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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.90% 14.16% 15.09%
As % of the Vendors category 35.34% 34.31% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 7
Average daily rate
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£323 £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.78% -44.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £159 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £9.26 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.90 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
116 137 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 39.32% 41.27% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 67 35
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 18
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £31.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +4 32 £325 +25.00% 5
Kegworth - 2 £128 -
Loughborough - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (52.13%) Windows
2 44 (46.81%) MS Excel
3 23 (24.47%) SQL Server
4 17 (18.09%) SQL
5 15 (15.96%) MS Office
6 13 (13.83%) Migration
6 13 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (10.64%) Project Management
9 10 (10.64%) VoIP
9 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
9 10 (10.64%) HP
10 9 (9.57%) Web Services
10 9 (9.57%) XML
10 9 (9.57%) C#
10 9 (9.57%) Workflow
10 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
10 9 (9.57%) Problem Management
10 9 (9.57%) Clustering
11 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
11 8 (8.51%) Remedy
11 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (8.51%) HTML
11 8 (8.51%) ITIL
11 8 (8.51%) PBX
12 7 (7.45%) MS Exchange
12 7 (7.45%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.26%) Lync
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (46.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.96%) MS Office
3 13 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.38%) MS Project
5 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Primavera
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.06%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) VoIP
2 8 (8.51%) PBX
3 7 (7.45%) SAN
4 6 (6.38%) CTI
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) HTTP
6 2 (2.13%) Internet
6 2 (2.13%) DNS
7 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.06%) DHCP
7 1 (1.06%) Intranet
7 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.06%) Wireless
7 1 (1.06%) Firewall
7 1 (1.06%) VLAN
7 1 (1.06%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.19%) MS Access
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) Informix
5 1 (1.06%) OLAP
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.19%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.19%) Ant
2 3 (3.19%) PVCS
2 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.19%) MSTest
3 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.13%) Selenium
3 2 (2.13%) NUnit
3 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.06%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.06%) CocoaPods
General
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
1 5 (5.32%) Marketing
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Advertising
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Analyst
2 12 (12.77%) Developer
3 8 (8.51%) Administrator
4 7 (7.45%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) SCCM Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) Storage Specialist
5 6 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.32%) VoIP Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Senior VoIP Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Server Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.19%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) Web Services
1 9 (9.57%) XML
2 8 (8.51%) HTML
3 7 (7.45%) CSS
3 7 (7.45%) .NET
3 7 (7.45%) jQuery
4 5 (5.32%) LINQ
4 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.32%) JSON
4 5 (5.32%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.26%) Ajax
5 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.19%) CORBA
6 3 (3.19%) Servlets
6 3 (3.19%) XSLT
7 2 (2.13%) Kendo UI
7 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.06%) Cocoa
8 1 (1.06%) WinForms
8 1 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Clustering
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.13%) Statistics
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) DTV
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) Tandem
5 1 (1.06%) Animation
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (52.13%) Windows
2 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.32%) Linux
6 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.19%) UNIX
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Migration
2 10 (10.64%) Project Management
3 9 (9.57%) Workflow
3 9 (9.57%) Problem Management
4 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.51%) ITIL
5 7 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.38%) Change Management
6 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.32%) CRM
7 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.32%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.32%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.26%) Data Governance
8 4 (4.26%) Change Control
8 4 (4.26%) Service Management
8 4 (4.26%) OO
8 4 (4.26%) ETL
9 3 (3.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) C#
3 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.38%) Java
4 6 (6.38%) VB
5 5 (5.32%) Perl
6 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) Smalltalk
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.13%) REXX
8 2 (2.13%) VBA
9 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) MCSE
4 1 (1.06%) MCSA
4 1 (1.06%) MCP
4 1 (1.06%) PMP
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.06%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.06%) DCSE
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) SCCM
2 2 (2.13%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.06%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.06%) DameWare
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) HP
2 8 (8.51%) Remedy
3 7 (7.45%) NetApp
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) Citrix
6 3 (3.19%) SAP
6 3 (3.19%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) Alias
7 2 (2.13%) Lotus
7 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco
7 2 (2.13%) Adobe
7 2 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (1.06%) Intel
8 1 (1.06%) Sybase
8 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.06%) Apple
8 1 (1.06%) Symantec
8 1 (1.06%) McAfee
8 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
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