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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 7.32% 29.03% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 90.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £385 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £204 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £420 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
12 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 29.27% 32.26% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £400 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £239 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £460 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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 5 February 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) WinForms
3 4 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) Online Games
4 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Games
4 3 (37.50%) VB6
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
1 1 (12.50%) DBA
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Insight Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Online Games
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) VMware