Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 6.49% 16.00% 9.40%
As % of the Vendors category 13.33% 26.09% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Cumbria median daily rate £600 £313 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.00% +15.74% -32.50%
North West median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Cumbria median hourly rate £16.11 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +6.67% -68.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £40.69 £32.00 £25.50
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.02% +13.02%

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 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 48.70% 61.33% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 16
Cumbria median daily rate £405 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -20.25% -9.44%
10th Percentile £272 £210 £241
90th Percentile £488 £588 £501
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 13
Cumbria median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.25% -62.79% -9.87%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £44.58 £56.90
North West median hourly rate £16.64 £16.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.98% -20.99% +15.71%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Barrow-in-Furness +2 4 £600 - 1
Carlisle +3 3 - - 1
Whitehaven - 2 - -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Time Management
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Apple
5 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
6 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Capita
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) SCCM
7 1 (10.00%) Legal
7 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (10.00%) QMS
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (10.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data
7 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (10.00%) Business Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development

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 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) GIS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) GIS Manager
5 1 (10.00%) GIS Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Time Management
3 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Operations
4 1 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) QMS
4 1 (10.00%) Records Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (10.00%) ESRI
2 1 (10.00%) Mapbox
2 1 (10.00%) Saba