The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Staffordshire / Stafford
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 15.38% 21.43% 5.56%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 100.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £325 £135 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Stafford region.

Vendors Category
Stafford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 53.85% 21.43% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £370 £135 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+174.07% -68.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stafford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stafford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Project
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Pascal
2 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSAS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Pascal
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO