The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 15.38% 18.18% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 29.63% 26.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£294 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wolverhampton region.

Vendors Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
27 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 51.92% 68.18% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 3
Average daily rate £375 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £155.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.80% +1048.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Wolverhampton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wolverhampton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Change Management
3 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (35.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) MCSE
8 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
8 2 (10.00%) SCCM
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (10.00%) VMware
8 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (10.00%) MCITP
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) WSUS
8 2 (10.00%) Service Management
8 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (10.00%) Advertising
8 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
8 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.00%) Dell
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Documentum
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) CA PPM
2 1 (5.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Training Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) MCITP
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) PgMP
2 1 (5.00%) APMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Dell
1 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Cadence
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP