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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 6 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 16.46% 10.57% 5.13%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 21.31% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
Median daily rate £230 £250 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £460 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
104 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 65.82% 49.59% 60.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 12
Median daily rate £300 £438 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +19.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 23 (58.97%) .NET
2 19 (48.72%) C#
3 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) MVC
4 16 (41.03%) CSS
4 16 (41.03%) HTML
4 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 16 (41.03%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (38.46%) jQuery
5 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 15 (38.46%) XML
6 14 (35.90%) SOAP
7 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 13 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (30.77%) WCF
9 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
9 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
9 11 (28.21%) StructureMap
9 11 (28.21%) NServiceBus
9 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
9 11 (28.21%) Broadband
9 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
10 10 (25.64%) MS Office
11 5 (12.82%) SLA
11 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
12 4 (10.26%) Finance
12 4 (10.26%) Capita
13 3 (7.69%) SOLID

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 (28.21%) NServiceBus
2 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (25.64%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Broadband
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) CSS
2 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 16 (41.03%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (38.46%) jQuery
3 15 (38.46%) XML
4 14 (35.90%) SOAP
5 12 (30.77%) WCF
6 11 (28.21%) StructureMap
7 3 (7.69%) Silverlight
7 3 (7.69%) WPF
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.56%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.56%) Breeze.js
8 1 (2.56%) Durandal
8 1 (2.56%) JSON
8 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) MVC
3 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 3 (7.69%) MVVM
4 3 (7.69%) OOP
4 3 (7.69%) SOA
4 3 (7.69%) SOLID
4 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Behavioural Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Customer Segmentation
5 2 (5.13%) Network Management
5 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) C#
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.69%) XAML
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) UAG
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Capita
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco
2 2 (5.13%) Tealium
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Mitel
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) VMware