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 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.63% 15.73% 7.46%
As % of the Vendors category 12.63% 26.17% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
95 107 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 52.49% 60.11% 55.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 52
Average daily rate £468 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £180 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 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 August 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 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 7 (26.92%) CRM
3 7 (26.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) Windows
6 4 (15.38%) Finance
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (15.38%) Lync
7 3 (11.54%) SCCM
7 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
7 3 (11.54%) C#
7 3 (11.54%) MS Office
7 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) ERP
8 2 (7.69%) CSS
8 2 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
8 2 (7.69%) NHS
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (15.38%) Lync
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Documentum
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.85%) CA PPM
3 1 (3.85%) Primavera
3 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) ODBC
3 1 (3.85%) CGI
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) NHS
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) SUSE
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) CRM
2 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) Logistics
4 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 2 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) PgMP
2 1 (3.85%) APMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.85%) AppSense
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) HP