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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 17.22% 12.50% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 33.93% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £300 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
128 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 61.24% 36.84% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 26
Average daily rate £370 £305 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% +45.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £239 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 November 2014.

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 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Microsoft 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.

1 40 (46.51%) MS Excel
2 35 (40.70%) Windows
3 28 (32.56%) MS Office
4 26 (30.23%) ITIL
4 26 (30.23%) SLA
5 25 (29.07%) HP
5 25 (29.07%) Service Management
6 22 (25.58%) MCP
6 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
7 21 (24.42%) IBM Notes
7 21 (24.42%) OpenView
7 21 (24.42%) Lotus
7 21 (24.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.28%) VMware
11 13 (15.12%) Information Security
11 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
13 11 (12.79%) Migration
13 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (12.79%) Oracle
13 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
14 10 (11.63%) CRM
14 10 (11.63%) MS Project
14 10 (11.63%) Data Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (24.42%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.98%) MS Project Server
4 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.81%) IIS
5 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.65%) Documentum
6 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (46.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (32.56%) MS Office
3 10 (11.63%) MS Project
4 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.49%) WAN
3 2 (2.33%) DHCP
3 2 (2.33%) LAN
3 2 (2.33%) Intranet
3 2 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.16%) Wireless
4 1 (1.16%) NAS
4 1 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (1.16%) VoIP
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) DNS
4 1 (1.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) BODI
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.33%) MySQL
5 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.33%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.33%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) NUnit
1 1 (1.16%) Subversion
1 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (39.53%) Analyst
2 24 (27.91%) Architect
3 21 (24.42%) Service Analyst
3 21 (24.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Technical Architect
5 6 (6.98%) Data Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.33%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (2.33%) Business Objects Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) SQL DBA
9 2 (2.33%) Project Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) .NET
1 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.33%) Middleware
1 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (2.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (1.16%) SignalR
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (1.16%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.16%) WCF
2 1 (1.16%) WPF
2 1 (1.16%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.16%) Tandem
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (1.16%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.70%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.81%) Solaris
7 4 (4.65%) Linux
7 4 (4.65%) HPUX
8 3 (3.49%) UNIX
9 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) ITIL
2 25 (29.07%) Service Management
3 13 (15.12%) Information Security
4 11 (12.79%) Migration
4 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.63%) CRM
5 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (11.63%) Data Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) Data Migration
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
6 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.65%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.49%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) ABAP
2 2 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) Perl
3 1 (1.16%) VBA
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) MCP
2 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.65%) SAP Certification
6 2 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) OpenView
1 21 (24.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) HP
2 21 (24.42%) Lotus
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 11 (12.79%) Oracle
5 8 (9.30%) Citrix
6 6 (6.98%) Business Objects
6 6 (6.98%) Cisco
7 5 (5.81%) SAP
8 4 (4.65%) Compuware
8 4 (4.65%) Sophos
8 4 (4.65%) F5
9 3 (3.49%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.49%) Draytek
10 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.16%) Symantec
11 1 (1.16%) McAfee
11 1 (1.16%) EMC
11 1 (1.16%) IBM
11 1 (1.16%) Adobe
11 1 (1.16%) Avaya
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