Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 92 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 14.91% 6.48% 7.57%
As % of the Vendors category 34.59% 15.26% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 32
Warwickshire median daily rate £375 £356 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.78% +13.33%
10th Percentile £293 £196 £253
90th Percentile £488 £525 £553
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
Warwickshire median hourly rate £30.50 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.86% -36.36% +62.96%
10th Percentile £20.65 £10.78 £15.75
90th Percentile £37.70 £26.00 £33.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.33% -18.18% +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 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 266 367 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 43.11% 42.48% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 232 161
Warwickshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £239 £205
90th Percentile £538 £518 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 26
Warwickshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.43 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.49% -43.04% +80.53%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.93 £14.25
90th Percentile £36.00 £26.00 £32.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +9.10% -8.52% -

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Leamington Spa - 16 £335 -
Stratford-upon-Avon +11 11 £425 - 2
Warwick -1 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Atherstone - 4 £313 -
Nuneaton -1 2 £388 -
Gaydon -2 1 - -
Rugby -5 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (21.74%) CRM
3 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (18.48%) Project Management
5 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
6 14 (15.22%) Windows
6 14 (15.22%) Degree
7 13 (14.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (14.13%) C#
7 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
8 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
8 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
9 11 (11.96%) Oracle
9 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (11.96%) SQL
9 11 (11.96%) Automotive
10 10 (10.87%) Migration
10 10 (10.87%) Office 365
10 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (9.78%) SAP
11 9 (9.78%) ITIL
11 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
12 8 (8.70%) PaaS
12 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
12 8 (8.70%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.70%) .NET

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 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.87%) Office 365
3 8 (8.70%) IaaS
3 8 (8.70%) PaaS
4 5 (5.43%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.26%) G Suite
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.09%) Route 53
6 1 (1.09%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) Internet
2 6 (6.52%) Intranet
3 4 (4.35%) WLAN
4 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) Wireless
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.17%) LAN
5 2 (2.17%) Network Security
5 2 (2.17%) TETRA
5 2 (2.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.09%) FTP
6 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.17%) DB2
5 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) Power BI
6 1 (1.09%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
1 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Hudson
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Automotive
3 6 (6.52%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) CRM Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Asset Management Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) CRM Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Software Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) CRM Business Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Azure Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Cloud Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Integration Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Programme Planner
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) .NET
1 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.43%) Ajax
2 5 (5.43%) Classic ASP
2 5 (5.43%) CSS
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
2 5 (5.43%) jQuery
2 5 (5.43%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (5.43%) Web Services
3 2 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.09%) J2SE
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) WinForms
4 1 (1.09%) WSDL
4 1 (1.09%) XSD
4 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.09%) AS400
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) DataPower
6 1 (1.09%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.09%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.09%) iSeries
6 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) Unix
2 5 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) CRM
2 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.48%) Project Management
4 10 (10.87%) Migration
5 9 (9.78%) ITIL
6 8 (8.70%) Change Management
6 8 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.61%) Asset Management
7 7 (7.61%) MVC
7 7 (7.61%) Scrum
7 7 (7.61%) UML
7 7 (7.61%) Use Case
8 6 (6.52%) BPMN
8 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.43%) Software Asset Management
10 4 (4.35%) Coaching
10 4 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) C#
2 11 (11.96%) SQL
3 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.43%) Java
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Python
7 1 (1.09%) RPG
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Degree
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.35%) MCP
3 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.35%) PMP
4 2 (2.17%) CCNA
4 2 (2.17%) CCNP
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.17%) MCSA
4 2 (2.17%) MCSE
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.09%) APMP
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) PMO
2 4 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) SAP
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco
4 5 (5.43%) IBM
5 4 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.17%) Tableau
7 2 (2.17%) VMware
8 1 (1.09%) Apple
8 1 (1.09%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.09%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.09%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (1.09%) Siebel
8 1 (1.09%) Solace
8 1 (1.09%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.09%) webMethods