Period
to 20 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cumbria with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
North West > Cumbria
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 16 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 10.94% 4.63% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 21.88% 7.81% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Cumbria median daily rate £548 - £338
10th Percentile £524 - £236
90th Percentile £571 - £429
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Cumbria median hourly rate £41.00 £16.36 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.61% +2.25% -64.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.09 £13.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.49 £16.50
North West median hourly rate £19.18 £15.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.55% -1.41% -5.88%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cumbria.

All Vendors
Cumbria
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 64 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 50.00% 59.26% 56.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 13
Cumbria median daily rate £413 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% -8.89% +26.76%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £298
90th Percentile £535 £480 £717
North West median daily rate £410 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 7
Cumbria median hourly rate £48.39 £16.36 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.75% +2.25% -62.35%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.36 £14.70
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.48 £21.95
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% -12.49% +5.71%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cumbria

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cumbria.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cumbria

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Cumbria.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cumbria

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cumbria

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cumbria.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cumbria

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cumbria

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cumbria over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cumbria

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Cumbria

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cumbria region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Barrow-in-Furness +2 4 £548 - 1
Carlisle - 4 - - 1
Whitehaven +1 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cumbria region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) OpenLayers
4 4 (28.57%) Mapbox
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (28.57%) HTML5
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 4 (28.57%) Postgraduate
4 4 (28.57%) GIS
4 4 (28.57%) ESRI
4 4 (28.57%) ArcGIS
4 4 (28.57%) Workflow
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) Apple

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cumbria 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 4 (28.57%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) GIS Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) GIS Manager
3 2 (14.29%) GIS Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) HTML5
1 4 (28.57%) OpenLayers
2 3 (21.43%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (28.57%) ETL
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
1 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
1 4 (28.57%) Workflow
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (21.43%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) CAD
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) QMS
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Facilities Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Postgraduate
4 2 (14.29%) HNC
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) NEBOSH
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) ESRI
1 4 (28.57%) Mapbox
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
2 3 (21.43%) Saba
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Fortinet