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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.91% 12.69% 23.48%
As % of the Vendors category 59.15% 40.48% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 18
Median daily rate £350 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £10.61 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -
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
71 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.65% 31.34% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 30
Median daily rate £323 £400 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +30.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £299 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.61 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -48.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 23 £375 -6.25% 4
Lichfield - 5 £463 -
Tamworth +1 2 £300 - 1
Stafford -2 1 £120 -73.33%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 25 (27.78%) SQL
1 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (24.44%) MS Office
2 22 (24.44%) MS Excel
3 17 (18.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (17.78%) CRM
4 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
7 13 (14.44%) Project Management
8 12 (13.33%) Windows
8 12 (13.33%) Migration
8 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (12.22%) .NET
9 11 (12.22%) T-SQL
10 10 (11.11%) SAP
10 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (10.00%) Service Management
11 9 (10.00%) C#
12 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
12 8 (8.89%) SLA
12 8 (8.89%) Data Migration
12 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (7.78%) Wiki
13 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (7.78%) Active Directory

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 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (24.44%) MS Excel
1 22 (24.44%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Project
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.33%) Office 365
3 2 (2.22%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.11%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.22%) Intranet
2 2 (2.22%) NAS
2 2 (2.22%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (5.56%) Power BI
8 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.33%) QlikView
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (2.22%) Big Data
10 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.22%) HDInsight
10 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.22%) MySQL
10 2 (2.22%) OLAP
10 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (6.67%) Retail
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) Publishing
4 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.22%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Analyst
2 22 (24.44%) Developer
3 10 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Administrator
5 8 (8.89%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) DBA
6 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.44%) Azure Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Cutover Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.44%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (4.44%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (3.33%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) HTML
3 6 (6.67%) jQuery
3 6 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) MDX
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.11%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Wiki
2 5 (5.56%) e-Learning
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) CESG
4 3 (3.33%) Replication
5 2 (2.22%) Clustering
5 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) NHS
6 1 (1.11%) Online Games
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) CRM
2 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (14.44%) Project Management
4 12 (13.33%) Migration
4 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.00%) Service Management
6 8 (8.89%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.78%) ITIL
8 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.56%) MVC
9 5 (5.56%) OOP
9 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.56%) Transition Management
9 5 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 11 (12.22%) T-SQL
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) C
5 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.11%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.22%) CCA
3 2 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.22%) MCSA
3 2 (2.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.44%) XenApp
2 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (5.56%) Canon
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) VMware
3 4 (4.44%) Citrix
4 2 (2.22%) Dell
4 2 (2.22%) EMC
4 2 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.11%) WSO2