The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Walsall 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 29 March 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 / Walsall
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Walsall 4.76% 7.69% 16.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 33.33% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Walsall.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Walsall
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3 3 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Walsall 14.29% 23.08% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £338 £200 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.75% -35.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £310 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Walsall 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 Walsall

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Walsall

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Walsall

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Walsall region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
1 1 (100.00%) Presales

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Walsall 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Implementation Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Presales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Presales