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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.61% 6.18% 15.73%
As % of the Vendors category 17.07% 11.70% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 9
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £247 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
123 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.12% 52.81% 60.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 34 23
Median daily rate £475 £459 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £320 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 18 (42.86%) CRM
2 18 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
3 17 (40.48%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 15 (35.71%) C#
5 15 (35.71%) SAP
5 15 (35.71%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (33.33%) Oracle
7 13 (30.95%) .NET
7 13 (30.95%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (30.95%) Retail
7 13 (30.95%) SDLC
8 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 12 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 12 (28.57%) Data Management
8 12 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
8 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
8 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
8 12 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (28.57%) Project Management
9 11 (26.19%) Oracle Reports

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 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (30.95%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (26.19%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS Project
3 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (14.29%) Primavera
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (26.19%) Office 365
2 11 (26.19%) Yammer
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
1 3 (7.14%) WAN
1 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (26.19%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.76%) MS Access
5 2 (4.76%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.38%) MSTest
1 1 (2.38%) NUnit
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
1 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (30.95%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 7 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) CRM Architect
5 5 (11.90%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Project Planner
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 6 (14.29%) COM
4 3 (7.14%) REST
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
4 3 (7.14%) XML
5 2 (4.76%) XSL
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) EDI
6 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) MDX
6 1 (2.38%) Middleware
6 1 (2.38%) Node.js
6 1 (2.38%) Spring
6 1 (2.38%) Struts
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
6 1 (2.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) CRM
2 17 (40.48%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) SDLC
5 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 12 (28.57%) Data Management
5 12 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Project Management
5 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 12 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
6 11 (26.19%) Case Management
6 11 (26.19%) Document Management
7 7 (16.67%) Presales
8 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) People Management
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Salesforce.com
1 15 (35.71%) SAP
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 11 (26.19%) Infor
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Hyperion
6 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
6 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.38%) Green Hat
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Solace
7 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) webMethods
7 1 (2.38%) WSO2