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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 18.84% 9.09% 14.86%
As % of the Vendors category 42.76% 22.22% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 12
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£300 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 5 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.04% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.59 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £30.10 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
145 108 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 44.07% 40.91% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 64 58
Average daily rate £340 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 6 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.40% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £19.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £28.90 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +10 22 £331 +13.24% 9
Nuneaton - 4 £275 - 2
Stratford-upon-Avon 0 3 - - 3
Leamington Spa 0 2 - - 2
Rugby -3 2 £300 +100.00%
Alcester - - - - 1
Kenilworth - - - - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (35.00%) Windows
1 42 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
3 29 (24.17%) MS Office
4 26 (21.67%) SQL Server
5 22 (18.33%) .NET
5 22 (18.33%) Windows XP
6 20 (16.67%) SQL
6 20 (16.67%) ITIL
7 17 (14.17%) LAN
8 16 (13.33%) WAN
9 15 (12.50%) Hyper-V
10 14 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (11.67%) CRM
10 14 (11.67%) C#
11 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
11 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
12 12 (10.00%) Degree
12 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.17%) Windows 7
13 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (8.33%) Migration
14 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (7.50%) iPad
15 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
16 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
16 8 (6.67%) HTML
16 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Lync
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 29 (24.17%) MS Office
3 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.33%) Photoshop
6 3 (2.50%) MS Project
7 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.83%) SPSS
8 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) CA Clarity
3 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 2 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.17%) LAN
2 16 (13.33%) WAN
3 6 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.33%) DNS
4 4 (3.33%) DHCP
5 3 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (1.67%) Intranet
7 1 (0.83%) SSH
7 1 (0.83%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.83%) VPN
7 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.83%) FTP
7 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.00%) MS Access
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) MySQL
8 1 (0.83%) OLAP
8 1 (0.83%) SSDT
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.67%) Subversion
3 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (5.83%) Finance
1 7 (5.83%) Automotive
2 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Publishing
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (35.83%) Analyst
2 14 (11.67%) Developer
2 14 (11.67%) Administrator
3 13 (10.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 10 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Server Support
6 8 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Server Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (4.17%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.33%) .NET
2 8 (6.67%) HTML
2 8 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.83%) WPF
3 7 (5.83%) Silverlight
3 7 (5.83%) CSS
4 6 (5.00%) XML
5 5 (4.17%) jQuery
5 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.33%) Web Services
7 3 (2.50%) HTML5
7 3 (2.50%) Ajax
7 3 (2.50%) Middleware
7 3 (2.50%) DHTML
7 3 (2.50%) XSLT
8 2 (1.67%) SOAP
8 2 (1.67%) WCF
8 2 (1.67%) RESTful
9 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) iPad
3 6 (5.00%) PDA
3 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.33%) PKI
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.50%) Open Source
6 3 (2.50%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.50%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) SCORM
7 2 (1.67%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) DataPower
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.00%) Windows
2 22 (18.33%) Windows XP
3 11 (9.17%) Windows 7
3 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 6 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) zOS
7 1 (0.83%) UNIX
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) ITIL
2 14 (11.67%) CRM
3 10 (8.33%) Migration
4 8 (6.67%) Data Entry
5 7 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.83%) ERP
6 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.00%) Project Management
6 6 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.00%) Data Management
6 6 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.17%) OO
7 5 (4.17%) Analytics
8 4 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.33%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (3.33%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (3.33%) Use Case
8 4 (3.33%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (11.67%) C#
3 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.33%) Java
5 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.50%) VBA
6 3 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) MCITP
4 1 (0.83%) MCDST
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
1 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
1 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) SCOrch
1 4 (3.33%) SCOM
2 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) DameWare
Vendors
1 5 (4.17%) Apple
1 5 (4.17%) SAP
1 5 (4.17%) HP
2 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
2 4 (3.33%) IBM
2 4 (3.33%) Citrix
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle
2 4 (3.33%) Lotus
3 3 (2.50%) Google
3 3 (2.50%) Trillium
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco
4 2 (1.67%) VMware
4 2 (1.67%) Nokia
5 1 (0.83%) Veeam
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee
5 1 (0.83%) Sophos
5 1 (0.83%) CA
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
5 1 (0.83%) Dell
5 1 (0.83%) Intel
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