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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.39% 14.53% 17.37%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 32.69% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 £26.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.48% +154.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
48 52 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 41.74% 44.44% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 52
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +119.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 6 £183 -39.16% 4
Burton-upon-Trent +3 5 £275 -15.38% 3
Lichfield 0 2 - - 2
Stafford -2 1 - -
Tamworth - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Cannock - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 13 (26.00%) .NET
5 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 11 (22.00%) MS Office
7 8 (16.00%) VMware
7 8 (16.00%) C#
7 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco
10 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
10 5 (10.00%) HTML
10 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (10.00%) Degree
10 5 (10.00%) Open Source
11 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (8.00%) Web Development
11 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
11 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (8.00%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (4.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) 3G
1 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.00%) SAN
3 2 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) OLAP
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Advertising
2 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (14.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Training Manager
6 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) XML
4 3 (6.00%) XHTML
4 3 (6.00%) Ajax
4 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.00%) WinForms
5 2 (4.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) WCF
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (8.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (8.00%) Project Management
2 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (8.00%) Web Development
2 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (6.00%) OO
3 3 (6.00%) ITIL
3 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.00%) SOA
4 2 (4.00%) CRM
4 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.00%) ERP
4 2 (4.00%) Service Management
4 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.00%) MVC
4 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.00%) VB
3 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.00%) VB6
4 1 (2.00%) X++
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) Citrix
4 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Siebel
6 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.00%) AccuRev
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago