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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 20 5
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 85 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 22.19% 9.73% 18.45%
As % of the Vendors category 43.15% 18.75% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 8
Median daily rate £440 £463 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +110.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £402 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £35.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% +197.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £35.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £35.00 £13.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
Microsoft
Cheshire

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
197 96 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 51.44% 51.89% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 67 24
Median daily rate £452 £650 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +145.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £10.00 £26.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +110.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, 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 63 (55.75%) Windows
2 55 (48.67%) Security Cleared
3 42 (37.17%) Active Directory
3 42 (37.17%) Windows Server
4 40 (35.40%) SC Cleared
4 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (33.63%) PowerShell
6 35 (30.97%) SCCM
6 35 (30.97%) MS Excel
7 32 (28.32%) Software Engineering
8 31 (27.43%) SCOM
8 31 (27.43%) MS Office
9 30 (26.55%) Test Automation
10 29 (25.66%) Skype for Business
10 29 (25.66%) Skype
11 28 (24.78%) Migration
12 25 (22.12%) MS Exchange
13 23 (20.35%) SharePoint
14 22 (19.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 20 (17.70%) Data Migration
15 20 (17.70%) VMware
16 19 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (15.93%) Windows 10
18 17 (15.04%) CRM
19 16 (14.16%) ITIL
20 15 (13.27%) Windows 7
21 14 (12.39%) Dynamics CRM
21 14 (12.39%) .NET
21 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
22 12 (10.62%) Project 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 29 (25.66%) Skype for Business
2 25 (22.12%) MS Exchange
3 23 (20.35%) SharePoint
4 22 (19.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.65%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.77%) Node.js
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (30.97%) MS Excel
2 31 (27.43%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) MS Project
4 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.66%) Skype
2 3 (2.65%) GSM
2 3 (2.65%) Network Security
2 3 (2.65%) SAN
2 3 (2.65%) UMTS
3 2 (1.77%) 2G
3 2 (1.77%) 3G
3 2 (1.77%) 4G
3 2 (1.77%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) LTE
3 2 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.77%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.77%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) NuGet
4 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.54%) Billing
3 4 (3.54%) Military
4 3 (2.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (20.35%) Architect
2 14 (12.39%) Analyst
3 9 (7.96%) Designer
3 9 (7.96%) Service Desk Manager
3 9 (7.96%) Service Manager
4 7 (6.19%) IT Manager
4 7 (6.19%) IT Services Manager
4 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
4 7 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.42%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.42%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.65%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.65%) Active Directory Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) .NET
2 10 (8.85%) Middleware
3 7 (6.19%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.31%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.42%) PMI
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Life Science
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (55.75%) Windows
2 42 (37.17%) Windows Server
3 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.93%) Windows 10
5 15 (13.27%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.85%) Linux
7 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.77%) Unix
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Software Engineering
2 30 (26.55%) Test Automation
3 28 (24.78%) Migration
4 20 (17.70%) Data Migration
5 17 (15.04%) CRM
6 16 (14.16%) ITIL
7 12 (10.62%) Project Management
8 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.85%) Service Management
10 9 (7.96%) Line Management
10 9 (7.96%) Service Desk Management
11 8 (7.08%) Regression Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Software Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.08%) System Testing
12 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
13 6 (5.31%) Process Improvement
13 6 (5.31%) Quality Management
14 5 (4.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.63%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.96%) SQL
3 7 (6.19%) C#
3 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.42%) Java
5 3 (2.65%) PHP
6 2 (1.77%) C
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (48.67%) Security Cleared
2 40 (35.40%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) ISEB
3 8 (7.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.42%) MCP
4 5 (4.42%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.77%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.77%) CLAS
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.77%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.85%) vSphere
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (30.97%) SCCM
2 31 (27.43%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.65%) OpenView
4 2 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) VMware
2 6 (5.31%) Cisco
3 4 (3.54%) HP
3 4 (3.54%) Polycom
4 3 (2.65%) NetApp
5 2 (1.77%) AppSense
5 2 (1.77%) BMC
5 2 (1.77%) Citrix
5 2 (1.77%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.77%) Huawei
5 2 (1.77%) IBM
5 2 (1.77%) Lotus
5 2 (1.77%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.77%) Nokia
5 2 (1.77%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (1.77%) Remedy
5 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.77%) WSO2
6 1 (0.88%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
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