The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwick 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Warwickshire / Warwick
Rank 7 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwick 9.76% 6.29% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 16.07% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £375 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Warwick.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Warwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 40 56 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwick 32.52% 39.16% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 33
Median daily rate £444 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £591 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.85 £15.93 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +0.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.93 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwick 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 Warwick

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Warwick.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Warwick

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Warwick over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Warwick

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Warwick.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Warwick

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwick

For the 6 months to 24 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 Warwick region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
3 5 (22.73%) MS Project
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 4 (18.18%) MS Office
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
5 3 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
5 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.64%) Infotainment
5 3 (13.64%) Automotive
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (13.64%) Statistics
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) Ergonomics
5 3 (13.64%) Human Factors
5 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
5 3 (13.64%) Tableau
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warwick 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (22.73%) MS Project
3 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
6 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (4.55%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Data Scientist
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Office Support
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Change Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Excel Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) LINQ
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Infotainment
3 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
1 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (13.64%) Ergonomics
2 3 (13.64%) Human Factors
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Statistics
2 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
2 3 (13.64%) Web Development
2 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PMO
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
1 3 (13.64%) Tableau
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Alias
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Intel
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp