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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 7.41% 15.56% 7.41%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 30.43% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£293 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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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
24 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 44.44% 51.11% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Average daily rate £325 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £493 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (18.18%) SCOM
4 2 (18.18%) SCVMM
4 2 (18.18%) Nessus
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Nmap
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Remoting
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (9.09%) e-Work
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
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%) Business Process Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Process Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Remoting
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Document Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
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 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Sage
3 1 (9.09%) Metastorm
3 1 (9.09%) Open Text
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects