The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire 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 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 8.51% 18.71% 14.98%
As % of the Vendors category 16.77% 36.67% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 10
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£311 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £167 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +72.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £31.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 Warwickshire region.

Vendors Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
167 150 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 50.76% 51.02% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 55 44
Average daily rate £420 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.43 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.15% +31.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.50 £26.50
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 Warwickshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick -11 11 £319 -12.06% 4
Leamington Spa +3 4 - - 2
Rugby -3 2 - - 1
Atherstone - 2 £225 - 1
Kenilworth - 1 £300 - 1
Nuneaton - 1 - - 1
Gaydon - 1 £275 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 16 (20.78%) MS Office
3 16 (20.78%) ITIL
4 15 (19.48%) SQL
4 15 (19.48%) Automotive
5 13 (16.88%) .NET
5 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
6 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
6 12 (15.58%) Migration
7 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (12.99%) Degree
8 10 (12.99%) Data Migration
8 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
8 10 (12.99%) Project Management
8 10 (12.99%) LAN
8 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.69%) MS Project
9 9 (11.69%) WAN
9 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (10.39%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (10.39%) Data Structures
11 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (9.09%) DHCP
11 7 (9.09%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) JBoss
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS Office
3 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (11.69%) MS Project
5 7 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.30%) CA PPM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.30%) Primavera
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) LAN
2 9 (11.69%) WAN
3 7 (9.09%) DHCP
3 7 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.30%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (19.48%) Automotive
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Server Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Server Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Data Migration Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Server Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Training Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) PMO Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) CSS
3 5 (6.49%) jQuery
3 5 (6.49%) HTML
4 4 (5.19%) Ajax
4 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.60%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.60%) WPF
5 2 (2.60%) XSLT
5 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) OOXML
5 2 (2.60%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.30%) DHTML
6 1 (1.30%) WCF
6 1 (1.30%) EDI
6 1 (1.30%) VCL
6 1 (1.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Data Structures
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.90%) PDA
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.30%) SCORM
6 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.30%) SCADA
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.60%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Migration
3 10 (12.99%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Data Migration
4 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.39%) Data Cleansing
6 7 (9.09%) CRM
7 6 (7.79%) Change Management
7 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.79%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (7.79%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.49%) Data Mapping
8 5 (6.49%) ERP
9 4 (5.19%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.90%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.90%) Document Management
10 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.90%) MVC
10 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.09%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.90%) C
6 2 (2.60%) VBA
6 2 (2.60%) Java
6 2 (2.60%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) VBScript
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MOS
4 1 (1.30%) MCDST
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) PgMP
4 1 (1.30%) APMP
4 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) P3O
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
1 4 (5.19%) SCOM
1 4 (5.19%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.30%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) SAP
1 7 (9.09%) HP
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) Google
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) Trillium
4 2 (2.60%) EMC
4 2 (2.60%) Panasonic
4 2 (2.60%) Apple
4 2 (2.60%) CA
5 1 (1.30%) Lotus
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.30%) Tableau
5 1 (1.30%) Intel
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix
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