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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 13.64% - -
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
10 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 45.45% 48.00% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate £325 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) MOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (80.00%) 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%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Officer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory