Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 194 183 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.06% 14.75% 16.83%
As % of the Vendors category 29.53% 32.33% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 119 147
Birmingham median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £154 £196 £200
90th Percentile £550 £500 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 20
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.36 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +21.67% -47.56%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.63 £10.68
90th Percentile £22.85 £16.57 £15.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.31% +16.00% -24.24%

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 657 566 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 44.24% 45.61% 50.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 373 443
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £220 £200
90th Percentile £599 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 30
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.56 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +22.76% -20.92%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.00 £9.29
90th Percentile £23.00 £25.88 £25.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -9.06% +18.93% -16.45%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 52 (26.80%) Windows
2 44 (22.68%) SQL
3 43 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
6 34 (17.53%) Finance
7 32 (16.49%) Active Directory
8 31 (15.98%) Office 365
9 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (15.46%) C#
10 27 (13.92%) .NET
11 26 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (12.37%) Migration
13 23 (11.86%) CRM
13 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (11.34%) Dynamics CRM
15 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (10.31%) Windows Server
16 19 (9.79%) DevOps
16 19 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (9.79%) HTML
16 19 (9.79%) JavaScript
16 19 (9.79%) VMware
17 18 (9.28%) Windows 10
18 17 (8.76%) CSS
18 17 (8.76%) ERP
18 17 (8.76%) Project Management
18 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 17 (8.76%) Visual Studio Team System

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 11 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.61%) Confluence
4 6 (3.09%) IIS
4 6 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.06%) Apache
5 4 (2.06%) JBoss
5 4 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.03%) CMS
7 2 (1.03%) Jetty
7 2 (1.03%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 2 (1.03%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (11.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.64%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.03%) NetSuite
6 2 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.03%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.52%) Actimize
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.52%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 43 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (15.98%) Office 365
3 15 (7.73%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (5.67%) IaaS
5 10 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (4.64%) PaaS
7 6 (3.09%) SaaS
8 5 (2.58%) Slack
9 4 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.55%) Serverless
11 2 (1.03%) FinancialForce
11 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.52%) GitHub
12 1 (0.52%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.52%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.06%) HTTP
1 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.06%) WAN
2 3 (1.55%) Firewall
2 3 (1.55%) LAN
2 3 (1.55%) SAN
2 3 (1.55%) VPN
3 2 (1.03%) DHCP
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) IPsec
4 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
4 1 (0.52%) VLAN
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (6.19%) Power BI
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.58%) MySQL
8 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.06%) Big Data
9 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.55%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (1.03%) QlikView
11 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
11 2 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (6.70%) JIRA
3 12 (6.19%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.64%) Selenium
6 7 (3.61%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.09%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.58%) TestRail
8 5 (2.58%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.55%) MSI
10 2 (1.03%) LSMW
10 2 (1.03%) NUnit
10 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.03%) Subversion
10 2 (1.03%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 34 (17.53%) Finance
2 13 (6.70%) Advertising
3 12 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.15%) Retail
5 6 (3.09%) Banking
6 4 (2.06%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.68%) Developer
2 30 (15.46%) Consultant
3 25 (12.89%) Analyst
4 20 (10.31%) Architect
5 11 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Administrator
7 9 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.61%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Service Analyst
8 7 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) .NET
2 19 (9.79%) HTML
3 17 (8.76%) CSS
4 12 (6.19%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.67%) JSON
6 10 (5.15%) Web Services
7 8 (4.12%) HTML5
8 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.61%) jQuery
8 7 (3.61%) XML
9 6 (3.09%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (3.09%) React
10 5 (2.58%) MDX
11 4 (2.06%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.06%) CSS3
11 4 (2.06%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.06%) J2EE
11 4 (2.06%) LESS
11 4 (2.06%) Middleware
12 3 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (2.06%) User Experience
6 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.80%) Windows
2 20 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.28%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.15%) Linux
5 8 (4.12%) Unix
6 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) VMS
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (12.37%) Migration
4 23 (11.86%) CRM
5 19 (9.79%) DevOps
6 17 (8.76%) ERP
6 17 (8.76%) Project Management
7 13 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.67%) BDD
9 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.15%) ETL
11 9 (4.64%) Analytics
11 9 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.64%) ITIL
11 9 (4.64%) Scrum
11 9 (4.64%) User Stories
12 8 (4.12%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.61%) Integration Testing
13 7 (3.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.68%) SQL
2 30 (15.46%) C#
3 19 (9.79%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.25%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.64%) Java
6 5 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.06%) Python
7 4 (2.06%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.55%) PureScript
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) Ruby
9 2 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.67%) Degree
1 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.09%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.58%) ISEB
5 4 (2.06%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.55%) HNC
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.03%) HND
7 2 (1.03%) MCSE
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) CCA
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MCDST
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) SLA
2 8 (4.12%) GDPR
3 5 (2.58%) QA
4 3 (1.55%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.06%) Docker
5 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.55%) XenApp
6 2 (1.03%) vSphere
6 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) SCCM
2 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.09%) Puppet
5 5 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.06%) Ansible
6 4 (2.06%) SCOM
7 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.55%) Terraform
8 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.03%) Salt
8 2 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.52%) Packer
9 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (9.79%) VMware
2 12 (6.19%) Oracle
3 9 (4.64%) SAP
4 6 (3.09%) Apple
4 6 (3.09%) Citrix
4 6 (3.09%) Tableau
5 3 (1.55%) Ivanti
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.03%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.03%) Capita
6 2 (1.03%) Cisco
6 2 (1.03%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.03%) Epicor
6 2 (1.03%) Google
6 2 (1.03%) IFS
6 2 (1.03%) Infor
6 2 (1.03%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.03%) Sage
6 2 (1.03%) WSO2