Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 225 236 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.27% 14.92% 19.36%
As % of the Vendors category 40.39% 34.35% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 166 148
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £150 £199 £176
90th Percentile £563 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +8.62% +24.46%
10th Percentile £10.40 £13.63 £10.36
90th Percentile £19.64 £21.25 £19.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £13.75
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +14.58%

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 557 687 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.75% 43.43% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 435 374
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £556 £588 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 24
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £12.42 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.82% -14.34% +20.83%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.39 £10.18
90th Percentile £23.35 £22.10 £25.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.96
% change year-on-year - +5.93% -5.30%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019, 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 54 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
1 54 (24.00%) Windows
1 54 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (20.89%) Active Directory
3 45 (20.00%) .NET
4 44 (19.56%) SQL
5 42 (18.67%) CRM
5 42 (18.67%) Dynamics 365
6 40 (17.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 38 (16.89%) SQL Server
8 36 (16.00%) Office 365
9 33 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (13.33%) Migration
11 26 (11.56%) Finance
12 25 (11.11%) ITIL
13 24 (10.67%) C#
14 23 (10.22%) JavaScript
15 22 (9.78%) SCCM
16 21 (9.33%) VMware
17 20 (8.89%) HTML
18 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
19 18 (8.00%) DevOps
19 18 (8.00%) CSS
19 18 (8.00%) Windows 10
20 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
20 17 (7.56%) SharePoint
20 17 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 16 (7.11%) DNS

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 17 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.33%) IIS
3 9 (4.00%) Apache
3 9 (4.00%) Jetty
3 9 (4.00%) Mongrel
3 9 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.00%) nginx
3 9 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.67%) SAS
5 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (17.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.89%) Eikon
4 2 (0.89%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 54 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (18.67%) Dynamics 365
3 36 (16.00%) Office 365
4 18 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.00%) Google App Engine
5 9 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.11%) SaaS
7 6 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (2.67%) PaaS
8 5 (2.22%) IaaS
9 4 (1.78%) G Suite
10 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.89%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.44%) Boomi
12 1 (0.44%) GitHub
12 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.11%) DNS
2 14 (6.22%) DHCP
3 13 (5.78%) SSL
4 10 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.00%) FTP
5 9 (4.00%) HTTP
5 9 (4.00%) IPsec
6 8 (3.56%) Internet
7 6 (2.67%) LAN
7 6 (2.67%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.78%) Firewall
8 4 (1.78%) WLAN
9 3 (1.33%) Skype
9 3 (1.33%) VPN
9 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.89%) PBX
10 2 (0.89%) SAN
10 2 (0.89%) WAN
10 2 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.56%) Power BI
7 5 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.33%) Big Data
9 3 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.89%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.00%) Travis CI
3 8 (3.56%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.33%) JUnit
5 3 (1.33%) Moq
5 3 (1.33%) MSI
5 3 (1.33%) NUnit
5 3 (1.33%) Subversion
5 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.44%) Grunt
7 1 (0.44%) gulp
7 1 (0.44%) JMeter
7 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (11.56%) Finance
2 10 (4.44%) Retail
3 7 (3.11%) Banking
4 5 (2.22%) Legal
5 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Retail Finance
6 2 (0.89%) Cantonese Language
6 2 (0.89%) Front Office
6 2 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.44%) Developer
2 38 (16.89%) Analyst
3 20 (8.89%) Consultant
4 15 (6.67%) CRM Developer
4 15 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 12 (5.33%) IT Support
6 11 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.44%) Architect
7 10 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.56%) CRM Consultant
9 8 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 8 (3.56%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.11%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.00%) .NET
2 20 (8.89%) HTML
3 18 (8.00%) CSS
4 9 (4.00%) Servlets
4 9 (4.00%) Web Services
5 8 (3.56%) J2EE
6 5 (2.22%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.33%) Django
8 3 (1.33%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.33%) Flask
8 3 (1.33%) HTML5
8 3 (1.33%) Java SE
8 3 (1.33%) JSON
8 3 (1.33%) LDAP
8 3 (1.33%) MDX
8 3 (1.33%) RESTful
8 3 (1.33%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.33%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.33%) Social Media
6 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.89%) BYOD
6 2 (0.89%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) PKI
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.00%) Windows
2 18 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.33%) Linux
6 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.33%) AIX
7 3 (1.33%) Android
7 3 (1.33%) Unix
7 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.44%) HPUX
9 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.67%) CRM
2 33 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.33%) Migration
4 25 (11.11%) ITIL
5 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (8.00%) DevOps
7 15 (6.67%) ETL
8 14 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (6.22%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.78%) ERP
9 13 (5.78%) Workflow
10 12 (5.33%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.89%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.89%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (4.44%) Change Management
12 10 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.56%) SQL
2 24 (10.67%) C#
3 23 (10.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.22%) Java
4 14 (6.22%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.67%) Python
7 5 (2.22%) VB
7 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.33%) C
8 3 (1.33%) Java 8
8 3 (1.33%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) VB6
10 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.56%) Degree
2 7 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.89%) MCSE
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCITP
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) COBIT
2 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.44%) PMO
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.00%) Xen
4 4 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.89%) Docker
5 2 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (9.78%) SCCM
2 9 (4.00%) Puppet
3 7 (3.11%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.22%) Terraform
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.44%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (9.33%) VMware
2 13 (5.78%) Google
3 11 (4.89%) Oracle
4 10 (4.44%) Cisco
5 9 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.11%) SAP
7 4 (1.78%) Apple
7 4 (1.78%) Dell
7 4 (1.78%) HP
8 3 (1.33%) Avaya
8 3 (1.33%) Citrix
8 3 (1.33%) Nintex
9 2 (0.89%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.89%) IBM
9 2 (0.89%) Infoblox
9 2 (0.89%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.89%) Lotus
9 2 (0.89%) NetApp
9 2 (0.89%) Reuters
9 2 (0.89%) Sage