Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.62% 21.90% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 54.64% 60.53% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 27
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -13.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £197 £120 £270
90th Percentile £454 £513 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £15.00
10th Percentile £13.30 - £11.81
90th Percentile £36.10 - £18.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.81% -18.18% +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 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 97 152 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.74% 36.19% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 89 60
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £205 £158 £268
90th Percentile £451 £503 £439
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.89 £12.20 £12.35
90th Percentile £37.05 £46.70 £18.92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -4 23 £363 -10.77% 8
Burton-upon-Trent +1 3 £250 -24.24% 1
Stafford -1 3 £210 +44.83%
Cannock - 3 £440 -
Tamworth -10 2 £300 - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 20 (37.74%) SQL
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
5 11 (20.75%) ETL
6 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (16.98%) Project Management
7 9 (16.98%) Tableau
8 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (15.09%) ITIL
8 8 (15.09%) .NET
9 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
9 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
9 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (11.32%) Office 365
10 6 (11.32%) Power BI
10 6 (11.32%) CRM
10 6 (11.32%) MVC
10 6 (11.32%) RDBMS
10 6 (11.32%) C#
10 6 (11.32%) Windows
11 5 (9.43%) CSS
11 5 (9.43%) Finance
11 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
11 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012

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 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.55%) AutoCAD
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) 3G
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.89%) Profibus
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.89%) Telnet
1 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
5 6 (11.32%) Power BI
5 6 (11.32%) RDBMS
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (3.77%) DTS
9 2 (3.77%) PowerPivot
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
10 1 (1.89%) GIS
10 1 (1.89%) HDInsight
10 1 (1.89%) MySQL
10 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) AccuRev
2 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Subversion
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
1 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Senior Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Business Developer
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Database Developer
7 3 (5.66%) DBA
7 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Database Developer
7 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) jQuery
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.89%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) WinForms
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) Wiki
4 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.77%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) AIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ETL
2 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.98%) Project Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (11.32%) CRM
5 6 (11.32%) MVC
6 4 (7.55%) Complex ETL
6 4 (7.55%) Data Management
6 4 (7.55%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (7.55%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (7.55%) Proactive Management
6 4 (7.55%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) Time Management
7 3 (5.66%) API Development
7 3 (5.66%) Functional Programming
7 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
7 3 (5.66%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
3 6 (11.32%) C#
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Elixir
5 3 (5.66%) Erlang
5 3 (5.66%) Go
5 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) Pascal
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CCA
4 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) PMO
3 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.89%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Tableau
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco
3 2 (3.77%) Citrix
3 2 (3.77%) Dell
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) JDA
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec
4 1 (1.89%) Xerox