The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 82 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 12.11% 14.96% 16.71%
As % of the Vendors category 27.65% 37.27% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 32
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£350 £313 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 9
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
170 220 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 43.81% 40.15% 52.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 114 81
Average daily rate £413 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.75 £20.00
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 Nottinghamshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +3 41 £350 +6.06% 28
Worksop - - - -
Mansfield - - - - 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (28.87%) MS Excel
4 27 (27.84%) MS Office
5 23 (23.71%) Windows 7
6 18 (18.56%) SQL
7 16 (16.49%) Windows XP
7 16 (16.49%) VMware
8 15 (15.46%) .NET
9 13 (13.40%) SharePoint
9 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
9 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (12.37%) ITIL
11 11 (11.34%) HP
12 9 (9.28%) Migration
12 9 (9.28%) Finance
12 9 (9.28%) Citrix
12 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
12 9 (9.28%) Cisco
12 9 (9.28%) C#
12 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
13 8 (8.25%) Blackberry
13 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
13 8 (8.25%) Lync
13 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (7.22%) Windows Vista
14 7 (7.22%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 (13.40%) SharePoint
1 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.25%) Lync
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.03%) CMS
6 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (28.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (27.84%) MS Office
3 4 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.19%) SAN
3 4 (4.12%) Internet
3 4 (4.12%) LAN
3 4 (4.12%) WAN
3 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 3 (3.09%) Wireless
4 3 (3.09%) DHCP
4 3 (3.09%) DNS
5 2 (2.06%) VoIP
6 1 (1.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.03%) Network Security
6 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.03%) PBX
6 1 (1.03%) DSL
6 1 (1.03%) Intranet
6 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.03%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.03%) LDAP
6 1 (1.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) Big Data
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) MS Access
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.03%) Introscope
3 1 (1.03%) JMeter
3 1 (1.03%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Advertising
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.31%) Service Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Administrator
7 6 (6.19%) Architect
7 6 (6.19%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) IT Support
8 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.12%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.12%) Consultant
9 4 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Service Desk Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.15%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) HTML
4 4 (4.12%) CSS
4 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.09%) Ajax
5 3 (3.09%) jQuery
6 2 (2.06%) Web Services
7 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.03%) WCF
7 1 (1.03%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.03%) HTML5
7 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.03%) REST
7 1 (1.03%) CSS3
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.06%) Replication
2 2 (2.06%) CMDB
2 2 (2.06%) Statistics
2 2 (2.06%) NHS
2 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.03%) RIA
3 1 (1.03%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.03%) Clustering
3 1 (1.03%) PKI
3 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 23 (23.71%) Windows 7
3 16 (16.49%) Windows XP
4 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.22%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.12%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.09%) UNIX
9 3 (3.09%) Linux
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.37%) ITIL
2 9 (9.28%) Migration
3 5 (5.15%) Project Management
3 5 (5.15%) CRM
3 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.15%) MVC
4 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.09%) ERP
5 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.06%) OOP
6 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.06%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.06%) Data Management
6 2 (2.06%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.06%) Logistics
6 2 (2.06%) Network Management
6 2 (2.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) C#
3 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.06%) X++
5 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) COBOL
5 1 (1.03%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) VBScript
5 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.22%) MCITP
3 5 (5.15%) MCSE
4 4 (4.12%) MCP
5 3 (3.09%) MCSA
5 3 (3.09%) MCDST
5 3 (3.09%) MCTS
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.03%) HNC
7 1 (1.03%) HND
7 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) XenServer
4 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.06%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.03%) vSphere
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
1 4 (4.12%) SCOM
2 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.03%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) VMware
2 11 (11.34%) HP
3 9 (9.28%) Citrix
3 9 (9.28%) Cisco
4 4 (4.12%) SAP
4 4 (4.12%) Serena
4 4 (4.12%) NetApp
5 3 (3.09%) Veeam
5 3 (3.09%) Dell
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle
6 2 (2.06%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.06%) Juniper
7 1 (1.03%) CA
7 1 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.03%) RightFax
7 1 (1.03%) Avaya
7 1 (1.03%) Cognos
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
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