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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.08% 17.31% 7.03%
As % of the Vendors category 34.21% 39.13% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 7
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£225 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £206 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +54.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £37.50 £15.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
114 138 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 41.16% 44.23% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 45
Average daily rate £275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £225 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 0 19 £338 +3.68% 7
Kegworth -3 7 £120 -
Loughborough 0 3 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 52 (55.91%) MS Excel
2 42 (45.16%) Windows
3 29 (31.18%) SQL
4 25 (26.88%) MS Office
5 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
6 17 (18.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (15.05%) Finance
9 12 (12.90%) C#
9 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (11.83%) Migration
10 11 (11.83%) Problem Management
11 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (10.75%) Project Management
11 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.75%) Web Services
12 9 (9.68%) .NET
12 9 (9.68%) Active Directory
12 9 (9.68%) VoIP
13 8 (8.60%) HP
13 8 (8.60%) PBX
13 8 (8.60%) Oracle
13 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
13 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
13 8 (8.60%) Clustering
13 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
14 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
1 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.15%) Lync
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 52 (55.91%) MS Excel
2 25 (26.88%) MS Office
3 17 (18.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.30%) MS Project
5 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.08%) Primavera
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) VoIP
2 8 (8.60%) PBX
3 6 (6.45%) SAN
3 6 (6.45%) CTI
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) WAN
5 1 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (1.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.23%) MS Access
4 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) QlikView
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Visual Studio
1 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.15%) Selenium
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) NUnit
3 1 (1.08%) CocoaPods
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.38%) Marketing
5 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.08%) Electronics
7 1 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Analyst
2 11 (11.83%) Developer
3 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.45%) Data Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Storage Specialist
4 6 (6.45%) MI Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) Lead Software Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Junior
6 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Server Specialist
7 3 (3.23%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) Web Services
2 9 (9.68%) .NET
3 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.45%) XML
5 4 (4.30%) WPF
5 4 (4.30%) HTML
6 3 (3.23%) jQuery
6 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.23%) CSS
7 2 (2.15%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.08%) LINQ
8 1 (1.08%) Cocoa
8 1 (1.08%) Ajax
8 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.08%) JSON
8 1 (1.08%) WCF
8 1 (1.08%) REST
8 1 (1.08%) CSS3
8 1 (1.08%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Clustering
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) Life Science
4 2 (2.15%) RIA
4 2 (2.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.08%) Tandem
5 1 (1.08%) Statistics
5 1 (1.08%) Animation
5 1 (1.08%) NHS
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.08%) UNIX
7 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (11.83%) Migration
2 11 (11.83%) Problem Management
3 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.75%) Project Management
4 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
5 6 (6.45%) Service Management
5 6 (6.45%) Change Management
5 6 (6.45%) Workflow
5 6 (6.45%) ITIL
5 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.38%) UML
6 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.38%) V-Model
7 4 (4.30%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.30%) Data Governance
7 4 (4.30%) CRM
8 3 (3.23%) ERP
8 3 (3.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.18%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) C#
3 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.53%) VBA
5 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.38%) VB
6 4 (4.30%) Java
7 2 (2.15%) Perl
7 2 (2.15%) REXX
7 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Degree
1 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.08%) PMP
4 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.08%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (1.08%) MCSA
4 1 (1.08%) DCSE
4 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 9001
1 5 (5.38%) TickIT
2 4 (4.30%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
1 2 (2.15%) SCOM
1 2 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.08%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Oracle
1 8 (8.60%) HP
2 7 (7.53%) NetApp
3 5 (5.38%) Remedy
4 3 (3.23%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) Tableau
5 2 (2.15%) Lotus
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
5 2 (2.15%) Adobe
6 1 (1.08%) Sybase
6 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.08%) Apple
6 1 (1.08%) Symantec
6 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.08%) Dell
6 1 (1.08%) Intel
6 1 (1.08%) McAfee
6 1 (1.08%) Alias
6 1 (1.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) DataFlux
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