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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 52 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.99% 13.44% 4.73%
As % of the Vendors category 38.02% 24.88% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +155.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £251 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £498 £197
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
121 209 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 34.18% 54.01% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 98 26
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £238 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.41 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% -16.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £31.50 £34.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (34.52%) SQL
3 26 (30.95%) MS Office
4 25 (29.76%) .NET
5 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 19 (22.62%) Windows
6 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
7 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (19.05%) C#
9 15 (17.86%) Finance
10 14 (16.67%) XML
11 13 (15.48%) Oracle
12 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 12 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (13.10%) HTML
13 11 (13.10%) ITIL
14 10 (11.90%) VB.NET
14 10 (11.90%) Degree
14 10 (11.90%) Change Control
14 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.71%) MS Project
15 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
15 9 (10.71%) NHS
16 8 (9.52%) MS Visio
16 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
16 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
16 8 (9.52%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 12 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) JBoss
4 3 (3.57%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.19%) Node.js
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (30.95%) MS Office
2 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 9 (10.71%) MS Project
4 8 (9.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (2.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Network Security
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.76%) MS Access
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.19%) OLAP
9 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.19%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.76%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Developer
2 24 (28.57%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Project Planner
5 6 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Designer
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Applications Support Specialist
8 3 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) .NET
2 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
3 14 (16.67%) XML
4 11 (13.10%) HTML
5 8 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 8 (9.52%) jQuery
6 6 (7.14%) Ajax
6 6 (7.14%) Web Services
6 6 (7.14%) XSLT
7 4 (4.76%) ADO.NET
7 4 (4.76%) WPF
8 3 (3.57%) EDIFACT
8 3 (3.57%) XML Messaging
8 3 (3.57%) EDI
9 2 (2.38%) CSS
9 2 (2.38%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.38%) MDX
10 1 (1.19%) WCF
10 1 (1.19%) SOAP
10 1 (1.19%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) NHS
3 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) RIA
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) PDA
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.10%) ITIL
3 10 (11.90%) Change Control
4 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.33%) CRM
5 7 (8.33%) Project Management
5 7 (8.33%) MVC
5 7 (8.33%) Scrum
6 6 (7.14%) Web Development
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.95%) Workflow
7 5 (5.95%) Change Management
8 4 (4.76%) Migration
8 4 (4.76%) Data Transformation
9 3 (3.57%) DevOps
9 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.57%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) SQL
2 16 (19.05%) C#
3 10 (11.90%) VB.NET
4 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.76%) VB6
7 4 (4.76%) VB
8 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.57%) VBScript
9 2 (2.38%) VBA
10 1 (1.19%) XAML
10 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCITP
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) MCSA
4 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) XenApp
2 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle
2 6 (7.14%) Citrix
3 4 (4.76%) Adobe
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.19%) DevExpress
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