The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 77 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 13.07% 14.95% 14.14%
As % of the Vendors category 29.34% 38.12% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £203 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 5
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £15.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -15.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.50 £16.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
Microsoft
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Vendors Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
167 202 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 44.53% 39.22% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 104 61
Average daily rate £400 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 8
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £15.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -15.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.90 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.75 £19.00
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 Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Nottingham region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Nottingham region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 28 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
4 25 (29.76%) MS Office
5 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.86%) ITIL
7 14 (16.67%) SQL
8 13 (15.48%) VMware
9 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (14.29%) .NET
10 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
10 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
11 9 (10.71%) Finance
11 9 (10.71%) Project Management
11 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
11 9 (10.71%) HP
11 9 (10.71%) C#
11 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (9.52%) Cisco
12 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (8.33%) MS Project
13 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
13 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
13 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (7.14%) Serena
14 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (7.14%) Lync
14 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.14%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
1 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Lync
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) CMS
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.19%) Kentico
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 25 (29.76%) MS Office
3 7 (8.33%) MS Project
4 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Firewall
1 4 (4.76%) SAN
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) Wireless
3 2 (2.38%) VoIP
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (1.19%) DSL
4 1 (1.19%) Broadband
4 1 (1.19%) ISDN
4 1 (1.19%) LAN
4 1 (1.19%) PBX
4 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.19%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) Network Security
4 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) MS Access
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.19%) Introscope
3 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Advertising
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Developer
3 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 7 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) IT Support
5 5 (5.95%) Configuration Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) XML
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (1.19%) EDIFACT
5 1 (1.19%) EDI
5 1 (1.19%) JMS
5 1 (1.19%) ADSI
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.19%) WPF
5 1 (1.19%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.19%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Statistics
2 2 (2.38%) Replication
2 2 (2.38%) CMDB
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) Handset
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) RIA
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (1.19%) Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) PKI
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.95%) Linux
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.76%) UNIX
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.86%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Project Management
3 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (4.76%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (4.76%) CRM
6 4 (4.76%) MVC
7 3 (3.57%) Migration
7 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.57%) ERP
7 3 (3.57%) OOP
8 2 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.38%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.38%) Logistics
8 2 (2.38%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.38%) Release Management
8 2 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (2.38%) X++
3 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.19%) XAML
4 1 (1.19%) VB
4 1 (1.19%) COBOL
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.95%) MCITP
3 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 3 (3.57%) MCP
4 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (2.38%) MCDST
5 2 (2.38%) MCTS
5 2 (2.38%) MCSA
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB
6 1 (1.19%) HNC
6 1 (1.19%) HND
6 1 (1.19%) APMP
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) GCP
3 1 (1.19%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) XenServer
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.19%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) SCCM
1 4 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.19%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) VMware
2 9 (10.71%) HP
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 6 (7.14%) Serena
5 5 (5.95%) Citrix
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 4 (4.76%) SAP
6 4 (4.76%) NetApp
7 3 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (2.38%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.38%) Veeam
8 2 (2.38%) Juniper
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (1.19%) Avaya
9 1 (1.19%) Apple
9 1 (1.19%) CA
9 1 (1.19%) Remedy
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos
9 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
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