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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 91 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.27% 14.20% 14.22%
As % of the Vendors category 29.52% 27.49% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 21
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £11.10 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.44% -12.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.50 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £15.60 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
393 331 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.34% 51.64% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 179 91
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 13
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -34.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.53 £92.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 73 (32.30%) MS Excel
2 69 (30.53%) Windows
3 60 (26.55%) SQL Server
4 45 (19.91%) .NET
4 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
5 43 (19.03%) ITIL
6 39 (17.26%) SQL
6 39 (17.26%) CRM
7 38 (16.81%) MS Office
8 37 (16.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 31 (13.72%) SharePoint
9 31 (13.72%) Finance
10 29 (12.83%) Migration
11 28 (12.39%) VMware
12 27 (11.95%) Linux
13 26 (11.50%) Windows XP
13 26 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (11.50%) Windows 7
14 25 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (10.18%) TOGAF
15 23 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (8.41%) Data Migration
17 19 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (7.96%) Dynamics AX
19 17 (7.52%) Security Cleared
19 17 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (7.52%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 31 (13.72%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.98%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.54%) Lync
5 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.77%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.88%) IIS
8 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.44%) Documentum
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 73 (32.30%) MS Excel
2 38 (16.81%) MS Office
3 12 (5.31%) MS Project
4 7 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (16.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (7.96%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.33%) Eikon
4 1 (0.44%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.77%) Office 365
3 3 (1.33%) SaaS
3 3 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.98%) Firewall
2 8 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.10%) WAN
4 6 (2.65%) SAN
5 5 (2.21%) VPN
5 5 (2.21%) DNS
5 5 (2.21%) DHCP
6 4 (1.77%) LAN
6 4 (1.77%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.33%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.33%) Intranet
7 3 (1.33%) LDAP
8 2 (0.88%) VoIP
8 2 (0.88%) Internet
8 2 (0.88%) NAS
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.44%) Wireless
9 1 (0.44%) 3G
9 1 (0.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.55%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.10%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.77%) MySQL
8 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) MS Access
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.44%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.44%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.44%) SSDT
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.87%) Subversion
4 10 (4.42%) Selenium
5 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) MorphX
6 1 (0.44%) XMLUnit
6 1 (0.44%) NUnit
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 31 (13.72%) Finance
2 10 (4.42%) Advertising
3 5 (2.21%) Marketing
3 5 (2.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.21%) Automotive
3 5 (2.21%) Law
4 3 (1.33%) Front Office
4 3 (1.33%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Banking
5 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
6 1 (0.44%) German Language
6 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (19.91%) Analyst
2 43 (19.03%) Developer
3 32 (14.16%) Architect
4 18 (7.96%) Service Analyst
4 18 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (5.75%) Python Developer
6 10 (4.42%) Consultant
7 8 (3.54%) Technical Architect
7 8 (3.54%) Trainer
7 8 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (3.54%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.10%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.10%) Help Desk Engineer
8 7 (3.10%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.10%) IT Trainer
8 7 (3.10%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.65%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (2.65%) Support Analyst
9 6 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.91%) .NET
2 11 (4.87%) Flask
2 11 (4.87%) Django
2 11 (4.87%) RESTful
3 10 (4.42%) Web Services
4 9 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.65%) HTML
5 6 (2.65%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.21%) Middleware
6 5 (2.21%) CSS
6 5 (2.21%) XML
7 4 (1.77%) SOAP
7 4 (1.77%) REST
7 4 (1.77%) JSON
8 3 (1.33%) WCF
8 3 (1.33%) jQuery
8 3 (1.33%) HTML5
9 2 (0.88%) CSS3
10 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.31%) NHS
2 8 (3.54%) Replication
3 6 (2.65%) Clustering
3 6 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.77%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.33%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) PDA
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) Economics
8 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.53%) Windows
2 27 (11.95%) Linux
3 26 (11.50%) Windows XP
3 26 (11.50%) Windows 7
4 18 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.42%) UNIX
7 10 (4.42%) Debian
7 10 (4.42%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.21%) Solaris
9 4 (1.77%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.03%) ITIL
2 39 (17.26%) CRM
3 29 (12.83%) Migration
4 25 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (10.18%) TOGAF
6 19 (8.41%) Data Migration
6 19 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.52%) Scrum
8 16 (7.08%) MVC
9 15 (6.64%) TDD
10 13 (5.75%) Test Automation
10 13 (5.75%) BDD
10 13 (5.75%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.75%) Service Management
10 13 (5.75%) Change Management
11 12 (5.31%) Information Security
12 11 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.98%) Microservices
13 9 (3.98%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.26%) SQL
2 16 (7.08%) C#
3 13 (5.75%) Python
4 10 (4.42%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.10%) VB
6 6 (2.65%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.65%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.21%) X++
7 5 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.77%) VBA
9 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.98%) MCSE
5 8 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.10%) MCP
7 5 (2.21%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.33%) Degree
9 3 (1.33%) ISEB
10 1 (0.44%) MCDST
10 1 (0.44%) MCITP
10 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.44%) CISA
10 1 (0.44%) CISM
10 1 (0.44%) CCA
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.44%) CISSP
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) P3O
System Software
1 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.10%) XenApp
4 5 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.31%) Vagrant
2 8 (3.54%) SCCM
3 5 (2.21%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.88%) SCOM
5 2 (0.88%) WSUS
6 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (12.39%) VMware
2 17 (7.52%) Citrix
3 13 (5.75%) Cisco
4 10 (4.42%) Oracle
5 6 (2.65%) IBM
6 5 (2.21%) HP
6 5 (2.21%) NetApp
6 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.77%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.77%) Akamai
8 3 (1.33%) Yahoo!
8 3 (1.33%) Tableau
8 3 (1.33%) Reuters
8 3 (1.33%) Dell
8 3 (1.33%) SAP
8 3 (1.33%) Cognos
9 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.88%) EMC
9 2 (0.88%) Lotus
9 2 (0.88%) Symantec
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