The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 14.63% 18.18% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 31.58% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 10
Average daily rate £168 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.64% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £575 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% +43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
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 Worcestershire region.

Vendors Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 58.54% 57.58% 58.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 25
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% +183.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcester 0 5 £159 -63.13% 2
Bromsgrove - 1 £425 - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) SAN
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
8 2 (11.11%) PDM
8 2 (11.11%) Windchill
8 2 (11.11%) Kofax
8 2 (11.11%) Finance
8 2 (11.11%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Retail
8 2 (11.11%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) PTC Creo
3 2 (11.11%) Windchill
4 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.11%) WLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) QGIS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Validation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Migration
1 2 (11.11%) PDM
1 2 (11.11%) Project Management
1 2 (11.11%) Time Management
1 2 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) ETL
2 1 (5.56%) Line Management
2 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) IAG
2 2 (11.11%) UAG
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) ANSYS
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Kofax
3 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) SafeCom
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
Redditch, Worcestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £40 to £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: NEG
Posted: 8 days ago