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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 37.50% - 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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 Runcorn region.

Vendors Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 62.50% 88.24% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Average daily rate £500 £270 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Runcorn

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Runcorn region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 March 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Lotus
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) XenServer
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (10.00%) C
6 1 (10.00%) VBScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) WAAS
2 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) XenServer
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) Lotus
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco