Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 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 > West Bromwich
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Bromwich 27.27% 17.24% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 38.46% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
West Bromwich median daily rate £118 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.63% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +3.45% -2.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Bromwich median hourly rate £10.00 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% +7.69%

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 West Bromwich.

All Vendors
West Bromwich
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Bromwich 63.64% 44.83% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
West Bromwich median daily rate £175 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.15% - +33.66%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Bromwich median hourly rate £10.00 £11.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -3.23%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Bromwich

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

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 16 January 2018, 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) QA