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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.00% 20.75% 9.27%
As % of the Vendors category 20.47% 50.00% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £318 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +135.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £227 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £387 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
127 66 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 63.50% 41.51% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 24 40
Average daily rate £500 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.06% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 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 30 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 33 (48.53%) MS Excel
2 29 (42.65%) ITIL
3 27 (39.71%) Windows
3 27 (39.71%) HP
3 27 (39.71%) Service Management
4 26 (38.24%) SLA
5 25 (36.76%) MS Office
6 24 (35.29%) MCP
6 24 (35.29%) IBM Notes
6 24 (35.29%) Lotus
7 23 (33.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 23 (33.82%) OpenView
8 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
9 14 (20.59%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (20.59%) Oracle
10 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
11 11 (16.18%) Migration
11 11 (16.18%) VMware
12 10 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (13.24%) Data Architecture
13 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.76%) Information Security
15 7 (10.29%) PRINCE
15 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
16 6 (8.82%) IIS
16 6 (8.82%) Solaris

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 24 (35.29%) IBM Notes
2 6 (8.82%) IIS
3 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.88%) Documentum
4 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Node.js
5 2 (2.94%) SugarCRM
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (48.53%) MS Excel
2 25 (36.76%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) SAN
3 2 (2.94%) Intranet
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.94%) Wireless
3 2 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) ATM
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.88%) BODI
4 4 (5.88%) Big Data
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) MySQL
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) MSI
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Local Government
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Analyst
2 22 (32.35%) Service Analyst
2 22 (32.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Developer
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 Architect
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
1 3 (4.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) RESTful
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.47%) Modernizr
3 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.47%) Ajax
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Reference Data
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.71%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.82%) Solaris
5 5 (7.35%) UNIX
6 4 (5.88%) HPUX
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) ITIL
2 27 (39.71%) Service Management
3 11 (16.18%) Migration
4 9 (13.24%) Data Architecture
5 8 (11.76%) Information Security
6 7 (10.29%) PRINCE
7 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
8 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.88%) Time Management
9 4 (5.88%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.88%) Project Management
9 4 (5.88%) ERP
9 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) Ruby
2 3 (4.41%) Python
2 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) C
3 2 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) MCP
2 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) MCTS
7 1 (1.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) ACCA
7 1 (1.47%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (33.82%) OpenView
1 23 (33.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) HP
2 24 (35.29%) Lotus
3 14 (20.59%) Oracle
4 11 (16.18%) VMware
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix
7 4 (5.88%) Business Objects
7 4 (5.88%) F5
7 4 (5.88%) Compuware
8 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.94%) NEC
8 2 (2.94%) Avaya
8 2 (2.94%) EMC
9 1 (1.47%) NetApp
9 1 (1.47%) IBM
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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