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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 8.33% 25.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
Microsoft
Staffordshire

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
3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 25.00% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £288 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stafford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stafford 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stafford 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 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP