Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 90 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 11.32% 14.13% 5.19%
As % of the Vendors category 25.19% 30.93% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 22
Warwickshire median daily rate £388 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.08% +18.00%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £207
90th Percentile £494 £493 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
Warwickshire median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.07% +123.08% -39.53%
10th Percentile £10.65 £20.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £31.50 £39.58 £38.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.68 £15.57 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.71% +19.77% -21.21%

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 262 291 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 44.94% 45.68% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 148 229
Warwickshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £315 £243 £268
90th Percentile £588 £538 £514
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 17
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.60% +47.56% -28.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £20.28 £11.50
90th Percentile £29.63 £51.50 £30.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.82 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.02% +13.00% -15.15%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +12 27 £375 -8.54% 9
Stratford-upon-Avon -4 10 £400 -5.88% 3
Leamington Spa +2 6 £250 -23.08% 1
Rugby +6 3 - - 1
Gaydon 0 2 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.76%) Windows
3 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (18.18%) CRM
4 12 (18.18%) .NET
4 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (18.18%) Project Management
5 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.15%) XenApp
6 10 (15.15%) Service Management
6 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
6 10 (15.15%) Citrix
7 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
8 8 (12.12%) Finance
8 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.12%) ITIL
8 8 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
9 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
9 7 (10.61%) Change Management
9 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (9.09%) Automotive
10 6 (9.09%) JBoss
10 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.09%) IIS

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 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.09%) IIS
2 6 (9.09%) JBoss
2 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.09%) WildFly
3 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.52%) Notepad++
5 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (7.58%) Office 365
3 2 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.52%) IaaS
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) DHCP
1 3 (4.55%) DNS
1 3 (4.55%) Firewall
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.55%) VLAN
1 3 (4.55%) VPN
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.52%) FTP
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.52%) XMLSpy
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Automotive
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Back Office
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Analyst
2 9 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.12%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Environment Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Office 365 Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Support Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Service Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
3 4 (6.06%) WSH
4 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.03%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
4 2 (3.03%) LDAP
4 2 (3.03%) OAuth
4 2 (3.03%) SAML
4 2 (3.03%) Symfony
4 2 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.52%) CSS3
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) RIA
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) CRM
1 12 (18.18%) Project Management
2 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.15%) Service Management
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.61%) Change Management
4 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (9.09%) User Stories
6 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.06%) Prototyping
7 4 (6.06%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (6.06%) SDLC
8 3 (4.55%) Feasibility Study
8 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) C#
3 4 (6.06%) VBScript
4 2 (3.03%) C
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) MCITP
2 4 (6.06%) MCSE
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.55%) PMP
4 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) XenApp
3 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.06%) vSphere
5 2 (3.03%) Docker
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Citrix
2 5 (7.58%) VMware
3 4 (6.06%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Tableau
5 1 (1.52%) Apple
5 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) Informatica
5 1 (1.52%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat