The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leicestershire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.23% 9.80% 15.35%
As % of the Vendors category 35.09% 22.52% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
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£225 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £127 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £480 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.38 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.70 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
114 111 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 40.57% 43.53% 51.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 33
Average daily rate £354 £331 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.55 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £35.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
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East Midlands

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +2 26 £225 -43.75% 15
Loughborough +2 1 - -
Hinckley +2 1 - - 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Lutterworth - - - - 1
Market Harborough - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 54 (54.55%) Windows
2 42 (42.42%) MS Excel
3 32 (32.32%) Windows 7
4 29 (29.29%) Active Directory
4 29 (29.29%) SQL Server
5 24 (24.24%) MS Office
6 21 (21.21%) ITIL
7 19 (19.19%) Migration
8 17 (17.17%) .NET
9 16 (16.16%) SQL
9 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (15.15%) SCCM
10 15 (15.15%) C#
11 14 (14.14%) Windows XP
12 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
14 11 (11.11%) Degree
15 10 (10.10%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (10.10%) ERP
15 10 (10.10%) Manufacturing
16 9 (9.09%) Citrix
16 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
16 9 (9.09%) Linux
16 9 (9.09%) Oracle
17 8 (8.08%) Finance
17 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
17 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
17 8 (8.08%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.07%) IIS
4 5 (5.05%) Lync
5 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.01%) Site Server
7 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 24 (24.24%) MS Office
3 10 (10.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.01%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.01%) MS Project
6 1 (1.01%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.01%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.07%) WAN
3 6 (6.06%) Ethernet
4 5 (5.05%) LAN
5 4 (4.04%) Internet
5 4 (4.04%) Wireless
6 3 (3.03%) SAN
6 3 (3.03%) VoIP
7 2 (2.02%) VPN
7 2 (2.02%) DNS
8 1 (1.01%) WLAN
8 1 (1.01%) PBX
8 1 (1.01%) ADSL
8 1 (1.01%) Firewall
8 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.01%) PABX
8 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.02%) OLAP
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) MOLAP
6 1 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.01%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.01%) VLDB
6 1 (1.01%) QlikView
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (6.06%) NUnit
2 6 (6.06%) Moq
3 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.01%) Selenium
4 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.10%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Marketing
3 4 (4.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Support Analyst
4 12 (12.12%) IT Support
5 10 (10.10%) Support Technician
5 10 (10.10%) Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
7 8 (8.08%) IT Administrator
7 8 (8.08%) Systems Support Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Systems Support
7 8 (8.08%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.08%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.07%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) .NET
2 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.06%) NHibernate
3 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (6.06%) StructureMap
4 3 (3.03%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.03%) MDX
5 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) WCF
6 1 (1.01%) WF
6 1 (1.01%) HTML
6 1 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.06%) AS400
2 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.06%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.04%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.04%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.01%) Statistics
6 1 (1.01%) SCADA
6 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) DTV
6 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (54.55%) Windows
2 32 (32.32%) Windows 7
3 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.14%) Windows XP
5 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.09%) Linux
7 7 (7.07%) UNIX
8 6 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.05%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.01%) Solaris
11 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) ITIL
2 19 (19.19%) Migration
3 10 (10.10%) ERP
4 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.08%) Change Management
5 7 (7.07%) Project Management
5 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.06%) Scrum
6 6 (6.06%) ITSM
6 6 (6.06%) MVC
7 5 (5.05%) Software Testing
7 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.03%) Workflow
9 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.03%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) SQL
2 15 (15.15%) C#
3 6 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.02%) VBScript
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Degree
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.05%) ISEB
4 2 (2.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.01%) MCSA
5 1 (1.01%) MCP
5 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) ISO 9001
1 5 (5.05%) TickIT
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) QA
4 1 (1.01%) DO-160
4 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (29.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) XenApp
3 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.01%) vSphere
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) SCCM
2 5 (5.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.01%) SCSM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle
1 9 (9.09%) Citrix
2 7 (7.07%) VMware
2 7 (7.07%) Remedy
3 4 (4.04%) HP
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) Cognos
6 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.01%) CommVault
6 1 (1.01%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.01%) Lotus
6 1 (1.01%) Symantec
6 1 (1.01%) Altiris
6 1 (1.01%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) IronPort
6 1 (1.01%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.01%) Tableau
6 1 (1.01%) RightFax
6 1 (1.01%) MobileIron
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