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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 30 8
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 18.07% 1.24% 8.22%
As % of the Vendors category 34.09% 2.44% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £305 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £301 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £309 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 44 82 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 53.01% 50.93% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 17
Median daily rate £375 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £474 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 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 26 June 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 10 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 10 (35.71%) Blackberry
4 10 (35.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (35.71%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) SCCM
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (21.43%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
8 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
11 2 (7.14%) Tealium
11 2 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
11 2 (7.14%) Change Control

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 10 (35.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) Project Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) Project Support Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Project Support Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Analytics
6 2 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.14%) Logistics
6 2 (7.14%) People Management
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Citrix
2 2 (7.14%) Tealium
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago