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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.66% 22.29% 19.46%
As % of the Vendors category 58.33% 56.52% 56.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 18
Median daily rate £305 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £287 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £447 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £10.96 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% -6.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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 69 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.71% 39.43% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 26
Median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £501 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £10.96 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +25.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +4 14 £438 +28.20% 3
Stafford +7 7 £170 -60.00% 4
Tamworth 0 4 £203 -29.25% 5
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £349 - 4
Lichfield +3 1 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) MS Office
2 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
3 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
5 11 (17.19%) C#
5 11 (17.19%) .NET
5 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
5 11 (17.19%) Finance
6 10 (15.63%) ITIL
7 9 (14.06%) CRM
7 9 (14.06%) SQL
7 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 8 (12.50%) Release Management
8 8 (12.50%) Project Management
8 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 7 (10.94%) Cisco
9 7 (10.94%) Migration
9 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (9.38%) Office 365
10 6 (9.38%) SDLC
10 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.38%) TDD
10 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.38%) Scrum
11 5 (7.81%) SOA

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 (3.13%) IIS
1 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) MS Office
2 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.81%) MS Project
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.13%) IPv4
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
1 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
1 2 (3.13%) Wireless
2 1 (1.56%) Extranet
2 1 (1.56%) Intranet
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (1.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Games
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.94%) Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Environment Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Environment And Release Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Release Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 1st Line Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) WinForms
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) COM
4 1 (1.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Online Games
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 9 (14.06%) CRM
4 8 (12.50%) Project Management
4 8 (12.50%) Release Management
5 7 (10.94%) Migration
6 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.38%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) SDLC
6 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.38%) TDD
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.81%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
7 5 (7.81%) Resource Management
7 5 (7.81%) SOA
7 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) C#
2 9 (14.06%) SQL
3 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.81%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.25%) VB
6 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.69%) VB6
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.56%) CCAA
3 1 (1.56%) CCENT
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.56%) CISM
3 1 (1.56%) CISMP
3 1 (1.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) MCSA
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
1 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco
2 4 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) EMC
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Kaseya
5 1 (1.56%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec
Staffordshire
Venn Group
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