The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 11.11% 46.15% 50.00%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 85.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £440 £85
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +419.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Sutton Coldfield region.

Vendors Category
Sutton Coldfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 55.56% 53.85% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate £365 £431 £85
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% +408.90%
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 £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Military
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Maximo
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) ESRI
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (25.00%) Maximo
General
1 2 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) ESRI