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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.61% 7.57% 14.51%
As % of the Vendors category 40.46% 19.39% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 10
Average hourly rate £12.71 £11.38 £16.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -32.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.70 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.90 £45.50
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
131 98 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 43.52% 39.04% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 37
Average daily rate £350 £331 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +14 39 £320 -8.57% 12
Loughborough +1 1 - - 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 - -
Lutterworth - - - - 3
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 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 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 49 (44.14%) MS Excel
3 36 (32.43%) Windows 7
4 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
5 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
6 27 (24.32%) MS Office
7 25 (22.52%) ITIL
8 23 (20.72%) SQL
8 23 (20.72%) .NET
8 23 (20.72%) Migration
9 21 (18.92%) C#
10 18 (16.22%) Windows XP
11 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (14.41%) Degree
13 15 (13.51%) Oracle
13 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
13 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (12.61%) SCCM
15 12 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
16 10 (9.01%) IIS
16 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
16 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
17 9 (8.11%) MVC
17 9 (8.11%) Manufacturing
17 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
17 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 8 (7.21%) .NET Framework
18 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 8 (7.21%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 10 (9.01%) IIS
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.50%) Lync
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.90%) Site Server
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (44.14%) MS Excel
2 27 (24.32%) MS Office
3 12 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.41%) WAN
3 5 (4.50%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.60%) LAN
5 3 (2.70%) Internet
5 3 (2.70%) Wireless
6 2 (1.80%) Modbus
6 2 (1.80%) VoIP
7 1 (0.90%) WLAN
7 1 (0.90%) LDAP
7 1 (0.90%) ADSL
7 1 (0.90%) VPN
7 1 (0.90%) DNS
7 1 (0.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.90%) IPsec
7 1 (0.90%) PABX
7 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.80%) OLAP
5 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.90%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.90%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.90%) VLDB
6 1 (0.90%) QlikView
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
1 8 (7.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (5.41%) NUnit
2 6 (5.41%) Moq
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.80%) Electronics
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Analyst
2 21 (18.92%) Developer
3 13 (11.71%) Support Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) C# Developer
4 11 (9.91%) IT Support
5 10 (9.01%) Support Technician
6 9 (8.11%) Administrator
6 9 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) IT Support Technician
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Support Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) IT Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Support
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.31%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.41%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) .NET
2 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (7.21%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.41%) NHibernate
5 6 (5.41%) StructureMap
6 4 (3.60%) HTML5
6 4 (3.60%) WCF
6 4 (3.60%) HTML
7 3 (2.70%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.70%) MDX
7 3 (2.70%) CSS
7 3 (2.70%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.70%) WPF
7 3 (2.70%) Silverlight
7 3 (2.70%) jQuery
7 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.90%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.50%) AS400
4 4 (3.60%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.60%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.90%) Statistics
7 1 (0.90%) SCADA
7 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) DTV
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 36 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.22%) Windows XP
4 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.21%) UNIX
6 8 (7.21%) Linux
7 6 (5.41%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.50%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) ITIL
2 23 (20.72%) Migration
3 9 (8.11%) MVC
3 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.21%) Project Management
4 8 (7.21%) ERP
4 8 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.41%) Scrum
6 6 (5.41%) Software Testing
6 6 (5.41%) ITSM
7 5 (4.50%) UML
7 5 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.60%) Change Management
8 4 (3.60%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.70%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.72%) SQL
2 21 (18.92%) C#
3 7 (6.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) XAML
6 2 (1.80%) VBScript
6 2 (1.80%) VB
7 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Degree
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.41%) ISEB
3 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.70%) MCSE
4 3 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.80%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) MCSA
6 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) ISO 9001
1 6 (5.41%) TickIT
2 5 (4.50%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) DO-160
4 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) XenApp
3 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) SCCM
2 3 (2.70%) SCOM
3 2 (1.80%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.90%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.90%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) Oracle
2 8 (7.21%) Citrix
2 8 (7.21%) Remedy
3 6 (5.41%) VMware
4 5 (4.50%) HP
5 3 (2.70%) Cisco
5 3 (2.70%) Telerik
6 2 (1.80%) SAP
6 2 (1.80%) Siemens
7 1 (0.90%) Lotus
7 1 (0.90%) Symantec
7 1 (0.90%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.90%) Sophos
7 1 (0.90%) Cognos
7 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.90%) IBM
7 1 (0.90%) EMC
7 1 (0.90%) Google
7 1 (0.90%) IronPort
7 1 (0.90%) Kaspersky
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