Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 210 225 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.65% 15.04% 20.19%
As % of the Vendors category 30.75% 34.30% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 150 174
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.99% -5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £146 £199 £216
90th Percentile £525 £526 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.28 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +21.00% -32.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.43
90th Percentile £18.51 £22.18 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -3.23% +16.98% -19.70%

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 683 656 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 47.66% 43.85% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 445 464
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £177 £215 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +1.54% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.08 £10.53
90th Percentile £23.00 £21.13 £19.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 71 (33.81%) Windows
2 56 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
4 44 (20.95%) Active Directory
5 43 (20.48%) Office 365
6 38 (18.10%) SQL
7 37 (17.62%) .NET
8 35 (16.67%) C#
9 32 (15.24%) Migration
9 32 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (14.76%) CRM
10 31 (14.76%) Windows 10
11 29 (13.81%) SQL Server
11 29 (13.81%) Finance
12 26 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 25 (11.90%) JavaScript
14 23 (10.95%) ASP.NET
15 21 (10.00%) ITIL
16 20 (9.52%) HTML
16 20 (9.52%) ERP
17 19 (9.05%) VMware
17 19 (9.05%) Dynamics 365
18 18 (8.57%) Windows Server
18 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
19 17 (8.10%) SCCM
20 16 (7.62%) CSS
21 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
21 15 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
21 15 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
22 14 (6.67%) 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 7 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.95%) CMS
6 2 (0.95%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) JBoss
6 2 (0.95%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.95%) SAP Portal
6 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.95%) Eikon
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (20.48%) Office 365
3 19 (9.05%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.76%) PaaS
5 8 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.81%) IaaS
5 8 (3.81%) Serverless
6 7 (3.33%) SaaS
7 6 (2.86%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.95%) GitHub
9 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.95%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.76%) LAN
1 10 (4.76%) WAN
2 7 (3.33%) Firewall
3 6 (2.86%) DHCP
3 6 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.90%) DNS
4 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.43%) VoIP
5 3 (1.43%) VPN
6 2 (0.95%) 4G
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.95%) DSL
6 2 (0.95%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.95%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.95%) MPLS
6 2 (0.95%) NAS
6 2 (0.95%) SAN
6 2 (0.95%) Skype
6 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.90%) Power BI
9 3 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.43%) MS Access
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.95%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (0.95%) MySQL
10 2 (0.95%) Redis
10 2 (0.95%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) JIRA
1 11 (5.24%) NUnit
2 10 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.76%) Moq
3 9 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.29%) Selenium
4 8 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.43%) MSTest
7 2 (0.95%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.95%) MSI
8 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.48%) Grunt
8 1 (0.48%) gulp
8 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.48%) Xcode
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 7 (3.33%) Retail
3 6 (2.86%) Banking
4 5 (2.38%) Marketing
4 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Back Office
5 4 (1.90%) Cantonese Language
5 4 (1.90%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.43%) Automotive
6 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Front Office
7 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.95%) Local Government
7 2 (0.95%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (20.48%) Developer
2 34 (16.19%) Analyst
3 19 (9.05%) Consultant
4 16 (7.62%) Architect
5 11 (5.24%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) .NET Developer
7 8 (3.81%) Administrator
7 8 (3.81%) Azure Developer
7 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
7 8 (3.81%) Service Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (3.33%) Business Process Analyst
8 7 (3.33%) Process Analyst
9 6 (2.86%) C# Developer
9 6 (2.86%) IT Support
9 6 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.62%) .NET
2 23 (10.95%) ASP.NET
3 20 (9.52%) HTML
4 16 (7.62%) CSS
5 10 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.76%) jQuery
5 10 (4.76%) XML
6 9 (4.29%) WCF
7 8 (3.81%) HTML5
7 8 (3.81%) SOAP
8 7 (3.33%) Web Services
9 6 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.86%) JSON
9 6 (2.86%) React
9 6 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.38%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.38%) RESTful
10 5 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.38%) User Experience
6 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.43%) FMCG
7 3 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.95%) BYOD
8 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.95%) PKI
8 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) CCTV
9 1 (0.48%) Handset
9 1 (0.48%) NHS
9 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.81%) Windows
2 31 (14.76%) Windows 10
3 18 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.43%) Android
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.95%) Linux
7 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.95%) Unix
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) VMS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (15.24%) Migration
2 31 (14.76%) CRM
3 21 (10.00%) ITIL
4 20 (9.52%) ERP
5 15 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (6.67%) Project Management
6 14 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (6.67%) TDD
7 13 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (6.19%) MVC
7 13 (6.19%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 12 (5.71%) Microservices
9 11 (5.24%) Change Management
9 11 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.24%) Front End Development
10 9 (4.29%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.10%) SQL
2 35 (16.67%) C#
3 25 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.86%) VBScript
6 5 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.90%) PureScript
7 4 (1.90%) Python
7 4 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.43%) C
8 3 (1.43%) Java
9 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) ES6
10 1 (0.48%) ES7
10 1 (0.48%) VBA
10 1 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Degree
2 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.86%) HNC
5 5 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.38%) HND
5 5 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) MCSE
7 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.43%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.43%) MCITP
7 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.95%) CCNP
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.95%) ISEB
8 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.71%) SLA
2 8 (3.81%) GDPR
3 7 (3.33%) ISO 14001
3 7 (3.33%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.86%) QA
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.95%) PMO
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.29%) Docker
4 7 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.86%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.43%) XenApp
8 2 (0.95%) Firmware
8 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.10%) SCCM
2 14 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.90%) SCOM
5 3 (1.43%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
7 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (9.05%) VMware
2 12 (5.71%) Oracle
3 9 (4.29%) SAP
4 6 (2.86%) Apple
5 5 (2.38%) Citrix
5 5 (2.38%) HP
5 5 (2.38%) Lotus
6 4 (1.90%) Avaya
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco
7 3 (1.43%) Dell
7 3 (1.43%) NetApp
7 3 (1.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.43%) Tableau
8 2 (0.95%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.95%) IBM
8 2 (0.95%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.95%) McAfee
8 2 (0.95%) Reuters
8 2 (0.95%) Sitecore