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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 10.57% 7.35% 7.76%
As % of the Vendors category 19.40% 14.71% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £250 £293 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% -32.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £207 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £379 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
67 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 54.47% 50.00% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 13
Average daily rate £400 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 14 (31.82%) Telecoms
4 10 (22.73%) Cisco
5 9 (20.45%) MS Project
6 7 (15.91%) Project Management
6 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
6 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
7 6 (13.64%) Degree
7 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.36%) MS Office
8 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.36%) VoIP
8 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.36%) Mitel
9 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
9 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
9 4 (9.09%) SQL
9 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
9 4 (9.09%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Games
9 4 (9.09%) Skype
9 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (6.82%) Revenue Management
10 3 (6.82%) HP Storage
10 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.82%) NCIE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Project
3 5 (11.36%) MS Office
4 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VoIP
2 4 (9.09%) Skype
2 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.82%) Broadband
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) QlikView
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.09%) Games
4 3 (6.82%) Back Office
4 3 (6.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.55%) Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) HR Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (2.27%) WF
2 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) HP Storage
3 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Economics
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
1 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Project Management
2 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Revenue Management
4 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.55%) ETL
5 2 (4.55%) People Management
5 2 (4.55%) Presales
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
6 1 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) MCITP
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.82%) NCIE
5 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCDPM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
1 1 (2.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (11.36%) Mitel
3 3 (6.82%) Dell
3 3 (6.82%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) NetApp
3 3 (6.82%) Sophos
4 1 (2.27%) CA
4 1 (2.27%) Nimsoft