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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 1 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 32.89% 7.14% 25.71%
As % of the Vendors category 75.76% 23.08% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 7
Median daily rate £355 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £373 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £397 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
33 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 43.42% 30.95% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £400 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £342 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £401 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (30.95%) CRM
2 12 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.67%) Migration
5 7 (16.67%) Retail
5 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Wiki
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 4 (9.52%) .NET
8 4 (9.52%) SLA
8 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 4 (9.52%) SAP
8 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (9.52%) Transition Management
9 3 (7.14%) Data Management
9 3 (7.14%) JIRA
9 3 (7.14%) C#
10 2 (4.76%) Replication
10 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (4.76%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DHCP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Power BI
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Service Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) CRM Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Cutover Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.76%) DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) JSON
3 1 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Wiki
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) CRM
2 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Migration
4 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.29%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Transition Management
7 3 (7.14%) Data Management
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.38%) Data Governance
9 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.38%) Kanban
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Release Management
9 1 (2.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc