Period
to 24 October 2017

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 24 October 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 > Worcestershire
6 months to
24 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 11.84% 25.35% 19.63%
As % of the Vendors category 18.00% 51.43% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 19
Worcestershire median daily rate £250 £240 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Worcestershire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £16.35 £18.28 £24.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.81% -18.18% +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 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 70 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 65.79% 49.30% 49.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 45
Worcestershire median daily rate £250 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -8.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £191 £131 £139
90th Percentile £503 £536 £524
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Worcestershire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.18% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.46
90th Percentile £38.38 £27.58 £33.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.17% -5.65% -2.67%

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 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 24 October 2017. 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 -8 6 - - 1
Redditch +6 2 £250 -28.57%
Malvern +4 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Lotus
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) HP Storage
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) SQL

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 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) HP Storage
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP