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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 20.58% 13.33% 11.36%
As % of the Vendors category 49.02% 26.92% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £345 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £12.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 - £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 - £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
102 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 41.98% 49.52% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 37
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £280 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £431 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.25 £11.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) MS Office
3 18 (22.50%) Citrix
4 17 (21.25%) VMware
5 15 (18.75%) Sophos
5 15 (18.75%) ITIL
6 14 (17.50%) SAP
6 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (17.50%) SLA
6 14 (17.50%) Information Security
6 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
7 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
8 12 (15.00%) OpenView
8 12 (15.00%) HP
8 12 (15.00%) MCP
8 12 (15.00%) Service Management
9 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (13.75%) IBM Notes
9 11 (13.75%) MS Project
9 11 (13.75%) Lotus
9 11 (13.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (11.25%) Adobe
10 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
10 9 (11.25%) Symantec
10 9 (11.25%) McAfee
10 9 (11.25%) TCP/IP
10 9 (11.25%) CA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (13.75%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.50%) MS Project Server
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 27 (33.75%) MS Office
3 11 (13.75%) MS Project
4 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.75%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (1.25%) Intranet
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) VoIP
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.75%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.75%) SAP HANA
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) Big Data
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) DTS
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) NUnit
1 1 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
3 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Architect
3 14 (17.50%) Technical Architect
4 10 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.75%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.75%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.75%) DBA
8 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.25%) WCF
3 1 (1.25%) WPF
3 1 (1.25%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.25%) MonoRail
3 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.25%) SignalR
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 4 (5.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Tandem
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Open Source
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.50%) Linux
6 1 (1.25%) MVS
6 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Information Security
3 12 (15.00%) Service Management
4 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.25%) CRM
6 8 (10.00%) Data Architecture
6 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.75%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.75%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Validation
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.75%) Business Analysis
11 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.75%) Requirements Management
11 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
12 2 (2.50%) PRINCE
12 2 (2.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) ABAP
3 2 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) VBA
4 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) MCP
4 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.25%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.25%) HNC
5 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) OpenView
2 11 (13.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Citrix
2 17 (21.25%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Sophos
4 14 (17.50%) SAP
5 12 (15.00%) HP
6 11 (13.75%) Lotus
7 9 (11.25%) Adobe
7 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
7 9 (11.25%) Symantec
7 9 (11.25%) McAfee
7 9 (11.25%) CA
7 9 (11.25%) Becrypt
7 9 (11.25%) Veeam
8 6 (7.50%) SonicWALL
8 6 (7.50%) Draytek
8 6 (7.50%) Oracle
9 3 (3.75%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.25%) Huawei
10 1 (1.25%) Minitab
10 1 (1.25%) Ericsson
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