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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.26% 19.05% 6.10%
As % of the Vendors category 60.61% 41.18% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 7
Average daily rate
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£306 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £271 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £434 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
33 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 38.37% 46.26% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 32
Average daily rate £375 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.21 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 9 £275 -12.00% 1
Cannock +2 2 £350 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent +5 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 - - 3
Lichfield - - - -
Tamworth - - - - 5
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 15 (34.09%) Windows
4 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (22.73%) Finance
7 9 (20.45%) MS Office
7 9 (20.45%) CSS
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
8 8 (18.18%) PHP
8 8 (18.18%) HTML
8 8 (18.18%) MySQL
8 8 (18.18%) Web Services
8 8 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (15.91%) Ajax
9 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (15.91%) Taxonomies
9 7 (15.91%) Drupal
9 7 (15.91%) PHP5
9 7 (15.91%) jQuery
9 7 (15.91%) Time Management
9 7 (15.91%) Blog
9 7 (15.91%) MVC
9 7 (15.91%) LAMP
9 7 (15.91%) IIS
9 7 (15.91%) .NET
9 7 (15.91%) Apache

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (15.91%) Drupal
1 7 (15.91%) IIS
1 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
4 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) MySQL
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Technician
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) HTML
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) XML
3 7 (15.91%) Ajax
3 7 (15.91%) jQuery
3 7 (15.91%) LAMP
3 7 (15.91%) .NET
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.27%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.27%) XSLT
5 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Taxonomies
2 7 (15.91%) Blog
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
2 7 (15.91%) Social Media
3 3 (6.82%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.82%) NHS
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.27%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (15.91%) Time Management
1 7 (15.91%) MVC
1 7 (15.91%) Web Application Development
2 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
6 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Test Management
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) PHP
4 7 (15.91%) PHP5
5 6 (13.64%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) Sage
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.27%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.27%) Avaya
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec
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