Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 6 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 13.25% 13.87% 20.25%
As % of the Vendors category 42.47% 32.20% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 8
Worcestershire median daily rate £525 £263 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +50.00% -53.64%
10th Percentile £370 £170 £99
90th Percentile £543 £436 £342
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +10.64% -6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Worcestershire median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +18.30% -71.82%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +18.02%

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 73 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 31.20% 43.07% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 21
Worcestershire median daily rate £433 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.76% -12.50% -21.05%
10th Percentile £356 £166 £118
90th Percentile £544 £481 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Worcestershire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +17.25% -54.77%
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +15.87% -5.36% +13.74%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -6 19 £525 +191.67%
Worcester -8 9 £406 +54.76% 3
Redditch +4 3 £450 +2.86% 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
3 18 (58.06%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (58.06%) VMware
4 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (51.61%) MCSE
5 16 (51.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
6 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
7 14 (45.16%) VCP6
7 14 (45.16%) Systems Engineering
7 14 (45.16%) Business Development
7 14 (45.16%) Military
8 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
11 3 (9.68%) ABAP
11 3 (9.68%) SAP
11 3 (9.68%) DNS
11 3 (9.68%) CRM
11 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
11 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
11 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (6.45%) WSUS
12 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Functions
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (45.16%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Senior Server Engineer
1 16 (51.61%) Server Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Consultant
2 3 (9.68%) SAP BW Consultant
2 3 (9.68%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Head of Engineering
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Mentoring
2 14 (45.16%) Business Development
2 14 (45.16%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
3 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (3.23%) API Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Information Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) ABAP
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (51.61%) MCSE
3 16 (51.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) VCP6
6 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Veeam
4 1 (3.23%) Dell