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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 53.33% 16.67% -
As % of the Vendors category 72.73% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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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
11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 73.33% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 4 (33.33%) MCITP
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) MCDBA
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) NHS
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) Red Gate
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) SSDT
5 3 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) SSDT
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
1 4 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) UML
2 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Database Security
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Red Gate
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix