The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Warrington region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 3.53% 1.94% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 8.57% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £135 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.92 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.74% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 44.71% 22.58% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 9 13
Average daily rate £495 £218 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.58% -33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) WinForms
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) MCTS
2 4 (57.14%) MCPD
2 4 (57.14%) WPF
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) Sophos
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Veeam
4 2 (28.57%) Becrypt
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) WinForms
1 4 (57.14%) WPF
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCP
1 4 (57.14%) MCTS
1 4 (57.14%) MCPD
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam
2 2 (28.57%) Becrypt