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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 138 94 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.57% 13.93% 16.00%
As % of the Vendors category 36.70% 28.23% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 53 53
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£350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.15 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% -34.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £10.46 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £13.40 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
376 333 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.61% 49.33% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 148
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £10.80 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 67 (29.00%) MS Excel
2 64 (27.71%) Windows
3 52 (22.51%) Finance
4 48 (20.78%) .NET
5 45 (19.48%) C#
6 42 (18.18%) SQL
7 38 (16.45%) MS Office
8 32 (13.85%) SQL Server
8 32 (13.85%) Active Directory
9 30 (12.99%) SharePoint
10 29 (12.55%) WCF
11 28 (12.12%) ASP.NET
12 27 (11.69%) CRM
12 27 (11.69%) Dynamics CRM
13 25 (10.82%) Windows 7
14 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (10.39%) Visual Studio
14 24 (10.39%) JavaScript
14 24 (10.39%) VMware
15 23 (9.96%) Project Management
16 22 (9.52%) ITIL
16 22 (9.52%) Workflow
17 20 (8.66%) Banking
18 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (7.79%) CSS
19 18 (7.79%) TCP/IP
19 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (7.79%) Advertising
20 17 (7.36%) Logistics
20 17 (7.36%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.93%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.46%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.30%) Lync
6 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.30%) IIS
6 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.43%) Documentum
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 67 (29.00%) MS Excel
2 38 (16.45%) MS Office
3 14 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.46%) MS Project
5 6 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.43%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 27 (11.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.60%) CA Clarity
4 4 (1.73%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.43%) Maximo
6 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.60%) Office 365
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.79%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.19%) SAN
3 11 (4.76%) WAN
4 9 (3.90%) LAN
5 7 (3.03%) DNS
5 7 (3.03%) Wireless
6 6 (2.60%) ADSL
7 5 (2.16%) DHCP
8 4 (1.73%) Firewall
8 4 (1.73%) Intranet
9 3 (1.30%) VoIP
10 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.43%) VPN
11 1 (0.43%) Broadband
11 1 (0.43%) 3G
11 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.30%) MS Access
5 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) OLAP
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (10.39%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.90%) Subversion
3 8 (3.46%) JIRA
4 3 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.87%) MSI
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
General
1 52 (22.51%) Finance
2 20 (8.66%) Banking
3 18 (7.79%) Advertising
4 11 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.60%) Legal
5 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.73%) Publishing
7 3 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.30%) Front Office
7 3 (1.30%) Back Office
7 3 (1.30%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Military
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (24.68%) Developer
2 54 (23.38%) Analyst
3 29 (12.55%) Consultant
4 20 (8.66%) .NET Developer
5 17 (7.36%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (7.36%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.49%) Web Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 14 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.06%) .NET Web Developer
8 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Consultant
9 11 (4.76%) CRM Developer
9 11 (4.76%) Architect
9 11 (4.76%) Administrator
9 11 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.76%) Support Technician
10 10 (4.33%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.33%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 9 (3.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.78%) .NET
2 29 (12.55%) WCF
3 28 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 18 (7.79%) CSS
5 17 (7.36%) .NET Framework
6 16 (6.93%) Web Services
7 15 (6.49%) jQuery
8 14 (6.06%) LINQ
8 14 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (2.16%) XML
9 5 (2.16%) HTML
10 4 (1.73%) WPF
11 3 (1.30%) Middleware
12 2 (0.87%) HTML5
12 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.43%) Reactive Extensions
13 1 (0.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 1 (0.43%) CSS3
13 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.46%) Client/Server
1 8 (3.46%) PMI
1 8 (3.46%) Social Media
1 8 (3.46%) Pocket PC
1 8 (3.46%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.87%) Clustering
5 2 (0.87%) iPad
5 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.43%) PDA
6 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 64 (27.71%) Windows
2 25 (10.82%) Windows 7
3 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.93%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.19%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.90%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (3.46%) Windows CE
8 8 (3.46%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (3.46%) Windows Phone
9 7 (3.03%) UNIX
10 6 (2.60%) Linux
10 6 (2.60%) Android
10 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.16%) Solaris
12 4 (1.73%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.69%) CRM
2 23 (9.96%) Project Management
3 22 (9.52%) ITIL
3 22 (9.52%) Workflow
4 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.36%) Logistics
6 16 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.93%) Business Analysis
7 15 (6.49%) Migration
7 15 (6.49%) MVC
8 14 (6.06%) Web Development
8 14 (6.06%) Change Management
9 13 (5.63%) Scrum
10 12 (5.19%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.76%) E-Discovery
11 11 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (3.46%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.46%) Resource Management
12 8 (3.46%) Mobile Application Development
13 6 (2.60%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.48%) C#
2 42 (18.18%) SQL
3 24 (10.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.46%) Embedded C++
4 8 (3.46%) C++
4 8 (3.46%) VBA
5 7 (3.03%) VB
6 6 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.30%) VBScript
7 3 (1.30%) C
8 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.87%) X++
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.33%) Degree
4 8 (3.46%) MCSE
4 8 (3.46%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.03%) PMP
5 7 (3.03%) MCP
6 5 (2.16%) MCITP
6 5 (2.16%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.87%) ISEB
8 2 (0.87%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) P3O
1 7 (3.03%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.03%) XenApp
4 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.87%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.19%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.16%) SCCM
2 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.73%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.30%) SCOM
4 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.43%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (10.39%) VMware
2 11 (4.76%) HP
3 9 (3.90%) Citrix
4 8 (3.46%) Cisco
4 8 (3.46%) Oracle
4 8 (3.46%) Lotus
5 7 (3.03%) Apple
6 6 (2.60%) IBM
7 4 (1.73%) Symantec
7 4 (1.73%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.73%) SAP
8 3 (1.30%) Talend
8 3 (1.30%) Juniper
9 2 (0.87%) Remedy
9 2 (0.87%) Compaq
9 2 (0.87%) EMC
9 2 (0.87%) NetApp
9 2 (0.87%) Adobe
9 2 (0.87%) Sybase
9 2 (0.87%) Meru Networks
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