The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Warrington
Rank 3 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 18.18% 8.92% 14.76%
As % of the Vendors category 39.29% 19.46% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 23
Median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £274 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +9.65%

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

Vendors Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
56 149 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 46.28% 45.85% 52.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 86 51
Median daily rate £300 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 40 (45.98%) Windows
2 32 (36.78%) MS Office
3 25 (28.74%) MS Excel
4 21 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (18.39%) Citrix
7 16 (18.39%) Project Management
7 16 (18.39%) Finance
8 15 (17.24%) PowerShell
9 14 (16.09%) MS Visio
10 13 (14.94%) ITIL
10 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
10 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (13.79%) SQL
11 12 (13.79%) ETL
11 12 (13.79%) Change Management
11 12 (13.79%) Problem Management
12 11 (12.64%) Incident Management
12 11 (12.64%) CRM
13 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (11.49%) Service Management
13 10 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
13 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (11.49%) VMware
13 10 (11.49%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (11.49%) Windows Server
14 9 (10.34%) Trend Analysis
14 9 (10.34%) High Availability
14 9 (10.34%) Programme Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington 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 9 (10.34%) IBM Notes
2 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.15%) CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (36.78%) MS Office
2 25 (28.74%) MS Excel
3 17 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (16.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Magento
2 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) Office 365
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) IPsec
2 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
2 2 (2.30%) NAS
2 2 (2.30%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Skype
2 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 2 (2.30%) VPN
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) 2G
3 1 (1.15%) 4G
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.15%) LTE
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.15%) Softphone
3 1 (1.15%) Symposium
3 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.60%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.45%) OLAP
8 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.30%) Big Data
8 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.30%) DataStage
8 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.30%) HBase
8 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (2.30%) Pentaho
8 2 (2.30%) QlikView
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.15%) Log4j
General
1 16 (18.39%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Advertising
4 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Analyst
2 14 (16.09%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (12.64%) Developer
3 11 (12.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) DBA
6 7 (8.05%) SQL DBA
7 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Administrator
8 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 5 (5.75%) CRM Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Project Administrator
9 4 (4.60%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) Middleware
2 5 (5.75%) SAML
3 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) OAuth2
4 3 (3.45%) OpenID
5 1 (1.15%) .NET
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
5 1 (1.15%) HTML
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) JAX-RPC
5 1 (1.15%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) WSDL
5 1 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) XSL
5 1 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 8 (9.20%) Wiki
4 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.90%) Replication
6 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.45%) iPhone
8 2 (2.30%) PKI
8 2 (2.30%) Smartcard
8 2 (2.30%) User Experience
9 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.98%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.90%) Android
5 5 (5.75%) Linux
5 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Phone
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) Unix
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Project Management
3 13 (14.94%) ITIL
4 12 (13.79%) Change Management
4 12 (13.79%) ETL
4 12 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 11 (12.64%) CRM
5 11 (12.64%) Incident Management
6 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.49%) Database Mirroring
6 10 (11.49%) Service Management
7 9 (10.34%) High Availability
7 9 (10.34%) Programme Management
7 9 (10.34%) Trend Analysis
8 8 (9.20%) Change Control
8 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.75%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.79%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.30%) C
4 2 (2.30%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) PHP
4 2 (2.30%) Python
4 2 (2.30%) VB
4 2 (2.30%) VB6
4 2 (2.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) MCP
3 5 (5.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) HND
4 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.30%) ECDL
6 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) CIPD
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.30%) VMware GSX
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (9.20%) SCCM
3 6 (6.90%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.30%) MOM
5 2 (2.30%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.30%) SCOM
5 2 (2.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Citrix
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
3 9 (10.34%) Lotus
4 6 (6.90%) Apple
5 5 (5.75%) Cisco
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle
5 5 (5.75%) SAP
6 4 (4.60%) Cognos
6 4 (4.60%) Hyperion
6 4 (4.60%) NetApp
7 2 (2.30%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.30%) Actian
7 2 (2.30%) Aruba
7 2 (2.30%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Informatica
7 2 (2.30%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.30%) ParAccel
7 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.30%) Sybase
7 2 (2.30%) Teradata