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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 2 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.57% 10.56% 18.55%
As % of the Vendors category 54.55% 37.50% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 11
Median daily rate £338 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £134 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £165.00 £13.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1095.21% -1.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
66 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 35.87% 28.17% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 33
Median daily rate £350 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.10 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +12 25 £355 -7.79% 6
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £125 -65.51%
Cannock -1 1 £425 -
Tamworth -2 1 £300 +150.00% 5
Stafford -4 1 £325 +140.74% 2
Lichfield - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.46%) CRM
3 18 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (20.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (16.05%) MS Office
7 13 (16.05%) .NET
8 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
9 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 9 (11.11%) Migration
10 8 (9.88%) Windows
10 8 (9.88%) C#
10 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
10 8 (9.88%) ITIL
11 7 (8.64%) HTML
11 7 (8.64%) Project Management
11 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (8.64%) Retail
12 6 (7.41%) Service Management
12 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
12 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (7.41%) jQuery
12 6 (7.41%) Wiki
12 6 (7.41%) Performance Tuning

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 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.05%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (20.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.23%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) LAN
1 2 (2.47%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) DHCP
2 1 (1.23%) DNS
2 1 (1.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.94%) Power BI
7 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.70%) OLAP
8 3 (3.70%) QlikView
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
2 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.70%) Selenium
2 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (8.64%) Retail
2 4 (4.94%) Advertising
2 4 (4.94%) Publishing
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Analyst
1 22 (27.16%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) Service Analyst
2 12 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) CRM Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Administrator
5 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.17%) SQL BI Developer
6 4 (4.94%) DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.70%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) .NET
2 7 (8.64%) HTML
3 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.41%) jQuery
4 5 (6.17%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) MDX
6 1 (1.23%) Ajax
6 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.23%) HTML5
6 1 (1.23%) JSON
6 1 (1.23%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Wiki
2 4 (4.94%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) CRM
2 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.11%) Migration
6 8 (9.88%) ITIL
7 7 (8.64%) Project Management
8 6 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.41%) Service Management
9 5 (6.17%) MVC
10 4 (4.94%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 4 (4.94%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.94%) ETL
10 4 (4.94%) OOP
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Transition Management
10 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Web Development
11 3 (3.70%) Information Exploitation
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
3 8 (9.88%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) Degree
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle
2 4 (4.94%) Canon
2 4 (4.94%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) VMware
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Henlow Recruitment Group
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