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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 9.64% 7.55% 28.33%
As % of the Vendors category 23.53% 22.22% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £315 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £368 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.20 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -15.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
34 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 40.96% 33.96% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 8
Average daily rate £300 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.20 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -15.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Solihull

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (58.33%) MS Office
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) MS Project
3 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) VBScript
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
5 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Project
3 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Project Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planner
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Planner
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Time Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) Google Apps Script
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec
1 2 (16.67%) Dell
1 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle