Period
to 5 December 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 6 months to 5 December 2019 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 > Worcestershire
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 13.98% 17.27% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 32.50% 48.72% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 5
Worcestershire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +35.42%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £272
90th Percentile £475 £538 £383
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Worcestershire median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% +3.70%
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% -4.76% +10.92%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Worcestershire.

All Vendors
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 43.01% 35.45% 58.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 35
Worcestershire median daily rate £383 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +60.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £131 £113 £180
90th Percentile £531 £538 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Worcestershire median hourly rate £23.75 £16.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.94% -47.62% +133.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £16.95
% change year-on-year - -6.50% +16.91%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft 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 6 months to 5 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Malvern +8 9 £450 +56.52% 2
Worcester -6 1 £180 - 14
Evesham - 1 - - 1
Redditch - 1 £150 - 8
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Worcestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
4 10 (76.92%) Veeam
4 10 (76.92%) DNS
4 10 (76.92%) WSUS
4 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 10 (76.92%) SharePoint
4 10 (76.92%) Management Information System
4 10 (76.92%) vSphere
4 10 (76.92%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (69.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (7.69%) Apple
7 1 (7.69%) Remedy
7 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 10 (76.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Administrator
1 6 (46.15%) IT Administrator
1 6 (46.15%) IT Systems Administrator
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) IT Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Server Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (76.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Veeam
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy