Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 11 3
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 169 71 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 19.31% 10.44% 16.43%
As % of the Vendors category 47.21% 31.70% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 55 118
Coventry median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £150 £119 £295
90th Percentile £545 £528 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Coventry median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.99% -15.73%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.50 £13.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £20.75 £22.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -3.23% +16.98% -19.70%

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 358 224 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 40.91% 32.94% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 146 240
Coventry median daily rate £425 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% +12.91%
10th Percentile £238 £160 £300
90th Percentile £584 £550 £527
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Coventry median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.10% +6.70% -2.93%
10th Percentile £14.53 £12.30 £10.35
90th Percentile £42.95 £26.50 £20.28
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%

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 21 October 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 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 80 (47.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (39.05%) .NET
4 48 (28.40%) Microsoft Office
5 44 (26.04%) SQL
6 43 (25.44%) Active Directory
7 39 (23.08%) Windows
7 39 (23.08%) Migration
8 38 (22.49%) C#
9 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
10 30 (17.75%) Office 365
11 28 (16.57%) JavaScript
12 26 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 25 (14.79%) MVC
13 25 (14.79%) HTML
13 25 (14.79%) CSS
14 23 (13.61%) MS Exchange
14 23 (13.61%) PowerShell
15 22 (13.02%) Google
15 22 (13.02%) Scrum
15 22 (13.02%) DevOps
16 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Excel
17 20 (11.83%) Waterfall
18 19 (11.24%) G Suite
18 19 (11.24%) Windows Server
18 19 (11.24%) Finance
19 18 (10.65%) T-SQL
19 18 (10.65%) User Experience
20 17 (10.06%) Public Cloud
20 17 (10.06%) Visual Studio

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 23 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.37%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.18%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (28.40%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (47.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (17.75%) Office 365
3 19 (11.24%) G Suite
4 16 (9.47%) IaaS
4 16 (9.47%) SaaS
5 15 (8.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (8.28%) PaaS
7 10 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.37%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.78%) Yammer
10 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (1.18%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) Skype
2 4 (2.37%) Firewall
2 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.37%) VPN
3 3 (1.78%) Network Security
3 3 (1.78%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.59%) DHCP
5 1 (0.59%) Internet
5 1 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.59%) VLAN
5 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (10.06%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.92%) Grunt
3 10 (5.92%) gulp
4 6 (3.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (2.96%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.96%) Selenium
6 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 19 (11.24%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Advertising
3 2 (1.18%) French Language
3 2 (1.18%) Law
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (18.93%) Developer
2 27 (15.98%) Analyst
3 26 (15.38%) Architect
4 15 (8.88%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.88%) Azure Developer
4 15 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Consultant
8 9 (5.33%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.73%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.55%) Product Owner
11 6 (3.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (39.05%) .NET
2 25 (14.79%) CSS
2 25 (14.79%) HTML
3 16 (9.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET
5 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (7.69%) Web Services
6 11 (6.51%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (4.14%) jQuery
8 6 (3.55%) Ajax
9 5 (2.96%) .NET Core
9 5 (2.96%) HTML5
9 5 (2.96%) Node.js
9 5 (2.96%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (2.96%) REST
9 5 (2.96%) Sass
9 5 (2.96%) Semantic HTML
10 4 (2.37%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.37%) JSON
10 4 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.65%) User Experience
2 17 (10.06%) Public Cloud
3 11 (6.51%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.96%) EPoS
6 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.78%) iPad
7 3 (1.78%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.59%) Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) CMDB
9 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.08%) Windows
2 19 (11.24%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.73%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.55%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.37%) Android
6 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Linux
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.08%) Migration
3 25 (14.79%) MVC
4 22 (13.02%) DevOps
4 22 (13.02%) Scrum
5 20 (11.83%) Waterfall
6 17 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (10.06%) ITIL
6 17 (10.06%) TDD
7 16 (9.47%) BDD
8 14 (8.28%) Kanban
9 11 (6.51%) Project Governance
10 10 (5.92%) CQRS
10 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.33%) CRM
11 9 (5.33%) Front End Development
12 8 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 8 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (4.14%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.04%) SQL
2 38 (22.49%) C#
3 28 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.61%) PowerShell
5 18 (10.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.78%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.18%) Python
7 2 (1.18%) VBScript
8 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.14%) Degree
3 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CISA
5 1 (0.59%) CISSP
5 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.59%) MCITP
5 1 (0.59%) MCP
5 1 (0.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMP
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.59%) SANS
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) WCAG
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.78%) vSphere
3 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.59%) Docker
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) WSUS
2 5 (2.96%) SCCM
3 3 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (13.02%) Google
2 14 (8.28%) Postini
3 8 (4.73%) Citrix
4 7 (4.14%) VMware
5 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.78%) Cisco
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle
6 3 (1.78%) Telerik
7 2 (1.18%) Apple
7 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.18%) Lotus
7 2 (1.18%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) Avaya
8 1 (0.59%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.59%) IBM
8 1 (0.59%) NetApp
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec