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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 7 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 12.42% 10.92% 6.15%
As % of the Vendors category 21.84% 19.12% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
Median daily rate £300 £250 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
87 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 56.86% 57.14% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 8
Median daily rate £300 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 22 (52.38%) .NET
2 18 (42.86%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) MVC
3 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (35.71%) jQuery
4 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 15 (35.71%) CSS
4 15 (35.71%) HTML
4 15 (35.71%) SQL
5 14 (33.33%) XML
6 13 (30.95%) SOAP
6 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
6 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (28.57%) WCF
7 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 11 (26.19%) Broadband
8 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
8 11 (26.19%) StructureMap
8 11 (26.19%) NServiceBus
9 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) MS Office
10 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 6 (14.29%) Windows
12 5 (11.90%) SLA
13 4 (9.52%) Finance

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 11 (26.19%) NServiceBus
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Broadband
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (35.71%) CSS
3 15 (35.71%) HTML
3 15 (35.71%) jQuery
4 14 (33.33%) XML
5 13 (30.95%) SOAP
6 12 (28.57%) WCF
7 11 (26.19%) StructureMap
8 3 (7.14%) Silverlight
8 3 (7.14%) WPF
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.38%) Breeze.js
9 1 (2.38%) Durandal
9 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) MVC
3 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (7.14%) ETL
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) MVVM
4 3 (7.14%) OOP
4 3 (7.14%) SOA
4 3 (7.14%) SOLID
4 3 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) Behavioural Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.76%) People Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 3 (7.14%) XAML
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) UAG
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Capita
2 2 (4.76%) Tealium
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) Dell
3 1 (2.38%) Mitel
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
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