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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 13.96% 12.43% 13.31%
As % of the Vendors category 37.12% 29.80% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 21
Median daily rate £450 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +33.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £268 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -44.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 132 151 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 37.61% 41.71% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 95 77
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -43.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.15 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £20.50 £26.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (42.62%) SQL
4 51 (41.80%) MS Excel
5 43 (35.25%) Web Services
5 43 (35.25%) HTML
6 41 (33.61%) CSS
7 39 (31.97%) .NET
8 35 (28.69%) CRM
9 33 (27.05%) Dynamics CRM
10 29 (23.77%) JavaScript
10 29 (23.77%) ASP.NET
11 28 (22.95%) TDD
11 28 (22.95%) BDD
12 27 (22.13%) Data Migration
12 27 (22.13%) Migration
13 26 (21.31%) MVC
13 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (18.03%) Data Conversion
16 21 (17.21%) Marketing
16 21 (17.21%) Campaign Management
17 20 (16.39%) C#
18 18 (14.75%) Windows
19 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
19 16 (13.11%) REST
19 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
20 15 (12.30%) Web Development
21 14 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 14 (11.48%) T-SQL

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 4 (3.28%) NServiceBus
2 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 51 (41.80%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.02%) MS Office
2 11 (9.02%) MS Project
3 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (27.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (43.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) PaaS
3 3 (2.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) LAN
2 2 (1.64%) Network Security
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (8.20%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.20%) MySQL
4 10 (8.20%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.28%) OLAP
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
9 2 (1.64%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.82%) Power BI
10 1 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.74%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.28%) JMeter
3 4 (3.28%) MSTest
3 4 (3.28%) NUnit
3 4 (3.28%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.28%) Selenium
3 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.46%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.46%) NCover
4 3 (2.46%) NDepend
4 3 (2.46%) NuGet
4 3 (2.46%) StyleCop
4 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.82%) MorphX
6 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (17.21%) Marketing
2 7 (5.74%) Finance
3 6 (4.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Automotive
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (41.80%) Developer
2 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 26 (21.31%) CRM Developer
3 12 (9.84%) Architect
3 12 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 11 (9.02%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.20%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.74%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Digital Architect
7 7 (5.74%) Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (4.10%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Technical Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Technical Project Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.25%) HTML
1 43 (35.25%) Web Services
2 41 (33.61%) CSS
3 39 (31.97%) .NET
4 29 (23.77%) ASP.NET
5 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (13.11%) REST
8 13 (10.66%) HTML5
9 10 (8.20%) Ajax
9 10 (8.20%) CSS3
9 10 (8.20%) Django
9 10 (8.20%) JSON
9 10 (8.20%) Play Framework
9 10 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (7.38%) SOAP
11 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
12 6 (4.92%) Entity Framework
12 6 (4.92%) RESTful
13 5 (4.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) User Experience
2 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.10%) DataPower
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.82%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.75%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.92%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.69%) CRM
3 28 (22.95%) BDD
3 28 (22.95%) TDD
4 27 (22.13%) Data Migration
4 27 (22.13%) Migration
5 26 (21.31%) MVC
6 22 (18.03%) Data Conversion
7 21 (17.21%) Campaign Management
8 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
9 15 (12.30%) Web Development
10 9 (7.38%) Programme Management
10 9 (7.38%) Project Management
10 9 (7.38%) Project Planning
11 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.74%) Domain-Driven Design
12 7 (5.74%) Scrum
12 7 (5.74%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.62%) SQL
2 29 (23.77%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.39%) C#
4 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.20%) Ruby
5 10 (8.20%) Scala
6 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.10%) Java
8 3 (2.46%) C
9 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.64%) X++
10 1 (0.82%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.82%) CCA
5 1 (0.82%) CCAB
5 1 (0.82%) CCNP
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.82%) GCIH
5 1 (0.82%) GIAC
5 1 (0.82%) MCSE
5 1 (0.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (5.74%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) PMO
4 2 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.82%) IFRS
5 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) WSUS
2 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (4.10%) IBM
2 4 (3.28%) Citrix
3 3 (2.46%) BT
4 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco
5 1 (0.82%) McKesson
5 1 (0.82%) NetApp
5 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.82%) Tableau
5 1 (0.82%) Veritas
5 1 (0.82%) VMware
5 1 (0.82%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £14.5 per hour
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