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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 140 114 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.03% 18.15% 16.12%
As % of the Vendors category 43.61% 36.66% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 68 54
Median daily rate £350 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £246 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Median hourly rate £14.75 £11.93 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.68% -8.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
321 311 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.80% 49.52% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 125
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 88 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.34%) .NET
3 73 (23.03%) SQL Server
3 73 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (21.77%) SQL
5 68 (21.45%) Windows
6 67 (21.14%) CRM
7 64 (20.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 61 (19.24%) JavaScript
9 60 (18.93%) HTML
10 58 (18.30%) Active Directory
11 55 (17.35%) C#
12 54 (17.03%) MS Excel
13 53 (16.72%) SharePoint
13 53 (16.72%) .NET Framework
14 52 (16.40%) CSS
15 50 (15.77%) MS Office
15 50 (15.77%) Visual Studio
16 46 (14.51%) Finance
17 43 (13.56%) Dynamics AX
18 40 (12.62%) Office 365
19 37 (11.67%) VMware
20 36 (11.36%) Manufacturing
21 34 (10.73%) WCF
22 33 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
23 31 (9.78%) Data Centre
24 30 (9.46%) Security Cleared
25 28 (8.83%) Visual Studio Team System
25 28 (8.83%) SC Cleared
25 28 (8.83%) Windows Server

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 53 (16.72%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.84%) IIS
4 9 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.95%) Moodle
7 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (17.03%) MS Excel
2 50 (15.77%) MS Office
3 10 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.26%) MS Project
7 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 64 (20.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (13.56%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (12.62%) Office 365
3 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.21%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.89%) Yammer
6 5 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.95%) IaaS
7 3 (0.95%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.10%) WAN
2 11 (3.47%) DHCP
2 11 (3.47%) DNS
3 10 (3.15%) Skype
3 10 (3.15%) VoIP
4 9 (2.84%) LAN
4 9 (2.84%) SAN
4 9 (2.84%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.21%) Firewall
5 7 (2.21%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.21%) LDAP
6 6 (1.89%) PBX
7 5 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.26%) Wireless
9 2 (0.63%) Network Security
9 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.63%) VLAN
9 2 (0.63%) VPN
9 2 (0.63%) WebEx
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (23.03%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (3.47%) Power BI
8 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.58%) MS Access
11 3 (0.95%) DTS
12 2 (0.63%) MySQL
13 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.32%) OLAP
13 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (15.77%) Visual Studio
2 28 (8.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 22 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.58%) MSI
5 3 (0.95%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.63%) Grunt
6 2 (0.63%) gulp
6 2 (0.63%) JIRA
6 2 (0.63%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) git-flow
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) TestComplete
General
1 46 (14.51%) Finance
2 36 (11.36%) Manufacturing
3 23 (7.26%) Advertising
4 10 (3.15%) Retail
4 10 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.84%) Marketing
6 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.95%) Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (30.91%) Developer
2 46 (14.51%) Architect
3 39 (12.30%) Consultant
4 34 (10.73%) CRM Developer
5 31 (9.78%) Microsoft Developer
6 30 (9.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 29 (9.15%) Analyst
8 22 (6.94%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.73%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 15 (4.73%) Functional Consultant
10 14 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (4.42%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.42%) SQL Developer
11 13 (4.10%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 13 (4.10%) Dynamics AX Consultant
12 11 (3.47%) Microsoft Consultant
13 10 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.84%) DBA
14 9 (2.84%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (23.34%) .NET
2 60 (18.93%) HTML
3 53 (16.72%) .NET Framework
4 52 (16.40%) CSS
5 34 (10.73%) WCF
6 27 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (5.68%) ASP.NET
8 15 (4.73%) CSS3
8 15 (4.73%) HTML5
9 14 (4.42%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.79%) Entity Framework
11 8 (2.52%) Web Services
11 8 (2.52%) XML
12 7 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.21%) jQuery
13 6 (1.89%) MDX
14 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (0.95%) COM
14 3 (0.95%) JSON
14 3 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.89%) PKI
7 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 5 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.26%) Life Science
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.95%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.95%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.95%) NHS
9 3 (0.95%) PMI
9 3 (0.95%) Video Editing
9 3 (0.95%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.45%) Windows
2 28 (8.83%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.73%) Windows 7
4 13 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.52%) Linux
7 6 (1.89%) Unix
7 6 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.95%) HPUX
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (21.14%) CRM
3 33 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (8.20%) Migration
5 23 (7.26%) ITIL
6 19 (5.99%) Scrum
7 15 (4.73%) ETL
8 14 (4.42%) Business Development
8 14 (4.42%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.15%) Change Management
9 10 (3.15%) MVC
9 10 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.84%) Front End Development
10 9 (2.84%) Kimball Methodology
11 8 (2.52%) Presales
11 8 (2.52%) Trend Analysis
11 8 (2.52%) UML
11 8 (2.52%) Waterfall
12 7 (2.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.77%) SQL
2 61 (19.24%) JavaScript
3 55 (17.35%) C#
4 15 (4.73%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.10%) X++
6 11 (3.47%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.21%) Java
8 3 (0.95%) VB
8 3 (0.95%) VB6
9 2 (0.63%) C
9 2 (0.63%) C++
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) Python
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.36%) Degree
4 16 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.21%) MCITP
6 7 (2.21%) MCSE
7 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.26%) ISEB
9 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.95%) MCSA
9 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.95%) RHCE
10 2 (0.63%) CCNP
10 2 (0.63%) MCTS
10 2 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) GMP
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.52%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.52%) XenApp
5 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) Docker
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) vCloud
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) SCCM
2 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (2.21%) SCOM
3 6 (1.89%) Nagios
4 3 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.32%) Kibana
6 1 (0.32%) logstash
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (11.67%) VMware
2 22 (6.94%) Cisco
3 21 (6.62%) Citrix
4 11 (3.47%) Oracle
5 8 (2.52%) HP
6 7 (2.21%) Remedy
6 7 (2.21%) SolarWinds
7 6 (1.89%) BMC
7 6 (1.89%) Cognos
8 5 (1.58%) IBM
9 4 (1.26%) NetApp
9 4 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.26%) Veeam
10 3 (0.95%) Avaya
10 3 (0.95%) Brocade
10 3 (0.95%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.63%) Adobe
11 2 (0.63%) Casewise
11 2 (0.63%) SAP
11 2 (0.63%) Veritas
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