Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 234 244 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.57% 14.78% 22.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.45% 34.41% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 174 175
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £152 £185 £200
90th Percentile £525 £513 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.90% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.43 £15.17 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +5.71% -4.33%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.83 £10.60
90th Percentile £16.68 £25.03 £19.79
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% -8.20%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 660 709 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 46.74% 42.94% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 485 411
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £187 £213 £210
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.90 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.18% +11.74% -6.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 78 (33.33%) Windows
2 70 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (24.36%) Active Directory
4 51 (21.79%) SQL
4 51 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (20.09%) .NET
6 45 (19.23%) Office 365
7 44 (18.80%) CRM
8 40 (17.09%) SQL Server
9 38 (16.24%) C#
9 38 (16.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (14.53%) Migration
12 30 (12.82%) Finance
13 29 (12.39%) Dynamics 365
14 27 (11.54%) Windows 10
14 27 (11.54%) JavaScript
14 27 (11.54%) ITIL
15 26 (11.11%) SCCM
16 25 (10.68%) VMware
17 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
18 22 (9.40%) HTML
18 22 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 21 (8.97%) ERP
19 21 (8.97%) Service Delivery
20 20 (8.55%) ASP.NET
21 19 (8.12%) Oracle
21 19 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
22 17 (7.26%) PowerShell
23 16 (6.84%) CSS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.14%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.71%) SAS
4 3 (1.28%) CMS
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.28%) IIS
4 3 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.85%) SAP Portal
5 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.98%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 38 (16.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.85%) Eikon
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (19.23%) Office 365
3 29 (12.39%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (4.70%) PaaS
6 10 (4.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (4.27%) SaaS
7 9 (3.85%) IaaS
8 8 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.99%) Serverless
10 6 (2.56%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.71%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.85%) Taleo
13 1 (0.43%) Boomi
13 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.70%) LAN
2 8 (3.42%) WAN
3 7 (2.99%) DHCP
3 7 (2.99%) Firewall
3 7 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (2.56%) DNS
4 6 (2.56%) Internet
5 5 (2.14%) Unified Communications
5 5 (2.14%) VPN
6 4 (1.71%) SSL
7 3 (1.28%) Skype
7 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.28%) WLAN
8 2 (0.85%) 4G
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.85%) DSL
8 2 (0.85%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.85%) MPLS
8 2 (0.85%) SAN
8 2 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.14%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.28%) Big Data
8 3 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Jenkins
1 11 (4.70%) Moq
1 11 (4.70%) NUnit
1 11 (4.70%) Selenium
2 9 (3.85%) JIRA
2 9 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.71%) Subversion
5 3 (1.28%) JUnit
5 3 (1.28%) MSTest
6 2 (0.85%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.85%) Grunt
6 2 (0.85%) gulp
6 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 30 (12.82%) Finance
2 8 (3.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.56%) Retail
4 5 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.71%) Back Office
5 4 (1.71%) Cantonese Language
5 4 (1.71%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
7 2 (0.85%) Front Office
7 2 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Military
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (19.66%) Developer
2 41 (17.52%) Analyst
3 23 (9.83%) Consultant
4 15 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (5.13%) Architect
6 11 (4.70%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.27%) IT Support
8 9 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.85%) CRM Developer
8 9 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (3.42%) Azure Developer
9 8 (3.42%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.99%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 7 (2.99%) IT Analyst
10 7 (2.99%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 7 (2.99%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) SCCM Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.09%) .NET
2 22 (9.40%) HTML
3 20 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 16 (6.84%) CSS
5 10 (4.27%) SOAP
5 10 (4.27%) WCF
6 9 (3.85%) Web Services
6 9 (3.85%) XML
7 8 (3.42%) JSON
7 8 (3.42%) RESTful
8 7 (2.99%) REST
9 6 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.56%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.56%) HTML5
9 6 (2.56%) JSON Schema
9 6 (2.56%) XSD
10 5 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.14%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.14%) jQuery
10 5 (2.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.14%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.71%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.28%) FMCG
5 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.85%) BYOD
6 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.85%) PKI
6 2 (0.85%) Social Media
6 2 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) CCTV
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.43%) Handset
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (33.33%) Windows
2 27 (11.54%) Windows 10
3 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.98%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.14%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.71%) Unix
8 3 (1.28%) Android
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) AIX
9 2 (0.85%) Linux
9 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.80%) CRM
2 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.53%) Migration
4 27 (11.54%) ITIL
5 22 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (8.97%) ERP
6 21 (8.97%) Service Delivery
7 19 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.98%) MVC
10 13 (5.56%) Identity Management
10 13 (5.56%) Project Management
11 12 (5.13%) Integration Testing
11 12 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (5.13%) TDD
12 11 (4.70%) Change Management
12 11 (4.70%) Workflow
13 10 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (4.27%) UML
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.79%) SQL
2 38 (16.24%) C#
3 27 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.26%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.99%) Python
6 6 (2.56%) Java
6 6 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.14%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.14%) VBScript
8 3 (1.28%) C
8 3 (1.28%) Java 8
8 3 (1.28%) VB
9 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) ES6
10 1 (0.43%) ES7
10 1 (0.43%) PureScript
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.43%) VB6
10 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (6.41%) Degree
2 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.14%) MCSE
6 4 (1.71%) HNC
6 4 (1.71%) HND
7 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.28%) MCITP
8 2 (0.85%) CCNP
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) SLA
2 7 (2.99%) GDPR
3 6 (2.56%) ISO 14001
3 6 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.14%) QA
5 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.85%) PMO
5 2 (0.85%) WCAG
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.42%) Docker
4 7 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.71%) XenApp
8 2 (0.85%) Firmware
8 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (11.11%) SCCM
2 12 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.42%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.71%) SCOM
5 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.85%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (10.68%) VMware
2 19 (8.12%) Oracle
3 12 (5.13%) SAP
4 8 (3.42%) Cisco
5 7 (2.99%) HP
6 6 (2.56%) Citrix
7 5 (2.14%) Apple
7 5 (2.14%) Avaya
7 5 (2.14%) Lotus
7 5 (2.14%) NetApp
8 4 (1.71%) Dell
9 3 (1.28%) McAfee
9 3 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.85%) IBM
10 2 (0.85%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.85%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.85%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.85%) NEC
10 2 (0.85%) Tableau