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 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 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 89 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 12.81% 15.72% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 29.69% 39.04% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £208 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.30 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.40 £16.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
192 228 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 43.15% 40.28% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 112 79
Average daily rate £413 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.75 £20.00
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 49 £350 +16.66% 31
Worksop - - - - 1
Mansfield - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (45.10%) Windows
2 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
3 31 (30.39%) MS Excel
3 31 (30.39%) MS Office
4 25 (24.51%) Windows 7
5 17 (16.67%) SQL
6 15 (14.71%) ITIL
7 14 (13.73%) .NET
7 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 13 (12.75%) VMware
9 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (11.76%) SharePoint
10 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
10 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (10.78%) Finance
11 10 (9.80%) Project Management
11 10 (9.80%) C#
12 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET
12 9 (8.82%) HP
12 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.84%) Cisco
14 7 (6.86%) Blackberry
14 7 (6.86%) MS Project
14 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
14 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (5.88%) Lync
15 6 (5.88%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.88%) Lync
4 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.98%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.98%) Kentico
Applications
1 31 (30.39%) MS Excel
1 31 (30.39%) MS Office
2 7 (6.86%) MS Project
3 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.92%) SAN
2 4 (3.92%) Firewall
3 3 (2.94%) Wireless
3 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.94%) WAN
3 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 3 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (1.96%) VoIP
4 2 (1.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.98%) DSL
5 1 (0.98%) PBX
5 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.98%) LDAP
5 1 (0.98%) Broadband
5 1 (0.98%) GSM
5 1 (0.98%) ISDN
5 1 (0.98%) Network Security
5 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) EDRMS
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) MS Access
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Introscope
3 1 (0.98%) JMeter
3 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.98%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Advertising
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Analyst
2 11 (10.78%) Support Engineer
2 11 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Architect
6 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Configuration Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) IT Support
7 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.92%) Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Technical Support
8 3 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.92%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) Web Services
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.96%) WCF
5 2 (1.96%) CSS
5 2 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (0.98%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.98%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.98%) JMS
6 1 (0.98%) ADSI
6 1 (0.98%) EDI
6 1 (0.98%) WinForms
6 1 (0.98%) Ajax
6 1 (0.98%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.98%) jQuery
6 1 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.96%) Statistics
3 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.96%) CMDB
3 2 (1.96%) Replication
3 2 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.98%) Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Handset
4 1 (0.98%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (0.98%) RIA
4 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.98%) PKI
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (45.10%) Windows
2 25 (24.51%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
4 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.90%) Linux
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.92%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.92%) UNIX
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.71%) ITIL
2 10 (9.80%) Project Management
3 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.90%) MVC
5 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.90%) CRM
5 5 (4.90%) Migration
6 4 (3.92%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (3.92%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.94%) OOP
7 3 (2.94%) ERP
8 2 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.96%) Project Planning
8 2 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (1.96%) Release Management
8 2 (1.96%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.96%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (9.80%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) X++
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.96%) VB
3 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.98%) XAML
4 1 (0.98%) VBScript
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) COBOL
4 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.90%) MCITP
3 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.94%) MCP
4 3 (2.94%) MCSE
4 3 (2.94%) Degree
4 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) MCDST
5 2 (1.96%) MCTS
5 2 (1.96%) MCSA
5 2 (1.96%) ISEB
5 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.98%) HNC
6 1 (0.98%) HND
6 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.98%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.98%) P3O
System Software
1 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.96%) XenServer
4 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) SCOM
2 4 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.98%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) VMware
2 9 (8.82%) HP
3 8 (7.84%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Serena
4 6 (5.88%) Citrix
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
5 4 (3.92%) NetApp
6 3 (2.94%) Dell
6 3 (2.94%) Veeam
7 2 (1.96%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.96%) Symantec
7 2 (1.96%) Juniper
8 1 (0.98%) Avaya
8 1 (0.98%) Apple
8 1 (0.98%) CA
8 1 (0.98%) Remedy
8 1 (0.98%) Cognos
8 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
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