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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 118 115 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.28% 14.16% 14.20%
As % of the Vendors category 29.95% 29.72% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 68 54
Median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Median hourly rate £11.80 £17.50 £11.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.57% +57.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £26.50 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
394 387 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.04% 47.66% 50.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 257 180
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 14
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £12.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £30.00 £27.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 84 (35.90%) Windows
2 67 (28.63%) MS Excel
3 57 (24.36%) SQL Server
4 52 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 51 (21.79%) SQL
6 49 (20.94%) .NET
7 46 (19.66%) Finance
8 42 (17.95%) C#
9 37 (15.81%) ITIL
10 33 (14.10%) MS Office
11 32 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (11.54%) Project Management
13 27 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 27 (11.54%) Security Cleared
14 26 (11.11%) Windows 7
14 26 (11.11%) Oracle
15 25 (10.68%) VMware
15 25 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (10.68%) Windows Server
16 24 (10.26%) HTML
17 23 (9.83%) CRM
17 23 (9.83%) Migration
18 21 (8.97%) Visual Studio
18 21 (8.97%) SCCM
19 20 (8.55%) Dynamics CRM
19 20 (8.55%) SC Cleared
19 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (8.12%) Citrix

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 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.27%) IIS
4 5 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.71%) CMS
5 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.85%) Kentico
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.43%) Moodle
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (28.63%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.10%) MS Office
3 16 (6.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (6.84%) MS Visio
4 15 (6.41%) MS Project
5 6 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (8.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.14%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) HFM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Office 365
2 13 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.42%) PaaS
4 6 (2.56%) IaaS
5 5 (2.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.43%) Heroku
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.84%) LAN
1 16 (6.84%) Remote Desktop
2 15 (6.41%) WAN
3 11 (4.70%) Firewall
4 10 (4.27%) DNS
5 6 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.56%) Wireless
6 5 (2.14%) DHCP
6 5 (2.14%) VPN
7 4 (1.71%) Internet
7 4 (1.71%) SSL
8 3 (1.28%) Extranet
8 3 (1.28%) Intranet
8 3 (1.28%) VoIP
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.85%) SAN
9 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) Modbus
10 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.14%) QlikView
10 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.28%) Big Data
11 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.85%) MS Access
12 2 (0.85%) MySQL
12 2 (0.85%) Power BI
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.99%) Selenium
4 4 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.71%) Subversion
5 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.85%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.85%) MSI
5 2 (0.85%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (19.66%) Finance
2 14 (5.98%) Banking
3 9 (3.85%) Legal
4 6 (2.56%) Advertising
5 5 (2.14%) German Language
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (23.93%) Developer
2 28 (11.97%) Analyst
3 25 (10.68%) Architect
4 23 (9.83%) .NET Developer
5 16 (6.84%) C# Developer
5 16 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (5.56%) Administrator
9 12 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.13%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.70%) Consultant
11 10 (4.27%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) IT Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) SSRS Developer
13 7 (2.99%) SSAS Developer
13 7 (2.99%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (20.94%) .NET
2 24 (10.26%) HTML
3 17 (7.26%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.26%) CSS
4 14 (5.98%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.70%) HTML5
6 10 (4.27%) jQuery
7 8 (3.42%) Web Services
8 7 (2.99%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (2.99%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.56%) MDX
10 5 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.14%) XML
11 4 (1.71%) Ajax
11 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.71%) Backbone.js
11 4 (1.71%) LINQ
11 4 (1.71%) React
11 4 (1.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.14%) Clustering
5 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) Social Media
6 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.71%) NHS
7 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.28%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.43%) EPoS
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (35.90%) Windows
2 26 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 25 (10.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.12%) Windows XP
5 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.99%) Linux
7 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.43%) Fedora
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.81%) ITIL
2 32 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (11.54%) Project Management
5 23 (9.83%) CRM
5 23 (9.83%) Migration
6 16 (6.84%) MVC
6 16 (6.84%) Service Management
6 16 (6.84%) SOA
7 14 (5.98%) Scrum
8 12 (5.13%) High Availability
8 12 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.27%) ETL
9 10 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.85%) Process Improvement
10 9 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.85%) TOGAF
11 8 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.79%) SQL
2 42 (17.95%) C#
3 27 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.70%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.14%) Java
7 4 (1.71%) VBA
8 3 (1.28%) C
8 3 (1.28%) VB
8 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.28%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.85%) X++
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.41%) Degree
4 4 (1.71%) LPIC
4 4 (1.71%) MCP
4 4 (1.71%) MCSE
5 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.28%) MCITP
6 2 (0.85%) CCNA
6 2 (0.85%) CISA
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.85%) CISM
6 2 (0.85%) CISSP
6 2 (0.85%) IISP
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.85%) MCSA
6 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.99%) XenApp
4 5 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.71%) Firmware
5 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.97%) SCCM
2 9 (3.85%) SCOM
3 7 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.99%) Windows Intune
4 4 (1.71%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.43%) DameWare
7 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.43%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (11.11%) Oracle
2 25 (10.68%) VMware
3 19 (8.12%) Citrix
4 10 (4.27%) Avaya
4 10 (4.27%) IBM
5 9 (3.85%) Cisco
5 9 (3.85%) Dell
6 6 (2.56%) Sophos
7 5 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.14%) SAP
8 4 (1.71%) EMC
8 4 (1.71%) HP
8 4 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.71%) Sun
9 3 (1.28%) Adobe
9 3 (1.28%) Lotus
10 2 (0.85%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.85%) Kronos
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec
10 2 (0.85%) Tripwire
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