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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.33% 8.41% 12.07%
As % of the Vendors category 9.30% 20.93% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
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£293 £433 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.36% +60.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £294 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £487 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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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
43 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 57.33% 40.19% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 12
Average daily rate £365 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £214 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Automotive
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Fujitsu
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) BPCS
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (22.22%) WhereScape RED
3 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) BPCS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) WhereScape RED
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Planner
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Planner
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Fujitsu
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
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