The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Crewe region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 17.65% 3.45% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 46.15% 12.50% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£125 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.41% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £300 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Crewe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 8 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 38.24% 27.59% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Average daily rate £118 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.83% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
4 5 (33.33%) Remedy
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.67%) Games
8 1 (6.67%) Service Management
8 1 (6.67%) DSL
8 1 (6.67%) C
8 1 (6.67%) .NET
8 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 1 (6.67%) Statistics
8 1 (6.67%) Time Management
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DSL
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (13.33%) HP