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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 14.83% 16.03% 7.00%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 32.42% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 7
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£350 £375 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +97.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £261 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
119 182 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 34.59% 49.46% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 98 25
Average daily rate £338 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £238 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.44 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 July 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 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (34.83%) SQL
2 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
3 28 (31.46%) .NET
4 26 (29.21%) MS Office
5 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.35%) Windows
7 18 (20.22%) Finance
8 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
9 16 (17.98%) MS Visio
10 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (15.73%) C#
12 13 (14.61%) Oracle
12 13 (14.61%) MS Project
13 11 (12.36%) XML
13 11 (12.36%) ITIL
13 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
13 11 (12.36%) NHS
13 11 (12.36%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (11.24%) Degree
15 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
15 9 (10.11%) HTML
15 9 (10.11%) Project Management
16 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
16 8 (8.99%) VB.NET
16 8 (8.99%) Web Services
16 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
16 8 (8.99%) Change Control
16 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
1 11 (12.36%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
4 3 (3.37%) SAS
5 2 (2.25%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.25%) JBoss
6 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 32 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 26 (29.21%) MS Office
3 16 (17.98%) MS Visio
4 13 (14.61%) MS Project
5 5 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (3.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (2.25%) InDesign
8 1 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) 3G
2 1 (1.12%) 2G
2 1 (1.12%) Network Security
2 1 (1.12%) LTE
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (4.49%) MySQL
6 4 (4.49%) MS Access
6 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.12%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.12%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Analyst
2 19 (21.35%) Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Project Planner
4 8 (8.99%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.74%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Designer
7 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (3.37%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.46%) .NET
2 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
3 11 (12.36%) XML
4 9 (10.11%) HTML
5 8 (8.99%) Web Services
6 6 (6.74%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.74%) jQuery
7 5 (5.62%) SOAP
8 4 (4.49%) Middleware
8 4 (4.49%) Ajax
8 4 (4.49%) XSLT
8 4 (4.49%) ADO.NET
8 4 (4.49%) REST
9 2 (2.25%) WPF
9 2 (2.25%) CSS
9 2 (2.25%) EDI
9 2 (2.25%) MDX
9 2 (2.25%) EDIFACT
9 2 (2.25%) XML Messaging
10 1 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) NHS
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.49%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) PDA
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.36%) ITIL
3 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
3 9 (10.11%) Project Management
4 8 (8.99%) Change Control
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (6.74%) Scrum
5 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.62%) PRINCE
6 5 (5.62%) Workflow
6 5 (5.62%) Migration
6 5 (5.62%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) MVC
6 5 (5.62%) Dependency Management
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) Data Transformation
7 4 (4.49%) ETL
7 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) C#
3 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.99%) VB.NET
4 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.62%) VB
6 4 (4.49%) VB6
7 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.37%) VBScript
8 2 (2.25%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) XAML
9 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) MCITP
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) MCSA
4 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) XenApp
2 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) SCCM
1 2 (2.25%) SCOM
2 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Oracle
2 6 (6.74%) Citrix
3 4 (4.49%) Akamai
3 4 (4.49%) Adobe
3 4 (4.49%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Cognos
6 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.12%) DevExpress
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