The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northwich 100.00% 14.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northwich region.

Vendors Category
Northwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northwich 100.00% 14.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Northwich

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Northwich

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Northwich

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Northwich

Microsoft
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Northwich

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northwich 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northwich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northwich 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware