Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 20 November 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.

Microsoft
West Midlands > Solihull
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 14.74% 11.03% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 22.05% 18.47% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 18
Solihull median daily rate £320 £281 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.78% -29.69% +9.59%
10th Percentile £100 £160 £323
90th Percentile £435 £388 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Solihull median hourly rate - - £21.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.81% -18.18% +10.00%

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 Solihull.

All Vendors
Solihull
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 127 157 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 66.84% 59.70% 52.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 36
Solihull median daily rate £425 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -8.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £201 £253 £266
90th Percentile £588 £438 £469
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Solihull median hourly rate £29.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.94% -3.13% +45.45%
10th Percentile £12.15 £15.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.31 £15.75 £22.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Solihull.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Solihull

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Solihull.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Solihull

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Solihull over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Solihull

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Solihull

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (42.86%) Office 365
4 11 (39.29%) ITIL
5 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 9 (32.14%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (32.14%) SCCM
6 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) C#
6 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
6 9 (32.14%) .NET
6 9 (32.14%) Citrix
6 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
6 9 (32.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (28.57%) CRM
7 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
11 4 (14.29%) Migration
11 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
12 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.71%) VMware
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 9 (32.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Office 365
2 8 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) DSL
2 1 (3.57%) GPON
2 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) SDH
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Front Office
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Server Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) CRM
2 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
1 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec