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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 16.72% 8.13% 9.68%
As % of the Vendors category 32.67% 20.54% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £472 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.89 £15.00 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
150 112 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 51.19% 39.58% 52.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 54
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -65.27%
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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 38 (36.89%) .NET
2 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (28.16%) MS Office
3 29 (28.16%) MS Excel
4 23 (22.33%) Windows
4 23 (22.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (20.39%) C#
6 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
7 19 (18.45%) ITIL
7 19 (18.45%) .NET Framework
8 17 (16.50%) WCF
8 17 (16.50%) Scrum
9 16 (15.53%) SQL
9 16 (15.53%) Active Directory
10 15 (14.56%) CRM
10 15 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (13.59%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (13.59%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (12.62%) SLA
12 13 (12.62%) Java
12 13 (12.62%) Visual Studio
12 13 (12.62%) TDD
12 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (12.62%) MSBuild
13 12 (11.65%) Citrix
13 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
13 12 (11.65%) Python
14 11 (10.68%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (10.68%) Ruby
14 11 (10.68%) NUnit

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 14 (13.59%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.83%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.94%) Lync
5 2 (1.94%) Documentum
6 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (28.16%) MS Office
1 29 (28.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.91%) MS Project
3 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.91%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.94%) CA Clarity
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) LTE
1 4 (3.88%) 2G
1 4 (3.88%) 3G
2 2 (1.94%) 4G
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.97%) IPv4
3 1 (0.97%) IPv6
3 1 (0.97%) SAN
3 1 (0.97%) Intranet
3 1 (0.97%) LAN
3 1 (0.97%) VoIP
3 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.97%) Wireless
3 1 (0.97%) MIMO
3 1 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.85%) MySQL
5 4 (3.88%) DB2
6 3 (2.91%) OLAP
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (2.91%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.94%) MS Access
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (12.62%) Visual Studio
2 13 (12.62%) MSBuild
3 11 (10.68%) NUnit
4 7 (6.80%) ReSharper
4 7 (6.80%) NCover
4 7 (6.80%) StyleCop
4 7 (6.80%) MSTest
4 7 (6.80%) NDepend
4 7 (6.80%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.85%) NuGet
6 2 (1.94%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.97%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.97%) MSI
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.80%) Automotive
2 6 (5.83%) Finance
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Advertising
5 3 (2.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
7 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Developer
2 24 (23.30%) Analyst
3 16 (15.53%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.65%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Service Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (8.74%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Lead Developer
8 6 (5.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Data Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (4.85%) Report Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.89%) .NET
2 19 (18.45%) .NET Framework
3 17 (16.50%) WCF
4 11 (10.68%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (8.74%) Web Services
5 9 (8.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.83%) NHibernate
8 4 (3.88%) WPF
8 4 (3.88%) Ajax
8 4 (3.88%) HTML
9 3 (2.91%) XSLT
9 3 (2.91%) WF
9 3 (2.91%) MDX
9 3 (2.91%) REST
10 2 (1.94%) HTML5
10 2 (1.94%) CSS
11 1 (0.97%) Middleware
11 1 (0.97%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.77%) Open Source
3 7 (6.80%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.88%) Statistics
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.94%) PMI
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) Telematics
7 1 (0.97%) Derivative
7 1 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
2 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.45%) ITIL
3 17 (16.50%) Scrum
4 15 (14.56%) CRM
5 13 (12.62%) TDD
6 11 (10.68%) BDD
7 8 (7.77%) ATDD
7 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.80%) Kanban
8 7 (6.80%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (4.85%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.85%) Project Management
9 5 (4.85%) MVC
9 5 (4.85%) Service Management
9 5 (4.85%) Data Management
9 5 (4.85%) Pair Programming
9 5 (4.85%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.85%) Web Development
9 5 (4.85%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) C#
2 16 (15.53%) SQL
3 13 (12.62%) Java
4 12 (11.65%) Python
5 11 (10.68%) Ruby
5 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.88%) XAML
7 4 (3.88%) VBA
8 3 (2.91%) C
8 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.94%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.97%) VBScript
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
10 1 (0.97%) C++
10 1 (0.97%) VB6
10 1 (0.97%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.85%) Degree
3 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.91%) MCSE
5 2 (1.94%) APMP
5 2 (1.94%) PgMP
5 2 (1.94%) PMP
5 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.97%) HND
6 1 (0.97%) MCTS
6 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) SLA
2 5 (4.85%) QA
3 2 (1.94%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (15.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) Xen
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.97%) WSUS
2 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.97%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Citrix
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) Lotus
3 6 (5.83%) SAP
4 5 (4.85%) HP
5 4 (3.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.91%) Sybase
6 3 (2.91%) Dell
6 3 (2.91%) Cognos
7 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.94%) Google
7 2 (1.94%) Perforce
7 2 (1.94%) Cadence
7 2 (1.94%) McAfee
7 2 (1.94%) Primavera
7 2 (1.94%) CA
7 2 (1.94%) IBM
8 1 (0.97%) NetApp
8 1 (0.97%) Sophos
8 1 (0.97%) CODA
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Laptop
Posted: 16 days ago