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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Warrington
Rank 2 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 21.71% 7.17% 14.80%
As % of the Vendors category 50.91% 19.13% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 26
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £263 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +4.25%

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
55 115 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 42.64% 37.46% 53.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 68 55
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 (43.96%) Windows
2 31 (34.07%) MS Office
3 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
6 18 (19.78%) Project Management
7 17 (18.68%) SQL
8 16 (17.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (16.48%) Finance
9 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
9 15 (16.48%) Citrix
9 15 (16.48%) CRM
9 15 (16.48%) MS Visio
10 14 (15.38%) ETL
10 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 14 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
10 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (13.19%) ITIL
11 12 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.09%) Change Management
12 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (12.09%) Problem Management
13 10 (10.99%) Incident Management
13 10 (10.99%) VMware
13 10 (10.99%) Service Management
13 10 (10.99%) Middleware
13 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
13 10 (10.99%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (10.99%) Windows Server

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 (9.89%) IBM Notes
2 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.10%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (34.07%) MS Office
2 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 16 (17.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (16.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Magento
2 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.40%) Office 365
3 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.20%) IaaS
4 2 (2.20%) PaaS
4 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) IPsec
2 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.20%) LDAP
2 2 (2.20%) NAS
2 2 (2.20%) SAN
2 2 (2.20%) Skype
2 2 (2.20%) SSL
2 2 (2.20%) VPN
2 2 (2.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.10%) 2G
3 1 (1.10%) 4G
3 1 (1.10%) Broadband
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) LTE
3 1 (1.10%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.10%) Softphone
3 1 (1.10%) Symposium
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.30%) OLAP
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.20%) Big Data
7 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.20%) DataStage
7 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.20%) HBase
7 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (2.20%) Pentaho
7 2 (2.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) JIRA
2 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.10%) Log4j
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
4 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Delivery Manager
2 14 (15.38%) Analyst
2 14 (15.38%) Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) DBA
5 7 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) CRM Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) Middleware
2 5 (5.49%) SAML
2 5 (5.49%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) .NET
3 3 (3.30%) CSS
3 3 (3.30%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) OAuth2
3 3 (3.30%) OpenID
4 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.20%) XML
4 2 (2.20%) XSL
5 1 (1.10%) JAX-RPC
5 1 (1.10%) MDX
5 1 (1.10%) RESTful
5 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) WSDL
5 1 (1.10%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.10%) XSD
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.79%) Wiki
3 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.59%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.96%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.59%) Android
5 5 (5.49%) Linux
5 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Phone
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.30%) Unix
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) Project Management
3 15 (16.48%) CRM
4 14 (15.38%) ETL
5 12 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (13.19%) ITIL
6 11 (12.09%) Change Management
6 11 (12.09%) Problem Management
7 10 (10.99%) Database Mirroring
7 10 (10.99%) Incident Management
7 10 (10.99%) Service Management
8 9 (9.89%) High Availability
8 9 (9.89%) Programme Management
9 8 (8.79%) Change Control
9 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.79%) Trend Analysis
9 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.59%) Migration
10 6 (6.59%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) Python
6 2 (2.20%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) VB6
6 2 (2.20%) VBA
6 2 (2.20%) VBScript
7 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.20%) ECDL
5 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) CIPD
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) HND
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.20%) VMware GSX
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) SCCM
1 9 (9.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (6.59%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.20%) MOM
4 2 (2.20%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.20%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Citrix
2 10 (10.99%) VMware
3 9 (9.89%) Lotus
4 6 (6.59%) Apple
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco
6 4 (4.40%) Cognos
6 4 (4.40%) Hyperion
6 4 (4.40%) NetApp
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle
7 3 (3.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.20%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.20%) Aruba
8 2 (2.20%) HP
8 2 (2.20%) Informatica
8 2 (2.20%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.20%) ParAccel
8 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.20%) Sybase
8 2 (2.20%) Teradata