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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.09% 13.71% 7.83%
As % of the Vendors category 12.00% 27.59% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
Median daily rate £475 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £313 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
Microsoft
England

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
75 87 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 59.06% 49.71% 56.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 24
Median daily rate £475 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £647
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016, 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 14 (43.75%) .NET
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
3 12 (37.50%) C#
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 11 (34.38%) Business Analysis
4 11 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (31.25%) CRM
5 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 10 (31.25%) SAP
5 10 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (28.13%) Retail
6 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.00%) Data Management
7 8 (25.00%) Infor
7 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (21.88%) Yammer
8 7 (21.88%) SDLC
8 7 (21.88%) Office 365
8 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
8 7 (21.88%) Case Management

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 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (12.50%) Primavera
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 7 (21.88%) Yammer
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
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%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.25%) Big Data
5 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.25%) MySQL
5 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.13%) Power BI
6 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MSTest
1 3 (9.38%) NUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Architect
3 8 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Architect
4 3 (9.38%) CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Planner
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Project Planner
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) COM
3 6 (18.75%) REST
4 5 (15.63%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) JSON
5 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (9.38%) WCF
7 2 (6.25%) Ajax
7 2 (6.25%) CSS
7 2 (6.25%) CSS3
7 2 (6.25%) Django
7 2 (6.25%) HTML5
7 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (3.13%) Struts
8 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
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 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 11 (34.38%) Business Analysis
2 11 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (31.25%) CRM
3 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Data Management
5 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (21.88%) Case Management
6 7 (21.88%) Document Management
6 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
6 7 (21.88%) SDLC
7 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) SIEM
9 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (9.38%) SOLID
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) Scala
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
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%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
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)
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
1 10 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
1 10 (31.25%) SAP
2 8 (25.00%) Infor
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) F5
4 2 (6.25%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (6.25%) ScanSafe
4 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.13%) Tableau
5 1 (3.13%) Talend