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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 May 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 11.11% 18.75% 19.23%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 30.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £19.28 £11.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +72.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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 Walsall region.

Vendors Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 44.44% 62.50% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £200 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £11.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Walsall region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 Walsall region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
1 2 (66.67%) XQuery
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) XPath
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
1 2 (66.67%) EPiServer
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) XPath
1 2 (66.67%) XQuery
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EPiServer
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (33.33%) VMware