Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.93% 19.39% 21.88%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 51.00% 62.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 55
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £204 £135
90th Percentile £428 £433 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.70 £14.50 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.07% -91.21% +1455.14%
10th Percentile £14.15 £13.75 £157.50
90th Percentile £60.50 £36.10 £172.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.63% +4.45%

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 96 100 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.87% 38.02% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 85
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% -16.67%
10th Percentile £231 £245 £140
90th Percentile £484 £453 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 12
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -1.69% +19.43%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.41 £11.15
90th Percentile £60.36 £37.05 £33.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% +6.90% -5.84%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -6 11 £325 -16.13% 13
Tamworth -7 4 £370 +23.33% 6
Lichfield -6 2 £438 +36.72% 3
Stafford +1 1 - - 1
Cannock -1 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
3 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) .NET
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.81%) SDLC
7 4 (14.81%) Web Development
7 4 (14.81%) jQuery
7 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.81%) Office 365
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) Firewall
8 3 (11.11%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET

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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) RTP
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) OLAP
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Junior
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Architect
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) Drools
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
4 2 (7.41%) NHibernate
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) WinForms
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) FMCG
1 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
2 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) SDLC
1 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
1 4 (14.81%) Web Development
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) DSDM
3 2 (7.41%) ERP
3 2 (7.41%) MVC
3 2 (7.41%) RAD
3 2 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
3 2 (7.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCSE
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Altiris
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Snow
5 1 (3.70%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) Wyse