The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Stoke-on-Trent region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 12.50% 5.00% 16.18%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 13.33% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 34.38% 37.50% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 19
Average daily rate £330 £330 £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £208 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £362 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 August 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VB
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) XHTML
4 4 (30.77%) Ajax
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
5 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Web Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
1 4 (30.77%) Development Team Leader
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) XHTML
3 4 (30.77%) Ajax
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (15.38%) WinForms
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Web Development
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VB
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe