Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 9.03% 13.64% 17.31%
As % of the Vendors category 18.67% 20.00% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Cumbria median daily rate £413 £373 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.74% +20.16% -11.43%
10th Percentile £251 £286 £258
90th Percentile £564 £485 £420
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Cumbria median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £25.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -36.50% -40.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £45.08
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year -1.61% +8.09% -4.40%

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 75 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 48.39% 68.18% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 14
Cumbria median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £312 £213 £258
90th Percentile £660 £540 £497
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 15
Cumbria median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.25% -52.94% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £55.25 £47.23
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.50% +9.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cumbria

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cumbria over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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
Carlisle - 4 - - 2
Whitehaven - 3 - -
Barrow-in-Furness +4 2 £600 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Time Management
4 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) Apple
5 4 (28.57%) GIS
5 4 (28.57%) ESRI
5 4 (28.57%) ArcGIS
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) Postgraduate
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 4 (28.57%) Workflow
5 4 (28.57%) OpenLayers
5 4 (28.57%) Mapbox
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure

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 Office
2 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) GIS Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) GIS Manager
3 3 (21.43%) GIS Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Web Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
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 2 (14.29%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Time Management
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) QMS
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Records Management
6 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
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 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Postgraduate
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) HNC
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
1 4 (28.57%) ESRI
1 4 (28.57%) Mapbox
2 3 (21.43%) Saba
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) Capita
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware