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 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 23 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.03% 9.52% 7.41%
As % of the Vendors category 9.76% 23.53% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £188 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £175 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £270 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +145.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
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
82 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 51.57% 40.48% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 16
Median daily rate £338 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £525 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.87 £30.00 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.76% +145.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 24 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 4 (19.05%) Skype
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (19.05%) MS Office
4 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (14.29%) Data Management
4 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Statistics
4 3 (14.29%) Master Data Management
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data
4 3 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement

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 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) Broadband
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) LINQ
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (14.29%) Statistics
2 2 (9.52%) Economics
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Data Management
2 3 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (9.52%) Data Flow Diagram
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
3 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) NEBOSH
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Ektron
1 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
1 1 (4.76%) Sitecore