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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 6.25% 15.00% 16.22%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 33.33% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
32 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 50.00% 45.00% 59.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 4
Average daily rate £325 £235 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £320 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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
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 18 September 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) SCOM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Tester
1 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Remoting
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
2 2 (18.18%) Nmap
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) SCVMM
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore