Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 19.47% 15.56% 20.80%
As % of the Vendors category 43.70% 33.20% 42.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 53
Leicestershire median daily rate £288 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +10.17% -
10th Percentile £178 £81 £108
90th Percentile £450 £465 £375
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -9.66% +11.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 13
Leicestershire median hourly rate £11.59 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% - +0.33%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £9.20
90th Percentile £44.75 £14.50 £33.85
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -7.41%

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 Leicestershire.

All Vendors
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 254 253 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 44.56% 46.85% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 171 120
Leicestershire median daily rate £323 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £188 £102 £119
90th Percentile £532 £510 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 28
Leicestershire median hourly rate £14.95 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.79% +3.70% -32.50%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.13 £10.70
90th Percentile £44.38 £38.75 £41.38
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +4 63 £300 -17.24% 8
Kegworth +2 15 - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 2 - -
Loughborough 0 1 - - 3
Lutterworth - 1 £130 -
Melton Mowbray - 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

1 65 (58.56%) Windows
2 47 (42.34%) Active Directory
3 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
3 31 (27.93%) PowerShell
3 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
4 29 (26.13%) TCP/IP
5 28 (25.23%) .NET
6 27 (24.32%) SQL
6 27 (24.32%) LDAP
7 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (21.62%) DNS
8 23 (20.72%) PKI
9 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (18.92%) Data Centre
9 21 (18.92%) Server Virtualisation
10 20 (18.02%) Kerberos
10 20 (18.02%) IPsec
11 19 (17.12%) Migration
11 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (17.12%) Internet
11 19 (17.12%) Incident Management
12 17 (15.32%) C#
12 17 (15.32%) ITIL
12 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (14.41%) MVC
14 15 (13.51%) Wireless
15 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
15 14 (12.61%) Office 365
15 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (11.71%) 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 8 (7.21%) IIS
2 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.50%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.70%) CMS
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.80%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.80%) Documentum
4 2 (1.80%) Drupal
4 2 (1.80%) Liferay
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.90%) Kentico
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.61%) Office 365
2 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.90%) G Suite
4 1 (0.90%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.13%) TCP/IP
2 27 (24.32%) LDAP
3 24 (21.62%) DNS
4 20 (18.02%) IPsec
4 20 (18.02%) Kerberos
5 19 (17.12%) Internet
6 15 (13.51%) Wireless
7 5 (4.50%) LAN
7 5 (4.50%) Skype
8 4 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.70%) DHCP
10 2 (1.80%) Firewall
10 2 (1.80%) Modbus
10 2 (1.80%) VLAN
10 2 (1.80%) VoIP
11 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.90%) VPN
11 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.90%) Big Data
6 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.90%) MS Access
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.90%) Power BI
6 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.90%) QlikView
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) Subversion
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Automotive
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.90%) Games
4 1 (0.90%) Law
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.32%) Analyst
2 19 (17.12%) Developer
3 16 (14.41%) Service Analyst
3 16 (14.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (12.61%) Active Directory Specialist
4 14 (12.61%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.91%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.01%) .NET Software Developer
6 10 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (9.01%) C# Software Developer
6 10 (9.01%) SQL Developer
7 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (6.31%) Entity Framework
5 6 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (5.41%) REST
6 5 (4.50%) Lambda Expressions
6 5 (4.50%) LINQ
7 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.80%) CSS
7 2 (1.80%) HTML
7 2 (1.80%) jQuery
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.90%) COM
8 1 (0.90%) CSS3
8 1 (0.90%) HTML5
8 1 (0.90%) Node.js
8 1 (0.90%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) PKI
2 21 (18.92%) Data Centre
3 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.70%) EPoS
6 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.90%) SCADA
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 65 (58.56%) Windows
2 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.70%) Linux
9 2 (1.80%) Unix
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Server Virtualisation
2 19 (17.12%) Incident Management
2 19 (17.12%) Migration
3 17 (15.32%) ITIL
4 16 (14.41%) MVC
5 9 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.31%) Runbook
6 7 (6.31%) Web Application Development
7 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.41%) Proactive Management
8 5 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.50%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.50%) Service Management
9 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.60%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.60%) Change Management
9 4 (3.60%) Document Management
9 4 (3.60%) Project Management
10 3 (2.70%) Open Source
10 3 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.93%) PowerShell
2 27 (24.32%) SQL
3 17 (15.32%) C#
4 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.70%) VBScript
6 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.50%) MCSE
3 3 (2.70%) CCNA
3 3 (2.70%) CCNP
3 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
5 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 47 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) SCOrch
2 7 (6.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Cisco
3 3 (2.70%) Citrix
3 3 (2.70%) Dell
3 3 (2.70%) HP
3 3 (2.70%) IBM
3 3 (2.70%) VMware
4 2 (1.80%) Google
4 2 (1.80%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.80%) NetApp
4 2 (1.80%) OpenText
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
4 2 (1.80%) Siemens
5 1 (0.90%) Aruba
5 1 (0.90%) Avaya
5 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Northgate
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.90%) Remedy
5 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds