The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 475 308 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.70% 12.39% 15.16%
As % of the Vendors category 30.98% 28.79% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 174 193
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 60
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.08 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.03 £32.04 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1533 1070 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.45% 43.04% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 548 610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 77 95
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.44 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 160 £400 +6.66% 54
Coventry +2 90 £375 +7.14% 16
Shropshire +8 49 £436 +58.63% 5
Staffordshire +8 46 £323 -11.03% 24
Worcestershire +1 29 £240 -15.78% 5
Warwickshire -7 23 £363 +16.00% 11
Dudley -1 8 £80 -33.33%
Wolverhampton +6 7 £375 +11.94% 2
Solihull -11 7 - - 3
Herefordshire +2 6 £438 +15.13% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £325 - 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 263 (31.72%) MS Excel
2 241 (29.07%) Windows
3 213 (25.69%) SQL Server
4 194 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (23.04%) SQL
6 180 (21.71%) .NET
7 158 (19.06%) MS Office
8 150 (18.09%) Active Directory
9 136 (16.41%) C#
10 125 (15.08%) Windows Server
11 108 (13.03%) CRM
12 99 (11.94%) Visual Studio
13 96 (11.58%) Dynamics CRM
14 93 (11.22%) Security Cleared
15 92 (11.10%) Migration
16 90 (10.86%) SharePoint
17 85 (10.25%) Finance
17 85 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 83 (10.01%) Business Intelligence
19 81 (9.77%) ITIL
20 79 (9.53%) JavaScript
21 78 (9.41%) HTML
21 78 (9.41%) Project Management
21 78 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 74 (8.93%) .NET Framework
22 74 (8.93%) ASP.NET
23 72 (8.69%) SC Cleared
24 71 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 70 (8.44%) CSS
26 68 (8.20%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 90 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 57 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 25 (3.02%) IIS
3 25 (3.02%) Skype for Business
4 22 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.21%) CMS
8 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.97%) Confluence
9 8 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.84%) Apache
10 7 (0.84%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.36%) Kentico
12 3 (0.36%) SAS
12 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 263 (31.72%) MS Excel
2 158 (19.06%) MS Office
3 59 (7.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (6.39%) MS Project
5 51 (6.15%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.24%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 96 (11.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.24%) Maximo
4 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 85 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (5.91%) Office 365
3 21 (2.53%) IaaS
4 15 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.21%) SaaS
6 9 (1.09%) PaaS
7 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.48%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.48%) Yammer
8 2 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) Heroku
8 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.83%) LAN
2 38 (4.58%) Firewall
3 35 (4.22%) WAN
4 33 (3.98%) DNS
5 28 (3.38%) DHCP
6 24 (2.90%) VPN
7 22 (2.65%) SAN
8 21 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
8 21 (2.53%) VLAN
9 19 (2.29%) Network Security
9 19 (2.29%) Wireless
10 18 (2.17%) IPv4
11 17 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.69%) Internet
12 14 (1.69%) VoIP
13 13 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (1.57%) SSL
14 12 (1.45%) Skype
14 12 (1.45%) TCP/IP
15 11 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 78 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 71 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 40 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.57%) Big Data
10 13 (1.57%) Power BI
11 12 (1.45%) MySQL
12 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.33%) QlikView
13 8 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.72%) MS Access
15 6 (0.72%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 99 (11.94%) Visual Studio
2 49 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.41%) JIRA
4 20 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (1.69%) Selenium
6 11 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.84%) FishEye
9 7 (0.84%) FxCop
9 7 (0.84%) GoCD
9 7 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.84%) StyleCop
9 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.72%) Subversion
11 5 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
11 5 (0.60%) VersionOne
General
1 85 (10.25%) Finance
2 40 (4.83%) Advertising
3 31 (3.74%) Marketing
4 19 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.69%) Retail
6 13 (1.57%) Automotive
7 11 (1.33%) Banking
7 11 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.09%) Legal
9 7 (0.84%) Billing
10 6 (0.72%) Back Office
11 5 (0.60%) Games
11 5 (0.60%) German Language
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 198 (23.88%) Developer
2 130 (15.68%) Analyst
3 89 (10.74%) Architect
