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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 13.04% 40.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£213 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 65.22% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £248 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 28 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Software Licensing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Demand Management
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenServer
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Procurement Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Software Licensing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Demand Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco