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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.06% 18.58% 5.45%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 53.85% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +0.80%
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 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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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
30 39 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 48.39% 34.51% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
Average daily rate £300 £258 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +28.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £23.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.19% +176.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 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 7 (70.00%) HTML
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Time Management
2 6 (60.00%) Ajax
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (60.00%) Internet
3 5 (50.00%) CSS3
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (20.00%) SaaS
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (10.00%) MS Access

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) ADSL
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) UI Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (30.00%) UI Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Commercial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) Ajax
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 5 (50.00%) CSS3
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) D3.js
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
5 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Time Management
2 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) CAFM
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Dell
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec
1 1 (10.00%) VMware