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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.11% 7.01% 10.88%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 13.58% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
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£300 £178 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -52.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
92 81 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 51.11% 51.59% 55.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 44
Average daily rate £416 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) CRM
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (25.00%) MS Office
4 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) .NET
5 6 (18.75%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) C#
6 5 (15.63%) SAP
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Business Objects
7 4 (12.50%) HTML
7 4 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (12.50%) Lync
8 3 (9.38%) Office 365
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) MS Access
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Documentum
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) CA PPM
3 1 (3.13%) Primavera
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Xcelsius
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) CRM Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Excel VBA Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) Flash
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) CGI
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) PMI
1 1 (3.13%) NHS
1 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) SUSE
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) CRM
2 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Web Development
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 2 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Document Management
6 1 (3.13%) Logistics
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PgMP
3 1 (3.13%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos
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G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
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