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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.15% 11.29% 17.35%
As % of the Vendors category 31.25% 25.93% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +131.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
48 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 45.28% 43.55% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 8
Average daily rate £300 £270 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £413 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) MS Project
4 6 (25.00%) MS Office
4 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) LAN
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (8.33%) C#
7 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Project
3 6 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Project Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) HR Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WCF
1 2 (8.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Campaign Management
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Business Development
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MOS
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Dell
1 1 (4.17%) Symantec
1 1 (4.17%) VMware
1 1 (4.17%) Google