Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stafford 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 6 months to 21 November 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.

Microsoft
Staffordshire > Stafford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stafford 10.00% 16.36% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 42.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Stafford median daily rate £210 £145 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -60.54% -
10th Percentile £205 £115 £316
90th Percentile £215 £510 £425
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +6.15% -13.33% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Stafford median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £15.00

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Stafford.

All Vendors
Stafford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 9 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stafford 30.00% 38.18% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Stafford median daily rate £280 £170 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.71% -47.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £147 £116 £270
90th Percentile £350 £492 £417
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Stafford median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.92% - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -9.38% +1.59% +5.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stafford

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stafford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Stafford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Stafford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Stafford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Stafford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 62304
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) HDInsight
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Profibus
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stafford 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 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) HDInsight
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Pascal
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCA
1 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) VMware