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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 20.00% 22.22% 13.89%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 46.15% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £143 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+198.24% -59.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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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 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 60.00% 48.15% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate £425 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Project
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (14.29%) NServiceBus
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (14.29%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) VMware