The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 78.57% - -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£125 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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 Dudley region.

Vendors Category
Dudley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 78.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £125 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Dudley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Dudley

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Dudley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dudley 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 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) SLA
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Dell
5 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) NHS
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) vSphere
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (12.50%) WSUS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dudley 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 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Trainer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Trainer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) NetApp