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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 7.69% 16.67% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 37.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
12 8 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 30.77% 44.44% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 30
Average daily rate £400 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Vista
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Internet
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) C
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) VMware