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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 82 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.36% 16.17% 15.92%
As % of the Vendors category 33.03% 35.81% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 52
Average daily rate £330 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.70 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £13.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.11
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.72%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
327 229 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.57% 45.17% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 106 132
Average daily rate £350 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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 23 April 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 23 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (36.45%) MS Excel
2 64 (31.53%) Windows
3 54 (26.60%) MS Office
3 54 (26.60%) Finance
4 40 (19.70%) SQL Server
5 36 (17.73%) Active Directory
6 33 (16.26%) .NET
6 33 (16.26%) Windows 7
7 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (15.27%) SQL
8 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (10.84%) JavaScript
9 21 (10.34%) SharePoint
10 20 (9.85%) Migration
10 20 (9.85%) Dynamics AX
11 19 (9.36%) MS PowerPoint
11 19 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (9.36%) C#
11 19 (9.36%) ASP.NET
11 19 (9.36%) Tivoli
12 18 (8.87%) HP
12 18 (8.87%) Legal
12 18 (8.87%) Workflow
12 18 (8.87%) Banking
13 17 (8.37%) CSS
13 17 (8.37%) CRM
13 17 (8.37%) Windows XP
13 17 (8.37%) Dynamics CRM
14 16 (7.88%) ITIL
14 16 (7.88%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.43%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.94%) IIS
4 4 (1.97%) LiveCycle
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.99%) Lync
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.49%) FileNet
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) Documentum
7 1 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 74 (36.45%) MS Excel
2 54 (26.60%) MS Office
3 19 (9.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (9.85%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (8.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.97%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.99%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.49%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) LAN
2 10 (4.93%) Wireless
3 7 (3.45%) LDAP
4 6 (2.96%) DNS
4 6 (2.96%) DDNS
5 4 (1.97%) WAN
5 4 (1.97%) Internet
5 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.48%) Intranet
6 3 (1.48%) IPv4
6 3 (1.48%) IPv6
6 3 (1.48%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.99%) SMTP
7 2 (0.99%) DHCP
7 2 (0.99%) HTTP
7 2 (0.99%) SSL
7 2 (0.99%) VPN
7 2 (0.99%) VoIP
7 2 (0.99%) SAN
8 1 (0.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.40%) MS Access
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.48%) DB2
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.49%) Big Data
11 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (7.88%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.48%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.48%) QUnit
3 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.49%) FishEye
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
5 1 (0.49%) MSI
5 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
General
1 54 (26.60%) Finance
2 18 (8.87%) Legal
2 18 (8.87%) Banking
3 5 (2.46%) Advertising
4 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.97%) Front Office
5 2 (0.99%) Publishing
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) French Language
6 1 (0.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Military
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) Analyst
2 31 (15.27%) Developer
3 16 (7.88%) Consultant
3 16 (7.88%) Support Engineer
4 13 (6.40%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.40%) Support Technician
5 11 (5.42%) Data Analyst
6 10 (4.93%) Network Support Technician
6 10 (4.93%) Network Support
6 10 (4.93%) Network Technician
7 9 (4.43%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.94%) Architect
8 8 (3.94%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.45%) Coordinator
10 6 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.26%) .NET
2 19 (9.36%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.37%) CSS
4 15 (7.39%) jQuery
5 12 (5.91%) WCF
5 12 (5.91%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.42%) HTML
7 10 (4.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (4.43%) JMS
8 9 (4.43%) SOAP
9 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.94%) LINQ
10 7 (3.45%) J2EE
11 4 (1.97%) COM+
11 4 (1.97%) DCOM
11 4 (1.97%) XML
12 3 (1.48%) NHibernate
12 3 (1.48%) Ajax
12 3 (1.48%) XHTML
12 3 (1.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.96%) PMI
3 4 (1.97%) Clustering
4 3 (1.48%) PDA
4 3 (1.48%) W3C
4 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.99%) NHS
5 2 (0.99%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.99%) Social Media
5 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.99%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.49%) Replication
6 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.49%) EPoS
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.53%) Windows
2 33 (16.26%) Windows 7
3 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (8.37%) Windows XP
6 11 (5.42%) Android
7 4 (1.97%) UNIX
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) Linux
8 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.85%) Migration
2 18 (8.87%) Workflow
3 17 (8.37%) CRM
4 16 (7.88%) ITIL
5 15 (7.39%) MVC
5 15 (7.39%) Project Management
6 14 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.42%) Data Migration
8 10 (4.93%) ERP
8 10 (4.93%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.43%) Logistics
10 8 (3.94%) TDD
10 8 (3.94%) Web Development
10 8 (3.94%) Time Management
11 7 (3.45%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.45%) Analytics
11 7 (3.45%) EAI
11 7 (3.45%) SOA
12 6 (2.96%) Programme Management
12 6 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.27%) SQL
2 22 (10.84%) JavaScript
3 19 (9.36%) C#
4 13 (6.40%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.42%) VB
6 10 (4.93%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.43%) Java
8 8 (3.94%) VBA
9 5 (2.46%) VBScript
10 3 (1.48%) C
11 1 (0.49%) X++
11 1 (0.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.43%) A+ Certification
3 9 (4.43%) MCSE
4 8 (3.94%) Degree
5 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.45%) PMP
5 7 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.96%) MCP
7 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.99%) MCSA
9 2 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) SLA
2 6 (2.96%) P3O
2 6 (2.96%) QA
3 3 (1.48%) WCAG
4 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (17.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.97%) XenApp
3 3 (1.48%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.49%) vSphere
4 1 (0.49%) IAG
4 1 (0.49%) UAG
4 1 (0.49%) XenServer
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (9.36%) Tivoli
2 16 (7.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.96%) SCCM
4 3 (1.48%) SCOM
4 3 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.49%) DameWare
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) HP
2 10 (4.93%) Apple
3 9 (4.43%) Lotus
3 9 (4.43%) Business Objects
4 8 (3.94%) Citrix
4 8 (3.94%) IBM
4 8 (3.94%) VMware
5 7 (3.45%) Oracle
6 5 (2.46%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.97%) Remedy
7 4 (1.97%) Adobe
8 3 (1.48%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.48%) Cisco
8 3 (1.48%) Sybase
9 2 (0.99%) Dell
9 2 (0.99%) Talend
10 1 (0.49%) BT
10 1 (0.49%) Metastorm
10 1 (0.49%) Northgate
10 1 (0.49%) Capita
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