Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 168 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 10.90% 15.86% 12.48%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 38.89% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 128 91
Coventry median daily rate £358 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +12.59% -3.57%
10th Percentile £140 £295 £106
90th Percentile £575 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -30.23% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.05 £10.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £20.95 £25.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.81% -18.18% +10.00%

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 240 432 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 32.70% 40.79% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 261 157
Coventry median daily rate £400 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +10.81% +1.37%
10th Percentile £161 £300 £225
90th Percentile £574 £538 £595
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 16
Coventry median hourly rate £16.00 £13.68 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -5.66% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £30.75 £18.25 £23.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.83
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.37% +2.10%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (30.00%) Windows
4 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
5 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
6 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (20.00%) C#
7 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
7 14 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (16.25%) DevOps
8 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
8 13 (16.25%) MVC
8 13 (16.25%) Scrum
9 12 (15.00%) SQL
9 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
10 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (11.25%) BDD
12 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
12 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
13 8 (10.00%) IaaS
13 8 (10.00%) Migration
13 8 (10.00%) Ruby
13 8 (10.00%) PaaS
13 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
13 8 (10.00%) Office 365

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 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) Confluence
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.50%) Apache
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.25%) Jetty
5 1 (1.25%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.25%) nginx
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.00%) IaaS
2 8 (10.00%) Office 365
2 8 (10.00%) PaaS
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.75%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (3.75%) SaaS
5 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.25%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) Skype
3 2 (2.50%) SSL
3 2 (2.50%) TACACS
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) ICMP
4 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.25%) LDAP
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.75%) NuGet
3 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.75%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.25%) Ant
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.25%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Advertising
3 4 (5.00%) Automotive
3 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
3 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.50%) CSS
8 6 (7.50%) HTML
8 6 (7.50%) Web Services
9 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (6.25%) Node.js
9 5 (6.25%) RESTful
10 4 (5.00%) WCF
11 3 (3.75%) Dapper ORM
11 3 (3.75%) JSON
11 3 (3.75%) LESS
12 2 (2.50%) HTML5
12 2 (2.50%) Sass
13 1 (1.25%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) User Experience
2 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) PKI
3 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.50%) Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Debian
5 1 (1.25%) Fedora
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (16.25%) DevOps
3 13 (16.25%) MVC
3 13 (16.25%) Scrum
4 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.25%) BDD
5 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 8 (10.00%) Kanban
6 8 (10.00%) Migration
7 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.75%) ITIL
7 7 (8.75%) Project Management
8 6 (7.50%) SOLID
8 6 (7.50%) TDD
9 5 (6.25%) Release Management
9 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.00%) Service Management
10 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) C#
2 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 12 (15.00%) SQL
4 8 (10.00%) Ruby
5 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.00%) Python
6 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) Perl
8 2 (2.50%) Go
8 2 (2.50%) Java
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) ES6
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.50%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.25%) ECDL
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PMP
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) GCP
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.25%) KVM
3 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Ansible
3 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.75%) Puppet
3 3 (3.75%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) WSUS
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.25%) Salt
5 1 (1.25%) Terraform
5 1 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) VMware
2 3 (3.75%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco
2 3 (3.75%) Google
2 3 (3.75%) McAfee
3 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) NetApp
3 2 (2.50%) Veeam
4 1 (1.25%) Capita
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix
4 1 (1.25%) Dell
4 1 (1.25%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Perforce
4 1 (1.25%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.25%) Tableau
4 1 (1.25%) Veritas