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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 81.25% - -
As % of the Vendors category 92.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£193 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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 Dudley region.

Vendors Category
Dudley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 87.50% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £260 £152 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 April 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 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) SLA
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (20.00%) NHS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
6 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 2 (13.33%) SCCM
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) Trainer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Customer Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) IT Trainer
6 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VB
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) XenApp
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
1 3 (20.00%) Dell
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
1 3 (20.00%) NetApp