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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 10.28% 14.01% 16.09%
As % of the Vendors category 21.02% 26.88% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £27.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.14% +101.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
176 160 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 48.89% 52.12% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 65 47
Average daily rate £330 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 11 £344 +14.58% 4
Leamington Spa - 5 £200 - 3
Rugby -6 1 - - 2
Nuneaton - 1 - - 1
Atherstone - 1 £210 - 2
Kenilworth - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - - 1
Alcester - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 34 (36.56%) Windows
3 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 23 (24.73%) ITIL
5 20 (21.51%) MS Office
6 19 (20.43%) LAN
7 18 (19.35%) WAN
8 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
9 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (16.13%) SQL
10 14 (15.05%) Windows XP
10 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
11 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.98%) .NET
11 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (13.98%) Degree
12 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (12.90%) Automotive
13 11 (11.83%) Windows 7
14 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (8.60%) Migration
17 7 (7.53%) Project Management
17 7 (7.53%) Oracle
17 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
17 7 (7.53%) SAP
17 7 (7.53%) MS Project
17 7 (7.53%) DHCP
17 7 (7.53%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.08%) Lync
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 20 (21.51%) MS Office
3 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (7.53%) MS Project
5 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.08%) Primavera
3 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.08%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.43%) LAN
2 18 (19.35%) WAN
3 7 (7.53%) DHCP
3 7 (7.53%) DNS
4 4 (4.30%) Internet
5 3 (3.23%) Intranet
6 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.15%) Firewall
7 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.08%) Wireless
7 1 (1.08%) SSH
7 1 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.08%) VPN
7 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.30%) MS Access
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.08%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.08%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (12.90%) Automotive
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (41.94%) Analyst
2 13 (13.98%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Server Support
3 9 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (9.68%) Developer
3 9 (9.68%) Service Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Server Support Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Server Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.53%) Administrator
5 7 (7.53%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.38%) Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) HTML
3 5 (5.38%) CSS
4 4 (4.30%) XML
4 4 (4.30%) jQuery
4 4 (4.30%) Ajax
5 3 (3.23%) XSLT
5 3 (3.23%) DHTML
6 2 (2.15%) Web Services
6 2 (2.15%) HTML5
6 2 (2.15%) OOXML
6 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.08%) WCF
7 1 (1.08%) WPF
7 1 (1.08%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.08%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.08%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.08%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.45%) PDA
1 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) PKI
3 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.30%) Open Source
3 4 (4.30%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) iPad
4 3 (3.23%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.15%) iPhone
5 2 (2.15%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.08%) SCORM
6 1 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.56%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Windows XP
3 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.83%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) ITIL
2 8 (8.60%) Migration
3 7 (7.53%) Project Management
4 6 (6.45%) CRM
4 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.38%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.38%) Data Mapping
6 4 (4.30%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (4.30%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (4.30%) OO
6 4 (4.30%) ERP
6 4 (4.30%) Use Case
7 3 (3.23%) Document Management
7 3 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.23%) Service Management
7 3 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) SQL
2 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.38%) Java
5 4 (4.30%) C#
6 3 (3.23%) VBScript
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Degree
2 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.23%) MOS
5 1 (1.08%) MCDST
5 1 (1.08%) MCITP
5 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.08%) PMP
5 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) PgMP
5 1 (1.08%) APMP
5 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) P3O
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCOM
1 5 (5.38%) SCOrch
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) DameWare
3 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle
1 7 (7.53%) SAP
1 7 (7.53%) HP
2 5 (5.38%) Google
3 4 (4.30%) Apple
3 4 (4.30%) Cisco
3 4 (4.30%) IBM
4 3 (3.23%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) CA
5 2 (2.15%) Nokia
5 2 (2.15%) Trillium
5 2 (2.15%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.08%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.08%) Tableau
6 1 (1.08%) McAfee
6 1 (1.08%) EMC
6 1 (1.08%) Intel
6 1 (1.08%) Lotus
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