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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 10.20% 18.60% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 35.71% 40.00% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £195 £138 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -76.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.93 £45.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.83% +291.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £45.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.58 £45.00 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 14 20 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 28.57% 46.51% 54.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 30
Median daily rate £300 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £440 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcester -2 4 £195 +41.81% 1
Redditch -3 1 - - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Advertising
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (10.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (10.00%) Office 365
6 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related 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%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) 3G
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) RS-232
3 1 (5.00%) RS-485
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (20.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Coach
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum Master
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Deployment Officer
3 2 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (10.00%) ICT Officer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) BDD
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Post-Production
4 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Go
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) MCP
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (10.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Assembla
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) Tableau