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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 96 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.59% 20.47% 15.57%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 46.83% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 79 27
Median daily rate £325 £500 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +44.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £252 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £587 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.91 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.20 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.29 £39.21 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
168 205 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 54.37% 43.71% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 156 130
Median daily rate £375 £440 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £585 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 13
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.41 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 11 £225 -50.00% 3
Blackpool -13 6 £363 -29.95%
Skelmersdale - 3 £140 -
Clitheroe - 2 - -
Lancaster -1 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Lytham St Annes -6 1 - -
Burnley - 1 £225 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (40.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.60%) MS Office
2 21 (23.60%) Windows
3 20 (22.47%) SQL
3 20 (22.47%) CRM
3 20 (22.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
5 15 (16.85%) C#
5 15 (16.85%) .NET
6 13 (14.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
7 12 (13.48%) Project Management
7 12 (13.48%) ITIL
8 11 (12.36%) LAN
8 11 (12.36%) VMware
9 10 (11.24%) Risk Management
9 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
9 10 (11.24%) Java
9 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
9 10 (11.24%) Service Management
9 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
10 9 (10.11%) WAN
10 9 (10.11%) Cisco
10 9 (10.11%) Finance
11 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
1 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.62%) Drupal
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (40.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.60%) MS Office
3 13 (14.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.37%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (3.37%) MS Project
4 3 (3.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.12%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (22.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.12%) Infor LN
3 1 (1.12%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) LAN
2 9 (10.11%) WAN
3 7 (7.87%) DNS
4 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.37%) DHCP
5 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.25%) LDAP
6 2 (2.25%) Skype
6 2 (2.25%) SSL
6 2 (2.25%) VoIP
6 2 (2.25%) VPN
6 2 (2.25%) Wireless
6 2 (2.25%) X.500
7 1 (1.12%) LTE
7 1 (1.12%) MegaStream
7 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.49%) SAP BW
6 3 (3.37%) Power BI
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (2.25%) QlikView
8 1 (1.12%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.12%) MS Access
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) JUnit
2 1 (1.12%) Maven
2 1 (1.12%) Selenium
2 1 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.62%) Advertising
4 4 (4.49%) Retail
5 3 (3.37%) Local Government
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Developer
2 13 (14.61%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Consultant
4 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (8.99%) CRM Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.62%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) .NET
2 8 (8.99%) HTML
3 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.62%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (2.25%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) jQuery
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) WCF
6 1 (1.12%) XHTML
6 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (5.62%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.49%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) Replication
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Learning Management System
5 3 (3.37%) SCORM
6 2 (2.25%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) PMI
7 1 (1.12%) Statistics
7 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.60%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) Linux
6 2 (2.25%) Unix
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) CRM
2 12 (13.48%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Project Management
3 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (11.24%) Risk Management
3 10 (11.24%) Service Management
4 8 (8.99%) ETL
4 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.87%) Change Management
5 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.87%) ERP
6 6 (6.74%) SDLC
6 6 (6.74%) Software Licensing
7 5 (5.62%) Data Architecture
7 5 (5.62%) Information Management
7 5 (5.62%) Information Security
7 5 (5.62%) Migration
7 5 (5.62%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) C#
3 10 (11.24%) Java
3 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.74%) VB
5 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) MCSE
3 3 (3.37%) CCNA
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) XenApp
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.12%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) VMware
2 9 (10.11%) Cisco
3 8 (8.99%) HP
4 6 (6.74%) Citrix
5 5 (5.62%) Apple
5 5 (5.62%) Samsung
5 5 (5.62%) SAP
5 5 (5.62%) Verint
6 4 (4.49%) Adobe
6 4 (4.49%) Cognos
6 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.49%) Symantec
7 3 (3.37%) CODA
7 3 (3.37%) Concur
7 3 (3.37%) Intel Security
7 3 (3.37%) Maconomy
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle
8 2 (2.25%) Infor
8 2 (2.25%) Lotus
8 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
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