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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 16.44% 5.88% 17.20%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 9.62% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 12
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£288 £235 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -37.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £157 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £347 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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
44 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 60.27% 61.18% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 25
Average daily rate £450 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £55.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +12 8 £250 +6.38% 1
Malvern - 2 £394 -
Redditch -1 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (48.28%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (34.48%) DNS
4 10 (34.48%) DHCP
5 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
6 8 (27.59%) ITIL
6 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
6 8 (27.59%) MS Office
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (24.14%) Local Government
7 7 (24.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (24.14%) CRM
7 7 (24.14%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (20.69%) SAN
8 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
8 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
9 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (17.24%) SCCM
9 5 (17.24%) NHS
10 4 (13.79%) Sophos
10 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
10 4 (13.79%) Dell
10 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
1 10 (34.48%) DHCP
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) NAS
3 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 2 (6.90%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) X.400
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Ingres
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 7 (24.14%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) French Language
2 1 (3.45%) Japanese Language
2 1 (3.45%) Korean Language
2 1 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Server Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Programme Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Programme Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) XMPP
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) NHS
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (13.79%) PDA
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.69%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) Data Entry
7 1 (3.45%) System Testing
7 1 (3.45%) BPMN
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) XenApp
2 4 (13.79%) XenServer
2 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 4 (13.79%) Sophos
2 4 (13.79%) Dell
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.45%) Draytek
5 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
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