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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 20 5
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 19.93% 9.57% 15.99%
As % of the Vendors category 39.58% 30.85% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
Average daily rate
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£263 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £98 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £380 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £8.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
144 94 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 50.35% 31.02% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 31
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £103 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 10 19
Average hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +17 40 £331 +1.84% 8
Loughborough -1 2 - -
Lutterworth - - - - 2
Market Harborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (47.17%) Windows
2 46 (43.40%) MS Excel
3 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
4 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
5 26 (24.53%) MS Office
6 22 (20.75%) Migration
7 21 (19.81%) .NET
7 21 (19.81%) SQL
8 20 (18.87%) ITIL
9 18 (16.98%) C#
10 15 (14.15%) Oracle
10 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (13.21%) Windows XP
11 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
12 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
13 12 (11.32%) Degree
14 11 (10.38%) SCCM
14 11 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.43%) ERP
15 10 (9.43%) WAN
15 10 (9.43%) .NET Framework
16 9 (8.49%) Incident Management
16 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
16 9 (8.49%) Finance
16 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
17 8 (7.55%) Citrix
17 8 (7.55%) IIS
17 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.83%) Lync
5 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Site Server
6 1 (0.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.94%) Drupal
6 1 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (43.40%) MS Excel
2 26 (24.53%) MS Office
3 8 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) CA Clarity
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.89%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.43%) WAN
3 7 (6.60%) LAN
4 4 (3.77%) LDAP
4 4 (3.77%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.77%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.77%) DNS
4 4 (3.77%) Internet
4 4 (3.77%) Wireless
4 4 (3.77%) IPsec
5 2 (1.89%) Modbus
5 2 (1.89%) ADSL
6 1 (0.94%) VoIP
6 1 (0.94%) WLAN
6 1 (0.94%) VPN
6 1 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.94%) PABX
6 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.89%) OLAP
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.94%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.94%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.94%) VLDB
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.77%) NUnit
2 4 (3.77%) Moq
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.83%) Toad
4 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) International Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Administrator
6 9 (8.49%) Support Technician
6 9 (8.49%) IT Support
7 8 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.55%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) IT Support Technician
8 7 (6.60%) DBA
9 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Systems Support
9 6 (5.66%) Systems Support Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) IT Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Active Directory Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.43%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.72%) HTML
6 4 (3.77%) HTML5
6 4 (3.77%) StructureMap
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
6 4 (3.77%) CSS
6 4 (3.77%) NHibernate
7 3 (2.83%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.83%) WPF
7 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.83%) MDX
7 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (2.83%) Silverlight
7 3 (2.83%) jQuery
8 1 (0.94%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Thin Client
1 7 (6.60%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.72%) PKI
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.77%) AS400
3 4 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.94%) Statistics
5 1 (0.94%) SCADA
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.94%) DTV
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.17%) Windows
2 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (13.21%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.72%) UNIX
6 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) Linux
8 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) Migration
2 20 (18.87%) ITIL
3 11 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.43%) ERP
5 9 (8.49%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.60%) MVC
6 7 (6.60%) Project Management
7 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.77%) Scrum
8 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.77%) UML
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.83%) Analytics
9 3 (2.83%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (2.83%) Time Management
9 3 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.83%) MVVM
9 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) C#
3 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.83%) XAML
6 2 (1.89%) VBScript
6 2 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.77%) MCSE
4 3 (2.83%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.83%) ISEB
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.89%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) MCSA
6 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) TickIT
2 3 (2.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) DO-160
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) XenApp
3 6 (5.66%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) SCOM
2 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.94%) WSUS
3 1 (0.94%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.94%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) Oracle
2 8 (7.55%) Citrix
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco
3 4 (3.77%) Remedy
3 4 (3.77%) VMware
3 4 (3.77%) HP
4 3 (2.83%) Telerik
5 2 (1.89%) Siemens
5 2 (1.89%) Lotus
5 2 (1.89%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Cognos
6 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.94%) Sophos
6 1 (0.94%) Google
6 1 (0.94%) Tableau
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