The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.46% 14.16% 12.45%
As % of the Vendors category 23.78% 31.79% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £399 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +165.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Vendors Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
164 151 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 52.40% 44.54% 52.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 65 34
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -29.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Coventry region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 32 (38.55%) .NET
2 31 (37.35%) SQL
2 31 (37.35%) MS Excel
3 30 (36.14%) SQL Server
4 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (25.30%) SharePoint
6 20 (24.10%) Finance
7 18 (21.69%) C#
7 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
8 15 (18.07%) MS Office
8 15 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
10 13 (15.66%) HTML
10 13 (15.66%) Oracle
11 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
12 11 (13.25%) XML
12 11 (13.25%) Windows
12 11 (13.25%) Scrum
13 10 (12.05%) Web Services
13 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
14 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (9.64%) SLA
15 8 (9.64%) VB.NET
15 8 (9.64%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (9.64%) Web Development
15 8 (9.64%) jQuery
15 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
16 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (25.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.64%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.61%) IIS
3 3 (3.61%) SAS
4 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (37.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (18.07%) MS Office
3 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
4 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (8.43%) MS Project
6 3 (3.61%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Internet
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) 3G
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) 2G
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.82%) MySQL
6 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Power View
7 3 (3.61%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (3.61%) OLAP
7 3 (3.61%) MS Access
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.41%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Advertising
4 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Developer
2 17 (20.48%) Analyst
3 5 (6.02%) DBA
3 5 (6.02%) Architect
3 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
3 5 (6.02%) .NET Developer
3 5 (6.02%) SQL DBA
3 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (4.82%) Systems Architect
4 4 (4.82%) Lead Developer
4 4 (4.82%) Administrator
4 4 (4.82%) Report Analyst
4 4 (4.82%) Data Analyst
4 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
4 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
4 4 (4.82%) Consultant
4 4 (4.82%) CRM Developer
5 3 (3.61%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.55%) .NET
2 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.66%) HTML
4 11 (13.25%) XML
5 10 (12.05%) Web Services
5 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
6 8 (9.64%) jQuery
7 6 (7.23%) Ajax
7 6 (7.23%) XSLT
8 5 (6.02%) Middleware
8 5 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (6.02%) SOAP
8 5 (6.02%) WCF
8 5 (6.02%) REST
9 4 (4.82%) MDX
10 3 (3.61%) WSDL
10 3 (3.61%) CSS
11 2 (2.41%) ADO.NET
12 1 (1.20%) XSD
12 1 (1.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) NHS
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) PDA
4 1 (1.20%) Open Source
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.25%) Scrum
3 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (9.64%) Web Development
5 7 (8.43%) WFM
5 7 (8.43%) CRM
5 7 (8.43%) Workflow
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.23%) MVC
6 6 (7.23%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.02%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.02%) Dependency Management
8 4 (4.82%) Kanban
8 4 (4.82%) ITIL
8 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
8 4 (4.82%) ETL
8 4 (4.82%) Change Management
8 4 (4.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.35%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) C#
3 8 (9.64%) VB.NET
4 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.02%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) Python
5 5 (6.02%) Ruby
6 4 (4.82%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (2.41%) VB6
8 2 (2.41%) C
8 2 (2.41%) VBScript
8 2 (2.41%) VBA
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) ABAP
9 1 (1.20%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) MCITP
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) MCSE
3 1 (1.20%) MCSA
3 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.20%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) XenApp
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) XenServer
3 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.41%) vSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
2 2 (2.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.20%) DameWare
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 7 (8.43%) VMware
3 6 (7.23%) Citrix
4 5 (6.02%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.82%) Cognos
5 4 (4.82%) Akamai
6 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) webMethods
7 1 (1.20%) Lotus
7 1 (1.20%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
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