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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 17.73% 15.63% 12.28%
As % of the Vendors category 45.88% 31.25% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £300 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £327 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
85 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 38.64% 50.00% 49.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 29
Average daily rate £370 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £276 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £32.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.84% +140.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 27 (34.62%) Windows
3 23 (29.49%) MS Office
4 22 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (20.51%) Citrix
5 16 (20.51%) ITIL
6 15 (19.23%) SLA
6 15 (19.23%) VMware
6 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (16.67%) Service Management
8 13 (16.67%) Information Security
8 13 (16.67%) OpenView
8 13 (16.67%) HP
8 13 (16.67%) Sophos
8 13 (16.67%) Lotus
8 13 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (16.67%) MCP
8 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 13 (16.67%) IBM Notes
9 12 (15.38%) SAP
9 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 11 (14.10%) MS Project
10 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (12.82%) Data Architecture
12 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
12 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.69%) MS Project Server
3 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 23 (29.49%) MS Office
3 11 (14.10%) MS Project
4 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.85%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (1.28%) LAN
3 1 (1.28%) VoIP
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.13%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (3.85%) SAP HANA
4 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.85%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) DTS
6 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Analyst
2 22 (28.21%) Architect
3 15 (19.23%) Technical Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Service Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.56%) .NET
1 2 (2.56%) Castle Windsor
1 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.28%) WCF
2 1 (1.28%) WPF
2 1 (1.28%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.28%) MonoRail
2 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (1.28%) SignalR
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.41%) Reference Data
4 4 (5.13%) Data Integration
4 4 (5.13%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Open Source
6 1 (1.28%) Life Science
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
2 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) UNIX
5 1 (1.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Service Management
2 13 (16.67%) Information Security
3 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.82%) Data Architecture
5 9 (11.54%) CRM
5 9 (11.54%) Migration
6 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.69%) Project Management
7 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.13%) Validation
9 4 (5.13%) Coaching
9 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.85%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.56%) PRINCE
11 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) ABAP
3 2 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) R
4 1 (1.28%) VBA
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.67%) MCP
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.41%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) HNC
5 1 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) OpenView
1 13 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Citrix
2 15 (19.23%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) HP
3 13 (16.67%) Sophos
3 13 (16.67%) Lotus
4 12 (15.38%) SAP
5 7 (8.97%) Veeam
5 7 (8.97%) Becrypt
5 7 (8.97%) Adobe
5 7 (8.97%) CA
5 7 (8.97%) Symantec
5 7 (8.97%) McAfee
5 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.69%) Oracle
6 6 (7.69%) SonicWALL
6 6 (7.69%) Draytek
7 3 (3.85%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.28%) Minitab
8 1 (1.28%) Huawei
8 1 (1.28%) Progress
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