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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 109 110 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.80% 17.05% 14.64%
As % of the Vendors category 36.09% 36.91% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 62 51
Median daily rate £351 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +14.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 12
Median hourly rate £12.25 £11.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -37.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.73 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 302 298 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.53% 46.20% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 158 192
Median daily rate £375 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -2.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.49%) CRM
3 60 (23.53%) .NET
4 59 (23.14%) JavaScript
5 58 (22.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 57 (22.35%) HTML
7 55 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 53 (20.78%) Windows
9 50 (19.61%) CSS
10 48 (18.82%) SQL Server
11 43 (16.86%) SQL
12 42 (16.47%) MS Excel
12 42 (16.47%) SharePoint
12 42 (16.47%) Active Directory
13 39 (15.29%) MS Office
13 39 (15.29%) .NET Framework
14 35 (13.73%) WCF
14 35 (13.73%) Finance
15 34 (13.33%) Visual Studio
16 32 (12.55%) Office 365
17 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
17 31 (12.16%) C#
18 30 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 29 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (11.37%) Visual Studio Team System
20 28 (10.98%) VMware
21 27 (10.59%) Migration
22 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
22 26 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related 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 42 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.53%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.75%) IIS
5 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Moodle
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.29%) MS Office
3 10 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.96%) MS Project
4 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (22.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (12.55%) Office 365
3 10 (3.92%) SaaS
4 7 (2.75%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.35%) Yammer
6 5 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.57%) IaaS
7 4 (1.57%) PaaS
8 3 (1.18%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.31%) DHCP
1 11 (4.31%) DNS
2 10 (3.92%) Skype
3 8 (3.14%) LDAP
3 8 (3.14%) SAN
3 8 (3.14%) VoIP
4 7 (2.75%) Kerberos
4 7 (2.75%) Unified Communications
5 6 (2.35%) Firewall
5 6 (2.35%) PBX
6 5 (1.96%) VPN
6 5 (1.96%) WAN
7 4 (1.57%) LAN
7 4 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.18%) WebEx
8 3 (1.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.78%) Intranet
9 2 (0.78%) Network Security
9 2 (0.78%) VLAN
9 2 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (5.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (2.75%) Power BI
9 5 (1.96%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.57%) MS Access
11 3 (1.18%) QlikView
12 2 (0.78%) MySQL
12 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 29 (11.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.35%) MSI
5 5 (1.96%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.18%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.78%) Grunt
7 2 (0.78%) gulp
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) git-flow
8 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (13.73%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Advertising
3 19 (7.45%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.92%) Marketing
5 10 (3.92%) Retail
6 3 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (31.37%) Developer
2 48 (18.82%) Architect
3 33 (12.94%) CRM Developer
4 29 (11.37%) Microsoft Developer
5 28 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 24 (9.41%) Analyst
7 19 (7.45%) Consultant
8 17 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.49%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.71%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (4.31%) CRM Architect
12 9 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.53%) Dynamics AX Architect
12 9 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 8 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM Architect
13 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.14%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.53%) .NET
2 57 (22.35%) HTML
3 50 (19.61%) CSS
4 39 (15.29%) .NET Framework
5 35 (13.73%) WCF
6 30 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (7.06%) ASP.NET
8 13 (5.10%) HTML5
9 12 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.71%) CSS3
9 12 (4.71%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.75%) Web Services
12 5 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.57%) XML
14 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (1.18%) COM
14 3 (1.18%) jQuery
14 3 (1.18%) JSON
14 3 (1.18%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.92%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.75%) PKI
7 5 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.96%) User Experience
8 4 (1.57%) CMDB
9 3 (1.18%) Clustering
9 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.18%) NHS
9 3 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.78%) SCADA
11 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 53 (20.78%) Windows
2 20 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.75%) Unix
7 6 (2.35%) Linux
7 6 (2.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.18%) HPUX
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Android
11 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.49%) CRM
3 30 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (10.59%) Migration
5 25 (9.80%) ITIL
6 24 (9.41%) Scrum
7 17 (6.67%) Change Management
8 14 (5.49%) Business Development
8 14 (5.49%) MVC
9 13 (5.10%) Service Management
10 12 (4.71%) ETL
10 12 (4.71%) Front End Development
10 12 (4.71%) Project Management
11 11 (4.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (3.92%) Data Modelling
12 10 (3.92%) Workflow
13 9 (3.53%) Presales
13 9 (3.53%) SDLC
14 8 (3.14%) Kimball Methodology
14 8 (3.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.14%) JavaScript
2 43 (16.86%) SQL
3 31 (12.16%) C#
4 10 (3.92%) Java
5 9 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.14%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.75%) X++
8 6 (2.35%) Python
9 5 (1.96%) Ruby
9 5 (1.96%) Scala
10 4 (1.57%) C
11 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.39%) Perl
12 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.39%) VB
12 1 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.92%) Degree
6 6 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.35%) MCSE
7 5 (1.96%) MCITP
8 4 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.18%) ISEB
9 3 (1.18%) PMP
9 3 (1.18%) RHCE
10 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) MCPD
11 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.14%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) SCCM
2 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.35%) Nagios
2 6 (2.35%) SCOM
3 3 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.39%) Kibana
5 1 (0.39%) logstash
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (10.98%) VMware
2 14 (5.49%) Cisco
3 12 (4.71%) Citrix
4 8 (3.14%) HP
4 8 (3.14%) Remedy
5 7 (2.75%) BMC
5 7 (2.75%) SolarWinds
6 6 (2.35%) Oracle
7 5 (1.96%) IBM
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) Veeam
9 3 (1.18%) Adobe
9 3 (1.18%) Brocade
9 3 (1.18%) Casewise
9 3 (1.18%) Cognos
9 3 (1.18%) NetApp
10 2 (0.78%) Avaya
10 2 (0.78%) Omniture
10 2 (0.78%) RedGate
10 2 (0.78%) Veritas
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