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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.66% 13.64% 13.07%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 28.13% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 15
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£338 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £426 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 - £18.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
50 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 41.32% 48.48% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 54
Average daily rate £313 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £216 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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
Cannock - 9 £363 -
Stoke-on-Trent +6 7 £313 +25.00% 6
Burton-upon-Trent -1 3 £475 +30.13% 3
Tamworth -1 2 £135 -51.35% 1
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (55.10%) MS Excel
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) Windows
4 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 13 (26.53%) MS Office
5 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
6 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (20.41%) Windows XP
8 9 (18.37%) CSS
8 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
8 9 (18.37%) User Experience
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
9 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (16.33%) PHP
9 8 (16.33%) HTML
9 8 (16.33%) MySQL
9 8 (16.33%) XML
9 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (14.29%) Web Services
10 7 (14.29%) Apache
10 7 (14.29%) IIS
10 7 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (14.29%) Taxonomies
10 7 (14.29%) Blog
10 7 (14.29%) Ajax
10 7 (14.29%) LAMP
10 7 (14.29%) MVC
10 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
10 7 (14.29%) Drupal

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Drupal
2 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 7 (14.29%) Apache
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (55.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (26.53%) MS Office
3 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.12%) MS Project
5 2 (4.08%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (4.08%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) 3G
1 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (16.33%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) OLAP
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Programmer
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Training Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) IT Support
8 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) CSS
2 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 8 (16.33%) XML
3 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) LAMP
3 7 (14.29%) Ajax
3 7 (14.29%) jQuery
4 6 (12.24%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.04%) XSLT
6 1 (2.04%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) User Experience
3 7 (14.29%) Taxonomies
3 7 (14.29%) Blog
3 7 (14.29%) Social Media
4 4 (8.16%) Open Source
5 3 (6.12%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.08%) NHS
7 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) Online Gambling
7 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) MVC
1 7 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (14.29%) Time Management
1 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum
5 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Test Management
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) PHP
4 7 (14.29%) PHP5
5 4 (8.16%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) VB
7 1 (2.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Citrix
1 6 (12.24%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Sage
5 1 (2.04%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.04%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 11-13 Per Hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago