The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Walsall region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 3.45% 8.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 5.56% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £144 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 62.07% 58.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
Average daily rate £325 £144 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.69% -4.00%
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 £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 25 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM