Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 231 297 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.50% 21.66% 17.82%
As % of the Vendors category 34.43% 43.93% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 170 143
Birmingham median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £178 £172 £188
90th Percentile £550 £528 £542
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £14.35 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +19.58% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.60 £10.67
90th Percentile £21.20 £18.86 £18.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.43 £14.10 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.40% +12.80% -13.79%

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 671 676 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.12% 49.31% 49.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 386 349
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.38% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.42 £14.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% +18.37% -23.44%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.72 £9.48
90th Percentile £21.50 £22.40 £23.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.43
% change year-on-year +5.67% -8.68% +5.97%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 53 (22.94%) SQL
2 52 (22.51%) Windows
3 50 (21.65%) SQL Server
4 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
4 43 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (16.88%) CRM
7 36 (15.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 35 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (15.15%) Finance
9 30 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (12.99%) Office 365
10 29 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
11 28 (12.12%) Migration
12 27 (11.69%) .NET
13 26 (11.26%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (10.82%) Project Management
15 20 (8.66%) ITIL
15 20 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (8.23%) Windows Server
17 18 (7.79%) MS Exchange
17 18 (7.79%) VMware
18 17 (7.36%) ERP
18 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (6.93%) T-SQL
19 16 (6.93%) JavaScript
20 15 (6.49%) C#
20 15 (6.49%) HTML

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 18 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.60%) Confluence
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.87%) Apache
8 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.87%) IIS
8 2 (0.87%) Jetty
8 2 (0.87%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.87%) nginx
8 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.87%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (15.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (5.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.43%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.99%) Office 365
3 26 (11.26%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (3.03%) IaaS
5 7 (3.03%) SaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.16%) PaaS
7 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.43%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.43%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) DNS
2 5 (2.16%) SAN
3 4 (1.73%) Firewall
3 4 (1.73%) Skype
3 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.73%) VPN
4 3 (1.30%) DHCP
4 3 (1.30%) LAN
4 3 (1.30%) WAN
5 2 (0.87%) HTTP
5 2 (0.87%) Internet
5 2 (0.87%) SMTP
5 2 (0.87%) SSL
6 1 (0.43%) ADSL
6 1 (0.43%) CTI
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) FTP
6 1 (0.43%) H.323
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.76%) Power BI
6 10 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.73%) MySQL
11 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.87%) GIS
13 2 (0.87%) OLAP
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) JIRA
2 9 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.30%) Selenium
7 2 (0.87%) LSMW
7 2 (0.87%) MSI
7 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.87%) Subversion
7 2 (0.87%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.43%) Mocha
8 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (15.15%) Finance
2 15 (6.49%) Advertising
3 11 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.60%) General Ledger
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.73%) Automotive
6 4 (1.73%) Law
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (19.91%) Developer
2 40 (17.32%) Analyst
3 31 (13.42%) Consultant
4 18 (7.79%) Architect
5 13 (5.63%) Business Analyst
5 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Developer
6 12 (5.19%) Administrator
6 12 (5.19%) Desktop Support
6 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Consultant
8 9 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.46%) CRM Consultant
9 8 (3.46%) CRM Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Functional Consultant
10 7 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.69%) .NET
2 15 (6.49%) HTML
3 14 (6.06%) CSS
4 11 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 9 (3.90%) HTML5
5 9 (3.90%) Web Services
6 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.03%) MDX
7 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.60%) JSON
8 5 (2.16%) CSS3
9 4 (1.73%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.30%) COM
10 3 (1.30%) jQuery
10 3 (1.30%) LDAP
10 3 (1.30%) REST
10 3 (1.30%) SOAP
10 3 (1.30%) XML
11 2 (0.87%) J2EE
11 2 (0.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.16%) PKI
2 5 (2.16%) User Experience
3 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.73%) Data Structures
3 4 (1.73%) FMCG
4 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.87%) AS400
5 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.51%) Windows
2 19 (8.23%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.06%) Linux
4 10 (4.33%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.30%) Unix
7 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.87%) Android
8 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) Debian
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.88%) CRM
3 30 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (12.12%) Migration
5 25 (10.82%) Project Management
6 20 (8.66%) ITIL
7 17 (7.36%) ERP
8 15 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.06%) DevOps
9 14 (6.06%) ETL
9 14 (6.06%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.63%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 13 (5.63%) Test Automation
11 12 (5.19%) Change Management
11 12 (5.19%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.76%) Analytics
12 11 (4.76%) Scrum
13 9 (3.90%) User Stories
14 8 (3.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.94%) SQL
2 16 (6.93%) JavaScript
2 16 (6.93%) T-SQL
3 15 (6.49%) C#
4 12 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.60%) Python
6 5 (2.16%) Java
7 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.73%) C
7 4 (1.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (1.73%) VBA
8 3 (1.30%) PHP
8 3 (1.30%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.87%) Ruby
9 2 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.43%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (6.49%) Degree
2 8 (3.46%) DBS Check
3 7 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.73%) MCSE
7 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.30%) ISEB
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.30%) PMP
7 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) MCDST
9 1 (0.43%) MCITP
9 1 (0.43%) MCPD
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.33%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.46%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.16%) XenApp
5 3 (1.30%) Docker
6 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.87%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.63%) SCCM
2 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.73%) Puppet
3 4 (1.73%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.73%) WSUS
4 3 (1.30%) Ansible
4 3 (1.30%) SCOM
5 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.87%) Salt
5 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.87%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.43%) Packer
6 1 (0.43%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.43%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (7.79%) VMware
2 11 (4.76%) Citrix
3 9 (3.90%) Cisco
3 9 (3.90%) Oracle
3 9 (3.90%) SAP
4 5 (2.16%) NetApp
5 4 (1.73%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.30%) Apple
6 3 (1.30%) Capita
6 3 (1.30%) Epicor
6 3 (1.30%) IBM
6 3 (1.30%) Informatica
6 3 (1.30%) Ivanti
6 3 (1.30%) Veeam
7 2 (0.87%) 3PAR
7 2 (0.87%) EMC
7 2 (0.87%) Google
7 2 (0.87%) Lotus
7 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.87%) Tableau