The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Crewe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 13.95% 18.75% 3.13%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 54.55% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£160 £125 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.25% -58.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Crewe region.

Vendors Category
Crewe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 51.16% 34.38% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £200 £118 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Crewe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) Broadband
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) MS Project
6 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) Broadband
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Junior
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Epicor
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Dell