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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / West Bromwich
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 30.00% 20.00% 46.67%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 50.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £338 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £550 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £550 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 30.00% 40.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £338 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £550 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Bromwich region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Bromwich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) COM
4 1 (12.50%) Postgraduate
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) QA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Database Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) QA