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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.32% 22.58% 18.30%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 48.28% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 19
Median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £287 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £436 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £10.96 £12.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £9.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £20.50 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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 87 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.97% 46.77% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 26
Median daily rate £325 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £501 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Median hourly rate £10.96 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.56% +51.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £34.75 £16.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +6 20 £438 +34.61% 2
Stafford - 6 £158 - 1
Tamworth -1 4 £300 +4.80% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +2 2 £275 - 3
Lichfield +3 1 - - 2
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.56%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (19.30%) MS Office
3 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
4 10 (17.54%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) C#
4 10 (17.54%) .NET
4 10 (17.54%) Finance
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 8 (14.04%) CRM
6 8 (14.04%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (14.04%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
7 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (12.28%) Cisco
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
8 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (10.53%) Office 365
8 6 (10.53%) SDLC
9 5 (8.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.77%) TeamCity

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 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
1 11 (19.30%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (8.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) IaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.51%) IPv4
1 2 (3.51%) SSL
1 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
1 2 (3.51%) Wireless
2 1 (1.75%) Extranet
2 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) MS Access
5 1 (1.75%) QlikView
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (8.77%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Environment Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Environment And Release Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Release Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) WinForms
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Online Games
4 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 8 (14.04%) CRM
3 8 (14.04%) Release Management
4 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.53%) Scrum
4 6 (10.53%) SDLC
4 6 (10.53%) TDD
5 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.77%) Project Management
5 5 (8.77%) SOA
5 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
6 4 (7.02%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (7.02%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Document Management
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) C#
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.77%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) VB
5 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CCAA
3 1 (1.75%) CCENT
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CISM
3 1 (1.75%) CISMP
3 1 (1.75%) CISSP
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) BT
4 1 (1.75%) Kaseya
4 1 (1.75%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Symantec
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connectus
Rate: £170.00 per day
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