Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 9 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 19.20% 14.73% 22.89%
As % of the Vendors category 40.52% 26.71% 42.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 33
Leicester median daily rate £294 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.97% +6.62% +3.66%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £225
90th Percentile £469 £475 £385
Leicestershire median daily rate £288 £325 £298
% change year-on-year -11.54% +9.24% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Leicester median hourly rate £38.75 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +222.92% - -40.00%
Leicestershire median hourly rate £11.59 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.44% - +0.33%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Leicester.

All Vendors
Leicester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 153 161 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 47.37% 55.14% 53.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 114 72
Leicester median daily rate £320 £398 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.50% +20.00% -11.67%
10th Percentile £219 £291 £180
90th Percentile £538 £532 £452
Leicestershire median daily rate £320 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -14.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 18
Leicester median hourly rate £30.00 £18.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +38.89% -34.15%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.50 £9.70
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £41.38
Leicestershire median hourly rate £14.95 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.79% +3.70% -32.50%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leicester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leicester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 29 (46.77%) PowerShell
3 27 (43.55%) Windows Server
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.94%) SQL Server
5 25 (40.32%) TCP/IP
6 24 (38.71%) DNS
6 24 (38.71%) LDAP
7 20 (32.26%) PKI
8 19 (30.65%) IPsec
8 19 (30.65%) .NET
8 19 (30.65%) Kerberos
8 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
8 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (30.65%) Server Virtualisation
9 18 (29.03%) SQL
10 16 (25.81%) C#
11 14 (22.58%) MVC
11 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
12 11 (17.74%) .NET Framework
12 11 (17.74%) Migration
12 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
14 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
14 9 (14.52%) Finance
14 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (12.90%) Oracle

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Alfresco
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Documentum
2 2 (3.23%) Drupal
2 2 (3.23%) Liferay
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.32%) TCP/IP
2 24 (38.71%) DNS
2 24 (38.71%) LDAP
3 19 (30.65%) IPsec
3 19 (30.65%) Kerberos
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
4 5 (8.06%) LAN
5 4 (6.45%) DHCP
5 4 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.45%) Wireless
6 2 (3.23%) Modbus
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) C# Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Active Directory Specialist
4 10 (16.13%) .NET Developer
4 10 (16.13%) .NET Software Developer
4 10 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (16.13%) C# Software Developer
4 10 (16.13%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) .NET Framework
3 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
5 5 (8.06%) Lambda Expressions
5 5 (8.06%) LINQ
5 5 (8.06%) REST
6 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.61%) CSS
6 1 (1.61%) CSS3
6 1 (1.61%) HTML
6 1 (1.61%) HTML5
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) MDX
6 1 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) PKI
2 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) EPoS
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 27 (43.55%) Windows Server
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Server Virtualisation
2 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
2 14 (22.58%) MVC
3 11 (17.74%) Migration
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) Proactive Management
5 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.06%) Runbook
5 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
6 4 (6.45%) Document Management
7 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
8 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.23%) CRM
8 2 (3.23%) Logistics
8 2 (3.23%) Service Management
8 2 (3.23%) SOA
8 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) PowerShell
2 18 (29.03%) SQL
3 16 (25.81%) C#
4 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) VBScript
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) MCSE
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCOrch
2 4 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Dell
2 4 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
3 2 (3.23%) OpenText
3 2 (3.23%) Siemens
4 1 (1.61%) Citrix
4 1 (1.61%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) NetApp
4 1 (1.61%) VMware