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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 11.29% 19.73% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 42.71% 52.38% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £421 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.04% +40.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
96 84 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 26.45% 37.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 48 28
Average daily rate £463 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £100 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £8.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -26.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) .NET
3 13 (21.67%) Project Management
4 12 (20.00%) Migration
5 11 (18.33%) CRM
5 11 (18.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (16.67%) MS Office
6 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (15.00%) SQL
7 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (13.33%) Data Architecture
8 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (13.33%) ITIL
8 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.67%) SLA
9 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
9 7 (11.67%) HP
9 7 (11.67%) Service Management
9 7 (11.67%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
10 6 (10.00%) Big Data
10 6 (10.00%) Middleware
10 6 (10.00%) Wireless
10 6 (10.00%) VMware
10 6 (10.00%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Node.js
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) SaaS
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Wireless
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) WAN
3 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 3 (5.00%) SAN
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.67%) VLAN
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.67%) Network Security
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
6 1 (1.67%) Intranet
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) MPLS
6 1 (1.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.00%) Big Data
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.67%) EDMS
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) MSI
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Local Government
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (13.33%) CRM Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Data Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.33%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) Middleware
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (3.33%) RESTful
6 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.33%) Ajax
6 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.33%) XML
6 2 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.67%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.67%) WCF
7 1 (1.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.33%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) PMI
3 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Tandem
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.67%) UNIX
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.33%) MVS
5 1 (1.67%) Solaris
5 1 (1.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Project Management
2 12 (20.00%) Migration
3 11 (18.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (18.33%) CRM
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) ITIL
5 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.33%) Data Architecture
6 7 (11.67%) Data Migration
6 7 (11.67%) Service Management
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) Coaching
8 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.00%) MVC
9 3 (5.00%) Workflow
9 3 (5.00%) SDLC
10 2 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) MCP
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) XenApp
3 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.33%) XenServer
6 1 (1.67%) vSphere
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) OpenView
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) BT
6 2 (3.33%) Avaya
6 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.33%) Lotus
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) webMethods
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) NetApp
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