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 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 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 84 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.50% 16.25% 16.75%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 40.58% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 14
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£301 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £20.48 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.99 £32.62 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
189 207 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.05% 40.04% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 109 43
Average daily rate £301 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +49.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.03 £33.00 £29.80
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 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 +3 35 £433 +54.46% 5
Preston +2 21 £425 +97.67% 9
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Carnforth - 3 - - 1
Chorley - 3 - - 6
Blackburn - 3 £265 - 11
Lytham St Annes 0 2 - -
Accrington - 2 - - 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 38 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 33 (25.00%) SQL
3 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
4 28 (21.21%) Windows
5 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
5 26 (19.70%) UNIX
6 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
7 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 22 (16.67%) VMware
8 21 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (15.15%) MS Office
10 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (13.64%) Finance
12 17 (12.88%) Citrix
13 16 (12.12%) CRM
13 16 (12.12%) ITIL
13 16 (12.12%) Middleware
14 14 (10.61%) Degree
15 13 (9.85%) Migration
15 13 (9.85%) Java
16 12 (9.09%) SharePoint
16 12 (9.09%) DHCP
16 12 (9.09%) DNS
16 12 (9.09%) Service Management
16 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
16 12 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
17 11 (8.33%) MS Visio
17 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (7.58%) Open Source
18 10 (7.58%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.82%) IIS
3 8 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.79%) nginx
4 5 (3.79%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.79%) Jetty
4 5 (3.79%) Apache
4 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.52%) CMS
6 2 (1.52%) Node.js
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) TPMS
Applications
1 38 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.15%) MS Office
3 12 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 8 (6.06%) MS Project
5 8 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (3.03%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.76%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.27%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) SaaS
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.79%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.52%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) DHCP
1 12 (9.09%) DNS
2 8 (6.06%) LAN
3 5 (3.79%) IPsec
3 5 (3.79%) FTP
3 5 (3.79%) HTTP
3 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.52%) DTS
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.76%) OLAP
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.52%) Subversion
2 2 (1.52%) Selenium
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (19.70%) Architect
2 23 (17.42%) Technical Architect
3 17 (12.88%) Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.30%) Consultant
8 7 (5.30%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.79%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Change Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) IT Assistant
11 3 (2.27%) CRM Developer
11 3 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.27%) SharePoint Administrator
11 3 (2.27%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.27%) Administrator
11 3 (2.27%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.12%) Middleware
2 10 (7.58%) .NET
3 5 (3.79%) J2EE
3 5 (3.79%) Servlets
4 3 (2.27%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.52%) WCF
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.52%) RESTful
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.76%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (0.76%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) XML
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.58%) Open Source
3 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.55%) NHS
5 4 (3.03%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.27%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.27%) Replication
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Economics
6 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.52%) PMI
7 2 (1.52%) Tandem
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.76%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) Informatics
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.21%) Windows
2 26 (19.70%) UNIX
3 10 (7.58%) MVS
3 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.55%) VME
7 5 (3.79%) Linux
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.12%) CRM
1 16 (12.12%) ITIL
2 13 (9.85%) Migration
3 12 (9.09%) Service Management
4 10 (7.58%) Project Management
4 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.58%) Workflow
5 8 (6.06%) Change Management
5 8 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.30%) Data Management
6 7 (5.30%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.30%) Data Modelling
7 6 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.79%) Master Data Management
8 5 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.79%) Document Management
8 5 (3.79%) Automated Testing
8 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.00%) SQL
2 13 (9.85%) Java
3 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.55%) VBA
4 6 (4.55%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) Scala
5 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.52%) Python
6 2 (1.52%) Perl
6 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.61%) Degree
5 9 (6.82%) MCP
6 7 (5.30%) ISEB
6 7 (5.30%) MCSE
7 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.03%) PMP
10 2 (1.52%) MCSA
10 2 (1.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.76%) MCTS
11 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.30%) vSphere
4 7 (5.30%) XenServer
5 5 (3.79%) Xen
6 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.03%) XenApp
7 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.52%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Puppet
1 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.03%) SCDPM
2 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (2.27%) EdgeSight
2 3 (2.27%) SCCM
2 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.52%) WMI
3 2 (1.52%) PureDisk
3 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) VMware
2 17 (12.88%) Citrix
3 10 (7.58%) HP
4 7 (5.30%) Dell
5 6 (4.55%) Symantec
5 6 (4.55%) McAfee
6 5 (3.79%) Google
6 5 (3.79%) Compaq
7 4 (3.03%) SAP
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle
7 4 (3.03%) Nintex
8 3 (2.27%) Lumension
9 2 (1.52%) Software AG
9 2 (1.52%) webMethods
9 2 (1.52%) IBM
9 2 (1.52%) Stellent
10 1 (0.76%) Talend
10 1 (0.76%) Infor
10 1 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.76%) Adobe
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