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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 9.72% 16.79% 13.79%
As % of the Vendors category 27.91% 39.20% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 35
Median daily rate £275 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £300 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £499 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +40.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.10 £20.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 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 86 176 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 34.82% 42.82% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 90 91
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -31.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £13.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (26.03%) Web Services
4 17 (23.29%) Windows
5 14 (19.18%) SQL
6 13 (17.81%) .NET
6 13 (17.81%) C#
7 12 (16.44%) HTML
7 12 (16.44%) CSS
8 11 (15.07%) CRM
9 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 10 (13.70%) BDD
9 10 (13.70%) REST
9 10 (13.70%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.59%) MVC
12 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
12 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.59%) HTML5
12 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (9.59%) User Experience
13 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (8.22%) MongoDB

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 (5.48%) NServiceBus
2 3 (4.11%) CMS
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) IaaS
4 3 (4.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) LAN
2 3 (4.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) Firewall
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) VoIP
3 1 (1.37%) WebEx
3 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.22%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.11%) OLAP
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.37%) Power BI
6 1 (1.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) SpecFlow
2 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) MSTest
3 4 (5.48%) NUnit
3 4 (5.48%) ReSharper
4 3 (4.11%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.11%) NCover
4 3 (4.11%) NDepend
4 3 (4.11%) NuGet
4 3 (4.11%) Selenium
4 3 (4.11%) StyleCop
5 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.74%) JMeter
5 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.85%) Marketing
2 3 (4.11%) Advertising
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Architect
4 5 (6.85%) CRM Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Digital Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Digital Technical Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Administrator
6 3 (4.11%) Azure Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.11%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) Web Services
2 13 (17.81%) .NET
3 12 (16.44%) CSS
3 12 (16.44%) HTML
4 10 (13.70%) REST
5 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (9.59%) HTML5
7 6 (8.22%) Ajax
7 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (8.22%) CSS3
7 6 (8.22%) Django
7 6 (8.22%) JSON
7 6 (8.22%) Play Framework
7 6 (8.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.85%) SOAP
9 4 (5.48%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.48%) RESTful
9 4 (5.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) User Experience
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) DataPower
3 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.11%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Social Network
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.07%) CRM
3 10 (13.70%) BDD
3 10 (13.70%) TDD
3 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
4 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.59%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Migration
6 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (6.85%) Campaign Management
7 5 (6.85%) Data Conversion
7 5 (6.85%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.85%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.85%) Project Management
7 5 (6.85%) SOLID
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) C#
3 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.22%) Ruby
4 6 (8.22%) Scala
5 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) C
6 3 (4.11%) Java
6 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.74%) MCSA
2 2 (2.74%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) CCA
3 1 (1.37%) CCAB
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) ECDL
3 1 (1.37%) GCIH
3 1 (1.37%) GIAC
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) IFRS
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Docker
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCOM
1 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Citrix
2 3 (4.11%) IBM
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco
3 1 (1.37%) Google
3 1 (1.37%) NetApp
3 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.37%) Tableau
3 1 (1.37%) Veritas
3 1 (1.37%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
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