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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 19.05% 57.14% 62.50%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 100.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Burton-upon-Trent 47.62% 57.14% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate £425 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £325 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Burton-upon-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) 3G
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) OLAP
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) NHS
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) 3G
1 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) OLAP
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OO
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec