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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.47% 6.31% 11.59%
As % of the Vendors category 17.86% 20.59% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£185 £500 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.00% +49.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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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
28 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 47.46% 30.63% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Average daily rate £300 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £229 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 3 March 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Automotive
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Cognos
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) BPCS
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) BPCS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) WhereScape RED
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) OLAP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Automotive
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planner
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Planner
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com