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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 38.46% 23.81% -
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 31.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£465 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 76.92% 76.19% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 2
Average daily rate £465 £280 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.07% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
5 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 7 (53.85%) Lotus
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (53.85%) MPLS
6 6 (46.15%) Migration
6 6 (46.15%) NetApp
6 6 (46.15%) EMC
6 6 (46.15%) EMC VNX
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Juniper
7 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) SSL
8 3 (23.08%) IIS
8 3 (23.08%) Websense
8 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (15.38%) XenApp
9 2 (15.38%) XenServer
9 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (15.38%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (15.38%) C
9 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
1 7 (53.85%) MPLS
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) WAAS
5 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Technical Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Architect
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenServer
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Lotus
2 6 (46.15%) NetApp
2 6 (46.15%) EMC
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Websense
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco