The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Stafford region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank - 2 3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford - 10.00% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category - 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.98 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Vendors Category
Stafford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 20.00% 30.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% +29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Microsoft
Staffordshire

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 1 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Security Administrator
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL