Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 74 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 15.98% 11.71% 16.27%
As % of the Vendors category 40.84% 30.96% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 52 93
Coventry median daily rate £451 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £124 £282
90th Percentile £550 £549 £499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 6
Coventry median hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% +11.54% -42.22%
10th Percentile £16.00 £10.50 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £21.00 £16.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% +16.00% -24.24%

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 333 239 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 39.13% 37.82% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 157 216
Coventry median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £264 £262 £297
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 11
Coventry median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.10% +16.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £15.48 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.13 £25.00 £20.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -8.80% +25.89% -18.18%

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 19 July 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 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 70 (51.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (42.65%) .NET
4 41 (30.15%) Windows
5 40 (29.41%) C#
5 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 39 (28.68%) SQL Server
7 35 (25.74%) SQL
8 34 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 33 (24.26%) Migration
10 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.85%) MVC
11 27 (19.85%) DevOps
12 26 (19.12%) Office 365
12 26 (19.12%) HTML
12 26 (19.12%) Visual Studio
12 26 (19.12%) CSS
12 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
13 24 (17.65%) User Experience
13 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
13 24 (17.65%) Scrum
14 23 (16.91%) T-SQL
15 22 (16.18%) Windows Server
16 21 (15.44%) Public Cloud
16 21 (15.44%) IaaS
16 21 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (13.97%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (13.97%) Google
17 19 (13.97%) MS Exchange
17 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012

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 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.47%) CMS
5 2 (1.47%) IIS
5 2 (1.47%) Sitefinity
5 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (51.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (19.12%) Office 365
3 21 (15.44%) IaaS
4 16 (11.76%) PaaS
4 16 (11.76%) SaaS
5 15 (11.03%) G Suite
6 13 (9.56%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (8.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.68%) OneDrive
8 5 (3.68%) Yammer
9 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (1.47%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) Skype
2 4 (2.94%) VPN
3 3 (2.21%) DNS
3 3 (2.21%) Firewall
3 3 (2.21%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.47%) DHCP
4 2 (1.47%) Intranet
4 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.47%) Wireless
5 1 (0.74%) Extranet
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
1 26 (19.12%) Visual Studio
2 19 (13.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.35%) Grunt
3 10 (7.35%) gulp
4 5 (3.68%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) MSTest
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (5.15%) Advertising
2 6 (4.41%) Finance
3 3 (2.21%) French Language
3 3 (2.21%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.12%) Developer
2 25 (18.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 14 (10.29%) Architect
4 14 (10.29%) Azure Developer
5 12 (8.82%) Analyst
5 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Consultant
6 10 (7.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.62%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (5.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.68%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (42.65%) .NET
2 26 (19.12%) CSS
2 26 (19.12%) HTML
3 17 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 16 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (11.76%) Web Services
5 12 (8.82%) Dapper ORM
6 7 (5.15%) JSON
7 6 (4.41%) Ajax
7 6 (4.41%) HTML5
7 6 (4.41%) jQuery
7 6 (4.41%) Node.js
8 5 (3.68%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (3.68%) REST
8 5 (3.68%) Sass
8 5 (3.68%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (2.94%) XML
10 3 (2.21%) SOAP
10 3 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.65%) User Experience
2 21 (15.44%) Public Cloud
3 12 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.21%) iPad
6 3 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.21%) PKI
7 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.15%) Windows
2 22 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.94%) Linux
5 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.21%) Android
6 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.26%) Migration
3 27 (19.85%) DevOps
3 27 (19.85%) MVC
4 24 (17.65%) Scrum
5 21 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (12.50%) BDD
7 14 (10.29%) Kanban
8 13 (9.56%) ITIL
9 11 (8.09%) Service Management
10 10 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (7.35%) Front End Development
10 10 (7.35%) Project Management
11 9 (6.62%) TDD
12 7 (5.15%) Web Development
13 6 (4.41%) Web Design
14 5 (3.68%) CQRS
14 5 (3.68%) Domain-Driven Design
14 5 (3.68%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.41%) C#
2 35 (25.74%) SQL
3 34 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 23 (16.91%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.47%) C
6 2 (1.47%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.47%) VBScript
7 1 (0.74%) C++
7 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.68%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CISA
6 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) MCSD
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) SANS
6 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) WCAG
2 3 (2.21%) GDPR
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.94%) Docker
3 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.21%) vSphere
3 3 (2.21%) XenApp
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) WSUS
2 7 (5.15%) SCCM
3 5 (3.68%) Ansible
3 5 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.68%) Puppet
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (13.97%) Google
2 10 (7.35%) Postini
3 9 (6.62%) Citrix
4 5 (3.68%) SaltStack
4 5 (3.68%) VMware
5 3 (2.21%) Cisco
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle
5 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.47%) Apple
6 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.47%) SAP
6 2 (1.47%) Telerik
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) Avaya
7 1 (0.74%) BMC
7 1 (0.74%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) NetApp
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec