The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 130 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.28% 12.30% 13.43%
As % of the Vendors category 25.15% 36.72% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 51
Median daily rate £339 £383 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.68 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £11.12 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £29.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
334 354 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.83% 33.49% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 217 176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 34
Median hourly rate £16.68 £15.77 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.77% +9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 22 £338 -15.62% 13
Wilmslow +1 11 £375 - 4
Chester -9 10 £300 -3.06% 6
Macclesfield +6 6 £260 - 5
Knutsford -3 4 £413 +3.12% 3
Winsford - 2 - -
Crewe +6 1 - - 3
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 110 (44.53%) Windows
2 91 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 69 (27.94%) Active Directory
4 67 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (23.89%) Software Engineering
5 59 (23.89%) Security Cleared
6 58 (23.48%) Test Automation
7 57 (23.08%) .NET
8 56 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (21.86%) Windows Server
10 51 (20.65%) PowerShell
11 50 (20.24%) SharePoint
12 49 (19.84%) MS Office
12 49 (19.84%) Migration
12 49 (19.84%) SCCM
13 46 (18.62%) CRM
14 44 (17.81%) SC Cleared
15 42 (17.00%) Dynamics CRM
16 41 (16.60%) SQL Server
17 40 (16.19%) Project Management
18 39 (15.79%) MS Exchange
18 39 (15.79%) SCOM
19 36 (14.57%) Skype
19 36 (14.57%) Skype for Business
20 35 (14.17%) VMware
21 34 (13.77%) SQL
22 32 (12.96%) Java
22 32 (12.96%) Linux
23 31 (12.55%) JavaScript
23 31 (12.55%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 50 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 39 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 36 (14.57%) Skype for Business
4 26 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (5.67%) IIS
6 11 (4.45%) Apache
7 10 (4.05%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.02%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.21%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.21%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 91 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 49 (19.84%) MS Office
3 17 (6.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.83%) MS Project
5 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (17.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.88%) Office 365
2 11 (4.45%) IaaS
2 11 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.05%) PaaS
3 10 (4.05%) SaaS
4 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.57%) Skype
2 11 (4.45%) Firewall
3 9 (3.64%) Internet
4 8 (3.24%) DNS
5 6 (2.43%) SAN
6 5 (2.02%) DHCP
6 5 (2.02%) GSM
6 5 (2.02%) UMTS
6 5 (2.02%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.02%) WAN
7 4 (1.62%) LAN
7 4 (1.62%) Network Security
7 4 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.62%) SSL
7 4 (1.62%) VPN
8 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.81%) 3G
9 2 (0.81%) LTE
9 2 (0.81%) PBX
9 2 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.62%) MySQL
8 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.81%) Big Data
9 2 (0.81%) GIS
9 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.81%) QGIS
9 2 (0.81%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.40%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (12.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (8.91%) SpecFlow
3 21 (8.50%) TestComplete
4 8 (3.24%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.83%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.43%) Gradle
6 6 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.43%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.02%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.21%) JIRA
9 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.40%) Maven
10 1 (0.40%) NuGet
10 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.40%) Selenium
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (12.15%) Finance
2 10 (4.05%) Advertising
2 10 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (3.24%) Local Government
4 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Publishing
6 4 (1.62%) Military
7 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (14.57%) Developer
2 34 (13.77%) Architect
3 28 (11.34%) Consultant
4 17 (6.88%) Analyst
5 16 (6.48%) DevOps Consultant
6 15 (6.07%) Integration Consultant
7 12 (4.86%) CRM Developer
7 12 (4.86%) Designer
7 12 (4.86%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.64%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
10 8 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.24%) Technical Leader
11 7 (2.83%) DBA
11 7 (2.83%) Server Engineer
11 7 (2.83%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.83%) SQL DBA
11 7 (2.83%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (2.83%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.08%) .NET
2 15 (6.07%) HTML
2 15 (6.07%) Middleware
3 14 (5.67%) CSS
4 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.05%) jQuery
6 8 (3.24%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.24%) Web Services
7 7 (2.83%) XML
8 5 (2.02%) Ajax
8 5 (2.02%) HTML5
8 5 (2.02%) RESTful
9 4 (1.62%) CSS3
9 4 (1.62%) Silverlight
9 4 (1.62%) WCF
9 4 (1.62%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.62%) XSD
9 4 (1.62%) XSL
10 3 (1.21%) LAMP
10 3 (1.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.83%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.02%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.02%) User Experience
4 4 (1.62%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.62%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.62%) PMI
5 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.21%) Clustering
5 3 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.21%) iPhone
5 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.21%) PKI
6 2 (0.81%) NHS
6 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (44.53%) Windows
2 56 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 54 (21.86%) Windows Server
4 32 (12.96%) Linux
5 24 (9.72%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.24%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.83%) AIX
9 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.02%) CentOS
10 5 (2.02%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.62%) Unix
12 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.81%) Android
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.89%) Software Engineering
3 58 (23.48%) Test Automation
4 49 (19.84%) Migration
5 46 (18.62%) CRM
6 40 (16.19%) Project Management
7 29 (11.74%) Continuous Deployment
8 28 (11.34%) TDD
9 27 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (10.53%) Code Coverage
11 24 (9.72%) DevOps
12 23 (9.31%) Data Migration
13 20 (8.10%) ITIL
14 17 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.48%) Change Management
16 13 (5.26%) System Testing
17 12 (4.86%) PRINCE2
17 12 (4.86%) Records Management
17 12 (4.86%) Service Management
18 11 (4.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.65%) PowerShell
2 34 (13.77%) SQL
3 32 (12.96%) Java
4 31 (12.55%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.50%) C#
6 7 (2.83%) PHP
7 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.62%) Python
8 4 (1.62%) VB
9 3 (1.21%) Ruby
9 3 (1.21%) VBA
9 3 (1.21%) VBScript
10 2 (0.81%) C
11 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.31%) Degree
4 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.05%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.43%) ISEB
6 6 (2.43%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.43%) PMP
7 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.02%) CCEA
7 5 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.02%) MCITP
7 5 (2.02%) MCSA
7 5 (2.02%) MCSE
7 5 (2.02%) MCTS
7 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.81%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) RMADS
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 69 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.86%) vSphere
4 8 (3.24%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.83%) XenApp
6 4 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.62%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.21%) UAG
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) Docker
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (19.84%) SCCM
2 39 (15.79%) SCOM
3 11 (4.45%) Puppet
4 6 (2.43%) vRealize
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.62%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.81%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.40%) SCSM
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (14.17%) VMware
2 18 (7.29%) Citrix
3 10 (4.05%) Cisco
4 7 (2.83%) BMC
4 7 (2.83%) HP
5 6 (2.43%) Apple
6 4 (1.62%) ArcSight
6 4 (1.62%) Polycom
6 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.62%) Remedy
6 4 (1.62%) Symantec
7 3 (1.21%) AppSense
7 3 (1.21%) Brocade
7 3 (1.21%) Lotus
7 3 (1.21%) NetApp
8 2 (0.81%) Ericsson
8 2 (0.81%) Huawei
8 2 (0.81%) Juniper
8 2 (0.81%) Nokia
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle
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