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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / Midlands
Rank 6 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.80% 8.54% 7.53%
As % of the Vendors category 19.75% 18.92% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Median daily rate £435 £374 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.38% +35.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
81 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 64.80% 45.12% 63.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 28
Median daily rate £450 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (37.04%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) .NET
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) REST
4 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
5 7 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
5 7 (25.93%) JSON
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) MySQL
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) CRM
6 6 (22.22%) Internet
6 6 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (22.22%) Django
6 6 (22.22%) Ruby
6 6 (22.22%) Ajax
6 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (22.22%) HTML5
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (22.22%) CSS3
6 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.70%) CICS
4 1 (3.70%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) DB2
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) DataStage
6 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
6 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MSBuild
1 2 (7.41%) MSTest
1 2 (7.41%) NUnit
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) ChangeMan
2 1 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) C# Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Architect
6 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Lead C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) REST
3 7 (25.93%) JSON
4 6 (22.22%) Ajax
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) CSS3
4 6 (22.22%) Django
4 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 6 (22.22%) Play Framework
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (14.81%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) COM
6 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) MSMQ
6 2 (7.41%) SAML
6 2 (7.41%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (22.22%) CRM
2 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 5 (18.52%) ETL
3 5 (18.52%) Open Source
3 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) SIEM
5 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) V-Model
5 3 (11.11%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) Scala
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) R
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CISSP
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 4 (14.81%) Splunk
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Infor
3 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (7.41%) ScanSafe
3 2 (7.41%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) Talend
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO