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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.78% 16.04% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 32.09% 33.09% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.60 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
349 269 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.04% 48.47% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 138 100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 69 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 59 (28.92%) Windows
3 48 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 42 (20.59%) Active Directory
5 40 (19.61%) Finance
5 40 (19.61%) MS Office
6 39 (19.12%) SQL
7 37 (18.14%) .NET
8 36 (17.65%) CRM
9 34 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 32 (15.69%) ITIL
11 31 (15.20%) VMware
12 30 (14.71%) SharePoint
12 30 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (12.25%) Migration
14 23 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (10.29%) Windows 7
16 20 (9.80%) Cisco
17 19 (9.31%) Windows XP
18 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (8.82%) Data Migration
18 18 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (8.33%) C#
20 16 (7.84%) JavaScript
20 16 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
20 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 15 (7.35%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.37%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.47%) Lync
5 3 (1.47%) IIS
5 3 (1.47%) Apache
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
7 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) Documentum
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 40 (19.61%) MS Office
3 9 (4.41%) MS Project
4 8 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.98%) Eikon
5 1 (0.49%) Magento
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
1 7 (3.43%) SAN
2 6 (2.94%) DNS
2 6 (2.94%) DHCP
3 5 (2.45%) LAN
3 5 (2.45%) VoIP
3 5 (2.45%) WAN
3 5 (2.45%) Firewall
4 4 (1.96%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.47%) Network Security
5 3 (1.47%) LDAP
5 3 (1.47%) Intranet
6 2 (0.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.98%) SSL
6 2 (0.98%) VPN
6 2 (0.98%) FTP
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.94%) MySQL
8 5 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) SSDT
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.49%) QlikView
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) MS Access
10 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.49%) NUnit
General
1 40 (19.61%) Finance
2 12 (5.88%) Advertising
3 6 (2.94%) Legal
4 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.96%) Law
6 2 (0.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (20.59%) Analyst
2 36 (17.65%) Developer
3 29 (14.22%) Architect
4 14 (6.86%) Service Analyst
4 14 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (4.41%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (3.92%) Technical Architect
6 8 (3.92%) Consultant
7 7 (3.43%) Trainer
7 7 (3.43%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.43%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.43%) IT Trainer
7 7 (3.43%) Help Desk Engineer
8 6 (2.94%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 6 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (2.94%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.94%) CRM Developer
9 5 (2.45%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.14%) .NET
2 14 (6.86%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.37%) HTML
4 11 (5.39%) Web Services
5 10 (4.90%) CSS
6 8 (3.92%) jQuery
7 6 (2.94%) Middleware
7 6 (2.94%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.45%) WinForms
9 4 (1.96%) SOAP
9 4 (1.96%) XML
9 4 (1.96%) REST
9 4 (1.96%) HTML5
10 3 (1.47%) XMPP
11 2 (0.98%) CSS3
11 2 (0.98%) JSON
11 2 (0.98%) WCF
12 1 (0.49%) WPF
12 1 (0.49%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.49%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.39%) NHS
2 9 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.92%) Replication
4 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.45%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (2.45%) Clustering
5 5 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.47%) Social Media
7 3 (1.47%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.49%) PDA
9 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.92%) Windows
2 21 (10.29%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.31%) Windows XP
4 17 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.92%) Linux
8 7 (3.43%) UNIX
9 3 (1.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.98%) Android
10 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.65%) CRM
2 32 (15.69%) ITIL
3 25 (12.25%) Migration
4 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 14 (6.86%) Workflow
6 13 (6.37%) Service Management
7 11 (5.39%) Change Management
8 10 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.90%) Risk Management
9 9 (4.41%) Information Security
9 9 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.41%) TOGAF
10 8 (3.92%) Content Management
10 8 (3.92%) Web Development
10 8 (3.92%) ETL
10 8 (3.92%) Validation
11 7 (3.43%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.94%) PRINCE2
12 6 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.12%) SQL
2 17 (8.33%) C#
3 16 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.92%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.45%) VB
8 4 (1.96%) X++
9 3 (1.47%) C
9 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.98%) VBA
10 2 (0.98%) PHP
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) VC++
11 1 (0.49%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.90%) MCSE
4 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.92%) MCP
6 5 (2.45%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.47%) EMC Certification
7 3 (1.47%) Degree
8 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.98%) CISSP
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.98%) CCNP
9 1 (0.49%) CCNA
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.49%) CCA
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCSA
9 1 (0.49%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.43%) SLA
2 6 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) P3O
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.92%) XenApp
4 5 (2.45%) vSphere
5 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.98%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) Xen
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) SCCM
2 6 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.98%) WSUS
5 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.98%) SCOM
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) VMware
2 20 (9.80%) Cisco
3 15 (7.35%) Citrix
4 8 (3.92%) EMC
4 8 (3.92%) Oracle
5 7 (3.43%) SAP
5 7 (3.43%) HP
6 6 (2.94%) IBM
7 5 (2.45%) NetApp
7 5 (2.45%) Remedy
8 4 (1.96%) Akamai
8 4 (1.96%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.98%) Reuters
10 2 (0.98%) AppSense
10 2 (0.98%) Qualys
10 2 (0.98%) Lotus
10 2 (0.98%) Avaya
10 2 (0.98%) Cognos
10 2 (0.98%) Tableau
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