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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 46 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.07% 16.61% 22.26%
As % of the Vendors category 30.61% 35.11% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 11
Median daily rate £250 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 25
Median hourly rate £13.45 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £9.80 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £33.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
147 131 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 52.50% 47.29% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 61 61
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £128 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.68 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% -47.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £11.30 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.63 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -7 19 £363 +3.57% 12
Kegworth - 15 £83 -
Coalville - 3 - - 1
Hinckley - 1 £200 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 29 (39.19%) MS Excel
3 24 (32.43%) SQL
4 23 (31.08%) .NET
5 22 (29.73%) C#
6 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
7 17 (22.97%) Finance
8 16 (21.62%) MS Office
8 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
9 15 (20.27%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
10 14 (18.92%) Financial Institution
11 12 (16.22%) ASP.NET
11 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
12 11 (14.86%) T-SQL
13 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
13 9 (12.16%) Wireless
13 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
14 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (10.81%) MVC
14 8 (10.81%) CSS
14 8 (10.81%) Web Services
15 7 (9.46%) Oracle
15 7 (9.46%) Citrix
15 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
15 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
16 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (8.11%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (39.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.62%) MS Office
3 15 (20.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.11%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) Wireless
2 6 (8.11%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Modbus
4 1 (1.35%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.70%) MS Access
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.70%) WiX
4 1 (1.35%) NUnit
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.05%) Games
3 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Service Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) IT Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.46%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) .NET
2 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
3 12 (16.22%) ASP.NET
4 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (10.81%) CSS
4 8 (10.81%) Web Services
5 6 (8.11%) HTML
6 5 (6.76%) jQuery
6 5 (6.76%) SOAP
7 4 (5.41%) Ajax
7 4 (5.41%) XHTML
7 4 (5.41%) XML
7 4 (5.41%) XSD
7 4 (5.41%) XSLT
8 3 (4.05%) Node.js
9 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.70%) WCF
10 1 (1.35%) JSON
10 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) DataPower
5 1 (1.35%) iSeries
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Robotics
5 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Unix
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
2 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.81%) MVC
3 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.11%) UML
4 6 (8.11%) V-Model
4 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.76%) ITIL
5 5 (6.76%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) Project Management
5 5 (6.76%) Web Development
6 4 (5.41%) Change Management
6 4 (5.41%) DevOps
6 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.05%) CRM
7 3 (4.05%) High Availability
7 3 (4.05%) People Management
8 2 (2.70%) Analytics
8 2 (2.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) SQL
2 22 (29.73%) C#
3 11 (14.86%) T-SQL
4 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.41%) VBScript
7 2 (2.70%) C
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.35%) VB
8 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) MCP
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.35%) MCSA
4 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) vSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Citrix
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) NetApp
3 4 (5.41%) VMware
4 3 (4.05%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Brio
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) Cognos
5 2 (2.70%) Coremetrics
5 2 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.70%) Omniture
5 2 (2.70%) Tableau
6 1 (1.35%) ESRI
6 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.35%) Minitab
6 1 (1.35%) Novell
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) Siemens
6 1 (1.35%) Sophos
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
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IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £56,600 per annum
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