Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 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 > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 23.23% 21.57% 16.18%
As % of the Vendors category 69.70% 82.50% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 7
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £363 £406 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -3.27% +52.73%
10th Percentile £221 £142 £357
90th Percentile £430 £520 £430
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +6.15% -13.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £14.50 - £17.25
10th Percentile £14.25 - £16.33
90th Percentile £14.75 - £18.78
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 Stoke-on-Trent.

All Vendors
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 33 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 33.33% 26.14% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 12
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £388 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.44% +12.69%
10th Percentile £255 £158 £295
90th Percentile £425 £513 £430
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +118.37% -3.83%
10th Percentile £14.55 £29.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £19.25 £33.25 £18.33
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -9.38% +1.59% +8.62%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 18 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (47.83%) ETL
4 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
5 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (39.13%) Tableau
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
7 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Power BI
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) Complex ETL
9 4 (17.39%) Data Management
9 4 (17.39%) Subversion
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 3 (13.04%) CRM
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
4 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (21.74%) Power BI
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.70%) DTS
7 2 (8.70%) PowerPivot
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) AccuRev
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Senior Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Business Developer
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Database Developer
6 3 (13.04%) DBA
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (4.35%) Deskside Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (4.35%) Senior ETL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Wiki
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ETL
2 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Complex ETL
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
6 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 3 (13.04%) Information Governance
6 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Proactive Management
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 1 (4.35%) Dashboard Development
8 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Tableau
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle