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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 22 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 6.64% 9.55% 15.77%
As % of the Vendors category 16.13% 21.52% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 9
Average daily rate £450 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £430 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £11.73 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.33 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.30 £16.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
186 158 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 41.15% 44.38% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 71 57
Average daily rate £310 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £10.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £24.75 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 (53.62%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
4 23 (33.33%) VMware
5 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
6 20 (28.99%) SQL
6 20 (28.99%) MS Office
7 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
9 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (21.74%) .NET
11 13 (18.84%) Cisco
12 12 (17.39%) Windows XP
12 12 (17.39%) Oracle
12 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (15.94%) Java
13 11 (15.94%) Linux
14 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
14 10 (14.49%) SAN
14 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
14 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
15 9 (13.04%) TOGAF
15 9 (13.04%) Finance
15 9 (13.04%) DHCP
15 9 (13.04%) Citrix
15 9 (13.04%) ITIL
16 8 (11.59%) C#
16 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (11.59%) vSphere
16 8 (11.59%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) JBoss
5 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.45%) Confluence
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.45%) JRun
7 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
2 20 (28.99%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Advent Geneva
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) DHCP
3 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.80%) Converged Networks
4 4 (5.80%) DNS
5 3 (4.35%) Firewall
5 3 (4.35%) LDAP
5 3 (4.35%) Network Security
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.90%) SMTP
6 2 (2.90%) VoIP
6 2 (2.90%) VPN
6 2 (2.90%) Wireless
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.35%) DB2
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) DTS
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.45%) Power BI
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Maven
2 1 (1.45%) MSTest
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Developer
2 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
3 9 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Designer
6 4 (5.80%) SAN Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) SAN Support
6 4 (5.80%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (5.80%) VMware Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) Web Services
3 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 3 (4.35%) REST
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (1.45%) LINQ
6 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.45%) WCF
6 1 (1.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 11 (15.94%) Linux
6 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.25%) Unix
8 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.35%) AIX
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.45%) Android
12 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.45%) Solaris
12 1 (1.45%) SUSE
12 1 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (13.04%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) TOGAF
3 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.14%) OO
4 7 (10.14%) UML
5 6 (8.70%) ArchiMate
5 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.70%) CRM
5 6 (8.70%) Data Security
5 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) Release Management
5 6 (8.70%) Web Design
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.80%) DevOps
8 3 (4.35%) Converged Infrastructure
8 3 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
3 8 (11.59%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.90%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) CCNA
1 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) COBIT
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 33 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) vSphere
4 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.90%) XenApp
6 1 (1.45%) Docker
6 1 (1.45%) Firmware
6 1 (1.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Ansible
3 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) VMware
2 13 (18.84%) Cisco
3 12 (17.39%) Oracle
4 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
5 9 (13.04%) Citrix
6 7 (10.14%) SAP
7 6 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (7.25%) HP
9 4 (5.80%) Remedy
9 4 (5.80%) Symantec
10 3 (4.35%) Dell
10 3 (4.35%) EMC
10 3 (4.35%) IBM
10 3 (4.35%) NetApp
10 3 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (2.90%) Adobe
11 2 (2.90%) Apple
11 2 (2.90%) Juniper
11 2 (2.90%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.45%) Facebook