The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Warrington region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 17.65% 10.19% 6.35%
As % of the Vendors category 43.48% 18.39% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
Average daily rate £339 £345 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +213.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 87 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 40.59% 55.41% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 16
Average daily rate £425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £173 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Cheshire

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 17 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (40.82%) MS Office
2 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 12 (24.49%) MCP
5 11 (22.45%) Windows
5 11 (22.45%) .NET
5 11 (22.45%) ITIL
5 11 (22.45%) SLA
5 11 (22.45%) HP
5 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
6 9 (18.37%) Migration
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
7 8 (16.33%) OpenView
7 8 (16.33%) Service Management
7 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
8 7 (14.29%) Project Management
8 7 (14.29%) Finance
8 7 (14.29%) VMware
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 7 (14.29%) SAP
8 7 (14.29%) C#
8 7 (14.29%) OO
9 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
9 6 (12.24%) Logistics
9 6 (12.24%) WinForms
9 6 (12.24%) WPF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (10.20%) IBM Notes
1 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Lync
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (40.82%) MS Office
2 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) Intranet
3 3 (6.12%) Wireless
3 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) LAN
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.08%) PSTN
4 2 (4.08%) ADSL
4 2 (4.08%) ISDN
4 2 (4.08%) SNMP
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.08%) NAS
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) MPLS
4 2 (4.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.16%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.04%) DTS
7 1 (2.04%) MS Access
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.04%) SAP BI
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) LSMW
1 1 (2.04%) NWDS
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Service Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) DBA
6 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) WinForms
2 6 (12.24%) WPF
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.08%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) XSLT
5 1 (2.04%) SAP BSP
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) NHS
1 1 (2.04%) Replication
1 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 8 (16.33%) Service Management
4 7 (14.29%) OO
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) Logistics
6 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.20%) Network Design
6 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) OOD
7 4 (8.16%) Validation
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Information Security
8 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.08%) ETL
9 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) VB
5 1 (2.04%) ABAP
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) MCP
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) MCTS
4 4 (8.16%) MCPD
5 2 (4.08%) CCNP
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) OpenView
2 7 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) HP
2 7 (14.29%) SAP
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Lotus
3 5 (10.20%) Citrix
3 5 (10.20%) Adobe
4 4 (8.16%) Veeam
4 4 (8.16%) Becrypt
4 4 (8.16%) CA
4 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Symantec
4 4 (8.16%) McAfee
4 4 (8.16%) Sophos
5 2 (4.08%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.04%) Primavera
6 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
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