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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 12.30% 11.52% 23.37%
As % of the Vendors category 26.76% 37.29% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 17
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +218.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
142 59 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 45.95% 30.89% 53.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 38 36
Median daily rate £444 £600 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +144.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 55 (51.40%) Windows
2 52 (48.60%) Security Cleared
3 43 (40.19%) Active Directory
4 42 (39.25%) Windows Server
5 41 (38.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (37.38%) SC Cleared
7 38 (35.51%) PowerShell
8 36 (33.64%) SCCM
9 32 (29.91%) Software Engineering
10 31 (28.97%) SCOM
11 30 (28.04%) Test Automation
12 29 (27.10%) Skype for Business
12 29 (27.10%) Skype
13 28 (26.17%) MS Excel
14 27 (25.23%) Migration
15 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
16 24 (22.43%) MS Office
17 22 (20.56%) SharePoint
17 22 (20.56%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (18.69%) Data Migration
18 20 (18.69%) VMware
19 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (16.82%) Windows 10
20 18 (16.82%) CRM
21 15 (14.02%) Dynamics CRM
22 14 (13.08%) Project Management
22 14 (13.08%) .NET
23 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
24 11 (10.28%) Linux
24 11 (10.28%) Middleware

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 (27.10%) Skype for Business
2 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
3 22 (20.56%) SharePoint
3 22 (20.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (26.17%) MS Excel
2 24 (22.43%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS Project
4 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Office 365
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.10%) Skype
2 5 (4.67%) GSM
2 5 (4.67%) UMTS
3 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) Network Security
3 3 (2.80%) SAN
4 2 (1.87%) 2G
4 2 (1.87%) 3G
4 2 (1.87%) 4G
4 2 (1.87%) LTE
4 2 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.87%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.87%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) NuGet
4 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Billing
3 4 (3.74%) Military
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Architect
2 15 (14.02%) Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Designer
4 8 (7.48%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.61%) Technical Leader
5 6 (5.61%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.80%) Active Directory Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (2.80%) Implementation Controller
8 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Support Engineer
9 2 (1.87%) Implementation Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) .NET
2 11 (10.28%) Middleware
3 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.87%) Node.js
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.61%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.67%) PMI
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.80%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.40%) Windows
2 42 (39.25%) Windows Server
3 41 (38.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.82%) Windows 10
5 11 (10.28%) Linux
6 8 (7.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.87%) Unix
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Software Engineering
2 30 (28.04%) Test Automation
3 27 (25.23%) Migration
4 20 (18.69%) Data Migration
5 18 (16.82%) CRM
6 14 (13.08%) Project Management
7 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.35%) Service Management
8 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.48%) Line Management
9 8 (7.48%) Regression Testing
9 8 (7.48%) Software Testing
9 8 (7.48%) System Testing
10 7 (6.54%) ITIL
10 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
10 7 (6.54%) Waterfall
11 5 (4.67%) Web Development
12 4 (3.74%) Application Packaging
12 4 (3.74%) Coaching
12 4 (3.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.41%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) C#
3 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.67%) Java
5 3 (2.80%) PHP
6 2 (1.87%) C
6 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (48.60%) Security Cleared
2 40 (37.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) ISEB
3 8 (7.48%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.67%) MCP
4 5 (4.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.87%) CLAS
6 2 (1.87%) Degree
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) HND
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.87%) RMADS
System Software
1 43 (40.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.93%) Docker
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (33.64%) SCCM
2 31 (28.97%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.80%) OpenView
4 2 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.93%) SCSM
5 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) VMware
2 6 (5.61%) Cisco
3 4 (3.74%) Polycom
4 3 (2.80%) BMC
4 3 (2.80%) HP
4 3 (2.80%) NetApp
4 3 (2.80%) Remedy
5 2 (1.87%) Apple
5 2 (1.87%) AppSense
5 2 (1.87%) Citrix
5 2 (1.87%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.87%) Huawei
5 2 (1.87%) Lotus
5 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.87%) Nokia
5 2 (1.87%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.87%) WSO2
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu