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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 2 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.74% 9.02% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 56.52% 36.36% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 12
Median daily rate £413 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £320 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £428 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £165.00 £10.61 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1455.13% -16.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
69 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.70% 24.81% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 24
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +6.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £283 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £485 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.61 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.55 £14.37 £14.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +11 23 £375 -6.25% 9
Lichfield - 4 £475 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £300 - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 23 (25.56%) SQL
1 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.33%) MS Office
2 21 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (20.00%) CRM
5 17 (18.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (18.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (16.67%) .NET
7 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.33%) Migration
9 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
10 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
10 11 (12.22%) Project Management
11 10 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (11.11%) Windows
12 9 (10.00%) C#
12 9 (10.00%) Service Management
13 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
13 8 (8.89%) SAP
13 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (7.78%) Wiki
14 7 (7.78%) Data Migration
14 7 (7.78%) SLA
14 7 (7.78%) HTML
14 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (7.78%) ITIL

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 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (23.33%) MS Excel
1 21 (23.33%) MS Office
2 3 (3.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) LAN
1 2 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) DHCP
2 1 (1.11%) DNS
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) NAS
2 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (18.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.33%) QlikView
7 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.22%) OLAP
8 2 (2.22%) Power BI
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.11%) Big Data
9 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.33%) Selenium
2 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (7.78%) Retail
2 3 (3.33%) Advertising
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Publishing
3 2 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Analyst
1 23 (25.56%) Developer
2 11 (12.22%) CRM Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Service Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.56%) Administrator
6 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) DBA
6 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.56%) SQL BI Developer
6 5 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.44%) Cutover Manager
7 4 (4.44%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (3.33%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft BI Developer
8 3 (3.33%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) HTML
3 6 (6.67%) jQuery
4 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.56%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) CSS
5 2 (2.22%) MDX
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Wiki
2 5 (5.56%) e-Learning
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) CESG
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Online Games
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.00%) CRM
3 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (13.33%) Migration
6 11 (12.22%) Project Management
7 9 (10.00%) Service Management
8 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.78%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.78%) ITIL
10 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 5 (5.56%) MVC
11 5 (5.56%) OOP
11 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Transition Management
11 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Web Development
12 4 (4.44%) Data Management
12 4 (4.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.22%) VB
5 2 (2.22%) VB6
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.22%) PMP
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) CCA
3 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.11%) MCSA
3 1 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) XenApp
2 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) SAP
2 5 (5.56%) Canon
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.22%) Citrix
4 2 (2.22%) HP
4 2 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) EMC
5 1 (1.11%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.11%) WSO2
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Nigel Frank International
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