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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.90% 6.60% 15.87%
As % of the Vendors category 15.60% 13.13% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £568 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
109 99 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 57.07% 50.25% 62.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 24
Median daily rate £500 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 September 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 September 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 22 (57.89%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) CRM
2 19 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (47.37%) C#
3 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
4 17 (44.74%) SharePoint
4 17 (44.74%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (44.74%) Windows
5 16 (42.11%) .NET
5 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 16 (42.11%) SAP
5 16 (42.11%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (39.47%) Business Analysis
6 15 (39.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (39.47%) Zachman Framework
6 15 (39.47%) TOGAF
7 14 (36.84%) Retail
7 14 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (36.84%) Oracle
7 14 (36.84%) SDLC
8 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
8 13 (34.21%) Data Management
8 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (31.58%) Document Management
9 12 (31.58%) Integration Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Infor

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 17 (44.74%) SharePoint
2 14 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (31.58%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (13.16%) Primavera
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (31.58%) Office 365
2 12 (31.58%) Yammer
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (31.58%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) MS Access
6 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSTest
1 3 (7.89%) NUnit
General
1 14 (36.84%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Consultant
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) CRM Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Technical Consultant
4 9 (23.68%) Architect
5 5 (13.16%) CRM Architect
5 5 (13.16%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) CRM Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Project Planner
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Project Planner
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) COM
4 4 (10.53%) REST
4 4 (10.53%) SOAP
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (7.89%) WCF
6 2 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (5.26%) XSL
7 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.63%) EDI
7 1 (2.63%) JSON
7 1 (2.63%) MDX
7 1 (2.63%) Node.js
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
7 1 (2.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) CRM
2 17 (44.74%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Business Analysis
3 15 (39.47%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (39.47%) TOGAF
3 15 (39.47%) Zachman Framework
4 14 (36.84%) SDLC
5 13 (34.21%) Data Management
5 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
6 12 (31.58%) Case Management
6 12 (31.58%) Document Management
6 12 (31.58%) Integration Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Project Management
8 7 (18.42%) Migration
8 7 (18.42%) Presales
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (7.89%) Scrum
10 3 (7.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Salesforce.com
1 16 (42.11%) SAP
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle
3 12 (31.58%) Infor
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) VMware