The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stratford-upon-Avon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stratford-upon-Avon 20.00% 21.43% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 75.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.33 £23.10 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -19.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £22.77 £28.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.87 £23.42 £29.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Stratford-upon-Avon region.

Vendors Category
Stratford-upon-Avon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stratford-upon-Avon 60.00% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate £375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.96 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.03% -18.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stratford-upon-Avon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Stratford-upon-Avon region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stratford-upon-Avon region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stratford-upon-Avon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Stratford-upon-Avon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stratford-upon-Avon region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Stratford-upon-Avon

Microsoft
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Stratford-upon-Avon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stratford-upon-Avon 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 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stratford-upon-Avon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stratford-upon-Avon 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware