The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Bromwich 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 28 April 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 / West Bromwich
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Bromwich 38.10% 20.00% 29.03%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 100.00% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Median daily rate £340 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £199 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £511 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.43%  

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 West Bromwich.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Bromwich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Bromwich 38.10% 20.00% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Median daily rate £340 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £199 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £511 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £8.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Bromwich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West Bromwich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (70.00%) NHS
3 7 (70.00%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (60.00%) Data Management
5 5 (50.00%) Data Security
5 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
5 5 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (30.00%) Postgraduate
8 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (20.00%) TDD
8 2 (20.00%) Information Management
8 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
8 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (10.00%) Line Management
9 1 (10.00%) Coaching
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Bromwich 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:

Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (70.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Insight Manager
4 2 (20.00%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Database Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) NHS
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Data Management
3 5 (50.00%) Data Security
3 5 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Information Management
5 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Postgraduate
3 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) QA