Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 195 182 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.38% 13.65% 17.69%
As % of the Vendors category 28.72% 31.06% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 125 163
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £152 £211 £214
90th Percentile £513 £495 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 19
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +21.53% -28.48%
10th Percentile £10.78 £13.06 £10.20
90th Percentile £20.58 £21.00 £18.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year +10.34% +13.73% -22.73%

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 679 586 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 46.60% 43.96% 50.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 404 496
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +4.50%
10th Percentile £188 £228 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 30
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.28 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +21.00% -21.33%
10th Percentile £9.33 £10.38 £9.91
90th Percentile £22.50 £17.50 £24.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £13.68
% change year-on-year -0.90% +14.33% -17.09%

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 21 August 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 60 (30.77%) Windows
2 45 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (20.00%) SQL
4 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (19.49%) Office 365
5 37 (18.97%) Active Directory
6 34 (17.44%) Migration
7 32 (16.41%) C#
8 31 (15.90%) Finance
9 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
10 25 (12.82%) .NET
10 25 (12.82%) ERP
10 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (12.82%) Windows 10
11 24 (12.31%) VMware
12 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
13 21 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (10.77%) Windows Server
14 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
16 18 (9.23%) CRM
16 18 (9.23%) Dynamics CRM
16 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
17 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (8.72%) Oracle
18 16 (8.21%) HTML
19 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET
19 15 (7.69%) MS Visio
19 15 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune

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 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.05%) CMS
4 4 (2.05%) IIS
4 4 (2.05%) JBoss
5 3 (1.54%) Apache
5 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.03%) Confluence
6 2 (1.03%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.03%) SAP Portal
6 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (9.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.62%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.51%) Actimize
5 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (19.49%) Office 365
3 12 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.10%) PaaS
6 6 (3.08%) IaaS
6 6 (3.08%) Serverless
7 5 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.05%) Azure Functions
8 4 (2.05%) SaaS
9 2 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.03%) GitHub
9 2 (1.03%) Slack
9 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (1.03%) Taleo
10 1 (0.51%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.62%) WAN
2 7 (3.59%) Firewall
3 6 (3.08%) LAN
4 5 (2.56%) DHCP
5 3 (1.54%) DNS
5 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.03%) 4G
6 2 (1.03%) DSL
6 2 (1.03%) HTTP
6 2 (1.03%) Skype
6 2 (1.03%) VoIP
6 2 (1.03%) VPN
7 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.51%) Intranet
7 1 (0.51%) MPLS
7 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.51%) POP3
7 1 (0.51%) SAN
7 1 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.10%) Power BI
7 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.05%) Big Data
8 4 (2.05%) MySQL
9 3 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.54%) MS Access
9 3 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (5.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.08%) JIRA
4 6 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.54%) NUnit
6 2 (1.03%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.03%) Moq
6 2 (1.03%) MSI
6 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.03%) TestRail
6 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.51%) Grunt
7 1 (0.51%) gulp
7 1 (0.51%) MSTest
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.51%) Xcode
General
1 31 (15.90%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Retail
3 7 (3.59%) Banking
4 6 (3.08%) Advertising
4 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.56%) Marketing
6 4 (2.05%) Back Office
6 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.54%) Automotive
8 2 (1.03%) Billing
8 2 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.03%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (20.51%) Developer
2 32 (16.41%) Analyst
3 25 (12.82%) Consultant
4 16 (8.21%) Architect
5 9 (4.62%) Process Analyst
5 9 (4.62%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.10%) Administrator
6 8 (4.10%) Business Process Analyst
6 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (4.10%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.59%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (3.08%) Azure Developer
8 6 (3.08%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (2.56%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (2.56%) IT Support
9 5 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.82%) .NET
2 16 (8.21%) HTML
3 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 14 (7.18%) CSS
5 10 (5.13%) XML
6 9 (4.62%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.62%) WCF
6 9 (4.62%) Web Services
7 8 (4.10%) jQuery
7 8 (4.10%) JSON
8 7 (3.59%) React
8 7 (3.59%) RESTful
9 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.08%) HTML5
9 6 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (2.56%) Sass
10 5 (2.56%) SOAP
11 4 (2.05%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.10%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Licensing
4 5 (2.56%) User Experience
5 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.54%) FMCG
5 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.77%) Windows
2 25 (12.82%) Windows 10
3 21 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.08%) Unix
4 6 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.56%) Linux
5 5 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) VMS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.44%) Migration
2 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.82%) ERP
3 21 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (9.23%) CRM
5 15 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (6.67%) ITIL
7 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.64%) MVC
8 11 (5.64%) Project Management
9 10 (5.13%) Front End Development
10 9 (4.62%) Change Management
10 9 (4.62%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.62%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (4.62%) Integration Testing
10 9 (4.62%) Lean Six Sigma
10 9 (4.62%) Six Sigma
11 8 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.00%) SQL
2 32 (16.41%) C#
3 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.08%) Java
5 6 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.56%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.56%) VBScript
7 4 (2.05%) PureScript
8 3 (1.54%) C
8 3 (1.54%) Python
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) Caml Language
10 1 (0.51%) ES6
10 1 (0.51%) ES7
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (5.64%) Degree
1 11 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.59%) HNC
4 6 (3.08%) HND
5 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.54%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.54%) MCSE
7 3 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.03%) ISEB
8 2 (1.03%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCSA
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.15%) SLA
2 9 (4.62%) ISO 14001
2 9 (4.62%) ISO 9001
3 7 (3.59%) GDPR
3 7 (3.59%) QA
4 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.08%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.03%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) Docker
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.51%) vSphere
8 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (7.18%) SCCM
3 6 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.03%) Puppet
4 2 (1.03%) SCOM
4 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.03%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
5 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (12.31%) VMware
2 17 (8.72%) Oracle
3 10 (5.13%) SAP
4 6 (3.08%) Apple
4 6 (3.08%) Tableau
5 4 (2.05%) Citrix
6 3 (1.54%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.03%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco
7 2 (1.03%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.03%) McAfee
7 2 (1.03%) Meraki
7 2 (1.03%) NetApp
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.51%) Avaya
8 1 (0.51%) Epicor
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) Lotus
8 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft