The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 28 April 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 / Warrington
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 84 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 15.22% 21.82% 11.79%
As % of the Vendors category 32.56% 40.00% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 36 16
Median daily rate £160 £422 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.08% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £320 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £10.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +225.00% -71.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.43%  

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 Warrington.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 43 210 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 46.74% 54.55% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 129 81
Median daily rate £375 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £339 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £620 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Median hourly rate £65.00 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +550.00% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Warrington

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Warrington over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Warrington

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Warrington

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Warrington over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) CRM
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.67%) SCCM
5 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
5 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.89%) Change Management
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Data Entry
6 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (11.11%) Middleware
6 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.11%) Finance
6 4 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Workflow
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Content Management Server
4 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) NAS
2 2 (5.56%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) Power BI
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) CRM Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Project Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) iPhone
2 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) CRM
2 5 (13.89%) Change Management
2 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.11%) Data Entry
3 4 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (8.33%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) Workflow
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) MVC
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) VB6
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) HND
3 3 (8.33%) MCP
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ECDL
5 1 (2.78%) CIPD
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.78%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.56%) VMware GSX
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.56%) MOM
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus
4 2 (5.56%) NetApp
4 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Sitecore