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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.94% 13.08% 14.00%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 25.93% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 12
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£363 £275 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £232 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £325 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 - £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
60 54 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.45% 50.47% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 40
Average daily rate £350 £273 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 7 £294 +6.81% 3
Cannock - 6 £375 -
Burton-upon-Trent -2 4 £475 +46.15% 5
Lichfield +3 2 - - 2
Stafford +2 1 - - 2
Tamworth -2 1 - - 2
Rugeley - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (39.13%) Windows
3 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 15 (32.61%) SQL
5 14 (30.43%) MS Office
5 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (17.39%) User Experience
8 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
8 8 (17.39%) HTML
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (15.22%) PHP
9 7 (15.22%) CSS
9 7 (15.22%) MySQL
9 7 (15.22%) XML
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco
10 6 (13.04%) Citrix
10 6 (13.04%) Web Services
10 6 (13.04%) Apache
10 6 (13.04%) IIS
10 6 (13.04%) MVC
10 6 (13.04%) LAMP
10 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (13.04%) Taxonomies
10 6 (13.04%) Ajax
10 6 (13.04%) Amazon EC2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Drupal
2 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 14 (30.43%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (4.35%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) 3G
1 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (15.22%) MySQL
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.35%) OLAP
5 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) MS Access
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Training Manager
9 2 (4.35%) IT Support
9 2 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) CRM Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
9 2 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) HTML
2 7 (15.22%) CSS
2 7 (15.22%) XML
3 6 (13.04%) LAMP
3 6 (13.04%) Ajax
3 6 (13.04%) jQuery
3 6 (13.04%) Web Services
4 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 2 (4.35%) Classic ASP
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) WinForms
6 1 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.17%) XSLT
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) User Experience
3 6 (13.04%) Taxonomies
3 6 (13.04%) Blog
3 6 (13.04%) Social Media
4 4 (8.70%) Open Source
5 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) MVC
1 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (13.04%) Time Management
1 6 (13.04%) Web Application Development
2 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (8.70%) Project Management
2 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.35%) SOA
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) OO
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) PHP
4 6 (13.04%) PHP5
5 3 (6.52%) C#
5 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco
1 6 (13.04%) Citrix
2 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec
5 1 (2.17%) AccuRev
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