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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.94% 6.03% 4.81%
As % of the Vendors category 32.79% 13.82% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 3
Average daily rate
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£333 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £325 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £460 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.35 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.55% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
122 123 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 48.61% 43.62% 43.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 33
Average daily rate £325 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £22.35 £17.48 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.89% -48.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £17.48 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 33 (37.93%) .NET
2 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.03%) MS Excel
4 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
6 20 (22.99%) MS Office
7 18 (20.69%) SharePoint
8 17 (19.54%) C#
8 17 (19.54%) Windows
8 17 (19.54%) Scrum
8 17 (19.54%) .NET Framework
8 17 (19.54%) WCF
9 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
9 15 (17.24%) CRM
10 14 (16.09%) SQL
10 14 (16.09%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (14.94%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (14.94%) Java
11 13 (14.94%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (13.79%) Python
12 12 (13.79%) Web Services
13 11 (12.64%) ITIL
13 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
13 11 (12.64%) Ruby
13 11 (12.64%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
14 10 (11.49%) HTML
14 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 18 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.94%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.30%) Lync
4 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.30%) Documentum
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (22.99%) MS Office
3 13 (14.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.45%) MS Project
5 3 (3.45%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) CA Clarity
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) GitHub
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) 3G
1 2 (2.30%) 2G
1 2 (2.30%) LTE
1 2 (2.30%) Intranet
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) 4G
2 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.15%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
2 1 (1.15%) DHCP
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.45%) OLAP
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) MS Access
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.34%) MSBuild
4 7 (8.05%) SpecFlow
4 7 (8.05%) ReSharper
4 7 (8.05%) NUnit
4 7 (8.05%) NCover
4 7 (8.05%) StyleCop
4 7 (8.05%) MSTest
4 7 (8.05%) NDepend
5 5 (5.75%) NuGet
6 2 (2.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Automotive
2 5 (5.75%) Advertising
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Developer
2 14 (16.09%) Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Lead Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.90%) Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Administrator
6 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.60%) Report Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) DBA
8 3 (3.45%) Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Integration Architect
8 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (37.93%) .NET
2 17 (19.54%) .NET Framework
2 17 (19.54%) WCF
3 12 (13.79%) Web Services
4 11 (12.64%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (11.49%) HTML
5 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.05%) XML
6 7 (8.05%) XSLT
7 5 (5.75%) NHibernate
7 5 (5.75%) jQuery
7 5 (5.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (4.60%) REST
8 4 (4.60%) Ajax
8 4 (4.60%) CSS
9 3 (3.45%) WSDL
9 3 (3.45%) WF
9 3 (3.45%) MDX
10 1 (1.15%) Middleware
10 1 (1.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Open Source
2 7 (8.05%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.60%) Statistics
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.30%) PMI
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.54%) Scrum
3 15 (17.24%) CRM
4 11 (12.64%) ITIL
5 9 (10.34%) Web Development
6 8 (9.20%) TDD
6 8 (9.20%) ATDD
7 7 (8.05%) BDD
7 7 (8.05%) Kanban
7 7 (8.05%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.75%) Data Entry
9 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.75%) Pair Programming
9 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.75%) Project Management
9 5 (5.75%) Service Management
9 5 (5.75%) Workflow
10 4 (4.60%) MVC
11 3 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) C#
2 14 (16.09%) SQL
3 13 (14.94%) Java
4 12 (13.79%) Python
5 11 (12.64%) Ruby
6 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.75%) VBA
8 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.30%) C
10 2 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.15%) PHP5
11 1 (1.15%) VB
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) PgMP
3 2 (2.30%) APMP
3 2 (2.30%) PMP
3 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) XenApp
3 2 (2.30%) XenServer
3 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) SCOM
2 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.30%) WSUS
3 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.15%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle
2 6 (6.90%) Citrix
3 5 (5.75%) VMware
4 4 (4.60%) SAP
5 3 (3.45%) Cognos
5 3 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) CA
6 2 (2.30%) Cadence
6 2 (2.30%) Google
6 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.30%) Lotus
6 2 (2.30%) Primavera
6 2 (2.30%) Perforce
7 1 (1.15%) CODA
7 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.15%) McAfee
7 1 (1.15%) Sophos
7 1 (1.15%) NetApp
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago