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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 7.41% 9.52% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 14.63% 21.05% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.25 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.70 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.90 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
41 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 50.62% 45.24% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 0
Average daily rate £275 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) SCOM
5 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) Intranet
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Security Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware