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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 4.17% 9.52% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 19.35% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £293 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
6 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 25.00% 49.21% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 8
Average daily rate £425 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco