The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 15.38% 10.53% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 20.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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 Walsall region.

Vendors Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 50.00% 52.63% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £375 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £509 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.96 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Walsall region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (40.00%) MOS
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MOS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM