The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Runcorn region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 66.67% - 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% - 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Cheshire

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

Vendors Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 83.33% 20.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £399 £170 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.55% -57.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Runcorn

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Runcorn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Runcorn region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Brocade
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (25.00%) IronPort
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) MAILsweeper

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn 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 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) IronPort
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sophos
2 2 (25.00%) Trend Micro
2 2 (25.00%) Veritas
2 2 (25.00%) VMware