Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Runcorn 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 21 November 2017 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
Cheshire > Runcorn
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Runcorn 7.69% 50.00% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 61.54% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Runcorn median daily rate £375 £400 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -13.98% +144.74%
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £366
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.39% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Runcorn median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.00% +25.00%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -12.50%

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 Runcorn.

All Vendors
Runcorn
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Runcorn 69.23% 81.25% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Runcorn median daily rate £150 £290 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.28% -37.63% +60.34%
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Runcorn median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.00% +25.00%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.06
% change year-on-year -12.52% -1.31% -6.36%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Runcorn

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Runcorn

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Runcorn

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Runcorn

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Runcorn region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Dell Compellent
1 1 (100.00%) Presales

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Runcorn 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Presales
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Dell Compellent
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware