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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 24.32% 12.50% 11.76%
As % of the Vendors category 85.71% 40.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £438 £420 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £420 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £420 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
21 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 28.38% 31.25% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Median daily rate £438 £295 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.30% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £200 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (16.67%) Office 365
4 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (16.67%) Document Management
4 5 (16.67%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (10.00%) IaaS
6 3 (10.00%) Release Management
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Windows
6 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) ETL

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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
1 2 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) Extranet
2 1 (3.33%) IPv4
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) Power BI
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Games
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Environment And Release Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Replication
1 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (23.33%) Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Document Management
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Release Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Enrichment
6 2 (6.67%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco
1 2 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SAP