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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 25.00% 66.67% -
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
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
12 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 60.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £253 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 4 (36.36%) Software Licensing
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Demand Management
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) User Experience
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) XenApp
6 1 (9.09%) XenServer
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Procurement Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Software Licensing
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Demand Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
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