The first table below looks at the demand 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 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 West Bromwich 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 28.57% 20.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
West Bromwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 57.14% 20.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £224 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Bromwich region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Bromwich 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Bromwich 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory