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 25 June 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.

Microsoft
West Midlands / Wolverhampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 14.71% 6.52% 9.76%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 25.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £231 £428 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.96% +90.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £370 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £486 £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 35.29% 26.09% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £113 £488 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -76.92% +116.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wolverhampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) WSUS
4 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) SafeCom
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Production DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Coaching
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Line Management
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) BPR
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) SafeCom
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Wyse
3 1 (11.11%) Sun