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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.67% 8.01% 9.21%
As % of the Vendors category 21.97% 18.44% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 9
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.97 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +120.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
173 179 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.02% 43.45% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 113 22
Average daily rate £375 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 11 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.54 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.92% +109.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 £63.00 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 13 £450 +50.00%
Preston -2 9 £300 -12.40% 5
Skelmersdale - 4 £170 -
Chorley +1 3 £338 - 3
Blackburn - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 37 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 36 (27.69%) SQL
3 35 (26.92%) Windows
4 29 (22.31%) MS Excel
5 27 (20.77%) MS Office
5 27 (20.77%) Active Directory
6 25 (19.23%) Finance
6 25 (19.23%) VMware
7 22 (16.92%) CRM
8 21 (16.15%) Unix
8 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
8 21 (16.15%) Windows Server
9 20 (15.38%) Data Modelling
9 20 (15.38%) ITIL
10 18 (13.85%) MS Exchange
10 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (13.85%) MVS
10 18 (13.85%) Middleware
10 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
11 17 (13.08%) HTML
11 17 (13.08%) Workflow
12 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (11.54%) PowerShell
13 15 (11.54%) Citrix
13 15 (11.54%) DNS
13 15 (11.54%) C++
14 14 (10.77%) Oracle
14 14 (10.77%) ETL
14 14 (10.77%) DHCP
15 13 (10.00%) ERwin

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.15%) Node.js
4 6 (4.62%) CMS
4 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.85%) Lync
6 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.54%) Apache
7 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 2 (1.54%) Jetty
7 2 (1.54%) nginx
7 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.77%) Moodle
8 1 (0.77%) SAS
8 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (22.31%) MS Excel
2 27 (20.77%) MS Office
3 9 (6.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.85%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (3.85%) Photoshop
4 5 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.31%) MS Project
6 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.77%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.77%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) DNS
2 14 (10.77%) DHCP
3 11 (8.46%) VoIP
4 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.62%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.85%) ATM
6 5 (3.85%) ISDN
7 3 (2.31%) LAN
7 3 (2.31%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) Firewall
8 2 (1.54%) FTP
8 2 (1.54%) HTTP
8 2 (1.54%) IPsec
8 2 (1.54%) SAN
8 2 (1.54%) SSL
9 1 (0.77%) Internet
9 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.77%) LDAP
9 1 (0.77%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.31%) QlikView
7 2 (1.54%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.77%) OLAP
8 1 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.77%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) ERwin
2 12 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.77%) Bower
5 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.77%) gulp
5 1 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.77%) JIRA
5 1 (0.77%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.77%) NuGet
5 1 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.31%) Avionics
2 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.54%) Military
4 1 (0.77%) Back Office
4 1 (0.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Developer
2 16 (12.31%) Architect
2 16 (12.31%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Analyst
4 8 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.38%) ETL Tester
5 7 (5.38%) Systems Manager
5 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
5 7 (5.38%) Tester
6 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Developer
7 5 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.85%) Data Manager
7 5 (3.85%) ETL Developer
7 5 (3.85%) IT Support
8 4 (3.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (3.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) Middleware
2 17 (13.08%) HTML
3 12 (9.23%) .NET
4 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.15%) HTML5
5 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 5 (3.85%) CSS
7 4 (3.08%) Velocity
7 4 (3.08%) XML
8 3 (2.31%) SGML
8 3 (2.31%) Web Services
9 2 (1.54%) J2EE
9 2 (1.54%) Servlets
10 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.77%) jQuery
10 1 (0.77%) MDX
10 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) NHS
3 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Learning Management System
3 5 (3.85%) SCORM
4 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.31%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.54%) iPad
6 2 (1.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.77%) Animation
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.77%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.77%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.77%) Informatics
7 1 (0.77%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 21 (16.15%) Unix
2 21 (16.15%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.85%) MVS
4 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.54%) Linux
10 1 (0.77%) VMS
10 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.92%) CRM
2 20 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 20 (15.38%) ITIL
3 17 (13.08%) Workflow
4 14 (10.77%) ETL
5 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.69%) UML
6 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.92%) Data Security
6 9 (6.92%) MVC
7 8 (6.15%) DSDM
7 8 (6.15%) SSADM
8 7 (5.38%) ERP
8 7 (5.38%) Front End Development
8 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.62%) Project Management
9 6 (4.62%) RAD
9 6 (4.62%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.69%) SQL
2 15 (11.54%) C++
2 15 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.23%) PL/SQL
5 10 (7.69%) C#
5 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.62%) Java
7 5 (3.85%) VBScript
8 4 (3.08%) VBA
9 2 (1.54%) Ada
10 1 (0.77%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) R
10 1 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.92%) MCSE
4 6 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.31%) CCNA
6 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.31%) MCP
6 3 (2.31%) MCSA
7 2 (1.54%) ECDL
7 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.77%) CCNP
8 1 (0.77%) HND
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB
8 1 (0.77%) MCTS
8 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.77%) VCP5
8 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (20.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.92%) XenServer
4 8 (6.15%) vSphere
4 8 (6.15%) XenApp
5 7 (5.38%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.85%) Brightmail
6 5 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.54%) Xen
8 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) VMware
2 15 (11.54%) Citrix
3 14 (10.77%) Oracle
4 11 (8.46%) HP
4 11 (8.46%) Informatica
4 11 (8.46%) Symantec
5 9 (6.92%) ThinPrint
6 7 (5.38%) Compaq
6 7 (5.38%) Dell
7 5 (3.85%) Adobe
7 5 (3.85%) IronPort
8 4 (3.08%) Infor
9 3 (2.31%) AppSense
9 3 (2.31%) McAfee
9 3 (2.31%) Stellent
10 2 (1.54%) Altiris
10 2 (1.54%) Cisco
10 2 (1.54%) Cognos
10 2 (1.54%) Google
10 2 (1.54%) SAP
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £23.00 - £25.30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 11 days ago
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