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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 27.27% 14.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 27.27% 42.86% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £135 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stafford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stafford region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
2 1 (25.00%) Business Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) BPMN
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Business Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL