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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.39% 11.59% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 13.00% 19.67% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £475 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +69.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
100 122 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 64.52% 58.94% 54.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 37
Average daily rate £375 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £330 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -5.35%
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) .NET
3 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (25.00%) MS Office
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 6 (21.43%) WCF
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) C#
6 5 (17.86%) SAP
6 5 (17.86%) IIS
6 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (14.29%) CSS
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
7 4 (14.29%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.14%) CMS
5 2 (7.14%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) MS Access
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Xcelsius
5 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 5 (17.86%) CRM Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) TM1 Developer
6 1 (3.57%) TM1 Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 6 (21.43%) WCF
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) Flash
6 3 (10.71%) HTML5
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) CRM
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Web Development
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) BDD
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) VCP4
4 1 (3.57%) MCTS
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCA
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
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