 43.24% 55.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 67 68
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £113 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 31
Median hourly rate £13.45 £12.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -63.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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
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 25 August 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
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 25 August 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 -3 19 £350 +7.69% 11
Kegworth +1 7 £83 -30.83%
Coalville - 3 - -
Hinckley - 1 £200 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
3 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
4 16 (26.23%) .NET
5 15 (24.59%) C#
6 14 (22.95%) MS Office
7 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
8 9 (14.75%) Finance
8 9 (14.75%) ITIL
8 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
9 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
9 8 (13.11%) Citrix
9 8 (13.11%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
10 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
10 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
10 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (9.84%) V-Model
11 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.84%) Office 365
11 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (9.84%) .NET Framework
11 6 (9.84%) UML
11 6 (9.84%) Migration
11 6 (9.84%) Wireless
11 6 (9.84%) Financial Institution

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 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (22.95%) MS Office
3 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.64%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Wireless
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
3 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) VPN
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) LAN
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MS Access
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.64%) NUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Service Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) IT Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.92%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.92%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.92%) Software Manager
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Information Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.84%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 4 (6.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.92%) Node.js
6 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.28%) HTML
6 2 (3.28%) WCF
7 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) jQuery
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) SOAP
7 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) User Experience
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) CMDB
4 1 (1.64%) DataPower
4 1 (1.64%) iSeries
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Robotics
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Unix
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.84%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) UML
4 6 (9.84%) V-Model
4 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.56%) MVC
5 4 (6.56%) Project Management
5 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.56%) Web Development
6 3 (4.92%) CRM
6 3 (4.92%) DevOps
7 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) High Availability
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.28%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) VBScript
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby
5 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.64%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCITP
3 1 (1.64%) MCSA
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Citrix
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) NetApp
2 4 (6.56%) SAP
2 4 (6.56%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Dell
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) Remedy
4 2 (3.28%) Tableau
5 1 (1.64%) Brio
5 1 (1.64%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.64%) ESRI
5 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.64%) Minitab
5 1 (1.64%) Novell
5 1 (1.64%) Omniture
5 1 (1.64%) Sophos
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