Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 19.72% 15.51% 15.32%
As % of the Vendors category 48.28% 38.67% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 12
Worcestershire median daily rate £450 £450 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.29% -2.69%
10th Percentile £308 £200 £176
90th Percentile £650 £538 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.96% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Worcestershire median hourly rate - £11.78 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.76% -11.97%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +11.72% +1.75% +0.35%

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 29 75 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 40.85% 40.11% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 53 39
Worcestershire median daily rate £431 £413 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +105.74% -46.17%
10th Percentile £180 £283 £171
90th Percentile £584 £538 £444
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Worcestershire median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -41.67% +76.57%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.25% +4.92% +1.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020. 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 5 £450 -14.29% 3
Worcester +3 3 £340 -12.26% 17
Evesham - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) WSUS
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Veeam
6 4 (28.57%) vSphere
6 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) MCSA
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (14.29%) Apple
8 2 (14.29%) NHS
8 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (14.29%) MCP
8 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) IT Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) IT Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Principal Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Information Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Veeam
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) MobileIron