The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wolverhampton region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 12.50% 11.36% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 21.74% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 42.50% 52.27% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £325 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 23 July 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 (44.44%) CRM
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) UNIX
6 2 (11.11%) Windows NT
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Nessus
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) Nmap
6 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (5.56%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) CRM Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Remoting
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows NT
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) CRM
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) Process Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
2 2 (11.11%) Nmap
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Sage
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) Metastorm
3 1 (5.56%) Open Text
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects