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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 20 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.43% 3.51% 11.54%
As % of the Vendors category 15.05% 7.14% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
93 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 56.02% 49.12% 48.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 33
Average daily rate £500 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) CRM
3 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) .NET
5 4 (14.81%) C#
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Lync
6 3 (11.11%) HTML5
6 3 (11.11%) Office 365
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) XML
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (14.81%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Documentum
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Project
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.70%) CA PPM
3 1 (3.70%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (11.11%) MS Access
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Xcelsius
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) Flash
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.70%) SUSE
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) CRM
1 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Web Development
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.70%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) VBA
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) APMP
4 1 (3.70%) PgMP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCA
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PMP
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Xen
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) SAP
2 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) CA
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Cognos