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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.74% 20.21% 9.51%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 40.28% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £124 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £443 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £9.98 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £37.50 £29.60
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
136 144 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 44.59% 50.17% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 42
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £200 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £23.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -3 25 £325 -1.81% 10
Kegworth -4 4 £120 -
Loughborough -1 3 £275 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 36 (42.35%) Windows
3 30 (35.29%) MS Office
4 28 (32.94%) SQL
5 24 (28.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
7 21 (24.71%) Finance
8 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (18.82%) .NET
10 16 (18.82%) C#
11 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET
12 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (15.29%) Web Services
13 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
13 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
13 13 (15.29%) Degree
14 12 (14.12%) Problem Management
14 12 (14.12%) V-Model
14 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (14.12%) ISO 9001
14 12 (14.12%) Active Directory
14 12 (14.12%) UML
14 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
14 12 (14.12%) TickIT
15 11 (12.94%) HP
15 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (12.94%) Logistics
16 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (11.76%) IIS
2 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.18%) Drupal
4 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 45 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 30 (35.29%) MS Office
3 24 (28.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.53%) MS Project
5 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) VoIP
2 8 (9.41%) PBX
2 8 (9.41%) SAN
3 6 (7.06%) CTI
4 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
5 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.18%) LAN
5 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) QlikView
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.18%) CocoaPods
4 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) Retail
5 3 (3.53%) Advertising
6 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Software Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Lead Software Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) MI Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior VoIP Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Storage Specialist
7 5 (5.88%) Silverlight Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Server Specialist
9 3 (3.53%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.53%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Server Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) .NET
2 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.29%) Web Services
4 9 (10.59%) WPF
5 7 (8.24%) Silverlight
6 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.53%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.53%) HTML
7 3 (3.53%) CSS
8 2 (2.35%) XML
8 2 (2.35%) jQuery
8 2 (2.35%) CSS3
8 2 (2.35%) JSON
9 1 (1.18%) REST
9 1 (1.18%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.18%) HTML5
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (1.18%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.76%) Clustering
3 7 (8.24%) Life Science
3 7 (8.24%) RIA
3 7 (8.24%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) iPad
4 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.18%) Tandem
4 1 (1.18%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Animation
4 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) DTV
4 1 (1.18%) GIS
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.35%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
3 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
4 12 (14.12%) V-Model
4 12 (14.12%) Problem Management
4 12 (14.12%) UML
5 11 (12.94%) Logistics
6 10 (11.76%) Change Management
7 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.41%) Migration
8 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.06%) Project Management
9 6 (7.06%) Service Management
10 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.53%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.53%) ITIL
12 2 (2.35%) CRM
12 2 (2.35%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) C#
3 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.24%) VBA
6 3 (3.53%) VB
6 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Java
8 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 10 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.18%) MCP
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) ISO 9001
1 12 (14.12%) TickIT
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) XenApp
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.18%) DameWare
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) HP
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) NetApp
4 4 (4.71%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Altiris
5 3 (3.53%) IBM
5 3 (3.53%) Dell
5 3 (3.53%) EMC
5 3 (3.53%) Remedy
5 3 (3.53%) Citrix
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.35%) Tableau
6 2 (2.35%) Lotus
7 1 (1.18%) Apple
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec
7 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) Sybase
7 1 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) Intel
7 1 (1.18%) McAfee
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