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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 7.25% 13.68% 2.00%
As % of the Vendors category 12.82% 38.10% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £259 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -15.62%
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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
39 42 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 56.52% 35.90% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 1
Average daily rate £420 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 6 (50.00%) Ajax
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) CSS3
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (16.67%) WhereScape RED
6 2 (16.67%) Cognos
6 2 (16.67%) SaaS
6 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (16.67%) Cognos Transformer

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) BPCS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) WhereScape RED
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos Transformer
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 3 (25.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Commercial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) Ajax
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) CSS3
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) WPF
5 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
5 1 (8.33%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) VMware