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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.81% 8.97% 4.24%
As % of the Vendors category 17.00% 15.91% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
Microsoft
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 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 51.81% 56.41% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 21
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 17 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) Project Management
3 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 10 (29.41%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) MS Project
4 8 (23.53%) CRM
4 8 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (20.59%) SAP
5 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
6 6 (17.65%) MS Office
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) Primavera
7 5 (14.71%) Oracle
7 5 (14.71%) C#
7 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE
7 5 (14.71%) People Management
7 5 (14.71%) Office 365
8 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
8 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) Case Management
8 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (23.53%) MS Project
3 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (14.71%) Primavera
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
3 3 (8.82%) Yammer
4 1 (2.94%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.82%) PowerPivot
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) MS Access
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) OLAP
5 1 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.94%) Power BI
5 1 (2.94%) QlikView
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.94%) Selenium
1 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Automotive
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Manager
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Excel Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Implementation Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) COM
3 2 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) MDX
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) WSDL
4 1 (2.94%) XSD
4 1 (2.94%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) DataPower
3 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Project Management
2 8 (23.53%) CRM
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.71%) People Management
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Case Management
5 4 (11.76%) Data Management
5 4 (11.76%) ERP
5 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.76%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Document Management
6 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.82%) VBA
4 2 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) SAP
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (8.82%) Infor
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Green Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Solace
6 1 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (2.94%) Teradata
6 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) webMethods
6 1 (2.94%) WSO2
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