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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Warwickshire
Rank 12 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 8.82% 10.82% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 23.77% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 14
Median daily rate £363 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £291 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £509 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 26
Median hourly rate £14.71 £37.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.23% +190.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £37.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £37.00 £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
152 122 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 41.87% 45.52% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 65 64
Median daily rate £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £284 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 37
Median hourly rate £21.63 £22.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £15.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Warwickshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick -7 7 £335 +3.07% 4
Atherstone -7 5 £413 -17.50% 2
Leamington Spa - 2 £275 - 6
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £286 - 3
Rugby +1 1 £285 -16.17%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Warwickshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (34.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.00%) MS Office
4 10 (18.18%) ITIL
4 10 (18.18%) Windows
4 10 (18.18%) Degree
5 9 (16.36%) CRM
6 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.55%) Advertising
7 7 (12.73%) Change Management
7 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
7 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
7 7 (12.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) SQL
8 6 (10.91%) Oracle
8 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
8 6 (10.91%) VMware
8 6 (10.91%) Service Management
8 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
8 6 (10.91%) Automotive
9 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 5 (9.09%) C#
9 5 (9.09%) .NET
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (9.09%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (34.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.00%) MS Office
3 7 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.27%) MS Project
5 3 (5.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
1 2 (3.64%) LAN
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
1 2 (3.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
2 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) Essbase
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.82%) Selenium
1 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.55%) Advertising
2 6 (10.91%) Automotive
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Architect
2 7 (12.73%) Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) CRM Manager
4 4 (7.27%) CRM Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.45%) Data Scientist
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Asset Management Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) IT Support
6 2 (3.64%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Software Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.45%) EDI
3 3 (5.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) jQuery
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) Struts
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.82%) LINQ
5 1 (1.82%) ODBC
5 1 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.82%) WPF
5 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Ergonomics
3 3 (5.45%) Statistics
3 3 (5.45%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.64%) PMI
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 9 (16.36%) CRM
4 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Change Management
5 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Service Management
7 4 (7.27%) MVC
8 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.45%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (5.45%) Human Factors
8 3 (5.45%) Machine Learning
8 3 (5.45%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 3 (5.45%) Wireframes
9 2 (3.64%) Data Management
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) C#
2 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.45%) APMP
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle
1 6 (10.91%) VMware
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (7.27%) IBM
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Adobe
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 3 (5.45%) Tableau
5 2 (3.64%) Dell
5 2 (3.64%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) Veritas
6 1 (1.82%) Alias
6 1 (1.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) EMC
6 1 (1.82%) Intel
6 1 (1.82%) NetApp