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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 10.90% 11.76% 16.07%
As % of the Vendors category 27.42% 35.29% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 14
Median daily rate £250 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £217 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +10.00%  

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 62 51 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 39.74% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 39
Median daily rate £255 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.06% +10.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £12.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (56.41%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
3 13 (33.33%) HP
4 12 (30.77%) Dell
4 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) SCCM
4 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
5 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
5 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
5 11 (28.21%) VBScript
5 11 (28.21%) IIS
5 11 (28.21%) LAN
5 11 (28.21%) DNS
5 11 (28.21%) DHCP
6 10 (25.64%) EPoS
6 10 (25.64%) Wireless
6 10 (25.64%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (20.51%) Project Management
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (17.95%) .NET
8 7 (17.95%) C#
8 7 (17.95%) CRM
8 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.38%) Web Development
9 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

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 11 (28.21%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Alfresco
3 2 (5.13%) CMS
3 2 (5.13%) Drupal
3 2 (5.13%) Liferay
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 11 (28.21%) DHCP
2 11 (28.21%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
3 10 (25.64%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (25.64%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.56%) VoIP
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.56%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (12.82%) Marketing
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) EPoS Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Support
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Web Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) EPoS Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) WCF
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) SOAP
5 1 (2.56%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) EPoS
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Project Management
2 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (17.95%) CRM
2 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Web Development
4 5 (12.82%) A/B Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Analytics
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Data Strategy
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Market Research
4 5 (12.82%) MVC
4 5 (12.82%) Pay per click
4 5 (12.82%) Search Engine Marketing
4 5 (12.82%) SEO
4 5 (12.82%) Web Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Coaching
5 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.13%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.21%) VBScript
3 7 (17.95%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) C
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.56%) MCDST
2 1 (2.56%) MCITP
2 1 (2.56%) MCSA
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) HP
2 12 (30.77%) Dell
3 5 (12.82%) Brio
3 5 (12.82%) Cognos
3 5 (12.82%) Coremetrics
3 5 (12.82%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (12.82%) Omniture
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) OpenText
6 1 (2.56%) Altiris
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
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