The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cannock 100.00% - 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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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 Cannock region.

Vendors Category
Cannock
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cannock 100.00% 50.00% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) MySQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) IIS
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) Apache
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (77.78%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (77.78%) Taxonomies
2 7 (77.78%) Blog
2 7 (77.78%) Drupal
2 7 (77.78%) PHP5
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) LAMP
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) Time Management
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (77.78%) Social Media
2 7 (77.78%) Web Application Development
2 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) User Experience
3 6 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cannock by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) IIS
1 7 (77.78%) Apache
1 7 (77.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MySQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) Ajax
1 7 (77.78%) jQuery
1 7 (77.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Taxonomies
1 7 (77.78%) Blog
1 7 (77.78%) Social Media
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
1 7 (77.78%) Time Management
1 7 (77.78%) Web Application Development
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) PHP5
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Salesforce.com