The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.13% 13.04% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 14.49% 25.61% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £281 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

Vendors Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 82 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 56.10% 50.93% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 8
Median daily rate £385 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Solihull region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Solihull region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Solihull region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 24 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
2 4 (33.33%) Mitel
2 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 3 (25.00%) Presales
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) SFIA
4 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Development
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) WinForms
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (16.67%) UAG

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
1 4 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Health and Safety Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) WinForms
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) LINQ
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (25.00%) Presales
1 3 (25.00%) SFIA
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Development
3 1 (8.33%) Content Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) UAG
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (8.33%) Ektron
3 1 (8.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore