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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 166 112 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.61% 16.82% 13.13%
As % of the Vendors category 47.70% 33.33% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 53
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £12.71 £11.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% +14.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.60 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
348 336 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.50% 50.45% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 184 147
Median daily rate £375 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £173 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 19
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -32.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.07 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.70 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 94 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.85%) SQL Server
3 78 (23.93%) .NET
4 73 (22.39%) SQL
4 73 (22.39%) CRM
5 72 (22.09%) Windows
6 68 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 67 (20.55%) Dynamics CRM
8 62 (19.02%) C#
9 56 (17.18%) MS Excel
10 55 (16.87%) JavaScript
10 55 (16.87%) Active Directory
11 54 (16.56%) SharePoint
12 53 (16.26%) HTML
13 51 (15.64%) Visual Studio
14 50 (15.34%) .NET Framework
15 48 (14.72%) CSS
16 45 (13.80%) MS Office
17 43 (13.19%) Finance
18 42 (12.88%) Dynamics AX
19 40 (12.27%) VMware
19 40 (12.27%) Data Centre
20 38 (11.66%) Office 365
21 36 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
22 34 (10.43%) Manufacturing
23 33 (10.12%) Windows Server
24 32 (9.82%) Security Cleared
25 30 (9.20%) SC Cleared
26 27 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
27 26 (7.98%) Cisco

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 54 (16.56%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.91%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.07%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.45%) IIS
6 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.92%) CMS
8 3 (0.92%) Moodle
8 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (17.18%) MS Excel
2 45 (13.80%) MS Office
3 10 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 67 (20.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (12.88%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.66%) Office 365
3 10 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.15%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.15%) Yammer
5 4 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.92%) IaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.61%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.83%) WAN
2 16 (4.91%) LAN
3 14 (4.29%) SAN
4 13 (3.99%) Firewall
5 11 (3.37%) Skype
6 10 (3.07%) Unified Communications
7 9 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.76%) DHCP
7 9 (2.76%) DNS
7 9 (2.76%) IPv4
7 9 (2.76%) VoIP
8 7 (2.15%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.15%) LDAP
9 6 (1.84%) PBX
10 4 (1.23%) Internet
11 3 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.61%) WebEx
12 2 (0.61%) Wireless
13 1 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (4.29%) Power BI
5 14 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.92%) DTS
10 3 (0.92%) MS Access
11 2 (0.61%) OLAP
11 2 (0.61%) OLTP
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.31%) QlikView
12 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (15.64%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (7.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.53%) MSI
5 3 (0.92%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.61%) Grunt
6 2 (0.61%) gulp
6 2 (0.61%) JIRA
6 2 (0.61%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.61%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) git-flow
7 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.31%) TestComplete
General
1 43 (13.19%) Finance
2 34 (10.43%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.52%) Advertising
4 17 (5.21%) Marketing
5 8 (2.45%) Retail
6 6 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (31.60%) Developer
2 50 (15.34%) Architect
3 40 (12.27%) Consultant
4 31 (9.51%) CRM Developer
4 31 (9.51%) Microsoft Developer
5 29 (8.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 28 (8.59%) Analyst
7 25 (7.67%) .NET Developer
8 20 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.13%) C# Developer
9 15 (4.60%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 15 (4.60%) SQL Developer
9 15 (4.60%) Team Leader
10 14 (4.29%) Functional Consultant
11 13 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (3.99%) CRM Architect
11 13 (3.99%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 13 (3.99%) Dynamics AX Consultant
12 12 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM Architect
12 12 (3.68%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (23.93%) .NET
2 53 (16.26%) HTML
3 50 (15.34%) .NET Framework
4 48 (14.72%) CSS
5 26 (7.98%) WCF
6 21 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (6.13%) ASP.NET
8 15 (4.60%) AngularJS
8 15 (4.60%) HTML5
9 14 (4.29%) CSS3
10 11 (3.37%) MDX
11 9 (2.76%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.15%) jQuery
12 7 (2.15%) XML
13 6 (1.84%) Web Services
14 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 3 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (0.92%) LINQ
15 3 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.15%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.15%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.84%) PKI
7 5 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.23%) Life Science
9 3 (0.92%) Clustering
9 3 (0.92%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.92%) NHS
9 3 (0.92%) PMI
9 3 (0.92%) Replication
9 3 (0.92%) Video Editing
9 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.92%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.09%) Windows
2 33 (10.12%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.29%) Linux
5 12 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.76%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.76%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.53%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.92%) Unix
12 2 (0.61%) HPUX
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (22.39%) CRM
3 36 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.75%) Migration
5 17 (5.21%) ETL
6 15 (4.60%) ITIL
6 15 (4.60%) Scrum
7 14 (4.29%) Business Development
7 14 (4.29%) Waterfall
8 13 (3.99%) Kimball Methodology
8 13 (3.99%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.99%) Software Engineering
8 13 (3.99%) UML
9 11 (3.37%) V-Model
10 10 (3.07%) Data Modelling
10 10 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.45%) Trend Analysis
12 7 (2.15%) Logistics
12 7 (2.15%) Presales
12 7 (2.15%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 73 (22.39%) SQL
2 62 (19.02%) C#
3 55 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.91%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.99%) X++
6 10 (3.07%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.84%) Java
8 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.61%) C++
9 2 (0.61%) VB
9 2 (0.61%) VB6
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.13%) Degree
5 14 (4.29%) MCSE
6 12 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.37%) MCSA
8 10 (3.07%) CCNP
9 7 (2.15%) MCITP
10 6 (1.84%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.92%) ISEB
11 3 (0.92%) MCTS
11 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.61%) CCNA
12 2 (0.61%) RHCE
13 1 (0.31%) CCIE
13 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.76%) SLA
2 6 (1.84%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) GMP
4 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (16.87%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.37%) vSphere
3 9 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.15%) XenApp
6 6 (1.84%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) Docker
9 1 (0.31%) vCloud
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.76%) SCOM
2 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (2.15%) SCCM
3 6 (1.84%) Nagios
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.61%) MOM
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (12.27%) VMware
2 26 (7.98%) Cisco
3 18 (5.52%) Citrix
4 13 (3.99%) Oracle
5 9 (2.76%) Juniper
6 7 (2.15%) Remedy
6 7 (2.15%) SolarWinds
7 6 (1.84%) BMC
8 5 (1.53%) HP
8 5 (1.53%) IBM
9 4 (1.23%) Veeam
10 3 (0.92%) Avaya
10 3 (0.92%) Cognos
10 3 (0.92%) NetApp
10 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.61%) Brocade
11 2 (0.61%) Casewise
11 2 (0.61%) Lotus
11 2 (0.61%) Mitel
11 2 (0.61%) SAP
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