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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 5.93% 21.43% 18.37%
As % of the Vendors category 12.96% 46.88% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £240 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £345 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
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 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwick 45.76% 45.71% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 8
Average daily rate £400 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £285 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £508 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -
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
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 April 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 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) MS Office
4 7 (25.00%) LAN
4 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 6 (21.43%) .NET
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (21.43%) PDA
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 5 (17.86%) Data Structures
6 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.29%) SAP
7 4 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwick by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
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
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
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 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) WPF
2 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) PDA
2 5 (17.86%) Data Structures
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.57%) iPad
5 1 (3.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Data Cleansing
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) BPR
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
1 4 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) HP