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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.95% 17.21% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 34.48% 40.38% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £308 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% +61.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £9.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
87 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 49.15% 42.62% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 18
Average daily rate £395 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.66% -10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +54.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.21 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.20 £20.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 £385 +18.46% 6
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 - - 2
Tamworth - 1 £300 - 5
Stafford - 1 - - 10
Uttoxeter - - - -
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 32 (60.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
3 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 15 (28.30%) Windows
5 13 (24.53%) .NET
5 13 (24.53%) Finance
5 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (22.64%) Time Management
7 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (18.87%) C#
8 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.98%) CSS
9 9 (16.98%) Web Services
9 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
10 8 (15.09%) Ajax
10 8 (15.09%) jQuery
10 8 (15.09%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) N-Tier
10 8 (15.09%) MS Office
10 8 (15.09%) MySQL
10 8 (15.09%) IIS
10 8 (15.09%) HTML
10 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) PHP
10 8 (15.09%) Open Source
11 7 (13.21%) Web Application Development
11 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (13.21%) Social Media
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
11 7 (13.21%) Apache

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 8 (15.09%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) Apache
2 7 (13.21%) Drupal
3 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (60.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.09%) MS Office
3 5 (9.43%) MS Project
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
2 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (15.09%) MySQL
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) Subversion
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
2 8 (15.09%) Development Team Leader
2 8 (15.09%) Software Development Team Leader
2 8 (15.09%) Software Team Leader
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Team Leader
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
5 4 (7.55%) DBA
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) CSS
2 9 (16.98%) Web Services
2 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) Ajax
3 8 (15.09%) jQuery
3 8 (15.09%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) LAMP
5 3 (5.66%) WinForms
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.89%) SOAP
7 1 (1.89%) Middleware
7 1 (1.89%) REST
7 1 (1.89%) NancyFx
7 1 (1.89%) JSON
7 1 (1.89%) WCF
7 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) N-Tier
2 8 (15.09%) Open Source
3 7 (13.21%) Social Media
3 7 (13.21%) Taxonomies
3 7 (13.21%) Blog
4 6 (11.32%) User Experience
5 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.66%) Replication
6 3 (5.66%) NHS
7 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Time Management
2 7 (13.21%) Web Application Development
2 7 (13.21%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (13.21%) Resource Management
2 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (13.21%) Project Management
2 7 (13.21%) MVC
3 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.55%) OOP
5 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.66%) CRM
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.09%) PHP
4 7 (13.21%) PHP5
5 5 (9.43%) VB
6 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.89%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) Symantec
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Sage
5 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.89%) Spiceworks
5 1 (1.89%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
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