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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 27.27% 33.33% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 52.94% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
17 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 51.52% 50.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Bromwich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Bromwich region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 May 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (53.85%) SSDT
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (46.15%) NHS
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (30.77%) Red Gate
5 4 (30.77%) MCITP
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
5 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) MCDBA
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
7 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) NetApp
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SSDT
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
1 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) SQL DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (30.77%) UML
2 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
2 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
3 3 (23.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Database Security
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCDBA
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (30.77%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Red Gate
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) NetApp
2 2 (15.38%) VMware