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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 65 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 12.54% 13.35% 16.72%
As % of the Vendors category 28.00% 35.14% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 6
Average hourly rate £13.38 £12.75 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £16.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
150 185 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 44.78% 37.99% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 101 61
Average daily rate £400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
3 25 (31.65%) MS Excel
4 21 (26.58%) MS Office
5 17 (21.52%) Windows 7
6 16 (20.25%) VMware
7 14 (17.72%) SQL
8 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
9 12 (15.19%) SharePoint
9 12 (15.19%) .NET
9 12 (15.19%) ITIL
9 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (13.92%) HP
11 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (12.66%) Windows XP
11 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (11.39%) Cisco
13 8 (10.13%) Citrix
13 8 (10.13%) Finance
13 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
13 8 (10.13%) Lync
14 7 (8.86%) MCITP
14 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (8.86%) Blackberry
14 7 (8.86%) C#
15 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
15 6 (7.59%) SLA
15 6 (7.59%) SAN
15 6 (7.59%) Migration
15 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.13%) Lync
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.27%) Kentico
7 1 (1.27%) CMS
7 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (31.65%) MS Excel
2 21 (26.58%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.53%) MS Project
5 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SAN
2 4 (5.06%) Firewall
2 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) WAN
3 3 (3.80%) Wireless
3 3 (3.80%) Internet
4 2 (2.53%) VoIP
4 2 (2.53%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) PBX
5 1 (1.27%) LDAP
5 1 (1.27%) Broadband
5 1 (1.27%) ISDN
5 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.27%) DSL
5 1 (1.27%) VLAN
5 1 (1.27%) Network Security
5 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) MS Access
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.27%) Introscope
3 1 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Developer
3 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Architect
4 6 (7.59%) IT Support
5 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.80%) XML
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) WCF
5 1 (1.27%) WPF
5 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.27%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) CSS3
5 1 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.27%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.53%) Statistics
2 2 (2.53%) CMDB
2 2 (2.53%) Replication
2 2 (2.53%) NHS
2 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) PKI
3 1 (1.27%) RIA
3 1 (1.27%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.27%) Handset
3 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.66%) Windows XP
3 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.80%) UNIX
6 3 (3.80%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) ITIL
2 6 (7.59%) Migration
3 4 (5.06%) Project Management
3 4 (5.06%) CRM
3 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
4 3 (3.80%) MVC
4 3 (3.80%) ERP
4 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.53%) OOP
5 2 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.53%) Logistics
5 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.27%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (1.27%) Performance Testing
6 1 (1.27%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.27%) System Testing
6 1 (1.27%) Time Management
6 1 (1.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 7 (8.86%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) X++
4 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) VB
4 1 (1.27%) COBOL
4 1 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.86%) MCITP
3 4 (5.06%) MCP
3 4 (5.06%) MCSE
4 3 (3.80%) MCSA
4 3 (3.80%) MCDST
4 3 (3.80%) MCTS
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
5 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.27%) HNC
6 1 (1.27%) HND
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) GCP
System Software
1 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) XenServer
4 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) SCOM
3 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.27%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) VMware
2 11 (13.92%) HP
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco
4 8 (10.13%) Citrix
5 4 (5.06%) SAP
5 4 (5.06%) Serena
5 4 (5.06%) NetApp
6 3 (3.80%) Dell
6 3 (3.80%) Symantec
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle
7 2 (2.53%) Veeam
7 2 (2.53%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.53%) Juniper
8 1 (1.27%) CA
8 1 (1.27%) Apple
8 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.27%) Avaya
8 1 (1.27%) Cognos
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
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