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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 13.64% - 14.81%
As % of the Vendors category 18.75% - 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£215 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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 Runcorn region.

Vendors Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
16 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 72.73% 77.78% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 11
Average daily rate £290 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £320 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Runcorn region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
1 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
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