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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 19 7
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.38% 6.04% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 20.69% 22.78% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £170 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -56.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £123 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -43.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £15.00 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
203 79 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 55.01% 26.51% 45.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 33 64
Average daily rate £375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £149 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 15
Average hourly rate £18.97 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% -51.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (31.00%) Windows
2 27 (27.00%) MS Office
2 27 (27.00%) ITIL
2 27 (27.00%) MS Excel
3 23 (23.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (21.00%) SLA
5 18 (18.00%) .NET
6 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (17.00%) SQL
6 17 (17.00%) Citrix
7 15 (15.00%) CRM
8 12 (12.00%) C#
9 11 (11.00%) Oracle
9 11 (11.00%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.00%) IBM Notes
9 11 (11.00%) Lotus
10 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 10 (10.00%) SAP
10 10 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (9.00%) Data Management
11 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
11 9 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (9.00%) ERP
11 9 (9.00%) Data Modelling
11 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (8.00%) Scrum
12 8 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (8.00%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (11.00%) IBM Notes
2 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.00%) Documentum
4 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.00%) Alfresco
4 3 (3.00%) Drupal
5 2 (2.00%) Lync
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.00%) SAS
6 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (27.00%) MS Office
1 27 (27.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.00%) MS Project
4 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.00%) SAP CRM
3 3 (3.00%) CA Clarity
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) GitHub
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) LTE
1 4 (4.00%) 2G
1 4 (4.00%) 3G
2 3 (3.00%) SAN
2 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.00%) 4G
3 2 (2.00%) RNC
3 2 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.00%) LAN
4 1 (1.00%) VoIP
4 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.00%) IPv4
4 1 (1.00%) IPv6
4 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (1.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.00%) MIMO
4 1 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.00%) MySQL
5 4 (4.00%) DB2
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.00%) MS Access
8 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.00%) MSBuild
3 4 (4.00%) NUnit
4 2 (2.00%) JIRA
4 2 (2.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.00%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.00%) MSI
5 1 (1.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
1 7 (7.00%) Automotive
2 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.00%) Back Office
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Developer
3 13 (13.00%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.00%) Service Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) .NET
2 8 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (4.00%) WCF
4 4 (4.00%) WPF
4 4 (4.00%) Ajax
4 4 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (1.00%) CSS
6 1 (1.00%) Web Services
6 1 (1.00%) Middleware
6 1 (1.00%) WinForms
6 1 (1.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.00%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.00%) Velocity
6 1 (1.00%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.00%) OAuth
6 1 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) DataPower
4 2 (2.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Economics
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.00%) SCADA
5 1 (1.00%) Open Source
5 1 (1.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (1.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) ITIL
2 23 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.00%) CRM
4 11 (11.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.00%) Data Management
5 9 (9.00%) ERP
5 9 (9.00%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.00%) Scrum
7 7 (7.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
7 7 (7.00%) Workflow
7 7 (7.00%) Project Management
7 7 (7.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.00%) MVC
8 5 (5.00%) TDD
8 5 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) C#
3 6 (6.00%) Java
4 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.00%) Ruby
4 4 (4.00%) XAML
4 4 (4.00%) Python
4 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.00%) VB
6 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) VBScript
7 1 (1.00%) C
7 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 6 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (3.00%) MCP
4 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) PgMP
5 2 (2.00%) APMP
5 2 (2.00%) MBA
5 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.00%) PMP
5 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.00%) HND
6 1 (1.00%) MCTS
6 1 (1.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) Xen
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.00%) XenApp
3 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) SCOM
3 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
4 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.00%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Citrix
2 11 (11.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Lotus
3 10 (10.00%) SAP
4 7 (7.00%) VMware
5 5 (5.00%) IBM
5 5 (5.00%) HP
6 4 (4.00%) Dell
7 3 (3.00%) Sybase
7 3 (3.00%) CA
7 3 (3.00%) Primavera
8 2 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.00%) Perforce
8 2 (2.00%) Cadence
8 2 (2.00%) McAfee
8 2 (2.00%) NetApp
9 1 (1.00%) EMC
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco
9 1 (1.00%) Sophos
9 1 (1.00%) Symantec
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago