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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 11 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 13.92% 11.56% 18.30%
As % of the Vendors category 26.51% 22.67% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 13
Median daily rate £300 £338 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +42.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £308 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £368 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 83 75 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 52.53% 51.02% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 33
Median daily rate £313 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.80 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £40.40 £18.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 22 (45.83%) C#
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 16 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
5 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 12 (25.00%) Project Management
5 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (22.92%) MVC
7 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 9 (18.75%) HP
8 9 (18.75%) Web Services
8 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
9 8 (16.67%) HTML
9 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.67%) Dell
9 8 (16.67%) DHCP
9 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 8 (16.67%) DNS
9 8 (16.67%) LAN
9 8 (16.67%) SCCM
9 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 7 (14.58%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
10 7 (14.58%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related 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 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) WebTrends
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) DHCP
1 8 (16.67%) DNS
1 8 (16.67%) LAN
1 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (14.58%) Wireless
3 2 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) Profibus
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.42%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (14.58%) Marketing
2 5 (10.42%) Advertising
3 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) C# Developer
3 8 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.42%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (43.75%) .NET
2 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 9 (18.75%) Web Services
5 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.67%) HTML
6 7 (14.58%) CSS
7 6 (12.50%) jQuery
8 4 (8.33%) Ajax
8 4 (8.33%) XML
9 3 (6.25%) SOAP
9 3 (6.25%) WCF
9 3 (6.25%) XHTML
9 3 (6.25%) XSD
9 3 (6.25%) XSLT
10 2 (4.17%) RESTful
11 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.08%) HTML5
11 1 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) EPoS
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Handset
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Project Management
2 11 (22.92%) MVC
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.42%) A/B Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Analytics
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) CRM
5 5 (10.42%) High Availability
5 5 (10.42%) Market Research
5 5 (10.42%) Pay per click
5 5 (10.42%) Search Engine Marketing
5 5 (10.42%) SEO
5 5 (10.42%) UML
5 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
5 5 (10.42%) Web Analytics
5 5 (10.42%) Web Development
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) C#
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.58%) VBScript
4 5 (10.42%) C
5 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCSD
5 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.08%) MCDST
5 1 (2.08%) MCITP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.25%) TickIT
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) HP
2 8 (16.67%) Dell
3 6 (12.50%) Sun
4 5 (10.42%) Brio
4 5 (10.42%) Cognos
4 5 (10.42%) Coremetrics
4 5 (10.42%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (10.42%) Omniture
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) Perforce
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
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