Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 16.81% 12.05% 31.06%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 22.22% 59.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 28
Worcestershire median daily rate £419 £325 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.85% +35.42% +4.35%
10th Percentile £200 £264 £111
90th Percentile £538 £383 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Worcestershire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £16.25 £16.45 £18.28
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.84
% change year-on-year -3.23% +11.99% -12.13%

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 42 45 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 35.29% 54.22% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 50
Worcestershire median daily rate £419 £245 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.92% -21.60% -10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £117
90th Percentile £538 £393 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Worcestershire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +14.81% -11.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.85 £11.03
90th Percentile £17.50 £42.35 £27.58
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.95 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% +16.91% -8.23%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Malvern -2 10 £400 - 7
Worcester +5 7 - - 11
Bromsgrove - 3 £450 - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) Business Development
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) UML
6 3 (15.00%) MCSE
6 3 (15.00%) NHS
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Military
6 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.00%) VCP6
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Migration

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (15.00%) Military
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Healthcare Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Healthcare Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 2 (10.00%) IT Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Business Development
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) VCP6
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (5.00%) GIAC
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
2 1 (5.00%) logstash
2 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (5.00%) BT