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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.99% 15.94% 16.43%
As % of the Vendors category 23.15% 42.97% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £253 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £84 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.00 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £24.05 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
108 128 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 38.85% 37.10% 47.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 74 77
Average daily rate £290 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £81 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 22
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 13 £350 +16.66% 4
Kegworth -2 2 £111 +44.15%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 2 - -
Hinckley - 1 - -
Loughborough - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) SQL
3 35 (40.23%) .NET
3 35 (40.23%) C#
3 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
4 31 (35.63%) Visual Studio
5 28 (32.18%) Oracle
5 28 (32.18%) .NET Framework
6 27 (31.03%) Windows Server
7 26 (29.89%) High Availability
7 26 (29.89%) MS Office
8 25 (28.74%) TCP/IP
9 23 (26.44%) Siemens
9 23 (26.44%) Relational Database
10 22 (25.29%) Modbus
11 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
11 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
12 9 (10.34%) ITIL
12 9 (10.34%) Manufacturing
13 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
13 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
13 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
13 8 (9.20%) Logistics
14 7 (8.05%) Retail
14 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
14 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (8.05%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
1 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) SAS
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (29.89%) MS Office
2 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) IaaS
2 2 (2.30%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.74%) TCP/IP
2 22 (25.29%) Modbus
3 7 (8.05%) VPN
4 5 (5.75%) LAN
5 4 (4.60%) WAN
6 3 (3.45%) Firewall
6 3 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (2.30%) DHCP
7 2 (2.30%) DNS
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.15%) Network Security
8 1 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (26.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) MS Access
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.15%) Capybara
5 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 9 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.30%) French Language
4 2 (2.30%) German Language
4 2 (2.30%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.30%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Developer
2 29 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 25 (28.74%) Analyst
4 23 (26.44%) .NET Developer
4 23 (26.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) IT Support
8 5 (5.75%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.60%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Consultant
10 3 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.23%) .NET
2 28 (32.18%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.75%) WPF
5 4 (4.60%) Web Services
6 3 (3.45%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.30%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.30%) CSS
7 2 (2.30%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.30%) HTML
7 2 (2.30%) jQuery
7 2 (2.30%) JSON
7 2 (2.30%) REST
7 2 (2.30%) SOAP
8 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Life Science
4 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) RIA
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 27 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Unix
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) High Availability
2 9 (10.34%) ITIL
3 8 (9.20%) Logistics
4 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.75%) CRM
4 5 (5.75%) Project Management
5 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
5 4 (4.60%) MVC
5 4 (4.60%) TDD
6 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.45%) Front End Development
6 3 (3.45%) Migration
6 3 (3.45%) Regression Testing
6 3 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.30%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.30%) ETL
7 2 (2.30%) OO
7 2 (2.30%) OOD
7 2 (2.30%) Scrum
7 2 (2.30%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.68%) SQL
2 35 (40.23%) C#
3 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.05%) VBScript
4 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.45%) Ruby
5 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) CCNA
3 2 (2.30%) MCSE
3 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.15%) HNC
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) MCITP
4 1 (1.15%) MCP
4 1 (1.15%) MCSA
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (32.18%) Oracle
2 23 (26.44%) Siemens
3 7 (8.05%) Citrix
3 7 (8.05%) HP
4 6 (6.90%) Lotus
5 5 (5.75%) Cisco
6 3 (3.45%) Dell
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) SAP
7 2 (2.30%) Cognos
7 2 (2.30%) Tableau
8 1 (1.15%) ESRI
8 1 (1.15%) Juniper
8 1 (1.15%) Minitab
8 1 (1.15%) Nokia
8 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.15%) Remedy
8 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.15%) Sun
8 1 (1.15%) VMware
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 16 days ago