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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 10.34% 13.95% 14.81%
As % of the Vendors category 21.95% 23.08% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £373 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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
41 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 47.13% 60.47% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 19
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £259 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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
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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 -6 6 £183 -39.16% 3
Redditch - 2 - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Droitwich - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) MS Office
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (53.85%) Dell
3 14 (53.85%) DNS
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 13 (50.00%) Citrix
4 13 (50.00%) SAN
4 13 (50.00%) DHCP
4 13 (50.00%) PDA
4 13 (50.00%) VLAN
4 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (50.00%) SCCM
4 13 (50.00%) NAS
4 13 (50.00%) XenApp
4 13 (50.00%) XenServer
4 13 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
1 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (69.23%) MS Office
2 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) SAN
2 13 (50.00%) DHCP
2 13 (50.00%) VLAN
2 13 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 13 (50.00%) PDA
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) VMS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 3 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (50.00%) XenApp
2 13 (50.00%) XenServer
2 13 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Dell
3 13 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Computacenter
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