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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 1 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 31.51% 8.11% 25.93%
As % of the Vendors category 74.19% 30.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £376 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £416 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
31 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 42.47% 27.03% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 6
Median daily rate £363 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +45.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £349 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.25 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 (26.19%) CRM
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 9 (21.43%) Project Management
4 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.67%) Retail
6 6 (14.29%) Wiki
6 6 (14.29%) SLA
6 6 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) MS Office
7 5 (11.90%) SAP
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) Transition Management
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (9.52%) Data Management
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
9 3 (7.14%) .NET
9 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
9 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DHCP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) NAS
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Service Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Cutover Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) DBA
5 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Wiki
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) CRM
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
2 9 (21.43%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 5 (11.90%) Transition Management
7 4 (9.52%) Data Management
8 3 (7.14%) Line Management
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (4.76%) Document Management
10 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (4.76%) VB6
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
1 5 (11.90%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Citrix
2 1 (2.38%) EMC
2 1 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
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