The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Warwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 18.00% 9.41% 9.52%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 21.62% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £168 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.85 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.85 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.85 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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Warwickshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwick region.

Vendors Category
Warwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 54.00% 43.53% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 15
Average daily rate £344 £338 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.85 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.85 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.85 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Warwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Warwick

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Warwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Warwick region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Warwick

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Warwick region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Warwick

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Warwick region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Warwick

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwick

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwick 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 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
4 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
4 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 8 (24.24%) CRM
5 8 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) LAN
6 7 (21.21%) MS Office
7 6 (18.18%) C#
7 6 (18.18%) WAN
7 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (18.18%) PDA
7 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.15%) WPF
8 5 (15.15%) Silverlight
8 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) iPad
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwick by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwick 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 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) WPF
2 5 (15.15%) Silverlight
3 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
4 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PDA
2 5 (15.15%) iPad
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) iPhone
5 1 (3.03%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) CRM
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.06%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Use Case
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
1 2 (6.06%) SAP
1 2 (6.06%) IBM
1 2 (6.06%) Lotus
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Nokia