The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 6 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 15.66% 11.15% 16.56%
As % of the Vendors category 32.84% 25.42% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 26
Median daily rate £325 £215 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +18.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £162 £77
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £355 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.17 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £33.30 £19.80
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 Leicestershire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 134 118 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 47.69% 43.87% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 79
Median daily rate £305 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 4
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.82 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £41.60 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -2 22 £300 -11.11% 14
Loughborough - 4 £550 -
Kegworth +5 2 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) SQL
2 29 (34.94%) .NET
2 29 (34.94%) SQL Server
3 27 (32.53%) C#
4 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
5 17 (20.48%) ASP.NET
6 16 (19.28%) Project Management
7 15 (18.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
9 13 (15.66%) MVC
9 13 (15.66%) IIS
9 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
10 12 (14.46%) HP
10 12 (14.46%) MS Office
10 12 (14.46%) SCCM
11 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
11 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (13.25%) Visual Studio
11 11 (13.25%) VBScript
12 10 (12.05%) Migration
12 10 (12.05%) Wireless
12 10 (12.05%) EPoS
12 10 (12.05%) HTML
12 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.05%) Web Services
12 10 (12.05%) Dell
12 10 (12.05%) DHCP
12 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 13 (15.66%) IIS
2 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.46%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS Project
3 2 (2.41%) SPSS
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (6.02%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.64%) Office 365
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) DHCP
1 10 (12.05%) DNS
1 10 (12.05%) LAN
1 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
1 10 (12.05%) Wireless
2 9 (10.84%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (4.82%) WAN
4 3 (3.61%) VPN
5 2 (2.41%) 3G
5 2 (2.41%) SAN
6 1 (1.20%) Internet
6 1 (1.20%) Intranet
6 1 (1.20%) Profibus
6 1 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.41%) Power BI
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.20%) MS Access
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) NUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (10.84%) Advertising
2 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Retail
3 7 (8.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) C# Developer
3 11 (13.25%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.43%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.02%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) IT Support
7 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.94%) .NET
2 17 (20.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.05%) HTML
3 10 (12.05%) Web Services
4 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (10.84%) CSS
5 8 (9.64%) jQuery
6 5 (6.02%) Ajax
6 5 (6.02%) XML
7 3 (3.61%) RESTful
7 3 (3.61%) SOAP
7 3 (3.61%) WCF
7 3 (3.61%) XHTML
7 3 (3.61%) XSD
7 3 (3.61%) XSLT
8 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.41%) HTML5
9 1 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) EPoS
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Handset
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.41%) Android
7 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Project Management
2 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.66%) MVC
3 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.05%) Migration
5 8 (9.64%) Analytics
5 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.23%) ITIL
8 5 (6.02%) CRM
8 5 (6.02%) High Availability
8 5 (6.02%) Market Research
8 5 (6.02%) Pay per click
8 5 (6.02%) Search Engine Marketing
8 5 (6.02%) SEO
8 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.02%) UML
8 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.02%) Web Analytics
8 5 (6.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) SQL
2 27 (32.53%) C#
3 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
3 11 (13.25%) VBScript
4 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.23%) C
6 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.41%) Python
8 2 (2.41%) R
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) MCITP
4 2 (2.41%) MCSD
4 2 (2.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.20%) MCDST
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.61%) TickIT
3 2 (2.41%) PMO
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) HP
2 10 (12.05%) Dell
3 6 (7.23%) Sun
4 5 (6.02%) Brio
4 5 (6.02%) Cognos
4 5 (6.02%) Coremetrics
4 5 (6.02%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (6.02%) Omniture
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco
5 3 (3.61%) Intel Security
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle
6 2 (2.41%) Minitab
6 2 (2.41%) Novell
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix
7 1 (1.20%) NetApp
7 1 (1.20%) Perforce
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