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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 20.73% 23.33% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 77.27% 63.64% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Median daily rate £463 £420 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +42.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £375 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £420 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 26.83% 36.67% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Median daily rate £400 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (34.38%) Data Migration
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) MS Office
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (21.88%) Document Management
4 7 (21.88%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (18.75%) Office 365
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL
6 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
6 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Release Management
7 4 (12.50%) IaaS
7 4 (12.50%) Transition Management
7 4 (12.50%) SAP
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Data Management
8 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (9.38%) EMC
8 3 (9.38%) SLA

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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.75%) Office 365
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Intranet
1 3 (9.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) Power BI
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Environment And Release Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Environment Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Release Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Cutover Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Data Migration Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.25%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 11 (34.38%) Data Migration
3 10 (31.25%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) Document Management
5 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.50%) ETL
6 4 (12.50%) Release Management
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) Transition Management
7 3 (9.38%) CRM
7 3 (9.38%) Data Enrichment
7 3 (9.38%) Data Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
1 4 (12.50%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco