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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.26% 10.23% 8.93%
As % of the Vendors category 8.97% 16.36% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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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
78 110 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 58.65% 62.50% 58.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 36
Average daily rate £350 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
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 £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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
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 January 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 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
3 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) CRM
4 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Migration
4 8 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (25.00%) WCF
4 8 (25.00%) MS Office
5 7 (21.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
5 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
5 7 (21.88%) IIS
5 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.75%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.50%) C#
8 4 (12.50%) SQL
8 4 (12.50%) SCCM
8 4 (12.50%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (21.88%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.25%) CMS
4 2 (6.25%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.13%) NCover
5 1 (3.13%) StyleCop
5 1 (3.13%) MSTest
5 1 (3.13%) NDepend
5 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.13%) NuGet
5 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.13%) NUnit
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) CRM Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Build and Release Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) TM1 Developer
7 1 (3.13%) TM1 Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (25.00%) WCF
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 5 (15.63%) CSS
6 3 (9.38%) Web Services
7 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
7 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
7 1 (3.13%) WF
7 1 (3.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) CRM
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
5 2 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) ATDD
6 1 (3.13%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) C#
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCA
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
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