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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 18.88% 15.83% 9.20%
As % of the Vendors category 33.49% 36.54% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £159 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £366 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £22.54 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
212 104 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 56.38% 43.33% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 59 58
Average daily rate £350 £333 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +24.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £181 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £436 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 38
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -35.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 19 £330 -8.96% 7
Leamington Spa -2 8 £300 -
Rugby - 7 £300 - 3
Atherstone - 2 £97 - 1
Southam - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - - 1
Nuneaton - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 47 (39.17%) MS Excel
2 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
3 28 (23.33%) MS Office
4 26 (21.67%) CRM
5 25 (20.83%) .NET
5 25 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (18.33%) SQL
7 20 (16.67%) C#
8 18 (15.00%) ERP
9 17 (14.17%) Windows
10 16 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET
12 14 (11.67%) Migration
12 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
13 13 (10.83%) CSS
13 13 (10.83%) Web Services
13 13 (10.83%) HTML
13 13 (10.83%) VB.NET
13 13 (10.83%) JavaScript
14 12 (10.00%) MS Visio
14 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (8.33%) Analytics
16 10 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
16 10 (8.33%) Active Directory
16 10 (8.33%) VBA
16 10 (8.33%) Manufacturing
16 10 (8.33%) Middleware
17 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
17 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (39.17%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.33%) MS Office
3 16 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.83%) SPSS
6 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.50%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.17%) FTP
2 5 (4.17%) HTTP
3 4 (3.33%) Broadband
3 4 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) DHCP
4 2 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.83%) CTI
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.33%) MS Access
7 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.67%) MySQL
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) OLAP
9 1 (0.83%) SSDT
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Subversion
1 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 9 (7.50%) Automotive
3 7 (5.83%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Advertising
5 2 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (23.33%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Consultant
4 13 (10.83%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Architect
5 10 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 7 (5.83%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 6 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.17%) Integration Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) CRM Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) .NET
2 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.83%) CSS
3 13 (10.83%) Web Services
3 13 (10.83%) HTML
4 10 (8.33%) Middleware
5 9 (7.50%) jQuery
6 8 (6.67%) WPF
6 8 (6.67%) Silverlight
6 8 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.83%) SOAP
8 5 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (2.50%) Google Maps API
9 3 (2.50%) XML
9 3 (2.50%) HTML5
10 1 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.83%) REST
10 1 (0.83%) Kendo UI
10 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) iPad
3 8 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.83%) Statistics
4 7 (5.83%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.17%) AS400
5 5 (4.17%) DataPower
6 4 (3.33%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.33%) Open Source
7 3 (2.50%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.50%) SCORM
7 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.67%) PMI
8 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.17%) zOS
3 5 (4.17%) UNIX
4 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.67%) CRM
2 18 (15.00%) ERP
3 14 (11.67%) Migration
4 10 (8.33%) Analytics
5 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (7.50%) SOA
5 9 (7.50%) ITIL
5 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.67%) Scrum
6 8 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 8 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
6 8 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (5.83%) Data Entry
7 7 (5.83%) Project Management
8 6 (5.00%) Service Management
8 6 (5.00%) ITSM
8 6 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.33%) SQL
2 20 (16.67%) C#
3 13 (10.83%) VB.NET
3 13 (10.83%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.33%) VBA
5 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) HNC
5 1 (0.83%) CITP
5 1 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (5.83%) SAP
1 7 (5.83%) ServiceNow
2 6 (5.00%) IBM
3 4 (3.33%) Trillium
4 3 (2.50%) HP
4 3 (2.50%) Tableau
4 3 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (1.67%) Panasonic
5 2 (1.67%) VMware
5 2 (1.67%) Capita
5 2 (1.67%) EMC
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco
5 2 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) Lotus
6 1 (0.83%) Apple
6 1 (0.83%) Sophos
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Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
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Warwick Avenue
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kenilworth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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