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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 7.75% 25.00% 22.73%
As % of the Vendors category 13.75% 48.39% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£319 £363 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £252 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £375 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +117.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
80 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 56.34% 51.67% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 10
Average daily rate £420 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £435 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.43 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.97% +23.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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
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 July 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 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Migration
4 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 8 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
4 8 (28.57%) Data Structures
5 7 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) LAN
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
9 3 (10.71%) PDA
9 3 (10.71%) Degree
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.71%) WAN
9 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwick by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (17.86%) MS Office
4 3 (10.71%) MS Project
4 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) WPF
3 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) VCL
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.71%) PDA
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
3 6 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) ERP
7 2 (7.14%) BPR
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) Logistics
8 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau