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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 117 135 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.79% 18.00% 13.48%
As % of the Vendors category 35.14% 35.34% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £166 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.38 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% +10.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £10.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £23.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
333 382 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.94% 50.93% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 204 184
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +63.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 60 (25.97%) Windows
2 54 (23.38%) SQL Server
3 52 (22.51%) CRM
4 51 (22.08%) MS Excel
5 50 (21.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 42 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 39 (16.88%) Finance
8 36 (15.58%) .NET
9 33 (14.29%) SQL
10 30 (12.99%) Migration
11 28 (12.12%) ITIL
12 26 (11.26%) VMware
13 25 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (10.82%) SharePoint
13 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (9.52%) Linux
14 22 (9.52%) TOGAF
15 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (9.09%) Project Management
16 20 (8.66%) Windows 7
17 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (7.79%) PRINCE2
18 18 (7.79%) C#
18 18 (7.79%) MS Exchange
19 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (6.93%) Scrum
20 15 (6.49%) TDD
20 15 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 15 (6.49%) Data Migration
20 15 (6.49%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.33%) Lync
4 8 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) IIS
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.43%) Moodle
10 1 (0.43%) Blackboard Learning System
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.49%) MS Office
3 11 (4.76%) MS Project
4 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.87%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 50 (21.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.30%) Eikon
4 2 (0.87%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.43%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.30%) SaaS
2 3 (1.30%) PaaS
3 2 (0.87%) Yammer
3 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) WAN
2 11 (4.76%) Firewall
3 9 (3.90%) LAN
3 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.46%) VPN
5 7 (3.03%) DNS
6 6 (2.60%) SAN
7 5 (2.16%) DHCP
8 3 (1.30%) 3G
8 3 (1.30%) Wireless
8 3 (1.30%) LDAP
8 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.87%) 4G
9 2 (0.87%) NAS
9 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.87%) Network Security
9 2 (0.87%) UMTS
9 2 (0.87%) VoIP
9 2 (0.87%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.87%) QlikView
10 2 (0.87%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) DB2
11 1 (0.43%) OLAP
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.43%) MS Access
11 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.76%) Subversion
2 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.33%) Selenium
4 3 (1.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) MSI
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.43%) MorphX
General
1 39 (16.88%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Advertising
3 10 (4.33%) Retail
4 7 (3.03%) Automotive
5 5 (2.16%) Law
5 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.73%) Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Front Office
7 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (22.51%) Developer
2 37 (16.02%) Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.23%) Architect
5 18 (7.79%) Consultant
6 13 (5.63%) Python Developer
7 10 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.90%) Administrator
8 9 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) SQL Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (3.03%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.03%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.60%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.16%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.58%) .NET
2 11 (4.76%) Django
2 11 (4.76%) RESTful
2 11 (4.76%) Flask
3 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.03%) HTML
5 6 (2.60%) JSON
5 6 (2.60%) XML
6 5 (2.16%) CSS
7 4 (1.73%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.30%) WCF
9 2 (0.87%) WF
9 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.87%) Web Services
10 1 (0.43%) DOM
10 1 (0.43%) Flash
10 1 (0.43%) Middleware
10 1 (0.43%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.43%) Ajax
10 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.16%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.73%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.30%) EPoS
4 3 (1.30%) NHS
5 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.87%) Statistics
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.87%) Wiki
5 2 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.43%) FMCG
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.43%) SCADA
6 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.43%) Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 60 (25.97%) Windows
2 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (9.52%) Linux
4 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.66%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 11 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.33%) Debian
10 6 (2.60%) UNIX
11 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.73%) Solaris
13 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.51%) CRM
2 30 (12.99%) Migration
3 28 (12.12%) ITIL
4 25 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.52%) TOGAF
6 21 (9.09%) Project Management
7 18 (7.79%) PRINCE2
8 16 (6.93%) Scrum
9 15 (6.49%) TDD
9 15 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.49%) Data Migration
10 14 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.06%) MVC
11 13 (5.63%) BDD
11 13 (5.63%) Information Security
11 13 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.19%) Change Management
13 11 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (4.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.29%) SQL
2 18 (7.79%) C#
3 13 (5.63%) Python
4 11 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.16%) VB
6 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.73%) VBA
7 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.73%) X++
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) Java
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.60%) MCSE
5 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.73%) ISEB
6 4 (1.73%) MCP
7 3 (1.30%) PMP
7 3 (1.30%) MCSA
7 3 (1.30%) Degree
8 2 (0.87%) MCTS
8 2 (0.87%) MCITP
8 2 (0.87%) CIPD
8 2 (0.87%) CCNP
8 2 (0.87%) CCNA
8 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.33%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) P3O
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.73%) XenApp
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.87%) XenServer
5 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) Xen
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.19%) Vagrant
2 11 (4.76%) SCCM
3 7 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.16%) SCOM
5 2 (0.87%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (11.26%) VMware
2 14 (6.06%) Citrix
3 11 (4.76%) Cisco
4 7 (3.03%) IBM
5 6 (2.60%) Oracle
5 6 (2.60%) SAP
5 6 (2.60%) HP
6 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.73%) Symantec
7 4 (1.73%) Veeam
8 3 (1.30%) Reuters
8 3 (1.30%) Yahoo!
9 2 (0.87%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.87%) Amdocs
9 2 (0.87%) Endeca
9 2 (0.87%) Tableau
9 2 (0.87%) Dell
9 2 (0.87%) NetApp
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos
10 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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