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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.10% 8.47% 6.49%
As % of the Vendors category 29.80% 18.38% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £285 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £420 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.01 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.94% -27.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
151 136 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 50.67% 46.10% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 26
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 19
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.48 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -46.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.28 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £17.48 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 37 (39.36%) .NET
2 36 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (24.47%) SQL Server
3 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (20.21%) MS Office
5 18 (19.15%) SQL
5 18 (19.15%) Scrum
6 17 (18.09%) SharePoint
6 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
6 17 (18.09%) WCF
7 16 (17.02%) C#
7 16 (17.02%) CRM
7 16 (17.02%) Finance
8 15 (15.96%) Web Services
9 14 (14.89%) Active Directory
9 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (14.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 14 (14.89%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (13.83%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (13.83%) MS Visio
11 12 (12.77%) Python
11 12 (12.77%) Windows
11 12 (12.77%) Java
12 11 (11.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (11.70%) Ruby
13 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
13 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
14 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (18.09%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.83%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Lync
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Documentum
4 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.21%) MS Office
3 14 (14.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (13.83%) MS Visio
5 8 (8.51%) MS Project
6 3 (3.19%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.06%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Intranet
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) 3G
2 1 (1.06%) Wireless
2 1 (1.06%) 2G
2 1 (1.06%) LTE
2 1 (1.06%) LAN
2 1 (1.06%) WAN
2 1 (1.06%) DHCP
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (3.19%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.19%) MySQL
6 3 (3.19%) OLAP
6 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.51%) MSBuild
4 7 (7.45%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.45%) ReSharper
4 7 (7.45%) NUnit
4 7 (7.45%) NCover
4 7 (7.45%) StyleCop
4 7 (7.45%) MSTest
4 7 (7.45%) NDepend
5 5 (5.32%) NuGet
6 1 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.06%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.32%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Automotive
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Developer
2 12 (12.77%) Analyst
3 9 (9.57%) Architect
3 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Lead Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Administrator
6 5 (5.32%) DBA
6 5 (5.32%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.26%) Report Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Planning Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Lead .NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (39.36%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
2 17 (18.09%) WCF
3 15 (15.96%) Web Services
4 11 (11.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
6 9 (9.57%) HTML
7 7 (7.45%) XML
7 7 (7.45%) XSLT
7 7 (7.45%) REST
8 5 (5.32%) jQuery
8 5 (5.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (5.32%) NHibernate
9 4 (4.26%) Middleware
9 4 (4.26%) Ajax
9 4 (4.26%) SOAP
10 3 (3.19%) CSS
10 3 (3.19%) WSDL
10 3 (3.19%) WF
10 3 (3.19%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Open Source
2 7 (7.45%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.26%) NHS
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (4.26%) Statistics
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) Derivative
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) PMI
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.15%) Scrum
3 16 (17.02%) CRM
4 9 (9.57%) Web Development
4 9 (9.57%) TDD
5 8 (8.51%) Kanban
5 8 (8.51%) BDD
5 8 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.51%) ATDD
6 7 (7.45%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (7.45%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 7 (7.45%) Project Management
7 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.38%) WFM
7 6 (6.38%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (5.32%) Data Entry
8 5 (5.32%) Dependency Management
8 5 (5.32%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.32%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) SQL
2 16 (17.02%) C#
3 12 (12.77%) Java
3 12 (12.77%) Python
4 11 (11.70%) Ruby
5 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.32%) VBA
7 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.13%) VB
9 2 (2.13%) C
9 2 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.06%) PHP5
10 1 (1.06%) ABAP
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) VCP4
3 2 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) MCP
4 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMP
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MCDST
4 1 (1.06%) MCITP
4 1 (1.06%) APMP
4 1 (1.06%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) XenApp
3 2 (2.13%) XenServer
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) WSUS
3 2 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.06%) DameWare
4 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Citrix
3 4 (4.26%) SAP
3 4 (4.26%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.19%) Cognos
4 3 (3.19%) Akamai
5 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (1.06%) Dell
6 1 (1.06%) Cadence
6 1 (1.06%) Google
6 1 (1.06%) webMethods
6 1 (1.06%) Symantec
6 1 (1.06%) Sophos
6 1 (1.06%) Primavera
6 1 (1.06%) Perforce
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) CA
6 1 (1.06%) Lotus
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