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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 10.71% 19.05% 10.68%
As % of the Vendors category 24.68% 40.94% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £149 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £11.67 £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.50 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £12.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
158 127 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 43.41% 46.52% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 46 51
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.30 £8.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £23.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 33 (36.67%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) MS Office
2 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (23.33%) MS Excel
4 17 (18.89%) .NET
5 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
6 13 (14.44%) SQL
6 13 (14.44%) Linux
6 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
7 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 12 (13.33%) UNIX
7 12 (13.33%) C#
7 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 11 (12.22%) Finance
8 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (11.11%) Citrix
9 10 (11.11%) Oracle
9 10 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (10.00%) Internet
10 9 (10.00%) Project Management
11 8 (8.89%) Cisco
11 8 (8.89%) PRINCE2
11 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (7.78%) SCCM
12 7 (7.78%) ITIL
12 7 (7.78%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) Lync
4 5 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (3.33%) Moodle
6 2 (2.22%) MTS
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.11%) Apache
7 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 23 (25.56%) MS Office
2 21 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.78%) MS Project
4 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Internet
2 7 (7.78%) Firewall
2 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.78%) DNS
3 5 (5.56%) ADSL
3 5 (5.56%) Broadband
4 4 (4.44%) DMZ
5 3 (3.33%) SSL
6 2 (2.22%) SNMP
6 2 (2.22%) DHCP
6 2 (2.22%) Wireless
6 2 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.22%) VLAN
6 2 (2.22%) FCoE
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.11%) OSPF
7 1 (1.11%) VRRP
7 1 (1.11%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.11%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.11%) MS Access
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.11%) MSTest
3 1 (1.11%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.11%) Front Office
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Analyst
2 15 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.22%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.22%) Consultant
8 2 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
2 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.44%) CSS
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) WCF
4 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.22%) jQuery
4 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (2.22%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) COM
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.11%) ADSI
5 1 (1.11%) WinForms
5 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) NHS
1 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.11%) EPoS
3 1 (1.11%) DTV
3 1 (1.11%) Replication
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.67%) Windows
2 13 (14.44%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.33%) UNIX
4 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.44%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.44%) AIX
9 3 (3.33%) Solaris
9 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.00%) Project Management
2 8 (8.89%) PRINCE2
2 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.78%) ITIL
4 6 (6.67%) Service Management
5 5 (5.56%) MVC
5 5 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.56%) Critical Path Analysis
5 5 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.44%) OO
6 4 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.33%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (3.33%) Migration
8 2 (2.22%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.22%) BPR
8 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) C#
3 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.33%) VB
6 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.22%) XAML
6 2 (2.22%) VB6
7 1 (1.11%) X++
7 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.44%) VCP4
6 2 (2.22%) ISEB
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.11%) MCSE
7 1 (1.11%) MCSA
7 1 (1.11%) MCT
7 1 (1.11%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.56%) XenServer
2 5 (5.56%) vSphere
3 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) WSUS
3 4 (4.44%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.22%) WMI
4 2 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle
1 10 (11.11%) Citrix
2 8 (8.89%) Cisco
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (5.56%) EMC
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.44%) Sophos
6 3 (3.33%) Serena
6 3 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (2.22%) Lotus
7 2 (2.22%) Remedy
7 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.11%) F5
8 1 (1.11%) McAfee
8 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.11%) Teradata
8 1 (1.11%) Telerik
8 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
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