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 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 12.45% 11.28% 13.74%
As % of the Vendors category 33.00% 27.03% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 19
Median daily rate £280 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £11.18 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 Leicestershire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 100 111 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 37.74% 41.73% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 71 62
Median daily rate £308 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +8.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.50 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 16 £250 -23.07% 6
Kegworth - 3 - -
Loughborough +4 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

1 40 (51.95%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) SQL
3 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
4 18 (23.38%) IIS
4 18 (23.38%) .NET
4 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (23.38%) SCCM
5 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
6 14 (18.18%) Office 365
6 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 14 (18.18%) HP
7 13 (16.88%) Dell
7 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
7 13 (16.88%) LAN
7 13 (16.88%) VBScript
7 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (16.88%) Project Management
7 13 (16.88%) Wireless
7 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
7 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
8 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
8 12 (15.58%) Migration
8 12 (15.58%) C#
8 12 (15.58%) DHCP
8 12 (15.58%) DNS
9 11 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (14.29%) EPoS
9 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 18 (23.38%) IIS
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.60%) Alfresco
4 2 (2.60%) Drupal
4 2 (2.60%) Liferay
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) WebTrends
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Office 365
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.30%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (16.88%) LAN
2 13 (16.88%) Wireless
3 12 (15.58%) DHCP
3 12 (15.58%) DNS
4 11 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (6.49%) Internet
5 5 (6.49%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) Intranet
6 2 (2.60%) SAN
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) 3G
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.30%) Firewall
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
7 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) Power BI
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) Firebird
6 1 (1.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.39%) Retail
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Advertising
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Analyst
1 11 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) Developer
3 8 (10.39%) EPoS Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Exchange Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 7 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.19%) CSS
3 4 (5.19%) jQuery
4 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.90%) HTML5
4 3 (3.90%) WCF
5 2 (2.60%) COM
5 2 (2.60%) MDX
5 2 (2.60%) XML
6 1 (1.30%) Ajax
6 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.30%) Node.js
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) EPoS
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.60%) Handset
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 40 (51.95%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.60%) Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.30%) Android
7 1 (1.30%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Project Management
2 12 (15.58%) Migration
3 11 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.99%) ITIL
5 9 (11.69%) Analytics
6 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.39%) CRM
7 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.09%) Web Development
8 6 (7.79%) Coaching
8 6 (7.79%) MVC
8 6 (7.79%) Patch Management
8 6 (7.79%) SEO
8 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.49%) A/B Testing
9 5 (6.49%) Data Strategy
9 5 (6.49%) Pay per click
9 5 (6.49%) Search Engine Marketing
9 5 (6.49%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.88%) VBScript
3 12 (15.58%) C#
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 2 (2.60%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) R
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) MCITP
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Analytics IQ
4 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.30%) MCDST
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PMO
2 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) HP
2 13 (16.88%) Dell
3 5 (6.49%) Brio
3 5 (6.49%) Cognos
3 5 (6.49%) Coremetrics
3 5 (6.49%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (6.49%) Omniture
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.90%) Sun
4 3 (3.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) Avaya
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) Minitab
5 2 (2.60%) NetApp
5 2 (2.60%) Novell
5 2 (2.60%) OpenText
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