The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.61% 13.33% 17.70%
As % of the Vendors category 60.26% 44.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 7
Median daily rate £323 £383 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% +39.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £420 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
78 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.21% 30.30% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 22
Median daily rate £340 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.26% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% +57.89%
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 Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +9 15 £369 -12.20% 11
Burton-upon-Trent +6 8 £318 - 1
Stafford - 7 £295 - 3
Tamworth +1 5 £313 +23.76% 1
Rugeley - 2 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (29.55%) MS Office
2 23 (26.14%) MS Excel
3 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
4 20 (22.73%) Windows
5 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 14 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (14.77%) Project Management
7 13 (14.77%) SQL
7 13 (14.77%) Migration
8 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.64%) CRM
8 12 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 11 (12.50%) C#
9 11 (12.50%) .NET
10 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (10.23%) Data Migration
11 9 (10.23%) Finance
12 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (9.09%) MS Project
12 8 (9.09%) ITIL
12 8 (9.09%) Data Analysis
12 8 (9.09%) Office 365
12 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
13 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (7.95%) SAP
14 6 (6.82%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
3 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (29.55%) MS Office
2 23 (26.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (9.09%) MS Project
4 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.14%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.14%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 3 (3.41%) Intranet
2 3 (3.41%) NAS
3 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.27%) IPv4
3 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.27%) SSL
3 2 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) Extranet
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Skype
4 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.41%) Big Data
7 3 (3.41%) Power BI
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.27%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.27%) HDInsight
8 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.27%) MySQL
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Legal
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Analyst
2 15 (17.05%) Project Manager
3 14 (15.91%) Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (5.68%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Administrator
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 4 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Environment Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Environment And Release Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Migration Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) XML
3 3 (3.41%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) WinForms
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.14%) COM
5 1 (1.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.14%) JSON
5 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) CESG
3 3 (3.41%) e-Learning
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.27%) Replication
4 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Online Games
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (14.77%) Migration
2 13 (14.77%) Project Management
3 12 (13.64%) CRM
3 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.23%) Data Migration
6 8 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
7 6 (6.82%) Document Management
7 6 (6.82%) Release Management
7 6 (6.82%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (5.68%) ETL
8 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.68%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.68%) Resource Management
8 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) SQL
2 11 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.27%) Java
5 2 (2.27%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.41%) PMP
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) CCA
3 2 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
3 2 (2.27%) MCSA
3 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.55%) XenApp
3 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) SAP
2 6 (6.82%) Cisco
2 6 (6.82%) Citrix
3 5 (5.68%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) Canon
4 3 (3.41%) EMC
4 3 (3.41%) HP
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) BT
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.14%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.14%) WSO2
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