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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 18.75% 19.72% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 90.00% 82.35% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Median daily rate £325 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 10 17 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 20.83% 23.94% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Median daily rate £325 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £500 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) Office 365
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.00%) Power BI
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
5 4 (16.00%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) .NET
6 3 (12.00%) HOOD
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Retail
7 2 (8.00%) Publishing
7 2 (8.00%) Finance
7 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) JavaScript

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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (24.00%) Office 365
3 5 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Administrator
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) CRM Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Azure Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Problem Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) HOOD
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (4.00%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.00%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (4.00%) Kanban
7 1 (4.00%) Line Management
7 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle