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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 35.71% 20.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 50.00% 53.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate £300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
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 £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
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%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (11.11%) 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%) 3G
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) OLAP
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) VMware