The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Sutton Coldfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Sutton Coldfield region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 15.79% - -
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Sutton Coldfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 52.63% 36.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sutton Coldfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Sutton Coldfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Sutton Coldfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Sutton Coldfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Sutton Coldfield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Sutton Coldfield

Microsoft
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sutton Coldfield 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Military
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Maximo
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (20.00%) GIS
4 1 (20.00%) ESRI
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sutton Coldfield 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (20.00%) Maximo
General
1 3 (60.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) ESRI
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle