The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Worcestershire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 10.00% 20.22% 5.26%
As % of the Vendors category 15.09% 30.51% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 0
Average daily rate £325 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +175.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53 59 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 66.25% 66.29% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 4
Average daily rate £340 £250 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -34.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £160 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Redditch +4 1 - - 1
Worcester -8 1 - - 4
Bromsgrove - - - - 1
Evesham - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) NHS
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Local Government
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (6.25%) Remedy
8 1 (6.25%) Dell
8 1 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
8 1 (6.25%) MS Project
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.25%) ERP
8 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Change Manager
4 2 (12.50%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) BPMN
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy
1 1 (6.25%) Dell
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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