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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.27% 17.36% 14.00%
As % of the Vendors category 26.42% 44.64% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 9
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£308 £300 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +36.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £195 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £350 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
106 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 50.24% 38.89% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 35
Average daily rate £440 £370 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +40.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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 37 (48.68%) MS Excel
2 30 (39.47%) Windows
3 27 (35.53%) SLA
3 27 (35.53%) HP
3 27 (35.53%) Service Management
4 26 (34.21%) ITIL
4 26 (34.21%) MS Office
5 24 (31.58%) MCP
6 23 (30.26%) IBM Notes
6 23 (30.26%) OpenView
6 23 (30.26%) Lotus
6 23 (30.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
8 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (22.37%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 16 (21.05%) Oracle
11 13 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (17.11%) Data Architecture
12 12 (15.79%) Information Security
13 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.16%) Migration
14 10 (13.16%) VMware
14 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
15 9 (11.84%) Data Modelling
16 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (9.21%) Data Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (30.26%) IBM Notes
2 5 (6.58%) IIS
3 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.26%) Documentum
3 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.63%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.32%) Node.js
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (48.68%) MS Excel
2 26 (34.21%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Firewall
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Big Data
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.26%) BODI
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.32%) NUnit
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (51.32%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Service Desk Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Service Analyst
3 18 (23.68%) Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Data Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (2.63%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.63%) Middleware
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.63%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.32%) SignalR
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.32%) WCF
3 1 (1.32%) WPF
3 1 (1.32%) MonoRail
3 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.32%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (22.37%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.89%) Reference Data
3 6 (7.89%) Visualisation
4 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.32%) Open Source
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.58%) Solaris
5 4 (5.26%) HPUX
5 4 (5.26%) UNIX
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Service Management
2 26 (34.21%) ITIL
3 13 (17.11%) Data Architecture
4 12 (15.79%) Information Security
5 10 (13.16%) Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.84%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
8 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (9.21%) PRINCE
8 7 (9.21%) Project Management
9 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.26%) Time Management
10 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) R
3 1 (1.32%) C++
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
3 1 (1.32%) ABAP
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
3 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) MCP
2 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
3 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ACCA
6 1 (1.32%) CIMA
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (30.26%) OpenView
1 23 (30.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) HP
2 23 (30.26%) Lotus
3 16 (21.05%) Oracle
4 10 (13.16%) VMware
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) Business Objects
6 4 (5.26%) Compuware
6 4 (5.26%) F5
7 2 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.32%) Draytek
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.32%) Sophos
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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