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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 25.68% 16.00% 19.54%
As % of the Vendors category 47.50% 34.78% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Median daily rate £240 £288 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.52% +51.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.74 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
40 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 54.05% 46.00% 60.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 30
Median daily rate £240 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £490 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £21.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Worcestershire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcester +1 13 £240 -15.78% 2
Malvern +4 4 - -
Redditch 0 1 £350 -
Kidderminster - 1 £338 - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Worcestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (71.05%) MS Office
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
5 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
6 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (34.21%) System Testing
7 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
8 10 (26.32%) VMware
9 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
10 8 (21.05%) VLAN
11 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
11 7 (18.42%) Linux
11 7 (18.42%) MCSE
11 7 (18.42%) CentOS
12 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 6 (15.79%) Dell
12 6 (15.79%) Cisco
12 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (13.16%) Nagios
13 5 (13.16%) DNS
13 5 (13.16%) Citrix
13 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (13.16%) CCNP
13 5 (13.16%) Unix
13 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (71.05%) MS Office
2 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) VLAN
2 5 (13.16%) DHCP
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) NAS
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) BGP
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.89%) HSRP
4 3 (7.89%) NX-OS
4 3 (7.89%) OSPF
5 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) SSH
6 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Advertising
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) Developer
1 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Support
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Database Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.63%) COM
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.53%) PDA
1 4 (10.53%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.26%) Derivative
2 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.63%) EPoS
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) CentOS
4 7 (18.42%) Linux
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.16%) Unix
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) System Testing
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
2 4 (10.53%) ITSM
2 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
2 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (10.53%) Security Management
2 4 (10.53%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) ERP
4 2 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) CRM
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Logistics
5 1 (2.63%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) MCSE
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (13.16%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.26%) RHCE
6 2 (5.26%) VCP5
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
1 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.16%) vSphere
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Server
3 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.53%) XenServer
4 2 (5.26%) iptables
4 2 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Nagios
2 4 (10.53%) SCCM
3 3 (7.89%) SCOM
4 2 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) Dell
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper
5 3 (7.89%) Sophos
6 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Tableau
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