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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 28.57% 16.67% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 66.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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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
8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 57.14% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
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 £12.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 26 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (44.44%) UML
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (44.44%) SSDT
2 3 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (44.44%) SSDT
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Project Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) UML
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
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