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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.09% 13.78% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 23.28% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Median daily rate £281 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.40% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £317 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £453 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
Microsoft
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
90 116 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 70.31% 59.18% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 19
Median daily rate £325 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016, 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 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 19 (54.29%) C#
3 17 (48.57%) HTML
3 17 (48.57%) Visual Studio
3 17 (48.57%) CSS
3 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (45.71%) MVC
4 16 (45.71%) XML
4 16 (45.71%) SQL
4 16 (45.71%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (42.86%) jQuery
5 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 15 (42.86%) SOAP
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
6 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (34.29%) WCF
7 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
8 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
8 11 (31.43%) Broadband
8 11 (31.43%) StructureMap
8 11 (31.43%) NServiceBus
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco
10 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.29%) MS Office
10 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications
11 4 (11.43%) Capita

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 (31.43%) NServiceBus
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Broadband
2 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications
2 4 (11.43%) VoIP
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Visual Studio
2 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Local Government
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) CSS
2 17 (48.57%) HTML
3 16 (45.71%) KnockoutJS
3 16 (45.71%) XML
4 15 (42.86%) jQuery
4 15 (42.86%) SOAP
5 12 (34.29%) WCF
6 11 (31.43%) StructureMap
7 2 (5.71%) Ajax
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
7 2 (5.71%) REST
7 2 (5.71%) Silverlight
7 2 (5.71%) WinForms
7 2 (5.71%) WPF
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) MVC
3 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (8.57%) Presales
4 3 (8.57%) SFIA
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.71%) Cross-Browser Development
5 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (5.71%) ETL
5 2 (5.71%) MVVM
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) OOP
5 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) SOA
5 2 (5.71%) SOLID
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) XAML
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) UAG
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Capita
2 4 (11.43%) Mitel
3 1 (2.86%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) VMware
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