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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 18.92% 10.17% 16.22%
As % of the Vendors category 31.82% 20.69% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£275 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% +10.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
44 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 59.46% 49.15% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 0
Average daily rate £263 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.48% +1048.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) Change Management
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.52%) NHS
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (9.52%) MCSE
7 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (9.52%) Advertising
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (4.76%) MCITP
8 1 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.76%) WSUS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Trainer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Database Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
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