The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 93 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.49% 20.90% 16.15%
As % of the Vendors category 25.68% 48.44% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 36
Median daily rate £375 £300 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £618 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 24
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.25 £25.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -35.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £20.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £31.40 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
183 192 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.74% 43.15% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 94 114
Median daily rate £365 £301 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 29
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -42.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 19 £348 -18.23% 7
Blackpool -22 3 £538 +24.27%
Blackburn 0 2 - - 2
Lancaster - 2 £344 - 1
Chorley -4 1 £175 - 5
Colne - 1 £275 - 1
Ormskirk - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 34 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 28 (30.43%) SQL
3 27 (29.35%) MS Office
4 25 (27.17%) Windows
5 20 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 15 (16.30%) Oracle
6 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
7 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
7 14 (15.22%) ETL
8 13 (14.13%) C++
8 13 (14.13%) Finance
8 13 (14.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
9 12 (13.04%) ITIL
9 12 (13.04%) Project Management
10 11 (11.96%) ERwin
10 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
10 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
11 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (10.87%) VMware
11 10 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (10.87%) CRM
11 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (9.78%) DNS
12 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
12 9 (9.78%) HTML
12 9 (9.78%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.09%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.09%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 27 (29.35%) MS Office
3 13 (14.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.35%) MS Project
5 3 (3.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.26%) Photoshop
5 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.09%) Doxygen
6 1 (1.09%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.09%) Infor LN
3 1 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) DNS
2 7 (7.61%) LAN
2 7 (7.61%) WAN
3 5 (5.43%) Firewall
3 5 (5.43%) VoIP
4 4 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.17%) LDAP
5 2 (2.17%) SSL
5 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.17%) X.500
6 1 (1.09%) ATM
6 1 (1.09%) BGP
6 1 (1.09%) GSM
6 1 (1.09%) MegaStream
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) VPN
6 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.26%) QlikView
5 3 (3.26%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) ERwin
2 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.09%) Bower
4 1 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) gulp
4 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA
4 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.09%) NuGet
4 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.26%) Avionics
4 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.17%) Local Government
4 2 (2.17%) Military
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) ETL Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.43%) CRM Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Architect
8 4 (4.35%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Designer
9 3 (3.26%) IT Support
9 3 (3.26%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) QlikView Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) HTML
2 6 (6.52%) Velocity
3 5 (5.43%) CSS
4 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 4 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) jQuery
5 3 (3.26%) SGML
6 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.17%) Web Services
7 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.09%) HTML5
7 1 (1.09%) LINQ
7 1 (1.09%) MDX
7 1 (1.09%) Middleware
7 1 (1.09%) SOAP
7 1 (1.09%) WCF
7 1 (1.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.61%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (4.35%) PKI
5 4 (4.35%) Replication
6 3 (3.26%) Learning Management System
6 3 (3.26%) SCORM
7 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.17%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.17%) NHS
7 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.09%) Clustering
8 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.09%) iPad
8 1 (1.09%) iPhone
8 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.09%) PMI
8 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.52%) Unix
5 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.26%) Linux
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (1.09%) OS/390
8 1 (1.09%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
1 14 (15.22%) ETL
2 12 (13.04%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Project Management
3 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (10.87%) CRM
4 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
5 8 (8.70%) Change Management
5 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 7 (7.61%) SDLC
7 6 (6.52%) Data Security
7 6 (6.52%) Release Management
7 6 (6.52%) Service Management
8 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.43%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.43%) ERP
8 5 (5.43%) Information Management
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security
8 5 (5.43%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) C++
3 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 9 (9.78%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.61%) Java
5 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) C#
6 3 (3.26%) VB
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
6 3 (3.26%) VBScript
7 2 (2.17%) Ada
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) R
8 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.70%) MCSE
2 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.26%) MCSA
4 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) CCNA
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) MCP
5 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.09%) HND
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Brightmail
4 4 (4.35%) vSphere
4 4 (4.35%) XenApp
4 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.35%) XenServer
5 1 (1.09%) Firmware
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.09%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) VMware
3 7 (7.61%) Informatica
4 6 (6.52%) Cisco
4 6 (6.52%) Citrix
4 6 (6.52%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) IronPort
5 5 (5.43%) SAP
5 5 (5.43%) Symantec
6 4 (4.35%) Adobe
6 4 (4.35%) Cognos
6 4 (4.35%) Compaq
6 4 (4.35%) Dell
6 4 (4.35%) ThinPrint
7 2 (2.17%) Concur
7 2 (2.17%) IBM
7 2 (2.17%) Infor
7 2 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.17%) Splunk
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