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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 39 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.02% 14.08% 22.69%
As % of the Vendors category 29.25% 30.47% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 8
Average daily rate
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£206 £180 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £68 £120 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 32
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
106 128 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 41.09% 46.21% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 31
Average daily rate £313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £438 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -8 11 £325 +116.66% 10
Hinckley 0 4 £200 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 4 - - 1
Loughborough - 3 - - 3
Kegworth 0 2 £68 -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 30 (37.97%) MS Excel
3 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
4 22 (27.85%) Migration
5 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (21.52%) MS Office
7 14 (17.72%) ITIL
7 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
7 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
8 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (15.19%) Incident Management
9 10 (12.66%) Finance
9 10 (12.66%) SQL
9 10 (12.66%) WAN
9 10 (12.66%) SCCM
10 9 (11.39%) Fat Client
10 9 (11.39%) DNS
10 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
10 9 (11.39%) LAN
10 9 (11.39%) .NET
10 9 (11.39%) Oracle
10 9 (11.39%) Thin Client
10 9 (11.39%) Citrix
11 8 (10.13%) C#
11 8 (10.13%) VMware
11 8 (10.13%) PKI
11 8 (10.13%) XenApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.27%) Lync
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.27%) Drupal
5 1 (1.27%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (37.97%) MS Excel
2 17 (21.52%) MS Office
3 5 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.80%) MS Project
5 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 3 (3.80%) CA Clarity
2 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) WAN
3 9 (11.39%) DNS
3 9 (11.39%) LAN
4 6 (7.59%) IPsec
4 6 (7.59%) LDAP
4 6 (7.59%) VoIP
4 6 (7.59%) Kerberos
5 5 (6.33%) Wireless
5 5 (6.33%) Internet
6 4 (5.06%) VLAN
7 3 (3.80%) Firewall
7 3 (3.80%) HTTP
8 2 (2.53%) DHCP
9 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.27%) Modbus
9 1 (1.27%) PABX
9 1 (1.27%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.53%) OLAP
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.80%) Toad
2 3 (3.80%) Ant
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) PVCS
2 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) MSTest
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Specialist
3 7 (8.86%) Consultant
3 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) SCCM Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Leader
6 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) DBA
7 2 (2.53%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.59%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 4 (5.06%) jQuery
5 3 (3.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (3.80%) LINQ
5 3 (3.80%) JSON
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.80%) CORBA
5 3 (3.80%) Servlets
5 3 (3.80%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) XSLT
6 2 (2.53%) Ajax
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.27%) TAPI
7 1 (1.27%) HTML5
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Fat Client
1 9 (11.39%) Thin Client
2 8 (10.13%) PKI
3 5 (6.33%) Smartphone
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.53%) EPoS
6 2 (2.53%) AS400
6 2 (2.53%) Statistics
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.53%) iSeries
7 1 (1.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.27%) Open Source
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.06%) UNIX
6 2 (2.53%) Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Migration
2 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 12 (15.19%) Incident Management
4 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.59%) Workflow
6 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.06%) ERP
7 4 (5.06%) Analytics
8 3 (3.80%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (3.80%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.80%) OOP
8 3 (3.80%) OO
8 3 (3.80%) ITSM
8 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.80%) Project Management
9 2 (2.53%) Service Management
9 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) C#
2 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) Java
5 3 (3.80%) Smalltalk
5 3 (3.80%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) MCSE
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.27%) CCIE
5 1 (1.27%) CCNP
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.80%) QA
1 3 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) XenApp
3 7 (8.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) Oracle
1 9 (11.39%) Citrix
2 8 (10.13%) VMware
3 6 (7.59%) Cisco
4 4 (5.06%) Remedy
5 3 (3.80%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.53%) Lotus
7 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.27%) Telerik
7 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Dell
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) Alias
7 1 (1.27%) Siemens
7 1 (1.27%) Symantec
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