Period
to 18 November 2018

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 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
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 8.43% 23.23% 21.57%
As % of the Vendors category 20.59% 69.70% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 18
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £338 £363 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -10.77% -3.27%
10th Percentile £316 £221 £142
90th Percentile £349 £430 £520
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +5.80% +6.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - £14.50 -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £35.13 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year +142.24% - -

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 34 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 40.96% 33.33% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 21
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -4.44%
10th Percentile £346 £255 £158
90th Percentile £485 £425 £513
Staffordshire median daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +6.43% +7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -47.62% +118.37%
10th Percentile £20.50 £14.55 £29.75
90th Percentile £21.50 £19.25 £33.25
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +210.34% -9.38% +1.59%

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 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 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Drools
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) RTP
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) RAD
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) XML

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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Drools
2 2 (28.57%) WinForms
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) DSDM
2 2 (28.57%) RAD
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V