The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Wolverhampton
Rank 3 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 10.53% 6.06% 27.78%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 12.50% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Median daily rate £250 £550 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £550 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £550 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wolverhampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 9 16 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 23.68% 48.48% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 12
Median daily rate £325 £325 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £259 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £559 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wolverhampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wolverhampton citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Wolverhampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wolverhampton over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Wolverhampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wolverhampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Wolverhampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) CRM Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) NVQ Level 3
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory