Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 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
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 16 3
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 37.04% 11.58% 29.17%
As % of the Vendors category 68.97% 28.21% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 25
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £325 £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -9.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £307 £176 £210
90th Percentile £524 £346 £448
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year -2.78% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £11.78 - £14.50
10th Percentile £11.17 - £14.25
90th Percentile £16.88 - £14.75
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £18.52 £14.20
% change year-on-year -8.21% +30.42% +29.62%

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 29 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 53.70% 41.05% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 31
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +1.64%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £224
90th Percentile £535 £475 £425
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year - +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £11.78 £21.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.90% +44.83% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £20.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £16.88 £21.50 £14.75
Staffordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.35
% change year-on-year +42.86% +46.34% -10.31%

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 17 October 2019.

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

1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Workflow
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 4 (20.00%) SDLC
2 4 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) Power Platform
3 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (15.00%) Azure
3 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services

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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (10.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (15.00%) Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Functions
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) GitLab
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) VBA Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PC Support
5 1 (5.00%) Printer Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) EDI
2 2 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) WinForms
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) CRM
1 4 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (20.00%) SDLC
1 4 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.00%) ERP
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Case Management
3 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.00%) Kanban
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBA
2 2 (10.00%) X++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Ivanti