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 3 months to 26 June 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.17% 19.66% 22.29%
As % of the Vendors category 58.54% 58.33% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 19
Median daily rate £325 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £122 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £13.60 £10.96 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -18.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £10.96 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £10.96 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41 60 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 34.45% 33.71% 39.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 41
Median daily rate £338 £325 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £107 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £446 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.20 £10.96 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £15.21 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -5 9 £325 -25.71% 10
Stafford 0 2 £210 +23.52% 2
Lichfield 0 1 £400 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 - - 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Office 365
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (17.31%) CRM
4 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (13.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (11.54%) Power BI
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.54%) .NET
6 6 (11.54%) C#
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.62%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (7.69%) Information Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.69%) T-SQL

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 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) 3G
1 1 (1.92%) DHCP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) LAN
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
1 1 (1.92%) VPN
1 1 (1.92%) WAN
1 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Power BI
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) OLAP
5 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.92%) QlikView
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.69%) Advertising
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Administrator
1 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (7.69%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (3.85%) CRM Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Office 365 Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) MDX
4 1 (1.92%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) CRM
3 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.62%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.69%) Information Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (5.77%) HOOD
8 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 2 (3.85%) Information Exploitation
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) C++
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) PMO
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Dell
3 1 (1.92%) NetApp
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.92%) Tableau
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Xerox
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