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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.30% 13.10% 16.96%
As % of the Vendors category 41.14% 40.20% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 10
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£316 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £120 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £370 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -36.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.16 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
158 102 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 56.63% 32.59% 47.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 44
Average daily rate £325 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £119 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +16 45 £331 +1.84% 12
Loughborough -1 3 - - 1
Lutterworth - - - - 2
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 53 (50.96%) Windows
2 46 (44.23%) MS Excel
3 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 29 (27.88%) Windows 7
5 26 (25.00%) MS Office
5 26 (25.00%) Migration
6 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
6 22 (21.15%) SQL
7 21 (20.19%) ITIL
8 20 (19.23%) .NET
9 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (16.35%) C#
11 16 (15.38%) Oracle
12 13 (12.50%) WAN
12 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
13 12 (11.54%) Windows XP
13 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET
14 11 (10.58%) Citrix
14 11 (10.58%) Degree
14 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
15 10 (9.62%) Fat Client
15 10 (9.62%) .NET Framework
15 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.62%) LAN
15 10 (9.62%) Thin Client
16 9 (8.65%) Finance
16 9 (8.65%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 8 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.88%) Lync
3 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.96%) Site Server
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 26 (25.00%) MS Office
3 8 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.96%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 3 (2.88%) CA Clarity
2 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) WAN
1 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.62%) LAN
3 7 (6.73%) DNS
4 6 (5.77%) IPsec
4 6 (5.77%) Internet
4 6 (5.77%) Kerberos
4 6 (5.77%) LDAP
5 5 (4.81%) Wireless
6 2 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.92%) Modbus
6 2 (1.92%) ADSL
7 1 (0.96%) DHCP
7 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.96%) VoIP
7 1 (0.96%) WLAN
7 1 (0.96%) VPN
7 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.96%) VLAN
7 1 (0.96%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.92%) OLAP
6 1 (0.96%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.96%) VLDB
6 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.85%) Moq
2 4 (3.85%) NUnit
3 3 (2.88%) Toad
3 3 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.88%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Analyst
2 19 (18.27%) Developer
3 11 (10.58%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 7 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.73%) Administrator
6 7 (6.73%) Active Directory Specialist
6 7 (6.73%) IT Support
7 6 (5.77%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (5.77%) DBA
7 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Desktop Technician
9 4 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
9 4 (3.85%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) .NET
2 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.62%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.81%) HTML
6 4 (3.85%) StructureMap
6 4 (3.85%) HTML5
6 4 (3.85%) NHibernate
6 4 (3.85%) CSS
7 3 (2.88%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.88%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.88%) MDX
7 3 (2.88%) WCF
7 3 (2.88%) WPF
7 3 (2.88%) Silverlight
7 3 (2.88%) jQuery
7 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.96%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Fat Client
1 10 (9.62%) Thin Client
2 8 (7.69%) PKI
3 5 (4.81%) Smartphone
3 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) AS400
5 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) SCADA
7 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.96%) Windows
2 29 (27.88%) Windows 7
3 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.77%) UNIX
8 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.88%) Linux
10 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) Migration
2 21 (20.19%) ITIL
3 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (7.69%) ERP
6 7 (6.73%) MVC
7 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.77%) Project Management
8 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.85%) Time Management
8 4 (3.85%) Scrum
8 4 (3.85%) Workflow
8 4 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.85%) UML
9 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.88%) Software Testing
9 3 (2.88%) Resource Management
9 3 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) C#
3 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.88%) XAML
6 2 (1.92%) VBScript
6 2 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (0.96%) Java
7 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.77%) MCSE
4 3 (2.88%) ISEB
4 3 (2.88%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.96%) MCSA
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
1 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.88%) TickIT
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) DO-160
System Software
1 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) XenApp
3 8 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
2 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.96%) WSUS
3 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Oracle
2 11 (10.58%) Citrix
3 5 (4.81%) Remedy
4 4 (3.85%) VMware
4 4 (3.85%) Cisco
4 4 (3.85%) HP
5 3 (2.88%) Lotus
5 3 (2.88%) JD Edwards
5 3 (2.88%) Telerik
6 2 (1.92%) Siemens
7 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Sophos
7 1 (0.96%) Symantec
7 1 (0.96%) Tableau
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