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 30 August 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 17.65% - 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 41.18% 36.36% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £420 £323 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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
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 30 August 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 30 August 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Office
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) MS Project
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
2 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) XenApp
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) CESG
3 4 (30.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
5 2 (15.38%) HDInsight
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA

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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) HDInsight
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Power BI
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Azure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Entry Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CESG
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
1 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
2 4 (30.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCA
2 2 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
1 4 (30.77%) XenApp
1 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
2 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco