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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 11.20% 11.89% 23.83%
As % of the Vendors category 31.82% 58.00% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 18
Median daily rate £500 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £266 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
88 50 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 35.20% 20.49% 53.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 38
Median daily rate £405 £463 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.43% +65.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 56 (50.45%) Windows
2 52 (46.85%) Security Cleared
3 45 (40.54%) Active Directory
4 42 (37.84%) Windows Server
5 41 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (36.04%) SC Cleared
7 38 (34.23%) PowerShell
8 35 (31.53%) SCCM
9 32 (28.83%) Software Engineering
10 31 (27.93%) SCOM
11 30 (27.03%) Test Automation
11 30 (27.03%) MS Excel
12 29 (26.13%) Skype for Business
12 29 (26.13%) Skype
13 27 (24.32%) Migration
14 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
15 24 (21.62%) MS Office
16 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
16 22 (19.82%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (18.02%) Data Migration
17 20 (18.02%) VMware
18 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (16.22%) CRM
19 18 (16.22%) Windows 10
20 16 (14.41%) Project Management
21 15 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
22 14 (12.61%) .NET
23 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
23 13 (11.71%) Middleware
24 12 (10.81%) SQL

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 (26.13%) Skype for Business
2 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
3 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
3 22 (19.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 24 (21.62%) MS Office
3 4 (3.60%) MS Project
4 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.13%) Skype
2 5 (4.50%) GSM
2 5 (4.50%) UMTS
3 3 (2.70%) Firewall
3 3 (2.70%) Network Security
3 3 (2.70%) SAN
4 2 (1.80%) 2G
4 2 (1.80%) 3G
4 2 (1.80%) 4G
4 2 (1.80%) LTE
4 2 (1.80%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.80%) VPN
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.90%) Big Data
7 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.80%) Selenium
4 1 (0.90%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) NuGet
4 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 4 (3.60%) Advertising
3 4 (3.60%) Billing
3 4 (3.60%) Military
4 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Architect
2 16 (14.41%) Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) Designer
4 9 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.41%) Technical Leader
6 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.70%) Exchange Specialist
9 3 (2.70%) Implementation Controller
9 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (2.70%) SSRS Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) .NET
2 13 (11.71%) Middleware
3 7 (6.31%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.80%) CSS
4 2 (1.80%) CSS3
4 2 (1.80%) HTML
4 2 (1.80%) HTML5
4 2 (1.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.41%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.60%) PMI
4 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.70%) iPhone
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.45%) Windows
2 42 (37.84%) Windows Server
3 41 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.22%) Windows 10
5 11 (9.91%) Linux
6 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.80%) Unix
11 1 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.83%) Software Engineering
2 30 (27.03%) Test Automation
3 27 (24.32%) Migration
4 20 (18.02%) Data Migration
5 18 (16.22%) CRM
6 16 (14.41%) Project Management
7 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.01%) Service Management
7 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.21%) ITIL
8 8 (7.21%) Line Management
8 8 (7.21%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.21%) Regression Testing
8 8 (7.21%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.21%) System Testing
9 7 (6.31%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.31%) Web Development
10 6 (5.41%) Change Management
10 6 (5.41%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.23%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.81%) SQL
3 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.50%) C#
4 5 (4.50%) Java
5 3 (2.70%) PHP
5 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) C
7 1 (0.90%) VB
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (46.85%) Security Cleared
2 40 (36.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) ISEB
3 8 (7.21%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.50%) MCP
5 4 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.60%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.80%) CLAS
7 2 (1.80%) Degree
8 1 (0.90%) HND
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.80%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.01%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.90%) Docker
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (31.53%) SCCM
2 31 (27.93%) SCOM
3 3 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.80%) OpenView
5 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.90%) SCSM
5 1 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) VMware
2 6 (5.41%) Cisco
3 4 (3.60%) BMC
3 4 (3.60%) Polycom
3 4 (3.60%) Remedy
4 3 (2.70%) Apple
4 3 (2.70%) Lotus
4 3 (2.70%) NetApp
5 2 (1.80%) AppSense
5 2 (1.80%) Citrix
5 2 (1.80%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.80%) HP
5 2 (1.80%) Huawei
5 2 (1.80%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.80%) Nokia
5 2 (1.80%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.80%) WSO2
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Fujitsu