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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.83% 19.61% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 27.93% 51.72% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +74.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £222 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £392 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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
111 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 53.11% 37.91% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 33
Average daily rate £393 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015, 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 39 (57.35%) MS Excel
2 32 (47.06%) ITIL
3 30 (44.12%) HP
3 30 (44.12%) Service Management
4 29 (42.65%) SLA
5 28 (41.18%) MS Office
6 27 (39.71%) MCP
7 26 (38.24%) IBM Notes
7 26 (38.24%) OpenView
7 26 (38.24%) Lotus
7 26 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 24 (35.29%) Windows
9 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
10 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
11 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (16.18%) Oracle
13 10 (14.71%) Migration
13 10 (14.71%) VMware
14 9 (13.24%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
15 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 7 (10.29%) Information Security
16 7 (10.29%) Data Architecture
17 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
18 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (7.35%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 26 (38.24%) IBM Notes
2 5 (7.35%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Documentum
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (57.35%) MS Excel
2 28 (41.18%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) Intranet
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.88%) Big Data
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.88%) BODI
4 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) QlikView
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) MSI
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 25 (36.76%) Service Analyst
2 25 (36.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
8 1 (1.47%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Middleware
1 2 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.35%) Solaris
4 4 (5.88%) HPUX
4 4 (5.88%) UNIX
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.94%) Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) ITIL
2 30 (44.12%) Service Management
3 10 (14.71%) Migration
4 7 (10.29%) Information Security
4 7 (10.29%) Data Architecture
5 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
6 4 (5.88%) Project Management
6 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.88%) CRM
6 4 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.88%) Time Management
6 4 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) Ruby
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) C++
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) MCP
2 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.94%) MCSE
7 2 (2.94%) ISEB
7 2 (2.94%) MCTS
8 1 (1.47%) MCITP
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.47%) VCP4
8 1 (1.47%) MCSA
8 1 (1.47%) CCNA
8 1 (1.47%) ACCA
8 1 (1.47%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (42.65%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (38.24%) OpenView
1 26 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) HP
2 26 (38.24%) Lotus
3 11 (16.18%) Oracle
4 10 (14.71%) VMware
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix
6 4 (5.88%) Business Objects
6 4 (5.88%) F5
6 4 (5.88%) Compuware
7 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.94%) NEC
7 2 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) EMC
8 1 (1.47%) IBM
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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