Period
to 18 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 147 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 11.23% 14.94% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 34.54% 37.89% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 120 68
Coventry median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £160 £289 £150
90th Percentile £570 £538 £458
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +3.45% -2.03% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Coventry median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -30.23% +29.25%
10th Percentile £20.38 £10.96 £11.75
90th Percentile £134.63 £21.00 £23.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.80
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.92% +2.20%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Coventry.

All Vendors
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 249 388 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 32.51% 39.43% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 247 149
Coventry median daily rate £413 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +17.24% -2.03%
10th Percentile £187 £298 £226
90th Percentile £548 £540 £613
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 13
Coventry median hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -14.29% -21.70%
10th Percentile £14.15 £11.09 £9.40
90th Percentile £33.25 £20.50 £23.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -3.23%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Coventry

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Coventry

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Coventry over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Coventry

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Coventry over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) .NET
3 24 (27.91%) Windows
3 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
5 19 (22.09%) SharePoint
6 18 (20.93%) C#
6 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (19.77%) Scrum
8 15 (17.44%) SQL
9 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
9 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (15.12%) MVC
10 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (13.95%) Office 365
12 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
12 11 (12.79%) BDD
13 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
13 10 (11.63%) Migration
13 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
14 9 (10.47%) Kanban
14 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.47%) Ruby
14 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
15 8 (9.30%) HTML
15 8 (9.30%) TDD
15 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 19 (22.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.16%) Confluence
5 1 (1.16%) Jetty
5 1 (1.16%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.16%) nginx
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.95%) Office 365
3 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.81%) PaaS
4 4 (4.65%) IaaS
4 4 (4.65%) SaaS
5 3 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.16%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) DNS
2 4 (4.65%) Firewall
3 3 (3.49%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) ICMP
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) Skype
4 2 (2.33%) SSL
4 2 (2.33%) TACACS
4 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
5 1 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.65%) Power BI
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.33%) MySQL
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
7 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.65%) JIRA
2 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.49%) Subversion
3 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.16%) Ant
5 1 (1.16%) Maven
5 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.16%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.98%) Advertising
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Marketing
3 3 (3.49%) Automotive
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Developer
2 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Architect
4 9 (10.47%) .NET Developer
5 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Angular Developer
8 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) .NET
2 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
5 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (9.30%) Entity Framework
6 8 (9.30%) HTML
7 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.14%) CSS
7 7 (8.14%) RESTful
8 6 (6.98%) Web Services
9 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (5.81%) Node.js
10 4 (4.65%) WCF
11 3 (3.49%) Dapper ORM
11 3 (3.49%) JSON
11 3 (3.49%) LESS
12 2 (2.33%) HTML5
12 2 (2.33%) Sass
12 2 (2.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) User Experience
2 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.49%) Android
4 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) CentOS
6 1 (1.16%) Debian
6 1 (1.16%) Fedora
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.77%) Scrum
3 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (15.12%) MVC
5 11 (12.79%) BDD
6 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (11.63%) Migration
7 9 (10.47%) Kanban
8 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.30%) Data Migration
8 8 (9.30%) DevOps
8 8 (9.30%) TDD
8 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.98%) ITIL
10 6 (6.98%) Project Management
10 6 (6.98%) SOLID
11 5 (5.81%) Service Management
11 5 (5.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) C#
2 15 (17.44%) SQL
3 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) Ruby
5 5 (5.81%) Python
6 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.49%) Go
6 3 (3.49%) Perl
6 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.33%) XAML
8 1 (1.16%) C
8 1 (1.16%) ES6
8 1 (1.16%) ES7
8 1 (1.16%) ES8
8 1 (1.16%) Java
8 1 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.33%) PMP
3 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) CCNA
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) GDPR
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) GCP
3 1 (1.16%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.16%) MISRA
3 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.16%) KVM
2 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Xen
2 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.81%) WSUS
2 3 (3.49%) Ansible
2 3 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.49%) Puppet
2 3 (3.49%) SCOM
3 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.16%) Salt
4 1 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (4.65%) VMware
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco
2 3 (3.49%) Google
2 3 (3.49%) McAfee
3 2 (2.33%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.33%) Capita
3 2 (2.33%) HP
3 2 (2.33%) NetApp
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.33%) Veeam
4 1 (1.16%) Citrix
4 1 (1.16%) Dell
4 1 (1.16%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.16%) Perforce
4 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.16%) Tableau
4 1 (1.16%) Veritas