Period
to 19 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 19 February 2018 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 2 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 81 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.17% 21.60% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 47.78% 60.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 25
Staffordshire median daily rate £348 £353 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £251 £158 £186
90th Percentile £425 £511 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £165.00 £10.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -91.21% +1455.14% -24.21%
10th Percentile £13.75 £157.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £43.05 £172.50 £15.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.43 £14.10 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.40% +12.80% -13.79%

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 Staffordshire.

All Vendors
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 90 135 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 33.83% 36.00% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 83 64
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £320 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -17.95% +4.00%
10th Percentile £264 £147 £263
90th Percentile £448 £500 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.38% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £14.50 £13.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.59% +5.03% -1.39%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £43.25 £33.25 £19.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.43
% change year-on-year +5.67% -8.68% +5.97%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -7 18 £388 +5.08% 19
Stafford +3 6 £325 +170.83% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +3 3 £208 -33.60% 3
Cannock +3 2 £440 +3.53% 3
Tamworth -6 2 £300 - 10
Lichfield -4 1 £320 -30.81% 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) .NET
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) C#
4 10 (23.26%) HTML
5 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (20.93%) CSS
5 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
5 9 (20.93%) MVC
5 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (20.93%) jQuery
6 8 (18.60%) Finance
6 8 (18.60%) ETL
6 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) VMware
7 7 (16.28%) JIRA
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (16.28%) Tableau
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
9 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
9 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (11.63%) Power BI
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Office 365
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.65%) PaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
1 3 (6.98%) Profibus
1 3 (6.98%) Telnet
2 1 (2.33%) DHCP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.63%) Power BI
4 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
8 1 (2.33%) HDInsight
8 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.33%) MySQL
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) AccuRev
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) MSI
4 2 (4.65%) WiX
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Business Developer
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) HTML
3 9 (20.93%) CSS
3 9 (20.93%) jQuery
4 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.30%) Entity Framework
5 4 (9.30%) WCF
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.98%) HTML5
6 3 (6.98%) Web Services
6 3 (6.98%) WPF
7 2 (4.65%) Angular 2
7 2 (4.65%) Classic ASP
7 2 (4.65%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (4.65%) MFC
7 2 (4.65%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.30%) NHS
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) MVC
3 8 (18.60%) ETL
4 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.63%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (9.30%) Data Management
7 4 (9.30%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (9.30%) SOLID
8 3 (6.98%) API Development
8 3 (6.98%) Complex ETL
8 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.98%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (6.98%) Functional Programming
8 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.98%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) Service Management
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.98%) C
5 3 (6.98%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) Elixir
5 3 (6.98%) Erlang
5 3 (6.98%) Go
5 3 (6.98%) Pascal
6 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Master's Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CCA
4 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) IEC 61508
1 3 (6.98%) IEC 62304
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) PMO
3 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.33%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
1 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Tableau
1 7 (16.28%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco
2 4 (9.30%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Dell