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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 24.39% 18.75% 20.83%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% 54.55% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Median daily rate £438 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £351 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +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
25 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 30.49% 34.38% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 9
Median daily rate £438 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £353 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

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 29 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 29 May 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 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
1 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
2 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (21.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) Release Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.04%) IaaS
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Document Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) MS Office
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V

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 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) IaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) Extranet
1 1 (4.35%) IPv4
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Environment And Release Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Environment Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Release Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.35%) Online Games
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Document Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) VMware