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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.56% 8.46% 9.29%
As % of the Vendors category 30.63% 23.40% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £472 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.95 £15.00 £12.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
160 94 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 50.79% 36.15% 52.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 40 54
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 18
Average hourly rate £22.35 £12.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.80% -65.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 30 (29.70%) MS Office
3 28 (27.72%) MS Excel
3 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (23.76%) Windows
5 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
5 21 (20.79%) C#
6 20 (19.80%) ITIL
7 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
9 16 (15.84%) SQL
9 16 (15.84%) .NET Framework
10 15 (14.85%) CRM
11 14 (13.86%) SLA
11 14 (13.86%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (13.86%) Scrum
12 13 (12.87%) TDD
12 13 (12.87%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (12.87%) WCF
12 13 (12.87%) Citrix
12 13 (12.87%) Visual Studio
12 13 (12.87%) MSBuild
13 12 (11.88%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
14 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (10.89%) NUnit
14 11 (10.89%) BDD
15 10 (9.90%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (8.91%) Web Services
16 9 (8.91%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.90%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (6.93%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.98%) Lync
5 2 (1.98%) Documentum
6 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (29.70%) MS Office
2 28 (27.72%) MS Excel
3 13 (12.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.97%) MS Project
4 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.97%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.99%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.98%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) 3G
1 4 (3.96%) 2G
1 4 (3.96%) LTE
2 2 (1.98%) 4G
2 2 (1.98%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.99%) IPv4
3 1 (0.99%) IPv6
3 1 (0.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) Intranet
3 1 (0.99%) Wireless
3 1 (0.99%) LAN
3 1 (0.99%) VoIP
3 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.99%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.95%) MySQL
5 4 (3.96%) DB2
6 3 (2.97%) OLAP
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (2.97%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.98%) MS Access
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Visual Studio
1 13 (12.87%) MSBuild
2 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.89%) NUnit
3 7 (6.93%) ReSharper
3 7 (6.93%) NCover
3 7 (6.93%) StyleCop
3 7 (6.93%) MSTest
3 7 (6.93%) NDepend
3 7 (6.93%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.95%) NuGet
5 2 (1.98%) Subversion
6 1 (0.99%) JIRA
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.99%) MSI
6 1 (0.99%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.99%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (6.93%) Automotive
2 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.96%) Advertising
5 3 (2.97%) Retail
6 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Games
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (27.72%) Developer
2 25 (24.75%) Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.87%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) Service Analyst
6 10 (9.90%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (8.91%) Architect
8 7 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Data Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Consultant
10 5 (4.95%) Report Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (3.96%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.97%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.97%) Desktop Support
12 3 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 16 (15.84%) .NET Framework
3 13 (12.87%) WCF
4 9 (8.91%) Web Services
4 9 (8.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.93%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.94%) NHibernate
8 4 (3.96%) HTML
8 4 (3.96%) Ajax
8 4 (3.96%) WPF
9 3 (2.97%) WF
9 3 (2.97%) XSLT
9 3 (2.97%) REST
9 3 (2.97%) MDX
10 2 (1.98%) CSS
10 2 (1.98%) HTML5
11 1 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.99%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.92%) Open Source
3 7 (6.93%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.96%) Statistics
5 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.98%) PMI
6 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.99%) Derivative
7 1 (0.99%) Telematics
7 1 (0.99%) Social Media
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Windows XP
2 5 (4.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.80%) ITIL
3 15 (14.85%) CRM
4 14 (13.86%) Scrum
5 13 (12.87%) TDD
6 11 (10.89%) BDD
7 8 (7.92%) ATDD
7 8 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.93%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (4.95%) Data Entry
9 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.95%) Project Management
9 5 (4.95%) Service Management
9 5 (4.95%) MVC
9 5 (4.95%) Pair Programming
9 5 (4.95%) Data Management
10 4 (3.96%) PLM
10 4 (3.96%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.96%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.79%) C#
2 16 (15.84%) SQL
3 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.91%) Java
5 8 (7.92%) Python
6 7 (6.93%) Ruby
7 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.96%) XAML
8 4 (3.96%) VBA
9 3 (2.97%) C
9 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.98%) VB
10 2 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.99%) PHP5
11 1 (0.99%) VB6
11 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.99%) VBScript
11 1 (0.99%) PHP
11 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.95%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) MCSE
5 2 (1.98%) PgMP
5 2 (1.98%) APMP
5 2 (1.98%) PMP
5 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.98%) MCP
6 1 (0.99%) HND
6 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) SLA
2 5 (4.95%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) Xen
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) XenApp
3 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) SCCM
1 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Sysprep
2 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.99%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Citrix
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle
2 7 (6.93%) Lotus
3 6 (5.94%) SAP
4 5 (4.95%) HP
5 4 (3.96%) VMware
6 3 (2.97%) Dell
6 3 (2.97%) Cognos
6 3 (2.97%) Sybase
7 2 (1.98%) IBM
7 2 (1.98%) CA
7 2 (1.98%) Cadence
7 2 (1.98%) Google
7 2 (1.98%) McAfee
7 2 (1.98%) Primavera
7 2 (1.98%) Perforce
7 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.99%) Sophos
8 1 (0.99%) CODA
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec
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