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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 127 116 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.94% 18.10% 17.34%
As % of the Vendors category 39.94% 37.66% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 54
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £181 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
318 308 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.92% 48.05% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 162 153
Median daily rate £363 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.51 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £17.50 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 94 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.67%) CRM
2 71 (23.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (23.00%) .NET
4 65 (21.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 63 (21.00%) SQL Server
6 62 (20.67%) JavaScript
7 60 (20.00%) HTML
8 59 (19.67%) Windows
9 54 (18.00%) SQL
10 52 (17.33%) CSS
11 50 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 50 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 48 (16.00%) Finance
13 47 (15.67%) SharePoint
14 45 (15.00%) .NET Framework
15 44 (14.67%) MS Office
16 43 (14.33%) C#
17 38 (12.67%) Visual Studio
18 37 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
20 35 (11.67%) WCF
21 34 (11.33%) Office 365
22 33 (11.00%) VMware
22 33 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (10.67%) Security Cleared
24 31 (10.33%) Manufacturing
24 31 (10.33%) Data Centre
25 30 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
26 29 (9.67%) Visual Studio Team System

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 47 (15.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (4.67%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.33%) IIS
6 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.67%) Moodle
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 44 (14.67%) MS Office
3 10 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.00%) MS Project
5 5 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 65 (21.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 71 (23.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.33%) Office 365
3 7 (2.33%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.00%) SaaS
4 6 (2.00%) Yammer
5 4 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.33%) IaaS
6 3 (1.00%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.67%) PaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.67%) DHCP
1 11 (3.67%) DNS
2 10 (3.33%) WAN
3 9 (3.00%) Skype
4 8 (2.67%) LDAP
4 8 (2.67%) VoIP
5 7 (2.33%) Firewall
5 7 (2.33%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.33%) LAN
5 7 (2.33%) SAN
5 7 (2.33%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.00%) PBX
7 5 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.00%) VPN
8 3 (1.00%) Wireless
9 2 (0.67%) Intranet
9 2 (0.67%) Network Security
9 2 (0.67%) VLAN
9 2 (0.67%) WLAN
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (3.67%) Power BI
7 11 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (1.67%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.67%) MS Access
10 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.00%) QlikView
12 2 (0.67%) MySQL
13 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.33%) OLAP
13 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (12.67%) Visual Studio
2 29 (9.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (9.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.33%) MSI
4 3 (1.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.00%) JIRA
5 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.67%) Grunt
5 2 (0.67%) gulp
6 1 (0.33%) git-flow
6 1 (0.33%) Selenium
6 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (16.00%) Finance
2 31 (10.33%) Manufacturing
3 24 (8.00%) Advertising
4 11 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.33%) Marketing
5 10 (3.33%) Retail
6 4 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.00%) Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (32.00%) Developer
2 49 (16.33%) Architect
3 35 (11.67%) CRM Developer
4 34 (11.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 29 (9.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 28 (9.33%) Analyst
7 26 (8.67%) Consultant
8 19 (6.33%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.33%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 12 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.67%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.67%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.67%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.33%) CRM Architect
13 10 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
14 8 (2.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (23.00%) .NET
2 60 (20.00%) HTML
3 52 (17.33%) CSS
4 45 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 35 (11.67%) WCF
6 30 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (5.67%) ASP.NET
8 16 (5.33%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.33%) CSS3
8 16 (5.33%) HTML5
9 12 (4.00%) Entity Framework
10 8 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.67%) Web Services
11 7 (2.33%) XML
12 6 (2.00%) MDX
13 5 (1.67%) jQuery
14 4 (1.33%) COM
14 4 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (1.00%) JSON
16 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.33%) PKI
7 6 (2.00%) User Experience
8 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.33%) Clustering
9 4 (1.33%) Life Science
9 4 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.00%) CMDB
10 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.00%) NHS
10 3 (1.00%) PMI
10 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.67%) Windows
2 22 (7.33%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.33%) Linux
5 7 (2.33%) Unix
5 7 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.00%) HPUX
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.67%) CRM
3 37 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (9.00%) Migration
5 25 (8.33%) ITIL
6 24 (8.00%) Scrum
7 18 (6.00%) Change Management
8 16 (5.33%) Business Development
9 14 (4.67%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.33%) ETL
10 13 (4.33%) Project Management
11 12 (4.00%) Data Modelling
11 12 (4.00%) Front End Development
11 12 (4.00%) MVC
11 12 (4.00%) Service Management
12 10 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (3.33%) Kimball Methodology
12 10 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.00%) Presales
13 9 (3.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.67%) JavaScript
2 54 (18.00%) SQL
3 43 (14.33%) C#
4 14 (4.67%) T-SQL
5 12 (4.00%) X++
6 11 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.00%) Java
8 6 (2.00%) Python
9 5 (1.67%) Ruby
9 5 (1.67%) Scala
10 4 (1.33%) C
11 3 (1.00%) VB
11 3 (1.00%) VB6
12 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) C++
13 1 (0.33%) Perl
13 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.33%) Degree
3 13 (4.33%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.67%) ISEB
6 5 (1.67%) MCITP
6 5 (1.67%) MCSE
7 4 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.00%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.00%) PMP
8 3 (1.00%) RHCE
9 1 (0.33%) CCIE
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.33%) GMP
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.67%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.33%) XenApp
5 4 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Docker
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) vCloud
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.00%) SCCM
2 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (2.33%) SCOM
3 6 (2.00%) Nagios
4 3 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.67%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.33%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) logstash
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (11.00%) VMware
2 20 (6.67%) Cisco
3 19 (6.33%) Citrix
4 10 (3.33%) Oracle
5 9 (3.00%) Remedy
6 8 (2.67%) BMC
6 8 (2.67%) HP
7 7 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.67%) Cognos
8 5 (1.67%) IBM
9 4 (1.33%) NetApp
9 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.33%) Veeam
10 3 (1.00%) Adobe
10 3 (1.00%) Avaya
10 3 (1.00%) Brocade
10 3 (1.00%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.67%) Omniture
11 2 (0.67%) SAP
11 2 (0.67%) Veritas
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