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 28 April 2016 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 123 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.04% 13.12% 16.78%
As % of the Vendors category 31.38% 27.39% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 54 49
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £192 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 4
Average hourly rate £11.80 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.48% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.25 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £26.00 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +6.03%
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
392 387 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.11% 47.90% 52.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 250 167
Average daily rate £370 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 13
Average hourly rate £11.80 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.48% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £26.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 82 (35.04%) Windows
2 58 (24.79%) MS Excel
3 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 49 (20.94%) Finance
5 48 (20.51%) SQL
6 47 (20.09%) Active Directory
7 45 (19.23%) .NET
8 40 (17.09%) C#
9 37 (15.81%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (14.53%) ITIL
11 33 (14.10%) MS Office
12 29 (12.39%) Project Management
12 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (12.39%) Windows 7
13 28 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (11.54%) Security Cleared
15 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (10.68%) Migration
17 24 (10.26%) JavaScript
17 24 (10.26%) SharePoint
18 23 (9.83%) Windows XP
18 23 (9.83%) SC Cleared
18 23 (9.83%) Windows Server
19 21 (8.97%) Oracle
19 21 (8.97%) VMware
20 20 (8.55%) HTML
20 20 (8.55%) Office 365
20 20 (8.55%) Remote Desktop
21 19 (8.12%) Root Cause Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 24 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.28%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.28%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) Kentico
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.43%) Blackboard Learn
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.43%) Moodle
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (24.79%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.10%) MS Office
3 15 (6.41%) MS Project
4 14 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (5.98%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.14%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) HFM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Office 365
2 12 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.99%) PaaS
4 5 (2.14%) IaaS
4 5 (2.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.43%) Heroku
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.55%) Remote Desktop
2 16 (6.84%) LAN
3 14 (5.98%) WAN
4 7 (2.99%) Firewall
4 7 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.99%) Wireless
5 6 (2.56%) DNS
6 5 (2.14%) DHCP
6 5 (2.14%) Intranet
6 5 (2.14%) VPN
7 4 (1.71%) Internet
8 3 (1.28%) Extranet
8 3 (1.28%) VoIP
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.85%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.85%) Modbus
9 2 (0.85%) SAN
9 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.71%) Big Data
10 4 (1.71%) OLAP
11 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.85%) MS Access
12 2 (0.85%) MySQL
12 2 (0.85%) Power BI
12 2 (0.85%) QlikView
13 1 (0.43%) DTS
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (8.12%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.99%) Selenium
4 4 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.71%) Subversion
5 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.85%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 49 (20.94%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Banking
3 10 (4.27%) Legal
4 8 (3.42%) Advertising
5 4 (1.71%) German Language
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (23.08%) Developer
2 27 (11.54%) Analyst
3 24 (10.26%) Architect
4 17 (7.26%) .NET Developer
4 17 (7.26%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.98%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.70%) Administrator
8 11 (4.70%) Consultant
9 10 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.27%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.42%) IT Support
10 8 (3.42%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (3.42%) SSRS Developer
11 7 (2.99%) SSAS Developer
11 7 (2.99%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.23%) .NET
2 20 (8.55%) HTML
3 14 (5.98%) .NET Framework
3 14 (5.98%) CSS
4 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.27%) HTML5
6 9 (3.85%) jQuery
7 8 (3.42%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.42%) MDX
8 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.56%) Entity Framework
8 6 (2.56%) LINQ
8 6 (2.56%) Web Services
9 5 (2.14%) XML
10 4 (1.71%) Ajax
10 4 (1.71%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.71%) React
11 3 (1.28%) CSS3
11 3 (1.28%) Task Parallel Library
11 3 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.99%) NHS
4 6 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.56%) User Experience
5 5 (2.14%) Clustering
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) Social Media
6 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.28%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.43%) CESG
9 1 (0.43%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.43%) EPoS
9 1 (0.43%) Statistics
9 1 (0.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 82 (35.04%) Windows
2 29 (12.39%) Windows 7
3 23 (9.83%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.83%) Windows XP
4 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.42%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.28%) Linux
7 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.43%) Fedora
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.81%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (14.53%) ITIL
3 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.39%) Project Management
4 25 (10.68%) Migration
5 19 (8.12%) CRM
5 19 (8.12%) Root Cause Analysis
6 16 (6.84%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.84%) Service Management
6 16 (6.84%) SOA
7 13 (5.56%) High Availability
8 12 (5.13%) Scrum
8 12 (5.13%) Workflow
9 11 (4.70%) MVC
10 10 (4.27%) ETL
10 10 (4.27%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.85%) Process Improvement
11 9 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (3.42%) TOGAF
13 7 (2.99%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.51%) SQL
2 40 (17.09%) C#
3 24 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.27%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.71%) VBA
7 3 (1.28%) C
7 3 (1.28%) Java
7 3 (1.28%) VB
7 3 (1.28%) VBScript
7 3 (1.28%) X++
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (9.83%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.56%) Degree
5 5 (2.14%) MCSE
5 5 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.71%) MCP
6 4 (1.71%) MCSA
7 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.28%) MCITP
7 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.85%) CCNA
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CISA
9 1 (0.43%) CISM
9 1 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) IISP
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.27%) QA
2 9 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (20.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.99%) XenApp
4 5 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.12%) SCCM
2 6 (2.56%) Windows Intune
3 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.28%) SCOM
3 3 (1.28%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) DameWare
4 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (8.97%) Oracle
1 21 (8.97%) VMware
2 18 (7.69%) Citrix
3 11 (4.70%) Dell
4 9 (3.85%) Avaya
4 9 (3.85%) Sophos
5 8 (3.42%) Cisco
6 6 (2.56%) Nintex
7 5 (2.14%) IBM
7 5 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.14%) SAP
8 4 (1.71%) EMC
8 4 (1.71%) HP
9 3 (1.28%) Sun
10 2 (0.85%) Adobe
10 2 (0.85%) Google
10 2 (0.85%) iManage
10 2 (0.85%) NetApp
10 2 (0.85%) NICE Systems
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec
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