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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 6.94% 10.53% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 13.51% 32.00% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £338 £175 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £175 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £195 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +145.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
74 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 51.39% 32.89% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 17
Median daily rate £325 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £183 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £313 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.87 £30.00 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.76% +145.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 May 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 May 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 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) MS Office
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 4 (18.18%) Skype
5 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Big Data
5 3 (13.64%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Master Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Statistics
5 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Games
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.09%) Firewall
6 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

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 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Skype
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Broadband
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Games
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Statistics
3 2 (9.09%) Economics
3 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Data Management
2 3 (13.64%) Master Data Management
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
3 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) NCIE
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) NEBOSH
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Dell
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) NetApp
2 1 (4.55%) Sophos