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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 25.00% 13.16% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 79.31% 62.50% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £365 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £420 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
29 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 31.52% 21.05% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £351 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 11 (29.73%) SQL
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) CRM
3 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 8 (21.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (21.62%) Data Migration
5 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) SLA
6 6 (16.22%) Wiki
6 6 (16.22%) Retail
7 5 (13.51%) Transition Management
7 5 (13.51%) MS Office
7 5 (13.51%) SAP
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.51%) Service Management
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (10.81%) Data Management
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (8.11%) Document Management
9 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Degree
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
1 2 (5.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Big Data
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) Power BI
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Service Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) CRM Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Cutover Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) DBA
6 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Data Migration Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Wiki
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Online Games
4 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Project Management
2 9 (24.32%) CRM
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) Data Migration
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Service Management
6 5 (13.51%) Transition Management
7 4 (10.81%) Data Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Document Management
8 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.41%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (5.41%) Data Enrichment
9 2 (5.41%) Data Reconciliation
9 2 (5.41%) Line Management
9 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
1 5 (13.51%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) EMC