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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 26.41% 11.90% 16.45%
As % of the Vendors category 58.65% 36.36% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 30
Median daily rate £450 £293 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £126 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £11.75 £17.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
104 88 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 45.02% 32.71% 61.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 61
Median daily rate £455 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) MS Office
3 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
4 20 (22.47%) Project Management
4 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.35%) SQL
6 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
7 15 (16.85%) MS Visio
7 15 (16.85%) ETL
7 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
7 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (16.85%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (15.73%) ITIL
8 14 (15.73%) Finance
9 13 (14.61%) Change Management
9 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (14.61%) Problem Management
9 13 (14.61%) PowerShell
10 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (13.48%) Incident Management
10 12 (13.48%) Citrix
10 12 (13.48%) CRM
10 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
11 11 (12.36%) Service Management
11 11 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (11.24%) Lotus
12 10 (11.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (11.24%) IBM Notes
12 10 (11.24%) Database Mirroring

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 10 (11.24%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.37%) IIS
5 2 (2.25%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.12%) GeoServer
Applications
1 33 (37.08%) MS Office
2 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
3 15 (16.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (16.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) IaaS
2 3 (3.37%) PaaS
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) GSM
2 2 (2.25%) IPsec
2 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.25%) LDAP
2 2 (2.25%) NAS
2 2 (2.25%) SAN
2 2 (2.25%) SSL
2 2 (2.25%) UMTS
2 2 (2.25%) VPN
2 2 (2.25%) Wireless
3 1 (1.12%) 3G
3 1 (1.12%) 4G
3 1 (1.12%) Broadband
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
1 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.37%) OLAP
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.25%) DataStage
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) HBase
7 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (2.25%) Pentaho
7 2 (2.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) Log4j
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Advertising
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) German Language
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Delivery Manager
3 12 (13.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Developer
5 10 (11.24%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) DBA
7 7 (7.87%) SQL DBA
8 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Architect
9 5 (5.62%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Service Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Services Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Data Architect
11 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) Middleware
2 5 (5.62%) SAML
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) CSS
3 4 (4.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.37%) OAuth2
4 3 (3.37%) OpenID
5 2 (2.25%) CSS3
5 2 (2.25%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) XML
5 2 (2.25%) XSL
6 1 (1.12%) JAX-RPC
6 1 (1.12%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.12%) WSDL
6 1 (1.12%) XSD
6 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.99%) Wiki
4 6 (6.74%) Replication
5 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.37%) iPhone
6 3 (3.37%) User Experience
7 2 (2.25%) Biometrics
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.25%) PKI
7 2 (2.25%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.74%) Android
3 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Phone
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.49%) Linux
6 3 (3.37%) Unix
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (22.47%) Project Management
2 15 (16.85%) ETL
3 14 (15.73%) ITIL
4 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (14.61%) Change Management
4 13 (14.61%) Problem Management
5 12 (13.48%) CRM
5 12 (13.48%) Incident Management
6 11 (12.36%) Service Management
7 10 (11.24%) Database Mirroring
8 9 (10.11%) High Availability
8 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
9 8 (8.99%) Change Control
9 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.99%) Trend Analysis
9 8 (8.99%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.74%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.37%) Java
6 2 (2.25%) C
6 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 2 (2.25%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) VB
6 2 (2.25%) VB6
6 2 (2.25%) VBA
6 2 (2.25%) VBScript
7 1 (1.12%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) MCP
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.25%) Degree
3 2 (2.25%) ECDL
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) CIPD
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.25%) VMware GSX
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (6.74%) AirWatch
2 6 (6.74%) SCCM
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.25%) MOM
4 2 (2.25%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.25%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Citrix
2 10 (11.24%) Lotus
3 8 (8.99%) Apple
3 8 (8.99%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco
5 4 (4.49%) Cognos
5 4 (4.49%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.49%) NetApp
6 3 (3.37%) BMC
6 3 (3.37%) Remedy
7 2 (2.25%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.25%) Aruba
7 2 (2.25%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Informatica
7 2 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.25%) Sybase
7 2 (2.25%) Teradata