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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 15.79% 30.30% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 62.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £134 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.59 £9.00 £10.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.25% -10.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
17 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 44.74% 48.48% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate £313 £133 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.96% +20.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £9.00 £10.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.27% -10.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Crewe

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Crewe region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) MS Project
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
4 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Dell