Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 14 November 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 94 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 12.64% 14.92% 6.51%
As % of the Vendors category 28.94% 33.33% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 63 29
Warwickshire median daily rate £369 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +6.90% +6.62%
10th Percentile £216 £294 £191
90th Percentile £491 £488 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 12
Warwickshire median hourly rate £11.04 £30.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.82% +117.86% -36.36%
10th Percentile £9.00 £20.65 £10.78
90th Percentile £30.30 £37.70 £26.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +12.96% -18.18%

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 Warwickshire.

All Vendors
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 235 282 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 43.68% 44.76% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 152 224
Warwickshire median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £275 £219 £234
90th Percentile £585 £569 £523
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 11 19
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.17% +94.49% -45.88%
10th Percentile £9.88 £14.50 £10.95
90th Percentile £17.50 £36.00 £26.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -6.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +17 34 £350 -16.17% 14
Stratford-upon-Avon 0 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Rugby +5 3 - - 8
Leamington Spa -1 3 £250 -25.37% 3
Gaydon -1 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (17.65%) .NET
6 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
6 11 (16.18%) Windows
6 11 (16.18%) Project Management
7 10 (14.71%) Citrix
7 10 (14.71%) CRM
7 10 (14.71%) XenApp
7 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
8 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
9 8 (11.76%) Service Management
9 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (11.76%) SQL
9 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.29%) SDLC
10 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (10.29%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (10.29%) ITIL
10 7 (10.29%) Change Management
11 6 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (8.82%) Finance
11 6 (8.82%) Migration
11 6 (8.82%) IIS
11 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
11 6 (8.82%) JBoss

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 6 (8.82%) IIS
1 6 (8.82%) JBoss
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
1 6 (8.82%) WildFly
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.47%) Traefik
Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.82%) Office 365
4 4 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.88%) GitHub
5 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) DHCP
1 3 (4.41%) DNS
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.41%) VLAN
2 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.94%) Power BI
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Automotive
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 7 (10.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Applications Support
3 6 (8.82%) Developer
3 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Support Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.88%) WSH
4 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.41%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) Symfony
4 3 (4.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.94%) HTML5
5 2 (2.94%) LDAP
5 2 (2.94%) MDX
5 2 (2.94%) OAuth
5 2 (2.94%) SAML
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) jQuery
6 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.47%) SCADA
6 1 (1.47%) Social Media
6 1 (1.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Project Management
2 10 (14.71%) CRM
3 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.76%) Service Management
5 7 (10.29%) Change Management
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
5 7 (10.29%) SDLC
6 6 (8.82%) Analytical Thinking
6 6 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.82%) DevOps
6 6 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) User Stories
7 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) PHP
4 4 (5.88%) VBScript
5 3 (4.41%) C
5 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) MCITP
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.94%) PMP
4 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.71%) XenApp
3 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.88%) Docker
4 4 (5.88%) vSphere
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) Terraform
4 1 (1.47%) Kibana
4 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Citrix
2 5 (7.35%) Google
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 2 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.47%) EMC
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) Verint
4 1 (1.47%) Virgin Media