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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Sutton Coldfield
Rank 3 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 14.29% 3.85% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 9.09% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
1 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sutton Coldfield 14.29% 42.31% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £495 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sutton Coldfield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sutton Coldfield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield

For the 6 months to 18 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 Sutton Coldfield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sutton Coldfield 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) VMware