The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Staffordshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.19% 11.86% 14.57%
As % of the Vendors category 51.02% 26.42% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £325 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.75 £26.75 £10.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.33% +163.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.15 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £39.35 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49 53 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 41.53% 44.92% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 48
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £430 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £23.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 6 £275 - 4
Stoke-on-Trent +11 4 £323 +7.50% 3
Lichfield 0 3 - - 3
Cannock -1 1 £275 - 1
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
3 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.00%) .NET
6 11 (22.92%) SQL
7 9 (18.75%) C#
7 9 (18.75%) MS Office
7 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 8 (16.67%) VMware
9 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.50%) HTML
11 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
11 5 (10.42%) Project Management
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
11 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (10.42%) Degree
11 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (8.33%) Open Source
12 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (8.33%) Web Development
12 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
12 4 (8.33%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.75%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (4.17%) PowerPivot
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) 3G
1 3 (6.25%) SAN
1 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.25%) OLAP
5 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.33%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Local Government
2 2 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Programmer
6 3 (6.25%) Training Manager
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
7 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (8.33%) Ajax
4 4 (8.33%) CSS
4 4 (8.33%) XML
4 4 (8.33%) XHTML
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.17%) WinForms
6 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Open Source
1 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.42%) Project Management
1 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (8.33%) Web Development
2 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.25%) OO
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL
3 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 3 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) MVC
4 2 (4.17%) Service Management
4 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.33%) VB
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco
2 4 (8.33%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) Adobe
3 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Lotus
4 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.08%) Siebel
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