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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.78% 8.22% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 14.29% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £482 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
99 84 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 48.29% 57.53% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 27
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £314 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 6 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 6 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 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (25.81%) MS Project
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) MS Office
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
6 5 (16.13%) People Management
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) Primavera
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) PRINCE
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) ERP
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
8 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (9.68%) PowerPivot
8 3 (9.68%) Office 365
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
8 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.81%) MS Project
3 6 (19.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Primavera
2 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.68%) PowerPivot
3 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) CRM Manager
3 2 (6.45%) CRM Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Excel Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) PMO Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Project Implementation Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Report Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (6.45%) VBA Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) COM
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) MDX
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WSDL
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) DataPower
4 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) People Management
2 5 (16.13%) PRINCE
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) CRM
3 4 (12.90%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) ETL
4 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (9.68%) Logistics
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Infor
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) Solace
4 1 (3.23%) Tableau
4 1 (3.23%) Teradata
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) webMethods
4 1 (3.23%) WSO2