The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Bromwich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 15.38% 18.75% 57.14%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% 40.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £160 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.59% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +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 West Bromwich region.

Vendors Category
West Bromwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 19.23% 46.88% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £300 £225 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +104.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Bromwich region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Top 29 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Bromwich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) MOS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) X++

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (20.00%) Toshiba