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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 18.31% 16.67% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 43.33% 42.86% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Median daily rate £368 £168 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £155 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £278 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.20 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
30 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 42.25% 38.89% 50.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 27
Median daily rate £375 £248 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.20 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +6 11 £375 +120.58% 8
Bromsgrove - 2 £123 - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 20 (48.78%) MS Office
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) VLAN
5 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
5 9 (21.95%) DHCP
5 9 (21.95%) DNS
5 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
6 8 (19.51%) SAN
6 8 (19.51%) Dell
6 8 (19.51%) Citrix
6 8 (19.51%) Blackberry
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
6 8 (19.51%) PDA
6 8 (19.51%) ITSM
6 8 (19.51%) Service Management
6 8 (19.51%) VMware
6 8 (19.51%) NAS
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) Security Management
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (14.63%) Virtual Team
8 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (14.63%) Patch Management

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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (48.78%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) VLAN
2 9 (21.95%) DHCP
2 9 (21.95%) DNS
3 8 (19.51%) NAS
3 8 (19.51%) SAN
4 5 (12.20%) Firewall
5 3 (7.32%) WAN
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.44%) HSRP
7 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.44%) ISDN
7 1 (2.44%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Power BI
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.20%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
1 7 (17.07%) Deployment Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Agile Scrum Master
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix Support
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Scrum Master
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Deployment Officer
4 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Server Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.44%) Spring
2 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Blackberry
1 8 (19.51%) PDA
2 6 (14.63%) Virtual Team
3 5 (12.20%) Driving Licence
4 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Solaris
6 3 (7.32%) SUSE
6 3 (7.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
1 8 (19.51%) ITSM
1 8 (19.51%) Service Management
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Patch Management
3 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (14.63%) Security Management
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.44%) ERP
8 1 (2.44%) MVC
8 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Go
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) MCP
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (2.44%) CIPD
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Server
2 5 (12.20%) XenApp
2 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
2 5 (12.20%) XenServer
3 3 (7.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Citrix
1 8 (19.51%) Dell
1 8 (19.51%) VMware
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) 3Com
4 3 (7.32%) Avaya
4 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.44%) Tableau
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