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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 21.36% 23.94% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 40.74% 35.42% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £165 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -47.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £57.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.26% -
UK excluding London average 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
54 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 52.43% 67.61% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 18
Average daily rate £375 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £155 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -69.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 +4 17 £230 +21.05% 3
Malvern - 3 £485 -
Redditch -4 2 - - 4
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (22.22%) Internet
6 8 (22.22%) VMware
6 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 7 (19.44%) HP
7 7 (19.44%) MS Office
8 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) SCVMM
9 5 (13.89%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) LAN
9 5 (13.89%) WAN
9 5 (13.89%) Intranet
9 5 (13.89%) Juniper
9 5 (13.89%) SAN
10 4 (11.11%) Telnet
10 4 (11.11%) SAP
10 4 (11.11%) Time Management
10 4 (11.11%) SCCM
10 4 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (11.11%) Data Validation
10 4 (11.11%) Validation
10 4 (11.11%) Service Management
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Lync
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (19.44%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Internet
2 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 5 (13.89%) Intranet
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) Telnet
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.78%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
6 1 (2.78%) X.400
6 1 (2.78%) HTTP
6 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Service Management
3 4 (11.11%) Validation
3 4 (11.11%) Time Management
3 4 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITSM
4 3 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) CCIE
3 3 (8.33%) CCNP
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 2 (5.56%) IAG
3 2 (5.56%) UAG
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) XenServer
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCVMM
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) ARCserve
3 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) HP
4 5 (13.89%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.78%) Veeam
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Adobe
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy