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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.64% 7.46% 11.63%
As % of the Vendors category 26.17% 12.93% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £375 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £388 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
107 116 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 59.78% 57.71% 60.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 40
Average daily rate £400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
3 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Artifactory
4 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
4 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
5 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 6 (17.65%) MS Office
5 6 (17.65%) Finance
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.76%) Change Management
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 4 (11.76%) ERP
7 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
7 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (11.76%) Open Source
7 4 (11.76%) Local Government
8 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
3 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (8.82%) MS Project
5 2 (5.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.94%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
3 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 7 (20.59%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.94%) NuGet
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.94%) NCover
5 1 (2.94%) StyleCop
5 1 (2.94%) MSTest
5 1 (2.94%) NDepend
5 1 (2.94%) ERwin
5 1 (2.94%) MSI
5 1 (2.94%) NUnit
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Local Government
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Configuration Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Release Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Deployment Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) WF
3 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.94%) MDX
3 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) ERP
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) CRM
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
6 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) VBA
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) Perforce
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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