The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cannock with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Staffordshire / Cannock
Rank 3 3 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cannock 33.33% 33.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cannock.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cannock
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cannock 100.00% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £278 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +0.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cannock

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cannock citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cannock

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cannock

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Cannock.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cannock

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cannock

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Cannock.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cannock

Microsoft
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Cannock

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cannock region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) PMO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cannock 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 (100.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PMO