Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 92 123 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 11.98% 15.34% 12.10%
As % of the Vendors category 31.94% 40.86% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 97 66
Coventry median daily rate £450 £415 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +14.09% +12.79%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £223
90th Percentile £575 £544 £497
West Midlands median daily rate £398 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +7.94% -1.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Coventry median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.66% +23.40% -47.78%
10th Percentile £22.25 £10.43 £10.15
90th Percentile £149.75 £21.00 £12.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.68 £14.10 £12.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% +17.50% -24.41%

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 288 301 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 37.50% 37.53% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 207 166
Coventry median daily rate £445 £425 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +12.21% +8.21%
10th Percentile £288 £288 £236
90th Percentile £580 £539 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Coventry median hourly rate £23.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.79% -17.14% -21.70%
10th Percentile £15.18 £11.09 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.63 £25.00 £23.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% -3.13%

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 22 April 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 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 45 (48.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (31.52%) .NET
4 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 26 (28.26%) Windows
6 21 (22.83%) SQL
6 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
7 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 18 (19.57%) C#
8 18 (19.57%) Scrum
8 18 (19.57%) Migration
8 18 (19.57%) User Experience
9 17 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (17.39%) Office 365
10 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 16 (17.39%) SharePoint
11 14 (15.22%) HTML
11 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (15.22%) DevOps
12 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
12 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET
12 13 (14.13%) CSS
12 13 (14.13%) MVC
12 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (13.04%) Kanban
14 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
14 11 (11.96%) Windows Server

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 16 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (48.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (17.39%) Office 365
3 9 (9.78%) IaaS
4 7 (7.61%) SaaS
5 6 (6.52%) PaaS
6 4 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (2.17%) G Suite
8 2 (2.17%) GitHub
8 2 (2.17%) Yammer
9 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) DNS
1 4 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.17%) ICMP
2 2 (2.17%) Intranet
2 2 (2.17%) Skype
2 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.17%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) Extranet
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Power BI
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
2 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.26%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.09%) Grunt
7 1 (1.09%) gulp
7 1 (1.09%) MSTest
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Automotive
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) French Language
4 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Developer
2 15 (16.30%) Architect
3 13 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Azure Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Azure Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Agile Coach
11 3 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.52%) .NET
2 14 (15.22%) HTML
3 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET
3 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (14.13%) CSS
4 12 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.87%) Web Services
6 7 (7.61%) JSON
7 5 (5.43%) Dapper ORM
8 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.35%) WF
9 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (3.26%) XML
10 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (2.17%) jQuery
10 2 (2.17%) RESTful
10 2 (2.17%) Software Packaging
10 2 (2.17%) WinForms
10 2 (2.17%) WPF
11 1 (1.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) User Experience
2 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (7.61%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) PKI
7 1 (1.09%) Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.35%) Android
5 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) Migration
2 18 (19.57%) Scrum
3 17 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (15.22%) DevOps
5 13 (14.13%) MVC
5 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.04%) Kanban
7 10 (10.87%) BDD
7 10 (10.87%) Service Management
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
9 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.61%) ITIL
10 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 6 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.52%) SOA
10 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
1 21 (22.83%) SQL
2 18 (19.57%) C#
3 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.78%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.26%) C
6 2 (2.17%) Go
6 2 (2.17%) Python
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) VBA
6 2 (2.17%) XAML
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.17%) PMP
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCSD
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) GDPR
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
4 1 (1.09%) IEC 62304
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.09%) MISRA
4 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) XenApp
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) SCCM
1 7 (7.61%) WSUS
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
4 2 (2.17%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) Terraform
5 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (5.43%) Google
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) Citrix
3 3 (3.26%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.17%) Capita
4 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Apple
5 1 (1.09%) BMC
5 1 (1.09%) Telerik
5 1 (1.09%) VMware