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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 10.91% 17.48% 6.45%
As % of the Vendors category 21.43% 62.07% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£315 £140 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -50.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
28 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 50.91% 28.16% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Average daily rate £275 £314 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +176.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (50.00%) Internet
3 6 (50.00%) Ajax
3 6 (50.00%) Web Development
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Time Management
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) CSS3
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) SaaS
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 1 (8.33%) GIS
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) ADSL
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (25.00%) UI Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) UI Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Commercial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Ajax
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) CSS3
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) MDX
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) WPF
5 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
5 1 (8.33%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) 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%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) CAFM
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec
1 1 (8.33%) Dell
1 1 (8.33%) Lotus