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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.33% 10.22% 10.81%
As % of the Vendors category 36.51% 30.58% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 26 10
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £205 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Median hourly rate £19.34 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.76% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £11.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.87 £19.80 £61.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
241 121 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 41.99% 33.43% 54.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 77 87
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -49.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 81 (51.59%) SQL
2 79 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (46.50%) MS Excel
4 68 (43.31%) .NET
5 59 (37.58%) SQL Server
6 44 (28.03%) SharePoint
7 43 (27.39%) C#
8 40 (25.48%) Visual Studio
9 39 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (22.93%) Migration
11 35 (22.29%) Active Directory
12 32 (20.38%) ASP.NET
13 31 (19.75%) Windows
14 29 (18.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (17.83%) Web Services
16 27 (17.20%) CRM
16 27 (17.20%) .NET Framework
17 26 (16.56%) MS PowerPoint
17 26 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (15.92%) ETL
18 25 (15.92%) MS Office
19 24 (15.29%) HTML
19 24 (15.29%) T-SQL
19 24 (15.29%) Data Migration
20 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2012
20 23 (14.65%) CSS
20 23 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (14.65%) MVC
20 23 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 21 (13.38%) Dynamics CRM

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 44 (28.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.37%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.73%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (4.46%) NServiceBus
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.91%) CMS
7 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.91%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (46.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (16.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (15.92%) MS Office
4 17 (10.83%) MS Project
5 16 (10.19%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.55%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (13.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.19%) Office 365
3 12 (7.64%) IaaS
4 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.55%) Yammer
7 3 (1.91%) PaaS
7 3 (1.91%) SaaS
8 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.64%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) Network Security
2 6 (3.82%) Skype
3 5 (3.18%) DHCP
3 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.55%) DNS
4 4 (2.55%) Intranet
4 4 (2.55%) SAN
4 4 (2.55%) WebEx
5 3 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.91%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.91%) LAN
5 3 (1.91%) MPLS
5 3 (1.91%) VPN
6 2 (1.27%) NAS
6 2 (1.27%) OSPF
6 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 23 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (9.55%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (5.73%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.10%) Big Data
8 7 (4.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (3.82%) PerformancePoint
9 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.55%) Power BI
11 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.27%) Data Lake
12 2 (1.27%) MySQL
12 2 (1.27%) OLAP
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (25.48%) Visual Studio
2 29 (18.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.73%) JIRA
5 8 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (4.46%) FxCop
6 7 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.46%) StyleCop
7 5 (3.18%) JIRA Agile
7 5 (3.18%) VersionOne
8 4 (2.55%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.27%) Selenium
9 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.64%) Toad
10 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (6.37%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Automotive
4 4 (2.55%) Advertising
4 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (38.22%) Developer
2 30 (19.11%) .NET Developer
3 20 (12.74%) C# .NET Developer
3 20 (12.74%) C# Developer
4 18 (11.46%) SQL Developer
5 16 (10.19%) Analyst
6 14 (8.92%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Developer
8 10 (6.37%) Administrator
8 10 (6.37%) Consultant
8 10 (6.37%) CRM Developer
9 9 (5.73%) ETL Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Architect
10 8 (5.10%) Business Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) Lead Developer
10 8 (5.10%) SSIS Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Azure Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Lead .NET Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (43.31%) .NET
2 32 (20.38%) ASP.NET
3 28 (17.83%) Web Services
4 27 (17.20%) .NET Framework
5 24 (15.29%) HTML
6 23 (14.65%) CSS
7 20 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (9.55%) XML
9 13 (8.28%) WCF
10 12 (7.64%) XSLT
11 10 (6.37%) REST
11 10 (6.37%) XSD
12 9 (5.73%) RESTful
12 9 (5.73%) SOAP
13 8 (5.10%) SAML
14 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (3.82%) HTML5
16 5 (3.18%) OAuth
17 4 (2.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) User Experience
2 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.82%) Data Conversion
3 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) PMI
5 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.55%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.91%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
8 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Windows
2 18 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.91%) Android
4 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.91%) Linux
4 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) pSOS
5 1 (0.64%) Unix
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.93%) Migration
3 27 (17.20%) CRM
4 26 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.92%) ETL
6 24 (15.29%) Data Migration
7 23 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (14.65%) MVC
8 19 (12.10%) Project Management
9 18 (11.46%) Data Modelling
10 17 (10.83%) Waterfall
11 16 (10.19%) Test Scripting
12 15 (9.55%) Scrum
13 14 (8.92%) Regression Testing
14 13 (8.28%) DevOps
14 13 (8.28%) ITIL
15 12 (7.64%) Analytics
15 12 (7.64%) Data Management
16 11 (7.01%) Data Transformation
16 11 (7.01%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (51.59%) SQL
2 43 (27.39%) C#
3 24 (15.29%) T-SQL
4 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 19 (12.10%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.46%) XAML
7 3 (1.91%) C
7 3 (1.91%) Java
7 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) Degree
3 8 (5.10%) ISEB
3 8 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.91%) CCNP
9 2 (1.27%) CCNA
9 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.64%) CCDA
10 1 (0.64%) CCSA
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.64%) MCSE
10 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) Data Quality
2 8 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.10%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (22.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) Docker
3 3 (1.91%) vSphere
3 3 (1.91%) XenApp
4 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.10%) Puppet
1 8 (5.10%) SCOM
2 4 (2.55%) WSUS
3 3 (1.91%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (5.73%) Oracle
2 7 (4.46%) SaltStack
3 5 (3.18%) Citrix
3 5 (3.18%) Rally
4 4 (2.55%) VMware
5 3 (1.91%) EMC
5 3 (1.91%) Sophos
5 3 (1.91%) Symantec
6 2 (1.27%) Adobe
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Avaya
7 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.64%) Nortel
7 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
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