The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 20.83% 21.62% 18.37%
As % of the Vendors category 68.18% 53.33% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 5
Average daily rate £438 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +15.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Vendors Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 30.56% 40.54% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Average daily rate £438 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £316 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) WinForms
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Games
5 2 (10.53%) VB6
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.53%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.26%) Extranet
1 1 (5.26%) IPv4
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Online Games
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
2 2 (10.53%) VB6
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) VMware