Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 10 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 17.07% 13.70% 31.65%
As % of the Vendors category 42.00% 22.73% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 33
Worcestershire median daily rate £190 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -18.52% +17.90%
10th Percentile £145 £253 £113
90th Percentile £453 £318 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Worcestershire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -9.34%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £16.35 £16.45 £33.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% +11.54% -21.21%

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 50 44 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 40.65% 60.27% 60.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 63
Worcestershire median daily rate £300 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £113 £187 £134
90th Percentile £494 £551 £449
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Worcestershire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +7.41% -35.71%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.25 £11.35
90th Percentile £19.25 £42.70 £41.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £13.94
% change year-on-year -0.90% +12.24% -15.55%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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
Worcester +5 11 £275 -8.33% 9
Malvern - 7 £150 - 2
Redditch -6 3 £438 +75.00% 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (14.29%) Sass
6 3 (14.29%) LESS
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
6 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
6 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) SCCM
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) HTTP
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) DNS

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:

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 4 (19.05%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Angular Developer
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (9.52%) ICT Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Change Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
2 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) LESS
2 3 (14.29%) Sass
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
2 3 (14.29%) SDLC
2 3 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Def Stans
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (4.76%) BT
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Xamarin