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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.20% 12.24% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 38.00% 37.30% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 19
Median daily rate £388 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £10.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.65 £24.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
200 126 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 40.00% 32.81% 51.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 73 69
Median daily rate £450 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £650 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 91 (52.60%) SQL
2 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (39.88%) .NET
4 68 (39.31%) MS Excel
5 61 (35.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 54 (31.21%) SQL Server
7 43 (24.86%) HTML
8 42 (24.28%) Migration
9 41 (23.70%) ASP.NET
9 41 (23.70%) CSS
9 41 (23.70%) Web Services
10 39 (22.54%) C#
10 39 (22.54%) SharePoint
11 36 (20.81%) MVC
12 33 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (17.92%) Data Migration
13 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
14 30 (17.34%) Windows
15 29 (16.76%) CRM
16 28 (16.18%) Visual Studio
16 28 (16.18%) JavaScript
17 27 (15.61%) T-SQL
17 27 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (15.03%) MS Office
19 25 (14.45%) .NET Framework
20 24 (13.87%) Dynamics CRM
21 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 23 (13.29%) TDD
21 23 (13.29%) BDD
22 22 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (22.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.78%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.31%) CMS
5 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.31%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.73%) IIS
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 68 (39.31%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.03%) MS Office
3 19 (10.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (9.83%) MS Project
5 13 (7.51%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.31%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (13.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (35.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.25%) IaaS
3 15 (8.67%) Office 365
4 10 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.78%) PaaS
4 10 (5.78%) SaaS
5 5 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.31%) Yammer
7 3 (1.73%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.58%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.05%) Skype
2 5 (2.89%) Network Security
2 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.31%) DHCP
3 4 (2.31%) DNS
3 4 (2.31%) SAN
3 4 (2.31%) WebEx
4 3 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.73%) LAN
4 3 (1.73%) MPLS
5 2 (1.16%) HTTP
5 2 (1.16%) Internet
5 2 (1.16%) NAS
5 2 (1.16%) OSPF
5 2 (1.16%) VPN
5 2 (1.16%) WAN
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (9.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.36%) Big Data
8 7 (4.05%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.47%) PerformancePoint
10 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.31%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.31%) MySQL
11 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 22 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.47%) JIRA
5 4 (2.31%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.31%) FxCop
5 4 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.31%) StyleCop
6 3 (1.73%) JMeter
6 3 (1.73%) Selenium
6 3 (1.73%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.73%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.16%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.58%) Toad
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 12 (6.94%) Finance
2 10 (5.78%) Marketing
3 7 (4.05%) Advertising
4 3 (1.73%) Automotive
4 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (37.57%) Developer
2 31 (17.92%) .NET Developer
3 24 (13.87%) Analyst
4 22 (12.72%) C# .NET Developer
4 22 (12.72%) C# Developer
5 19 (10.98%) Project Manager
6 18 (10.40%) CRM Developer
7 14 (8.09%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.36%) Administrator
9 9 (5.20%) Architect
9 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (4.05%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.05%) Consultant
11 7 (4.05%) ETL Developer
12 6 (3.47%) Technical Project Manager
12 6 (3.47%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (39.88%) .NET
2 43 (24.86%) HTML
3 41 (23.70%) ASP.NET
3 41 (23.70%) CSS
3 41 (23.70%) Web Services
4 33 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (14.45%) .NET Framework
6 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (9.25%) HTML5
7 12 (6.94%) REST
8 11 (6.36%) SOAP
9 10 (5.78%) Entity Framework
9 10 (5.78%) LESS
9 10 (5.78%) Sass
9 10 (5.78%) XML
10 9 (5.20%) Dapper ORM
11 8 (4.62%) RESTful
11 8 (4.62%) SAML
12 7 (4.05%) Ajax
12 7 (4.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.51%) Data Conversion
1 13 (7.51%) User Experience
2 10 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.31%) Clustering
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.31%) PMI
4 4 (2.31%) Replication
5 3 (1.73%) DataPower
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.34%) Windows
2 18 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.89%) Linux
6 3 (1.73%) Android
6 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.73%) Unix
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) pSOS
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.28%) Migration
3 36 (20.81%) MVC
4 31 (17.92%) Data Migration
5 29 (16.76%) CRM
6 27 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (13.29%) BDD
7 23 (13.29%) TDD
8 20 (11.56%) Scrum
9 19 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (10.98%) Test Scripting
9 19 (10.98%) Waterfall
10 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2
11 16 (9.25%) Data Modelling
11 16 (9.25%) ETL
11 16 (9.25%) Project Management
12 14 (8.09%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (8.09%) ITIL
13 12 (6.94%) DevOps
14 11 (6.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 91 (52.60%) SQL
2 39 (22.54%) C#
3 28 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.61%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.40%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.89%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.31%) Java
7 4 (2.31%) Ruby
7 4 (2.31%) Scala
7 4 (2.31%) XAML
8 2 (1.16%) C
9 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.36%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.62%) ISEB
5 7 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.89%) Degree
7 4 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.31%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.73%) CCNP
8 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) CCNA
9 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.58%) CCDA
10 1 (0.58%) CCSA
10 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (5.78%) Data Quality
2 10 (5.78%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.31%) Docker
2 4 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.73%) vSphere
3 3 (1.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.89%) Puppet
1 5 (2.89%) SCOM
1 5 (2.89%) WSUS
2 4 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (1.73%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (4.62%) Oracle
2 4 (2.31%) Citrix
2 4 (2.31%) IBM
2 4 (2.31%) SaltStack
2 4 (2.31%) VMware
3 3 (1.73%) BT
3 3 (1.73%) EMC
3 3 (1.73%) Sophos
3 3 (1.73%) Symantec
4 2 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco
4 2 (1.16%) SAP
4 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.58%) Avaya
5 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.58%) McKesson
5 1 (0.58%) Nortel
5 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
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