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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 109 92 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.20% 14.86% 15.54%
As % of the Vendors category 27.66% 27.79% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 26
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £186 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £24.80 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.97%
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
394 331 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.70% 53.47% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 178 98
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -7.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £30.00 £64.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 4 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 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 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 72 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 67 (31.60%) Windows
3 51 (24.06%) SQL Server
4 43 (20.28%) Active Directory
5 42 (19.81%) .NET
6 38 (17.92%) MS Office
7 36 (16.98%) SQL
8 35 (16.51%) CRM
9 33 (15.57%) ITIL
9 33 (15.57%) Dynamics CRM
10 31 (14.62%) Finance
11 28 (13.21%) VMware
12 27 (12.74%) Migration
12 27 (12.74%) SharePoint
13 26 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (12.26%) Windows 7
14 24 (11.32%) Windows XP
14 24 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (10.85%) Linux
16 22 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (8.96%) Data Migration
17 19 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (8.49%) TOGAF
18 18 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
19 16 (7.55%) C#
19 16 (7.55%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 27 (12.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.89%) Lync
4 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.94%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Documentum
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 72 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 38 (17.92%) MS Office
3 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (15.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.94%) Eikon
5 1 (0.47%) Magento
5 1 (0.47%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) SAN
2 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.30%) WAN
3 6 (2.83%) DNS
3 6 (2.83%) DHCP
4 5 (2.36%) Firewall
4 5 (2.36%) LAN
5 4 (1.89%) VPN
5 4 (1.89%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.42%) Intranet
7 2 (0.94%) Internet
7 2 (0.94%) LDAP
7 2 (0.94%) VoIP
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (0.94%) Network Security
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.47%) ATM
8 1 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.36%) MySQL
9 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.94%) MS Access
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.47%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.47%) SSDT
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.30%) Selenium
3 7 (3.30%) Subversion
4 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) MorphX
5 1 (0.47%) XMLUnit
5 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 10 (4.72%) Advertising
3 5 (2.36%) Marketing
3 5 (2.36%) Law
4 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (0.94%) Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (22.17%) Analyst
2 42 (19.81%) Developer
3 29 (13.68%) Architect
4 19 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (8.96%) Service Analyst
5 9 (4.25%) Python Developer
5 9 (4.25%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.25%) Consultant
6 8 (3.77%) Technical Architect
6 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (3.77%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.30%) IT Trainer
7 7 (3.30%) Help Desk Engineer
7 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.30%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.30%) Trainer
8 6 (2.83%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.83%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (2.83%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.81%) .NET
2 10 (4.72%) ASP.NET
2 10 (4.72%) Web Services
3 7 (3.30%) RESTful
3 7 (3.30%) Django
3 7 (3.30%) Flask
3 7 (3.30%) HTML
4 6 (2.83%) CSS
4 6 (2.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.36%) XML
5 5 (2.36%) Middleware
6 4 (1.89%) SOAP
6 4 (1.89%) REST
6 4 (1.89%) JSON
6 4 (1.89%) jQuery
7 3 (1.42%) WCF
7 3 (1.42%) HTML5
8 2 (0.94%) CSS3
9 1 (0.47%) LINQ
9 1 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.19%) NHS
2 8 (3.77%) Replication
3 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.36%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.36%) Clustering
4 3 (1.42%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.94%) Social Media
5 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.47%) PDA
6 1 (0.47%) PKI
6 1 (0.47%) Economics
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.60%) Windows
2 26 (12.26%) Windows 7
3 24 (11.32%) Windows XP
4 23 (10.85%) Linux
5 18 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.25%) UNIX
9 7 (3.30%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.30%) Debian
10 5 (2.36%) Solaris
11 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.94%) Android
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.51%) CRM
2 33 (15.57%) ITIL
3 27 (12.74%) Migration
4 19 (8.96%) Data Migration
4 19 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.49%) TOGAF
6 13 (6.13%) Service Management
7 12 (5.66%) Scrum
7 12 (5.66%) MVC
7 12 (5.66%) Information Security
8 11 (5.19%) Risk Management
8 11 (5.19%) Change Management
8 11 (5.19%) TDD
9 10 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.25%) Test Automation
10 9 (4.25%) BDD
10 9 (4.25%) Workflow
10 9 (4.25%) ETL
11 8 (3.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.98%) SQL
2 16 (7.55%) C#
3 11 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.25%) Python
5 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.30%) VB
7 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.36%) X++
8 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.42%) VBA
11 2 (0.94%) C
12 1 (0.47%) VC++
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.72%) MCSE
3 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.30%) MCP
5 5 (2.36%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.42%) Degree
7 3 (1.42%) ISEB
7 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) CISSP
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.94%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) MCDST
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) CISA
9 1 (0.47%) CISM
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.25%) SLA
2 4 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) P3O
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.77%) XenApp
4 5 (2.36%) vSphere
5 4 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) SCCM
1 9 (4.25%) Vagrant
2 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.42%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.42%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.94%) WSUS
4 2 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (13.21%) VMware
2 16 (7.55%) Citrix
3 13 (6.13%) Cisco
4 9 (4.25%) Oracle
5 7 (3.30%) HP
5 7 (3.30%) IBM
6 5 (2.36%) NetApp
6 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.89%) Akamai
8 3 (1.42%) Tableau
8 3 (1.42%) Cognos
8 3 (1.42%) Remedy
8 3 (1.42%) Dell
8 3 (1.42%) EMC
9 2 (0.94%) Reuters
9 2 (0.94%) Lotus
9 2 (0.94%) Symantec
9 2 (0.94%) SAP
9 2 (0.94%) AppSense
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