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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 16.80% 10.27% 17.29%
As % of the Vendors category 28.48% 33.33% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £195 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
151 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 58.98% 30.82% 49.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 30
Average daily rate £400 £305 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +25.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% -10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £15.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 36 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 31 (39.24%) Windows
3 27 (34.18%) SLA
4 26 (32.91%) HP
4 26 (32.91%) ITIL
4 26 (32.91%) MS Office
4 26 (32.91%) Service Management
5 23 (29.11%) MCP
6 22 (27.85%) IBM Notes
6 22 (27.85%) Lotus
6 22 (27.85%) OpenView
6 22 (27.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (21.52%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (20.25%) Oracle
10 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
10 13 (16.46%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (15.19%) Information Security
11 12 (15.19%) Data Architecture
12 11 (13.92%) Telecoms
12 11 (13.92%) Migration
13 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (12.66%) VMware
13 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
15 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (27.85%) IBM Notes
2 5 (6.33%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.06%) Documentum
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.80%) MS Project Server
4 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 26 (32.91%) MS Office
3 5 (6.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) Intranet
2 2 (2.53%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) NAS
3 1 (1.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (1.27%) DHCP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) Big Data
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) BODI
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.27%) NUnit
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 11 (13.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Service Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (21.52%) Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.53%) SQL DBA
10 2 (2.53%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.53%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.53%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.27%) SignalR
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.27%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.27%) WCF
3 1 (1.27%) WPF
3 1 (1.27%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (21.52%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.59%) Reference Data
4 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.27%) Tandem
6 1 (1.27%) Life Science
6 1 (1.27%) Open Source
6 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.33%) Solaris
6 4 (5.06%) Linux
6 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.06%) HPUX
6 4 (5.06%) UNIX
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
1 26 (32.91%) Service Management
2 12 (15.19%) Information Security
2 12 (15.19%) Data Architecture
3 11 (13.92%) Migration
4 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
5 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.86%) PRINCE
7 6 (7.59%) Project Management
7 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (7.59%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.06%) Time Management
9 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) C#
2 2 (2.53%) Python
3 1 (1.27%) Ruby
3 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.27%) R
3 1 (1.27%) C++
3 1 (1.27%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.27%) Perl
3 1 (1.27%) ABAP
3 1 (1.27%) VBA
3 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) MCP
2 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.53%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.53%) MCSE
6 1 (1.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ACCA
6 1 (1.27%) CIMA
6 1 (1.27%) MCTS
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.18%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (27.85%) OpenView
1 22 (27.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.53%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) HP
2 22 (27.85%) Lotus
3 16 (20.25%) Oracle
4 10 (12.66%) VMware
5 6 (7.59%) Cisco
6 5 (6.33%) Business Objects
6 5 (6.33%) Citrix
7 4 (5.06%) F5
7 4 (5.06%) Compuware
8 2 (2.53%) Sophos
8 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.53%) Draytek
8 2 (2.53%) SAP
9 1 (1.27%) IBM
9 1 (1.27%) Avaya
9 1 (1.27%) EMC
9 1 (1.27%) Red Hat