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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 24.05% 15.69% 29.69%
As % of the Vendors category 38.00% 26.67% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£369 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £338 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Average hourly rate £17.46 £8.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.25% -75.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £8.00 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.49 £8.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
50 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 63.29% 58.82% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 11
Average daily rate £350 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £456 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 19
Average hourly rate £22.69 £8.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.62% -75.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.09 £8.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £8.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 17 £388 +19.23% 3
Malvern - 2 £285 -
Pershore - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - - 3
Droitwich - - - - 1
Kidderminster - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) DHCP
4 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
4 9 (34.62%) MS Office
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 6 (23.08%) Local Government
7 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
7 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
7 6 (23.08%) Dell
7 6 (23.08%) Citrix
7 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) CRM
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) NAS
7 6 (23.08%) XenApp
7 6 (23.08%) XenServer

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
2 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 10 (38.46%) DHCP
3 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 6 (23.08%) NAS
3 6 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Ingres
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (23.08%) Local Government
2 3 (11.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Report Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 6 (23.08%) PDA
3 5 (19.23%) NHS
4 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (11.54%) User Experience
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.85%) Clustering
6 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
1 6 (23.08%) CRM
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
1 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
1 6 (23.08%) Scrum
2 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
3 3 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) System Testing
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) XenApp
3 6 (23.08%) XenServer
3 6 (23.08%) XenDesktop
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Dell
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Sophos
4 1 (3.85%) Computacenter