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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 13.33% 12.00% 14.86%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 25.00% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Average daily rate
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£374 £320 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £238 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.85 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% -21.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
45 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 50.00% 48.00% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 24
Average daily rate £375 £300 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.60 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) .NET
3 10 (33.33%) C#
3 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (23.33%) CRM
4 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) MS Office
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (16.67%) WPF
6 5 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 5 (16.67%) iPad
7 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.33%) CSS
7 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (13.33%) VBA
7 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) MS Access
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwick by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (16.67%) MS Office
3 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) MS Access
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.67%) MySQL
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) MI Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.67%) WPF
3 5 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
6 1 (3.33%) Kendo UI
6 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) iPad
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) PDA
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) CRM
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) ERP
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (6.67%) OO
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.33%) MVVM
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
3 4 (13.33%) VBA
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
1 2 (6.67%) SAP
1 2 (6.67%) IBM
1 2 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (3.33%) Nokia