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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 10 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 66 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.90% 23.91% 11.95%
As % of the Vendors category 44.71% 45.83% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 11
Median daily rate £350 £293 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £114 £68
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £25.25 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +140.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.00 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £38.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
85 144 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 35.56% 52.17% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 56
Median daily rate £300 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £114 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +104.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.70 £9.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £40.95 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +2 21 £349 +19.23% 10
Kegworth -3 3 £130 +14.03%
Loughborough - 3 £550 - 1
Hinckley - 1 £125 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 35 (40.70%) MS Excel
2 33 (38.37%) C#
3 31 (36.05%) .NET
4 29 (33.72%) SQL
5 28 (32.56%) Windows
6 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
7 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
8 19 (22.09%) Finance
8 19 (22.09%) .NET Framework
9 18 (20.93%) MVC
10 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
11 15 (17.44%) Visual Studio
11 15 (17.44%) Financial Institution
12 14 (16.28%) Wireless
12 14 (16.28%) Web Services
12 14 (16.28%) HTML
12 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.28%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (15.12%) MS Office
13 13 (15.12%) CSS
14 12 (13.95%) T-SQL
14 12 (13.95%) Project Management
14 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (13.95%) jQuery
15 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (11.63%) Chat Support
17 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005

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 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (40.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (15.12%) MS Office
4 2 (2.33%) SPSS
5 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Wireless
2 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.65%) DHCP
3 4 (4.65%) DNS
3 4 (4.65%) LAN
3 4 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (1.16%) 3G
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) Modbus
5 1 (1.16%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.49%) Power BI
7 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) Big Data
8 1 (1.16%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) NUnit
2 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.33%) WiX
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) Subversion
3 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Financial Institution
3 8 (9.30%) Advertising
4 6 (6.98%) Retail
5 4 (4.65%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 19 (22.09%) C# Developer
3 16 (18.60%) .NET Developer
4 13 (15.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (13.95%) SQL Developer
6 11 (12.79%) Software Developer
7 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
7 10 (11.63%) Service Analyst
7 10 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 9 (10.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (10.47%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (10.47%) IT Analyst
8 9 (10.47%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) .NET
2 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
3 19 (22.09%) .NET Framework
4 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (16.28%) HTML
4 14 (16.28%) Web Services
5 13 (15.12%) CSS
6 12 (13.95%) jQuery
7 8 (9.30%) Ajax
7 8 (9.30%) SOAP
7 8 (9.30%) XML
8 7 (8.14%) XHTML
8 7 (8.14%) XSD
8 7 (8.14%) XSLT
9 4 (4.65%) WCF
10 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.49%) RESTful
11 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) EPoS
2 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) CMDB
3 1 (1.16%) DataPower
3 1 (1.16%) FMCG
3 1 (1.16%) Handset
3 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.16%) Physics
3 1 (1.16%) Social Media
3 1 (1.16%) Statistics
3 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.56%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.33%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) MVC
2 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (13.95%) Project Management
3 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.63%) Chat Support
5 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.14%) UML
6 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
7 6 (6.98%) High Availability
7 6 (6.98%) V-Model
8 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.81%) Logistics
9 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.65%) Change Management
9 4 (4.65%) Service Management
10 3 (3.49%) ITIL
10 3 (3.49%) Migration
10 3 (3.49%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.37%) C#
2 29 (33.72%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 3 (3.49%) C
6 3 (3.49%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.33%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) R
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.33%) MCSD
6 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.16%) MCDST
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.49%) TickIT
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (5.81%) HP
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle
2 4 (4.65%) Dell
2 4 (4.65%) SAP
3 3 (3.49%) Sun
4 2 (2.33%) Brio
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco
4 2 (2.33%) Cognos
4 2 (2.33%) Coremetrics
4 2 (2.33%) Intel Security
4 2 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.33%) Minitab
4 2 (2.33%) Omniture
4 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix
5 1 (1.16%) Perforce
5 1 (1.16%) Remedy
5 1 (1.16%) Siemens
5 1 (1.16%) Sybase
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