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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.11% 16.56% 15.70%
As % of the Vendors category 65.85% 42.37% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 6
Median daily rate £325 £388 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +37.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £235 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £14.70 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
82 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.61% 39.07% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 21
Median daily rate £350 £375 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -12.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £14.40 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% +51.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +4 17 £475 +13.09% 7
Burton-upon-Trent +7 9 £330 - 1
Stafford +2 6 £270 -12.90% 1
Tamworth +1 6 £300 +18.81% 2
Rugeley - 4 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 27 (30.34%) MS Office
1 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
3 20 (22.47%) SQL
4 16 (17.98%) Migration
4 16 (17.98%) Windows
4 16 (17.98%) Project Management
5 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (14.61%) SharePoint
5 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (13.48%) .NET
6 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
6 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.36%) C#
7 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.36%) Data Migration
7 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (11.24%) CRM
8 10 (11.24%) SAP
9 9 (10.11%) ITIL
9 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (8.99%) MS Project
10 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
11 7 (7.87%) Finance
11 7 (7.87%) Service Management
11 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio

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 13 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
1 27 (30.34%) MS Office
2 8 (8.99%) MS Project
3 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.87%) Office 365
3 4 (4.49%) IaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.12%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) NetScaler
2 3 (3.37%) Intranet
2 3 (3.37%) NAS
3 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Skype
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.49%) Power BI
8 3 (3.37%) Big Data
8 3 (3.37%) QlikView
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.25%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.25%) HDInsight
9 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.25%) MySQL
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.12%) OLAP
10 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.25%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Legal
3 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Developer
2 17 (19.10%) Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Administrator
7 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Azure Architect
8 4 (4.49%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Cutover Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Environment And Release Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Environment Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Release Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (4.49%) SSRS Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) XML
3 5 (5.62%) HTML
3 5 (5.62%) jQuery
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.25%) MDX
4 2 (2.25%) WinForms
5 1 (1.12%) COM
5 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.12%) JSON
5 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) e-Learning
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) CESG
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Wiki
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Replication
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Online Games
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Migration
1 16 (17.98%) Project Management
2 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.36%) Data Migration
5 10 (11.24%) CRM
6 9 (10.11%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
7 7 (7.87%) Document Management
7 7 (7.87%) ETL
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.87%) Service Management
7 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.62%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.62%) Release Management
9 5 (5.62%) Resource Management
9 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) SQL
2 11 (12.36%) C#
3 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.37%) PMP
2 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) CCA
3 2 (2.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Degree
3 2 (2.25%) MCSA
3 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.49%) XenApp
2 4 (4.49%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (2.25%) SCOM
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) SAP
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) Canon
3 5 (5.62%) Citrix
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
4 4 (4.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.37%) EMC
5 3 (3.37%) HP
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) BT
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.12%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.12%) WSO2
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago