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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 45.31% 21.15% 25.37%
As % of the Vendors category 69.05% 41.51% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 4
Median daily rate £240 £263 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £135 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £452 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -78.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
42 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 65.63% 50.96% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 29
Median daily rate £300 £383 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £210 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £485 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +2 25 £240 +4.34% 3
Redditch +5 2 £350 -
Malvern +3 2 £225 -53.60%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 34 (69.39%) MS Office
2 26 (53.06%) Windows
3 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
4 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
5 19 (38.78%) Windows Server
5 19 (38.78%) MS Excel
6 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.57%) VMware
8 13 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (26.53%) MS Visio
8 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
8 13 (26.53%) System Testing
9 12 (24.49%) VLAN
10 11 (22.45%) Linux
11 10 (20.41%) Cisco
11 10 (20.41%) Dell
11 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.37%) Citrix
12 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
12 9 (18.37%) DHCP
12 9 (18.37%) DNS
13 8 (16.33%) Unix
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (16.33%) SAN
13 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
13 8 (16.33%) PDA
13 8 (16.33%) NAS
14 7 (14.29%) ITIL V3
14 7 (14.29%) CentOS
14 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

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 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (69.39%) MS Office
2 19 (38.78%) MS Excel
3 13 (26.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) VLAN
2 9 (18.37%) DHCP
2 9 (18.37%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) NAS
3 8 (16.33%) SAN
4 7 (14.29%) Firewall
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
6 3 (6.12%) BGP
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.12%) HSRP
6 3 (6.12%) Network Security
6 3 (6.12%) NX-OS
6 3 (6.12%) OSPF
7 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
7 2 (4.08%) SSH
8 1 (2.04%) Intranet
8 1 (2.04%) SNMP
8 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Advertising
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix Support
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) VMware Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Database Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (2.04%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
1 8 (16.33%) PDA
2 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.12%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.08%) Derivative
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.45%) Linux
5 8 (16.33%) Unix
6 7 (14.29%) CentOS
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.12%) Solaris
8 3 (6.12%) SUSE
9 2 (4.08%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) System Testing
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 7 (14.29%) ITSM
2 7 (14.29%) Service Management
3 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
4 5 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (10.20%) Security Management
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.08%) CRM
7 2 (4.08%) ERP
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 1 (2.04%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.04%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) MVC
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) Python
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) PHP
2 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (14.29%) MCSE
5 5 (10.20%) CCNP
5 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.12%) JNCIP
7 2 (4.08%) RHCE
7 2 (4.08%) VCP5
7 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.04%) CCIE
8 1 (2.04%) CCNA
8 1 (2.04%) CIPD
8 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (2.04%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Server
3 5 (10.20%) vSphere
3 5 (10.20%) XenApp
3 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
3 5 (10.20%) XenServer
4 3 (6.12%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.08%) iptables
5 2 (4.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Nagios
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) VMware
2 10 (20.41%) Cisco
2 10 (20.41%) Dell
3 9 (18.37%) Citrix
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.12%) 3Com
6 3 (6.12%) Avaya
6 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.12%) HP
6 3 (6.12%) Juniper
6 3 (6.12%) Sophos
7 2 (4.08%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (4.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle