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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 16.54% 15.68% 9.29%
As % of the Vendors category 30.58% 34.58% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.85 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.98% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
206 107 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 54.07% 45.34% 51.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 52 73
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £433 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -3 15 £354 -3.08% 11
Leamington Spa -2 7 £300 - 2
Rugby - 7 £300 - 2
Atherstone - 3 £100 -
Southam - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Nuneaton - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 48 (41.03%) MS Excel
2 33 (28.21%) MS Office
3 29 (24.79%) SQL Server
4 23 (19.66%) Windows
5 22 (18.80%) SQL
6 21 (17.95%) .NET
6 21 (17.95%) CRM
7 20 (17.09%) C#
7 20 (17.09%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (16.24%) ERP
9 18 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (13.68%) Migration
11 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
12 13 (11.11%) Windows XP
12 13 (11.11%) MS Visio
12 13 (11.11%) Data Entry
13 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (9.40%) Analytics
14 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
14 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
14 11 (9.40%) VBA
15 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (8.55%) Middleware
15 10 (8.55%) Web Services
15 10 (8.55%) ITIL
15 10 (8.55%) iPad
16 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (7.69%) CSS
16 9 (7.69%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 48 (41.03%) MS Excel
2 33 (28.21%) MS Office
3 18 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.85%) SPSS
6 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.56%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.27%) FTP
2 5 (4.27%) HTTP
3 4 (3.42%) Broadband
4 3 (2.56%) DNS
5 2 (1.71%) Intranet
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.85%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) CTI
6 1 (0.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.42%) MS Access
7 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.71%) MySQL
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) OLAP
9 1 (0.85%) SSDT
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Subversion
1 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.69%) Automotive
2 8 (6.84%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.98%) Finance
4 2 (1.71%) Advertising
4 2 (1.71%) Publishing
4 2 (1.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Analyst
2 14 (11.97%) Consultant
2 14 (11.97%) Developer
3 11 (9.40%) Data Analyst
4 10 (8.55%) Administrator
4 10 (8.55%) CRM Consultant
5 9 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (6.84%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Developer
7 7 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.27%) Integration Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Service Management Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.95%) .NET
2 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.55%) Web Services
3 10 (8.55%) Middleware
4 9 (7.69%) HTML
4 9 (7.69%) CSS
5 8 (6.84%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.84%) WPF
5 8 (6.84%) Silverlight
6 7 (5.98%) SOAP
7 5 (4.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (4.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (4.27%) jQuery
8 3 (2.56%) Google Maps API
8 3 (2.56%) XML
8 3 (2.56%) HTML5
9 2 (1.71%) RESTful
10 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.85%) MDX
10 1 (0.85%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) iPad
3 8 (6.84%) Client/Server
3 8 (6.84%) Statistics
4 7 (5.98%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.13%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.27%) DataPower
6 5 (4.27%) AS400
7 4 (3.42%) Learning Management System
7 4 (3.42%) Open Source
8 3 (2.56%) E-Learning
8 3 (2.56%) SCORM
8 3 (2.56%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.71%) PMI
9 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.71%) iPhone
10 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Windows
2 13 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.27%) zOS
3 5 (4.27%) UNIX
4 4 (3.42%) Windows 2000
4 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) CRM
2 19 (16.24%) ERP
3 16 (13.68%) Migration
4 13 (11.11%) Data Entry
5 11 (9.40%) Analytics
6 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.55%) ITIL
7 9 (7.69%) SOA
7 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.84%) Scrum
8 8 (6.84%) Project Management
8 8 (6.84%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.84%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (6.84%) Performance Improvement
8 8 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (5.98%) Service Management
9 7 (5.98%) ITSM
9 7 (5.98%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.80%) SQL
2 20 (17.09%) C#
3 11 (9.40%) VBA
4 9 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.85%) Java
6 1 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
1 7 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CITP
4 1 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) ServiceNow
2 7 (5.98%) SAP
3 6 (5.13%) IBM
4 4 (3.42%) Trillium
5 3 (2.56%) Lotus
5 3 (2.56%) Google
5 3 (2.56%) Tableau
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) Capita
6 2 (1.71%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Dell
7 1 (0.85%) EMC
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) Nokia
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle
7 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.85%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.85%) Veeam
7 1 (0.85%) Apple