The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Halesowen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Halesowen region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halesowen 25.00% - -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Halesowen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halesowen 75.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £175 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Halesowen

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Halesowen

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Halesowen

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Halesowen

Microsoft
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Halesowen

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halesowen 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halesowen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halesowen 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script