The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSF
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2343 2060 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.62% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1239 932
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands