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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 115 102 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.96% 16.86% 18.88%
As % of the Vendors category 36.16% 35.17% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 52
Average daily rate £375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £178 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.21 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.05% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.13 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £26.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
318 290 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.90% 47.93% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 147 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 75 (32.05%) Windows
2 61 (26.07%) MS Excel
3 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
3 48 (20.51%) Active Directory
4 44 (18.80%) SQL
4 44 (18.80%) Finance
5 40 (17.09%) MS Office
6 36 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (14.53%) ITIL
8 32 (13.68%) .NET
9 31 (13.25%) CRM
10 30 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
11 29 (12.39%) C#
12 28 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (11.54%) MS Exchange
13 27 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (11.11%) Migration
15 24 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 23 (9.83%) Office 365
16 23 (9.83%) SharePoint
17 22 (9.40%) Windows XP
17 22 (9.40%) Citrix
17 22 (9.40%) Windows 7
18 19 (8.12%) VMware
19 18 (7.69%) Visual Studio
19 18 (7.69%) SC Cleared
19 18 (7.69%) Security Cleared
20 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 17 (7.26%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.83%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.85%) Blackboard Learning System
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) Moodle
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (26.07%) MS Excel
2 40 (17.09%) MS Office
3 11 (4.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.42%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.56%) MS Project
6 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.85%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 30 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
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 23 (9.83%) Office 365
2 9 (3.85%) IaaS
2 9 (3.85%) PaaS
2 9 (3.85%) SaaS
3 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.84%) LAN
2 15 (6.41%) Remote Desktop
3 13 (5.56%) WAN
4 9 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.99%) Wireless
6 6 (2.56%) DNS
6 6 (2.56%) VPN
7 5 (2.14%) Intranet
8 4 (1.71%) DHCP
8 4 (1.71%) Skype
8 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.28%) Extranet
9 3 (1.28%) VoIP
10 2 (0.85%) Firewall
10 2 (0.85%) Modbus
11 1 (0.43%) 2G
11 1 (0.43%) 3G
11 1 (0.43%) DMZ
11 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.14%) OLAP
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) Big Data
8 2 (0.85%) MS Access
8 2 (0.85%) Power BI
8 2 (0.85%) QlikView
8 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (18.80%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Advertising
3 11 (4.70%) Banking
4 9 (3.85%) Legal
4 9 (3.85%) Retail
5 6 (2.56%) Marketing
6 5 (2.14%) German Language
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (20.51%) Developer
2 31 (13.25%) Analyst
3 26 (11.11%) Consultant
4 21 (8.97%) Architect
5 18 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 18 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) SQL Developer
7 12 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (4.27%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.27%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (3.85%) Administrator
9 9 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (3.85%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (2.99%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.68%) .NET
2 9 (3.85%) HTML
3 7 (2.99%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.99%) XML
4 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.56%) MDX
5 5 (2.14%) CSS
6 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.28%) HTML5
6 3 (1.28%) JSON
7 2 (0.85%) Ajax
7 2 (0.85%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.85%) jQuery
7 2 (0.85%) LINQ
7 2 (0.85%) React
7 2 (0.85%) SOAP
7 2 (0.85%) WCF
7 2 (0.85%) Web Services
7 2 (0.85%) WinForms
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.85%) Social Media
3 6 (2.56%) User Experience
4 5 (2.14%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.85%) Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.85%) EPoS
7 2 (0.85%) FMCG
7 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.85%) VLE
8 1 (0.43%) CESG
8 1 (0.43%) SCADA
8 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.05%) Windows
2 22 (9.40%) Windows 7
2 22 (9.40%) Windows XP
3 16 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.28%) Unix
7 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (14.53%) ITIL
3 31 (13.25%) CRM
4 28 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (11.11%) Migration
6 17 (7.26%) Project Management
7 14 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (5.98%) SOA
8 13 (5.56%) Service Management
8 13 (5.56%) Workflow
9 12 (5.13%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.70%) Process Management
11 10 (4.27%) Change Management
11 10 (4.27%) ERP
11 10 (4.27%) ETL
11 10 (4.27%) TOGAF
11 10 (4.27%) Zachman Framework
12 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (3.85%) Process Improvement
13 8 (3.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.80%) SQL
2 29 (12.39%) C#
3 13 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.70%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.14%) VBA
6 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.28%) C
8 2 (0.85%) VB
8 2 (0.85%) X++
9 1 (0.43%) Java
9 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 18 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.70%) Degree
4 5 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.71%) MCP
5 4 (1.71%) MCSE
6 3 (1.28%) MCSA
6 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.85%) APMP
7 2 (0.85%) CCNA
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.43%) CCNP
8 1 (0.43%) CCVP
8 1 (0.43%) ISEB
8 1 (0.43%) MCDST
8 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) Data Quality
1 8 (3.42%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.99%) XenApp
4 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (6.84%) SCCM
2 5 (2.14%) Windows Intune
3 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (9.40%) Citrix
2 19 (8.12%) VMware
3 14 (5.98%) Oracle
4 11 (4.70%) SAP
5 8 (3.42%) Dell
5 8 (3.42%) Sophos
6 7 (2.99%) Cisco
7 6 (2.56%) Nintex
8 4 (1.71%) Avaya
9 3 (1.28%) Adobe
9 3 (1.28%) HP
10 2 (0.85%) Blackboard
10 2 (0.85%) EMC
10 2 (0.85%) iManage
10 2 (0.85%) Kronos
10 2 (0.85%) Lotus
10 2 (0.85%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.85%) Siemens
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec
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