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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 17.65% 14.44% 11.54%
As % of the Vendors category 34.88% 22.03% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
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£250 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £157 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £347 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.74 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
43 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 50.59% 65.56% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 16
Average daily rate £400 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £163 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £449 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.00 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +4 11 £250 +6.38% 1
Evesham - 1 £115 -
Malvern - 1 £288 - 1
Redditch - 1 - - 5
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) MS Office
5 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Local Government
6 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) ITSM
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.70%) Data Governance
7 2 (8.70%) Data Centre

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SMTP
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) X.400
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.04%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) French Language
2 1 (4.35%) Japanese Language
2 1 (4.35%) Korean Language
2 1 (4.35%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITSM
3 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) ERP
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.04%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Data Governance
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Data Entry
5 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) ARCserve
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) CA
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
3 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.35%) Draytek
3 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
3 1 (4.35%) Veeam
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago