The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / Midlands
Rank 4 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.17% 8.73% 4.93%
As % of the Vendors category 23.29% 18.64% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
Median daily rate £450 £500 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +102.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
73 59 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 60.83% 46.83% 57.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 23
Median daily rate £450 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (34.38%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) REST
4 8 (25.00%) HTML
4 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (25.00%) Web Services
5 7 (21.88%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (21.88%) JSON
5 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
5 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.75%) Oracle
6 6 (18.75%) SAP
6 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) MySQL
7 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (15.63%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Office 365
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
3 6 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (15.63%) MySQL
4 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) Big Data
7 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.25%) DB2
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.13%) GIS
8 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MSTest
1 3 (9.38%) NUnit
2 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Architect
5 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) C# Architect
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Lead C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) REST
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) JSON
4 5 (15.63%) Ajax
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) CSS3
4 5 (15.63%) Django
4 5 (15.63%) HTML5
4 5 (15.63%) Play Framework
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (15.63%) WCF
5 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (6.25%) COM
7 2 (6.25%) MSMQ
7 2 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) CRM
1 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
3 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) ETL
4 4 (12.50%) SIEM
4 4 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (9.38%) Analytics
5 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
3 5 (15.63%) Scala
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
1 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) SAP
3 4 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) F5
4 2 (6.25%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.25%) Infor
4 2 (6.25%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.25%) ScanSafe
4 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.13%) Tableau
5 1 (3.13%) Talend
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