The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cannock region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cannock region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cannock 20.00% 66.67% 28.57%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£275 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Cannock
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cannock 40.00% 100.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £255 £175 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -54.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cannock

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cannock

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cannock

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cannock

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cannock

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cannock

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cannock

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cannock 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cannock by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cannock 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) 3PAR