Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 5 1
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 15.28% 24.21% 27.10%
As % of the Vendors category 39.29% 71.88% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 25
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £325 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £157 £257 £161
90th Percentile £403 £435 £513
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - £14.50 -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.70 £14.50 £165.00
% change year-on-year +22.07% -91.21% +1219.47%

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 28 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 38.89% 33.68% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 32
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £161 £294 £158
90th Percentile £453 £425 £510
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +1.37% +12.31% -17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -37.63% +88.26%
10th Percentile £20.50 £13.85 £16.48
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.85 £31.43
Staffordshire median hourly rate £39.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +174.14% -3.33% +12.15%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Drools
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting 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 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (9.09%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) RTP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP
3 1 (9.09%) OLTP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Power BI
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Report Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Drools
2 2 (18.18%) WinForms
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
1 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Scrum
1 3 (27.27%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) DSDM
2 2 (18.18%) RAD
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Altiris
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
2 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Snow
2 1 (9.09%) Sophos