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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 26.67% 25.00% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 50.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +51.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 40.00% 50.00% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate £338 £325 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +71.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Burton-upon-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Burton-upon-Trent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Burton-upon-Trent

Microsoft
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Burton-upon-Trent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) OLAP
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (11.11%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (44.44%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) OLAP
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Programmer
4 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix