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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 15.79% 10.20% 8.62%
As % of the Vendors category 27.91% 17.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£165 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £288 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £312 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
43 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 56.58% 57.14% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 19
Average daily rate £240 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £238 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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
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 16 September 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
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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 10 £190 -36.66% 2
Redditch - 1 - - 1
Bromsgrove - - - -
Droitwich - - - - 1
Malvern - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (75.00%) MS Office
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 16 (66.67%) Dell
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 16 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (62.50%) SCCM
4 15 (62.50%) PDA
4 15 (62.50%) VLAN
4 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 15 (62.50%) Citrix
4 15 (62.50%) SAN
4 15 (62.50%) DHCP
4 15 (62.50%) DNS
4 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (62.50%) Blackberry
4 15 (62.50%) NAS
4 15 (62.50%) XenApp
4 15 (62.50%) XenServer
4 15 (62.50%) XenDesktop
5 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
5 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
5 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Server
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (12.50%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 16 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) ColdFusion
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (75.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) DHCP
1 15 (62.50%) DNS
1 15 (62.50%) SAN
1 15 (62.50%) VLAN
1 15 (62.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) DataStage
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Support Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (41.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.17%) NHS Information Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Business Developer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Blackberry
1 15 (62.50%) PDA
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Time Management
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) ERP
2 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
2 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 15 (62.50%) XenApp
1 15 (62.50%) XenServer
1 15 (62.50%) XenDesktop
2 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Dell
1 16 (66.67%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) SAP