4 74 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 59 (7.12%) Project Manager
6 48 (5.79%) Consultant
7 46 (5.55%) C# Developer
8 42 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (4.83%) SQL Developer
10 35 (4.22%) Microsoft Developer
11 34 (4.10%) Support Engineer
12 33 (3.98%) CRM Developer
13 31 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 31 (3.74%) Service Analyst
14 28 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (3.26%) Business Analyst
16 25 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
16 25 (3.02%) Team Leader
17 24 (2.90%) Administrator
18 23 (2.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (21.71%) .NET
2 78 (9.41%) HTML
3 74 (8.93%) .NET Framework
3 74 (8.93%) ASP.NET
4 70 (8.44%) CSS
5 48 (5.79%) Web Services
6 38 (4.58%) XML
7 32 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (3.50%) WCF
9 26 (3.14%) jQuery
10 22 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (2.17%) Entity Framework
12 17 (2.05%) HTML5
12 17 (2.05%) REST
13 16 (1.93%) AngularJS
14 15 (1.81%) LINQ
15 12 (1.45%) Ajax
15 12 (1.45%) SOAP
15 12 (1.45%) XSD
15 12 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 31 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.93%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.45%) Clustering
7 12 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 12 (1.45%) Replication
8 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.97%) PDA
9 8 (0.97%) PMI
10 6 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.72%) Data Conversion
10 6 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.72%) NHS
10 6 (0.72%) Statistics
10 6 (0.72%) User Experience
10 6 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 241 (29.07%) Windows
2 125 (15.08%) Windows Server
3 66 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (7.12%) Windows 7
5 48 (5.79%) Linux
6 44 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (3.74%) Windows XP
9 26 (3.14%) Unix
10 24 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.29%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.45%) Android
13 11 (1.33%) Solaris
14 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.09%) SUSE
15 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.84%) AIX
16 7 (0.84%) CentOS
17 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (13.03%) CRM
3 92 (11.10%) Migration
4 83 (10.01%) Business Intelligence
5 81 (9.77%) ITIL
6 78 (9.41%) Project Management
7 58 (7.00%) ETL
8 52 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (6.15%) Service Management
10 50 (6.03%) MVC
11 49 (5.91%) Scrum
12 42 (5.07%) Data Migration
12 42 (5.07%) Waterfall
13 39 (4.70%) PRINCE2
14 36 (4.34%) Data Modelling
15 33 (3.98%) Software Engineering
16 31 (3.74%) Configuration Management
17 24 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (2.77%) Data Management
19 21 (2.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 191 (23.04%) SQL
2 136 (16.41%) C#
3 79 (9.53%) JavaScript
4 68 (8.20%) T-SQL
5 38 (4.58%) PowerShell
6 30 (3.62%) Java
7 8 (0.97%) C
8 7 (0.84%) XAML
9 6 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.48%) VB
11 3 (0.36%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.24%) COBOL
12 2 (0.24%) Python
12 2 (0.24%) Ruby
12 2 (0.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.12%) C++
13 1 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 72 (8.69%) SC Cleared
3 63 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (6.27%) Degree
5 28 (3.38%) MCSE
6 25 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.77%) ISEB
8 20 (2.41%) CCNP
9 14 (1.69%) MCSA
10 13 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.45%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.21%) MCP
14 9 (1.09%) CCNA
15 7 (0.84%) MOS
16 6 (0.72%) MCITP
17 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.41%) QA
2 19 (2.29%) SLA
3 18 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 150 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.05%) vSphere
5 14 (1.69%) XenApp
6 11 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.60%) XenServer
11 4 (0.48%) Firmware
12 3 (0.36%) Docker
12 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.24%) iptables
13 2 (0.24%) Postfix
13 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 31 (3.74%) SCCM
2 25 (3.02%) SCOM
3 12 (1.45%) Puppet
4 8 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.84%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.72%) Nagios
7 5 (0.60%) WSUS
8 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.36%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.24%) MOM
10 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 65 (7.84%) Cisco
2 60 (7.24%) VMware
3 55 (6.63%) Oracle
4 40 (4.83%) Citrix
5 34 (4.10%) HP
6 29 (3.50%) Dell
7 20 (2.41%) SAP
8 18 (2.17%) Avaya
9 17 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.93%) IBM
11 14 (1.69%) Juniper
12 13 (1.57%) Intel Security
13 11 (1.33%) EMC
14 9 (1.09%) LANDesk
15 8 (0.97%) Fortinet
16 7 (0.84%) SaltStack
16 7 (0.84%) Sophos
16 7 (0.84%) Toshiba
17 6 (0.72%) Google
17 6 (0.72%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Birmingham
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day, Benefits There is an opportunity to work remotely
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £360 per day Initial contract 3 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
InfinityQuest
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 7 days ago