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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.80% 5.42% 9.52%
As % of the Vendors category 10.87% 10.89% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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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
92 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.59% 49.75% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 36
Average daily rate £400 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
1 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) Flash
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 3 (18.75%) MS Access
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) VBA
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) Star Schema
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Xcelsius
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Excel Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Report Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) Flash
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) CGI
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) VBA
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCA
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
4 1 (6.25%) HP
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