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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Runcorn
Rank - - 1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Runcorn - - 42.86%
As % of the Vendors category - - 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Runcorn.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Runcorn
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4 10 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Runcorn 50.00% 58.82% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £310 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Runcorn

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Runcorn citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Runcorn.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Runcorn

Microsoft
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro