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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 16.33% 16.42% 26.09%
As % of the Vendors category 31.37% 27.50% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Average daily rate
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£431 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £368 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £8.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -75.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.00 £30.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £8.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
51 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 52.04% 59.70% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +108.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £418 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.82% -65.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +2 12 £475 +46.15% 2
Redditch - 2 - - 6
Malvern - 2 £285 -
Pershore - 1 - -
Bromsgrove - - - - 1
Droitwich - - - -
Evesham - - - - 1
Kidderminster - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) DNS
4 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (28.00%) DHCP
5 7 (28.00%) MS Office
6 6 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (24.00%) ITIL
6 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (24.00%) CRM
6 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (24.00%) Local Government
6 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (20.00%) NHS
7 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.00%) VMware
8 4 (16.00%) Sophos
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
3 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) VLAN
4 3 (12.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) SMTP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Ingres
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (24.00%) Local Government
2 3 (12.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Japanese Language
3 1 (4.00%) Korean Language
3 1 (4.00%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Programme Manager
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Report Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Support
6 1 (4.00%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) NHS
3 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (12.00%) User Experience
4 3 (12.00%) PDA
4 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.00%) VMS
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
1 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (24.00%) CRM
1 6 (24.00%) Scrum
1 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) System Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VBA
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 3 (12.00%) XenServer
3 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Sophos
1 4 (16.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Dell
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Computacenter
3 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard
3 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.00%) Draytek
3 1 (4.00%) NETGEAR
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