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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Warwickshire
Rank 11 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 8.62% 11.42% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 31.62% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 20
Median daily rate £350 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £508 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.65 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.92% -27.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.97 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £21.33 £29.75
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 Warwickshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 138 117 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 39.66% 36.11% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 57 89
Median daily rate £400 £416 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +27.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 36
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £14.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.27 £26.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Warwickshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +3 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Atherstone -2 7 £413 -15.81% 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £338 - 3
Leamington Spa - 2 £338 - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
3 10 (15.87%) MS Office
4 9 (14.29%) MS Project
4 9 (14.29%) .NET
4 9 (14.29%) ITIL
4 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (12.70%) C#
5 8 (12.70%) SQL
5 8 (12.70%) SAP
5 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
5 8 (12.70%) Change Management
5 8 (12.70%) Advertising
5 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.70%) Degree
6 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (11.11%) Project Management
6 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (11.11%) CRM
6 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.52%) HTML
7 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 6 (9.52%) IBM
7 6 (9.52%) MVC
7 6 (9.52%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related 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 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (14.29%) MS Project
4 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
6 3 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.59%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) DNS
2 1 (1.59%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) VPN
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.59%) Essbase
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
5 1 (1.59%) Power BI
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.59%) Selenium
2 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (12.70%) Advertising
2 5 (7.94%) Automotive
3 4 (6.35%) Finance
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) Games
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) French Language
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Developer
3 6 (9.52%) Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Asset Management Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Coordinator
4 4 (6.35%) Software Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Data Scientist
5 3 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.17%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.17%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) CRM Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Programme Office Support
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.94%) CSS
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.35%) HTML5
4 4 (6.35%) jQuery
5 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.76%) EDI
6 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.17%) CSS3
6 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.17%) LINQ
6 2 (3.17%) Spring
6 2 (3.17%) Struts
6 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.17%) Web Services
7 1 (1.59%) Ajax
7 1 (1.59%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Infotainment
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Clustering
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) PMI
6 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Unix
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Change Management
3 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.11%) CRM
4 7 (11.11%) Project Management
5 6 (9.52%) MVC
5 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.94%) Programme Management
6 5 (7.94%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.35%) Machine Learning
7 4 (6.35%) Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (6.35%) Web Development
8 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Software Optimisation
8 3 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) C#
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) VB
4 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) PMP
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) APMP
5 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) PMO
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) SAP
2 6 (9.52%) IBM
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) VMware
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) Adobe
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) Tableau
5 2 (3.17%) Dell
5 2 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) Veritas
6 1 (1.59%) Alias
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Ariba
6 1 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.59%) EMC
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Intel
6 1 (1.59%) NetApp
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