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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 103 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.84% 16.64% 11.53%
As % of the Vendors category 33.71% 32.59% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £90 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.30 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
264 316 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.06% 51.05% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 164 97
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £160 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 67 (30.04%) Windows
2 65 (29.15%) MS Excel
3 55 (24.66%) .NET
4 49 (21.97%) Finance
5 47 (21.08%) SQL
6 44 (19.73%) SQL Server
7 38 (17.04%) C#
7 38 (17.04%) VMware
8 35 (15.70%) Workflow
9 34 (15.25%) Active Directory
10 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
10 33 (14.80%) CRM
10 33 (14.80%) Dynamics CRM
11 32 (14.35%) SharePoint
11 32 (14.35%) MS Office
12 31 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (13.45%) ASP.NET
13 30 (13.45%) ITIL
14 22 (9.87%) HTML
14 22 (9.87%) Windows XP
14 22 (9.87%) WCF
14 22 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (9.42%) Windows 7
15 21 (9.42%) CSS
15 21 (9.42%) Visual Studio
16 20 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (8.07%) Cisco
17 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (8.07%) Tivoli
18 17 (7.62%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 32 (14.35%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.28%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.48%) IIS
5 9 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.35%) Lync
10 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.90%) Apache
11 1 (0.45%) Node.js
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.45%) Drupal
11 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (29.15%) MS Excel
2 32 (14.35%) MS Office
3 9 (4.04%) MS Project
4 8 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) CATIA
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 33 (14.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) Eikon
3 2 (0.90%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.73%) SAN
2 13 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.14%) Firewall
4 6 (2.69%) VoIP
4 6 (2.69%) WAN
5 5 (2.24%) LAN
6 4 (1.79%) DNS
6 4 (1.79%) DHCP
7 3 (1.35%) LDAP
7 3 (1.35%) Network Security
8 2 (0.90%) Wireless
8 2 (0.90%) FTP
8 2 (0.90%) SSL
9 1 (0.45%) VPN
9 1 (0.45%) ATM
9 1 (0.45%) Intranet
9 1 (0.45%) Internet
9 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) MS Access
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (9.42%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.59%) JIRA
2 8 (3.59%) Subversion
3 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 49 (21.97%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Advertising
3 9 (4.04%) Banking
4 7 (3.14%) Legal
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (28.25%) Developer
2 59 (26.46%) Analyst
3 22 (9.87%) CRM Developer
4 17 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 15 (6.73%) Consultant
5 15 (6.73%) Support Analyst
5 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (5.83%) Data Analyst
7 11 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.93%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.04%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.04%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.59%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (3.59%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 8 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.14%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.14%) Administrator
10 7 (3.14%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.66%) .NET
2 30 (13.45%) ASP.NET
3 22 (9.87%) HTML
3 22 (9.87%) WCF
4 21 (9.42%) CSS
5 15 (6.73%) Web Services
5 15 (6.73%) .NET Framework
6 13 (5.83%) jQuery
7 6 (2.69%) LINQ
7 6 (2.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (2.24%) WinForms
8 5 (2.24%) HTML5
9 4 (1.79%) WPF
9 4 (1.79%) XML
10 3 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.35%) Ajax
10 3 (1.35%) XMPP
11 2 (0.90%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.90%) Reactive Extensions
11 2 (0.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.93%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (3.59%) Pocket PC
2 8 (3.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.59%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.90%) Social Media
7 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) PMI
8 1 (0.45%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.04%) Windows
2 22 (9.87%) Windows XP
2 22 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.42%) Windows 7
4 16 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.93%) Linux
6 10 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.04%) UNIX
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Phone
8 8 (3.59%) Windows CE
9 7 (3.14%) Solaris
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Fedora
12 1 (0.45%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.70%) Workflow
2 33 (14.80%) CRM
3 31 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.45%) ITIL
5 17 (7.62%) Migration
5 17 (7.62%) Change Management
6 15 (6.73%) Risk Management
7 14 (6.28%) E-Discovery
8 13 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (5.38%) Scrum
10 11 (4.93%) Web Development
11 10 (4.48%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.04%) Project Management
13 8 (3.59%) Mobile Application Development
14 7 (3.14%) Data Migration
15 6 (2.69%) MVC
15 6 (2.69%) Data Analysis
15 6 (2.69%) Logistics
15 6 (2.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.08%) SQL
2 38 (17.04%) C#
3 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.93%) VB
5 10 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.59%) Embedded C++
6 8 (3.59%) C++
7 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.14%) VBA
8 6 (2.69%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.90%) X++
10 2 (0.90%) C
10 2 (0.90%) VBScript
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) Java
11 1 (0.45%) VB6
11 1 (0.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.59%) MCSE
3 8 (3.59%) MCP
4 7 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.14%) Degree
5 4 (1.79%) MCITP
5 4 (1.79%) ISEB
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.35%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.35%) EMC Certification
6 3 (1.35%) CCNA
7 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.90%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.45%) CCA
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.04%) XenApp
4 6 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.24%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) Postfix
7 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.45%) Xen
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.07%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.59%) SCCM
3 7 (3.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (3.14%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.35%) SCOM
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 38 (17.04%) VMware
2 18 (8.07%) Cisco
3 12 (5.38%) HP
4 11 (4.93%) Citrix
5 9 (4.04%) EMC
6 8 (3.59%) IBM
6 8 (3.59%) SAP
7 7 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.69%) Symantec
9 5 (2.24%) Remedy
9 5 (2.24%) NetApp
10 4 (1.79%) Juniper
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle
11 3 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.90%) Qualys
12 2 (0.90%) Meru Networks
12 2 (0.90%) CommVault
12 2 (0.90%) Apple
12 2 (0.90%) Lotus
12 2 (0.90%) Avaya
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