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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 56 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 12.13% 14.89% 13.57%
As % of the Vendors category 28.16% 32.18% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 24
Average daily rate
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£345 £275 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £213 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £300 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.30 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £16.18 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
206 174 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 43.10% 46.28% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 72 67
Average daily rate £366 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £226 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 +2 46 £375 +36.36% 16
Mansfield - 2 - -
Worksop - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (40.00%) Windows
2 40 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 36 (31.30%) Active Directory
4 32 (27.83%) MS Office
5 19 (16.52%) SQL
6 17 (14.78%) .NET
6 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
7 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (12.17%) Linux
8 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
8 13 (11.30%) Finance
9 12 (10.43%) C#
9 12 (10.43%) UNIX
9 12 (10.43%) Internet
10 11 (9.57%) Oracle
10 11 (9.57%) ITIL
10 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 10 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.70%) MS Project
11 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET
11 10 (8.70%) Windows XP
11 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (8.70%) Project Management
12 9 (7.83%) Cisco
12 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (7.83%) VMware
12 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (6.96%) Degree
13 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (6.96%) MS Exchange
1 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.96%) Lync
2 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.35%) IIS
4 4 (3.48%) MTS
5 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.87%) Kentico
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 32 (27.83%) MS Office
3 10 (8.70%) MS Project
4 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.43%) Internet
2 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.35%) ADSL
3 5 (4.35%) Broadband
3 5 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (3.48%) DHCP
5 3 (2.61%) Firewall
6 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.74%) SNMP
6 2 (1.74%) LDAP
6 2 (1.74%) FCoE
7 1 (0.87%) VLAN
7 1 (0.87%) GSM
7 1 (0.87%) PBX
7 1 (0.87%) DSL
7 1 (0.87%) VRRP
7 1 (0.87%) Intranet
7 1 (0.87%) OSPF
7 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) WebFOCUS
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP
7 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.61%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.87%) MSTest
4 1 (0.87%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.87%) Introscope
4 1 (0.87%) JMeter
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Advertising
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Local Government
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Front Office
4 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Analyst
2 17 (14.78%) Developer
3 10 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Configuration Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Configuration Management Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) IT Support
9 3 (2.61%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) .NET
2 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.35%) Web Services
4 4 (3.48%) COM
4 4 (3.48%) WCF
5 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.61%) HTML
5 3 (2.61%) XML
6 2 (1.74%) CSS
6 2 (1.74%) ADSI
6 2 (1.74%) jQuery
6 2 (1.74%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.87%) HTML5
7 1 (0.87%) REST
7 1 (0.87%) CSS3
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.74%) NHS
2 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.74%) Clustering
2 2 (1.74%) PKI
2 2 (1.74%) Statistics
2 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.87%) RIA
3 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.87%) Handset
3 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.87%) DTV
3 1 (0.87%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.00%) Windows
2 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.17%) Linux
4 12 (10.43%) UNIX
5 10 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.48%) AIX
9 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.61%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.61%) Solaris
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.57%) ITIL
2 10 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (8.70%) Project Management
3 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.09%) Service Management
5 6 (5.22%) OO
6 5 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 5 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (4.35%) MVC
6 5 (4.35%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.35%) CRM
6 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.48%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (3.48%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.61%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (1.74%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) C#
3 7 (6.09%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.35%) VB
5 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.48%) VB6
6 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.74%) Java
7 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.74%) XAML
7 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.87%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.96%) Degree
5 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB
6 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.74%) MCP
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
6 2 (1.74%) MCSA
6 2 (1.74%) MCITP
7 1 (0.87%) APMP
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.87%) MCTS
7 1 (0.87%) MCDST
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.87%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
1 6 (5.22%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) P3O
2 1 (0.87%) GCP
System Software
1 36 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.48%) vSphere
4 4 (3.48%) XenServer
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) SCOM
2 5 (4.35%) SCCM
3 4 (3.48%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.74%) WMI
4 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.87%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Oracle
2 9 (7.83%) Cisco
2 9 (7.83%) VMware
3 8 (6.96%) Citrix
4 7 (6.09%) HP
5 6 (5.22%) Serena
6 5 (4.35%) EMC
7 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.61%) SAP
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.74%) NetApp
8 2 (1.74%) Dell
8 2 (1.74%) Remedy
8 2 (1.74%) Cognos
9 1 (0.87%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.87%) Veeam
9 1 (0.87%) Dell KACE
9 1 (0.87%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.87%) Teradata
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