Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 13.87% 20.73% 19.71%
As % of the Vendors category 31.15% 43.59% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 21
Worcestershire median daily rate £263 £125 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -67.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £170 £98 £113
90th Percentile £436 £273 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Worcestershire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.86 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.64% -71.42% +291.30%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +18.33% -25.26%

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 61 39 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 44.53% 47.56% 55.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 57
Worcestershire median daily rate £250 £294 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% -22.70% -5.00%
10th Percentile £162 £116 £158
90th Percentile £480 £413 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Worcestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -56.06% +7.32%
10th Percentile £14.68 £11.25 £23.40
90th Percentile £19.63 £42.00 £42.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 0 12 £263 +150.00% 12
Redditch 0 3 £438 - 7
Malvern -6 3 £180 -20.00% 3
Kidderminster - 1 £385 - 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) TypeScript
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Angular 2
6 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.79%) Sass
6 3 (15.79%) LESS

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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) VoIP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Back Office
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Angular Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) Angular 2
4 3 (15.79%) LESS
4 3 (15.79%) Sass
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
3 3 (15.79%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Task Automation
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) TypeScript
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) MCITP
4 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Def Stans
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) KVM
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin