The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 82 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.76% 13.78% 17.42%
As % of the Vendors category 34.32% 26.71% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 61
Average daily rate
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£320 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £456 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 10
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.83 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.30 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
338 307 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.84% 51.60% 47.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 133 143
Average daily rate £320 £350 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
Average hourly rate £11.85 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £64.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 July 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
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 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 74 (33.18%) MS Excel
2 65 (29.15%) Windows
3 53 (23.77%) Finance
4 51 (22.87%) MS Office
5 42 (18.83%) SQL
6 40 (17.94%) .NET
7 38 (17.04%) Active Directory
8 35 (15.70%) SQL Server
9 33 (14.80%) C#
10 31 (13.90%) Windows 7
11 29 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (11.21%) JavaScript
13 24 (10.76%) Project Management
14 22 (9.87%) ASP.NET
15 21 (9.42%) SharePoint
16 20 (8.97%) CRM
16 20 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (8.97%) Migration
16 20 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
17 19 (8.52%) MS PowerPoint
17 19 (8.52%) WCF
17 19 (8.52%) Banking
17 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (8.07%) Windows XP
18 18 (8.07%) ITIL
18 18 (8.07%) Dynamics AX
18 18 (8.07%) Security Cleared
19 17 (7.62%) Logistics
20 16 (7.17%) VMware
21 15 (6.73%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.79%) IIS
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.79%) LiveCycle
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.35%) Lync
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) FileNet
7 1 (0.45%) Documentum
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (33.18%) MS Excel
2 51 (22.87%) MS Office
3 19 (8.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (8.07%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.69%) CA Clarity
4 4 (1.79%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.45%) Maximo
6 1 (0.45%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.24%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.48%) DNS
2 10 (4.48%) WAN
3 9 (4.04%) LAN
4 7 (3.14%) Wireless
5 6 (2.69%) SAN
5 6 (2.69%) DDNS
5 6 (2.69%) ADSL
5 6 (2.69%) LDAP
6 5 (2.24%) DHCP
7 4 (1.79%) Intranet
7 4 (1.79%) Internet
8 3 (1.35%) VoIP
8 3 (1.35%) IPv4
8 3 (1.35%) IPv6
9 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.45%) Firewall
10 1 (0.45%) Broadband
10 1 (0.45%) 3G
10 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.14%) MS Access
4 7 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.35%) DB2
7 2 (0.90%) OLAP
7 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.45%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) MySQL
8 1 (0.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.90%) MSI
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
General
1 53 (23.77%) Finance
2 19 (8.52%) Banking
3 15 (6.73%) Advertising
4 10 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.04%) Legal
6 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.24%) Back Office
7 4 (1.79%) Publishing
8 3 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Front Office
8 3 (1.35%) Retail
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) Military
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (21.08%) Analyst
2 40 (17.94%) Developer
3 27 (12.11%) Consultant
4 17 (7.62%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.17%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (7.17%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.73%) Web Developer
7 14 (6.28%) Support Analyst
7 14 (6.28%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) .NET Web Developer
9 12 (5.38%) Desktop Support
10 11 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.93%) Support Technician
10 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Consultant
11 10 (4.48%) Architect
12 9 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 9 (4.04%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
12 9 (4.04%) CRM Consultant
12 9 (4.04%) Help Desk Support
13 8 (3.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.94%) .NET
2 22 (9.87%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.52%) WCF
4 15 (6.73%) CSS
4 15 (6.73%) .NET Framework
4 15 (6.73%) jQuery
5 14 (6.28%) LINQ
5 14 (6.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (4.48%) Web Services
7 7 (3.14%) SOAP
8 6 (2.69%) JMS
8 6 (2.69%) XML
8 6 (2.69%) J2EE
9 4 (1.79%) Middleware
10 3 (1.35%) HTML
10 3 (1.35%) COM+
10 3 (1.35%) DCOM
11 2 (0.90%) Ajax
11 2 (0.90%) WPF
12 1 (0.45%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.59%) PMI
2 8 (3.59%) Social Media
3 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.79%) Clustering
3 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.90%) NHS
5 2 (0.90%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.90%) PDA
5 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.45%) Pocket PC
6 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.15%) Windows
2 31 (13.90%) Windows 7
3 29 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (8.07%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.69%) Android
7 5 (2.24%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.79%) UNIX
8 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.90%) Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.90%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.45%) Solaris
10 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.76%) Project Management
2 20 (8.97%) CRM
2 20 (8.97%) Migration
3 18 (8.07%) ITIL
4 17 (7.62%) Logistics
5 15 (6.73%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.73%) Workflow
6 14 (6.28%) Web Development
6 14 (6.28%) MVC
7 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.93%) Change Management
9 10 (4.48%) Business Analysis
10 9 (4.04%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.59%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.14%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.14%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.69%) ERP
13 6 (2.69%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.83%) SQL
2 33 (14.80%) C#
3 25 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.59%) VBA
6 7 (3.14%) Java
7 6 (2.69%) VB
8 4 (1.79%) VBScript
8 4 (1.79%) C
9 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) X++
11 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) C++
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.93%) MCP
3 11 (4.93%) MCSE
4 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.48%) Degree
5 9 (4.04%) A+ Certification
6 8 (3.59%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.14%) PMP
8 5 (2.24%) MCITP
8 5 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CCNA
11 2 (0.90%) MCSA
12 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) P3O
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 5 (2.24%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (17.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.59%) XenApp
3 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.90%) vSphere
4 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) XenServer
5 1 (0.45%) IAG
5 1 (0.45%) UAG
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.59%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.14%) SCCM
3 5 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.35%) SCOM
4 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.45%) DameWare
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (7.17%) VMware
2 13 (5.83%) HP
3 12 (5.38%) Citrix
3 12 (5.38%) Oracle
4 10 (4.48%) Lotus
5 9 (4.04%) IBM
6 8 (3.59%) Cisco
6 8 (3.59%) Business Objects
7 7 (3.14%) Apple
8 5 (2.24%) Adobe
9 3 (1.35%) Talend
9 3 (1.35%) SAP
9 3 (1.35%) Sybase
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec
9 3 (1.35%) Juniper
10 2 (0.90%) NetApp
10 2 (0.90%) Compaq
10 2 (0.90%) EMC
10 2 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.90%) Meru Networks
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