The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Burton-upon-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 27.27% 27.27% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 75.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £365 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.13% +60.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Burton-upon-Trent region.

Vendors Category
Burton-upon-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 72.73% 36.36% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £369 £365 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +44.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £365 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Burton-upon-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Burton-upon-Trent region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Burton-upon-Trent region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Burton-upon-Trent

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Burton-upon-Trent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Burton-upon-Trent region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Burton-upon-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Burton-upon-Trent region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (28.57%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) OO
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Logistics
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec