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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 19 2
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 13 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.44% 4.74% 16.82%
As % of the Vendors category 24.88% 18.31% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 20
Average daily rate
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£370 £145 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.17% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £100 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £197 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
209 71 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 54.01% 25.91% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 26 72
Average daily rate £338 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £100 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 13
Average hourly rate £18.41 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.80 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.08 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (35.24%) MS Excel
2 31 (29.52%) ITIL
3 30 (28.57%) Windows
3 30 (28.57%) SLA
4 28 (26.67%) MS Office
5 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
6 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 17 (16.19%) SQL
8 16 (15.24%) Citrix
9 15 (14.29%) CRM
9 15 (14.29%) .NET
10 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 13 (12.38%) C#
12 12 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
13 11 (10.48%) IBM Notes
13 11 (10.48%) Lotus
14 10 (9.52%) PRINCE2
14 10 (9.52%) Oracle
14 10 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
15 9 (8.57%) LTE
15 9 (8.57%) Data Management
15 9 (8.57%) SAP
15 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (8.57%) Data Modelling
15 9 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (8.57%) 3G
15 9 (8.57%) 2G
15 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
15 9 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (10.48%) IBM Notes
2 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.86%) Drupal
3 3 (2.86%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.90%) Documentum
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.90%) Lync
5 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (35.24%) MS Excel
2 28 (26.67%) MS Office
3 12 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.86%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.90%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) 3G
1 9 (8.57%) 2G
1 9 (8.57%) LTE
2 6 (5.71%) RNC
3 3 (2.86%) SAN
3 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.90%) 4G
4 2 (1.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.95%) Wireless
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) MIMO
5 1 (0.95%) NAS
5 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.95%) IPv4
5 1 (0.95%) IPv6
5 1 (0.95%) LDAP
5 1 (0.95%) LAN
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.76%) MySQL
5 4 (3.81%) DB2
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.90%) MS Access
8 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.76%) MSBuild
3 4 (3.81%) NUnit
4 3 (2.86%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.90%) MSI
5 2 (1.90%) JIRA
5 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.90%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.95%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Automotive
3 5 (4.76%) Legal
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Front Office
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Analyst
2 14 (13.33%) Developer
3 13 (12.38%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Architect
5 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (7.62%) Incident Manager
7 7 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.71%) Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Designer
11 3 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.81%) WPF
3 4 (3.81%) Ajax
3 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (2.86%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.90%) HTML
5 2 (1.90%) WinForms
6 1 (0.95%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.95%) CSS
6 1 (0.95%) Web Services
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) Velocity
6 1 (0.95%) OAuth
6 1 (0.95%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.86%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.90%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.90%) DataPower
4 1 (0.95%) Telematics
4 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.95%) Economics
4 1 (0.95%) SCADA
4 1 (0.95%) PMI
4 1 (0.95%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) ITIL
2 15 (14.29%) CRM
3 10 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 9 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.57%) Data Modelling
4 9 (8.57%) Data Management
4 9 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (7.62%) WFM
5 8 (7.62%) ERP
6 7 (6.67%) Project Management
6 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.67%) Workflow
6 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.71%) Scrum
8 5 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) C#
3 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.81%) VB
3 4 (3.81%) XAML
4 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.90%) Java
6 1 (0.95%) C
6 1 (0.95%) VBScript
6 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (7.62%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) MCSE
3 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) MCP
5 2 (1.90%) HND
5 2 (1.90%) MBA
6 1 (0.95%) MCTS
6 1 (0.95%) MCITP
6 1 (0.95%) PMP
6 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.95%) PgMP
6 1 (0.95%) APMP
6 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.57%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Xen
2 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.95%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Citrix
2 11 (10.48%) Lotus
3 10 (9.52%) Oracle
4 9 (8.57%) SAP
5 7 (6.67%) VMware
6 6 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.76%) IBM
8 4 (3.81%) HP
8 4 (3.81%) Dell
9 3 (2.86%) Sybase
9 3 (2.86%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.90%) NetApp
10 2 (1.90%) CA
10 2 (1.90%) McAfee
10 2 (1.90%) Primavera
11 1 (0.95%) Perforce
11 1 (0.95%) Cisco
11 1 (0.95%) EMC
11 1 (0.95%) Tableau
11 1 (0.95%) Cadence
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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