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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.58% 19.39% 17.36%
As % of the Vendors category 59.04% 60.38% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 12
Median daily rate £310 £391 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% +42.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £151 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £458 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £10.96 £15.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.44% +23.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
83 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 38.25% 32.12% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 21
Median daily rate £325 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £178 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £457 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £13.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% +22.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £14.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £18.00 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 17 £438 +17.44% 5
Stafford +7 10 £173 -59.41% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +2 5 £341 - 4
Tamworth +3 4 £203 +92.85% 2
Uttoxeter - 2 - -
Lichfield +3 1 - - 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.78%) MS Office
4 15 (19.48%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
5 13 (16.88%) SQL
6 12 (15.58%) CRM
6 12 (15.58%) Finance
6 12 (15.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (12.99%) ITIL
7 10 (12.99%) C#
7 10 (12.99%) .NET
7 10 (12.99%) Project Management
8 9 (11.69%) Migration
8 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.69%) Release Management
8 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
9 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
10 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
10 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (9.09%) Scrum
10 7 (9.09%) Cisco
10 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (7.79%) Citrix
11 6 (7.79%) MS Project

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 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) JBoss
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS Office
3 6 (7.79%) MS Project
4 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Office 365
3 3 (3.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.60%) Intranet
2 2 (2.60%) IPv4
2 2 (2.60%) NAS
2 2 (2.60%) SSL
2 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) Extranet
3 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.90%) Power BI
7 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.60%) Big Data
8 2 (2.60%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.60%) HDInsight
8 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.60%) MySQL
8 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.30%) MS Access
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.49%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.69%) Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Environment Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) CRM Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Environment And Release Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) WinForms
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) COM
4 1 (1.30%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.19%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.90%) CESG
3 3 (3.90%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Online Games
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (15.58%) CRM
3 10 (12.99%) ITIL
3 10 (12.99%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 9 (11.69%) Release Management
4 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 7 (9.09%) Scrum
7 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.79%) SDLC
7 6 (7.79%) TDD
7 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.49%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (6.49%) Document Management
8 5 (6.49%) Resource Management
8 5 (6.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) C#
3 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.49%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.90%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.60%) VB6
7 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (2.60%) MCSA
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) CCA
3 1 (1.30%) CCAA
3 1 (1.30%) CCENT
3 1 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Cisco
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix
3 5 (6.49%) SAP
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) Dell
5 2 (2.60%) EMC
5 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.30%) BT
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.30%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec
6 1 (1.30%) WSO2
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