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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.35% 14.56% 13.40%
As % of the Vendors category 24.54% 34.87% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £410 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +203.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £170 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
163 152 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 50.31% 41.76% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 61 33
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 32
Average hourly rate £18.14 £30.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.52% -19.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 28 (32.56%) SQL
2 28 (32.56%) .NET
2 28 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.26%) MS Office
4 18 (20.93%) Finance
5 17 (19.77%) MS Visio
6 16 (18.60%) SharePoint
7 15 (17.44%) Active Directory
7 15 (17.44%) C#
7 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
7 15 (17.44%) Windows
8 13 (15.12%) MS Project
8 13 (15.12%) Oracle
9 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
10 11 (12.79%) HTML
10 11 (12.79%) XML
10 11 (12.79%) Scrum
11 10 (11.63%) Web Services
12 9 (10.47%) NHS
12 9 (10.47%) Project Management
13 8 (9.30%) Citrix
13 8 (9.30%) SLA
13 8 (9.30%) CRM
13 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
13 8 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
14 7 (8.14%) WFM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) SAS
4 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.33%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.16%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 20 (23.26%) MS Office
3 17 (19.77%) MS Visio
4 13 (15.12%) MS Project
5 7 (8.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
1 2 (2.33%) LAN
1 2 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) LTE
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) DHCP
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
2 1 (1.16%) 2G
2 1 (1.16%) Intranet
2 1 (1.16%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.65%) MySQL
6 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.49%) MS Access
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.33%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
1 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.16%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Analyst
3 8 (9.30%) Project Planner
3 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 5 (5.81%) SQL DBA
4 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
4 5 (5.81%) Architect
4 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (5.81%) DBA
5 4 (4.65%) Consultant
5 4 (4.65%) C# Developer
5 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (4.65%) Lead Developer
5 4 (4.65%) Administrator
5 4 (4.65%) Systems Architect
5 4 (4.65%) CRM Developer
6 3 (3.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (3.49%) Planning Manager
6 3 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.56%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
3 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
3 11 (12.79%) HTML
3 11 (12.79%) XML
4 10 (11.63%) Web Services
5 7 (8.14%) jQuery
6 6 (6.98%) XSLT
6 6 (6.98%) Ajax
7 5 (5.81%) REST
7 5 (5.81%) SOAP
7 5 (5.81%) Middleware
8 4 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (4.65%) WCF
9 3 (3.49%) WSDL
10 2 (2.33%) ADO.NET
10 2 (2.33%) CSS
11 1 (1.16%) WPF
11 1 (1.16%) MDX
11 1 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) NHS
2 4 (4.65%) Clustering
2 4 (4.65%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.79%) Scrum
3 9 (10.47%) Project Management
4 8 (9.30%) CRM
4 8 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (8.14%) WFM
5 7 (8.14%) Web Development
5 7 (8.14%) Workflow
6 6 (6.98%) MVC
6 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.81%) Dependency Management
7 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.81%) ITIL
7 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.81%) PRINCE
8 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.65%) Migration
8 4 (4.65%) Change Management
8 4 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) SQL
2 15 (17.44%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
4 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Python
5 4 (4.65%) VB
5 4 (4.65%) Java
5 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.65%) Ruby
5 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.33%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) VB6
7 1 (1.16%) ABAP
7 1 (1.16%) VBA
7 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Degree
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.33%) MCITP
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) MCDST
3 1 (1.16%) MCSE
3 1 (1.16%) MCSA
3 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 4 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) XenApp
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.33%) XenServer
3 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) SCOM
3 2 (2.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle
2 8 (9.30%) Citrix
3 7 (8.14%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.65%) Akamai
6 3 (3.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Cognos
7 1 (1.16%) Lotus
7 1 (1.16%) webMethods
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £2000 - £4000 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago