The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 133 115 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.32% 15.23% 17.20%
As % of the Vendors category 30.16% 32.39% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 69
Median daily rate £375 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 15
Median hourly rate £11.80 £15.25 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £26.25 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
441 355 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 54.11% 47.02% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 227 183
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 20
Median hourly rate £11.80 £16.50 £11.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.48% +43.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 71 (29.22%) Windows
1 71 (29.22%) MS Excel
2 60 (24.69%) .NET
3 58 (23.87%) SQL Server
4 51 (20.99%) SQL
5 49 (20.16%) Active Directory
5 49 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (18.11%) C#
7 41 (16.87%) Finance
8 40 (16.46%) CRM
9 36 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 35 (14.40%) JavaScript
11 34 (13.99%) MS Office
12 32 (13.17%) HTML
12 32 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (12.35%) Visual Studio
14 29 (11.93%) ITIL
14 29 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
16 25 (10.29%) Windows 7
16 25 (10.29%) CSS
17 24 (9.88%) Migration
17 24 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (9.47%) .NET Framework
18 23 (9.47%) Project Management
19 22 (9.05%) VMware
20 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
20 21 (8.64%) Oracle
21 20 (8.23%) SCCM
21 20 (8.23%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.70%) IIS
4 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.06%) CMS
5 5 (2.06%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.23%) Kentico
6 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Blackboard Learn
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Connections
7 1 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.41%) Moodle
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 71 (29.22%) MS Excel
2 34 (13.99%) MS Office
3 18 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 17 (7.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (6.58%) MS Project
6 5 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.06%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.41%) HFM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.41%) Office 365
2 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.06%) PaaS
4 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.41%) Heroku
6 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.76%) LAN
1 14 (5.76%) Remote Desktop
1 14 (5.76%) WAN
2 11 (4.53%) Firewall
3 8 (3.29%) DNS
4 6 (2.47%) Wireless
5 4 (1.65%) Internet
5 4 (1.65%) SSL
5 4 (1.65%) VPN
6 3 (1.23%) DHCP
6 3 (1.23%) Extranet
6 3 (1.23%) Intranet
6 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.82%) SAN
7 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.82%) VoIP
8 1 (0.41%) IMAP
8 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (4.94%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.47%) QlikView
9 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.65%) Power BI
11 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.23%) Big Data
12 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.82%) Datazen
13 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.82%) MS Access
13 2 (0.82%) MySQL
13 2 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.88%) Selenium
3 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.65%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.65%) Subversion
5 3 (1.23%) NUnit
6 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.82%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.82%) MSI
7 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (16.87%) Finance
2 16 (6.58%) Marketing
3 11 (4.53%) Banking
4 6 (2.47%) Advertising
4 6 (2.47%) Legal
5 5 (2.06%) German Language
6 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (30.04%) Developer
2 31 (12.76%) Analyst
3 25 (10.29%) .NET Developer
4 24 (9.88%) Architect
5 19 (7.82%) C# Developer
6 17 (7.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 16 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (5.35%) CRM Developer
8 13 (5.35%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Consultant
9 12 (4.94%) CRM Architect
9 12 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
9 12 (4.94%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.53%) Administrator
10 11 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 11 (4.53%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (3.29%) IT Analyst
13 7 (2.88%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.69%) .NET
2 32 (13.17%) HTML
3 25 (10.29%) CSS
4 23 (9.47%) .NET Framework
5 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (3.70%) HTML5
7 9 (3.70%) jQuery
7 9 (3.70%) MDX
8 8 (3.29%) Entity Framework
8 8 (3.29%) WCF
8 8 (3.29%) Web Services
9 7 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.65%) LINQ
11 4 (1.65%) REST
11 4 (1.65%) XML
12 3 (1.23%) CSS3
12 3 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.06%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.65%) Clustering
5 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.65%) NHS
6 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.82%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.82%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.41%) EPoS
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (29.22%) Windows
2 25 (10.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 11 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.70%) Windows 10
8 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.88%) Linux
10 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.82%) Unix
12 2 (0.82%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) AIX
13 1 (0.41%) Android
13 1 (0.41%) Fedora
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.46%) CRM
3 32 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (11.93%) ITIL
5 24 (9.88%) Migration
6 23 (9.47%) Project Management
7 18 (7.41%) Scrum
8 14 (5.76%) MVC
9 13 (5.35%) Service Management
10 12 (4.94%) ETL
10 12 (4.94%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.53%) High Availability
12 9 (3.70%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (3.70%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (2.88%) Re-Platforming
14 7 (2.88%) SOA
15 6 (2.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.99%) SQL
2 44 (18.11%) C#
3 35 (14.40%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.94%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.06%) Java
7 4 (1.65%) VBA
8 3 (1.23%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.23%) VBScript
9 2 (0.82%) VB
9 2 (0.82%) X++
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (1.65%) LPIC
5 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.23%) MCITP
5 3 (1.23%) MCP
6 2 (0.82%) CISA
6 2 (0.82%) CISM
6 2 (0.82%) CISSP
6 2 (0.82%) IISP
6 2 (0.82%) MCSD
6 2 (0.82%) MCSE
6 2 (0.82%) MCTS
6 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) QA
1 4 (1.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.82%) ISO27005
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (20.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.47%) XenApp
4 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.65%) Firmware
5 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (8.23%) SCCM
2 9 (3.70%) SCOM
3 7 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.65%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.41%) DameWare
6 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (9.05%) VMware
2 21 (8.64%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) Citrix
4 11 (4.53%) IBM
5 9 (3.70%) Avaya
6 8 (3.29%) Dell
7 7 (2.88%) Cisco
8 5 (2.06%) Lotus
8 5 (2.06%) Sophos
9 4 (1.65%) Adobe
9 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.65%) Sun
10 3 (1.23%) HP
11 2 (0.82%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.82%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.82%) EMC
11 2 (0.82%) Intel Security
11 2 (0.82%) Qualys
11 2 (0.82%) Tripwire
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