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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 24.05% 11.96% 9.88%
As % of the Vendors category 38.78% 21.15% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 5
Average daily rate £390 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £136 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+291.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
49 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 62.03% 56.52% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 30
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £243 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £501 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +135.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Malvern +3 8 £400 -20.00% 4
Worcester -2 5 £231 -7.50%
Redditch -1 2 - - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (48.15%) MS Office
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) MS Visio
5 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (33.33%) System Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (22.22%) CentOS
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) vSphere
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.81%) Unix
10 4 (14.81%) MCSE
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco
10 4 (14.81%) Firewall
10 4 (14.81%) Nagios
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (11.11%) CCNP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Applications
1 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (48.15%) MS Office
3 10 (37.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) BGP
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (7.41%) HSRP
2 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
2 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
2 2 (7.41%) OSPF
2 2 (7.41%) SSH
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SNMP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) GIS
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.70%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Database Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) COM
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) CentOS
5 4 (14.81%) Unix
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (3.70%) ETL
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
5 2 (7.41%) RHCE
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) VCP5
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.81%) vSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) iptables
2 2 (7.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Nagios
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau
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