Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 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
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 90 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 19.78% 24.26% 9.26%
As % of the Vendors category 50.94% 53.89% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 67 45
Warrington median daily rate £463 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +38.46% -
10th Percentile £263 £120 £128
90th Percentile £675 £600 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Warrington median hourly rate - £11.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.88% +78.95%
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.42
% change year-on-year -3.33% -2.72% -11.89%

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 Warrington.

All Vendors
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 106 167 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 38.83% 45.01% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 119 153
Warrington median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +21.79%
10th Percentile £290 £130 £261
90th Percentile £613 £628 £650
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Warrington median hourly rate £28.68 £11.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.04% -30.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.37 £10.50 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.99 £13.75 £18.23
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.59
% change year-on-year -23.53% +9.03% -9.61%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (35.19%) Windows
3 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (29.63%) DevOps
5 15 (27.78%) Visual Studio
6 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
7 12 (22.22%) JSON
7 12 (22.22%) PaaS
7 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 12 (22.22%) IaaS
7 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 11 (20.37%) .NET
8 11 (20.37%) Office 365
8 11 (20.37%) SCCM
9 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (18.52%) ITIL
9 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
9 10 (18.52%) Scrum
10 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (14.81%) Puppet
11 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
11 8 (14.81%) Linux
12 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (12.96%) Finance
12 7 (12.96%) Kanban

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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.22%) IaaS
2 12 (22.22%) PaaS
3 11 (20.37%) Office 365
4 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (7.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Skype
2 3 (5.56%) DHCP
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.70%) gulp
5 2 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.70%) Selenium
5 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.85%) GitLab
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Azure DevOps
2 9 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
2 9 (16.67%) Consultant
2 9 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (9.26%) Integration Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) AWS Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Trainer
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.56%) Junior
8 3 (5.56%) Project Planner
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) JSON
2 11 (20.37%) .NET
3 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.41%) Web Services
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Core
6 3 (5.56%) CSS
6 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.56%) jQuery
6 3 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (5.56%) RESTful
6 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 3 (5.56%) WCF
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.70%) Express
8 1 (1.85%) REST
8 1 (1.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) e-Learning
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.85%) Social Media
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.70%) Solaris
6 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 10 (18.52%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) Kanban
4 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.26%) Migration
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.26%) TDD
6 4 (7.41%) MVC
6 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.56%) CRM
7 3 (5.56%) Data Management
7 3 (5.56%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.56%) Network Design
7 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.11%) C#
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.56%) CCDP
2 3 (5.56%) CCIE
2 3 (5.56%) CCNP
2 3 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (5.56%) CIPD
2 3 (5.56%) CISM
2 3 (5.56%) CISSP
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) MCSA
3 2 (3.70%) MCSE
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) PMO
2 2 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
2 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCCM
2 8 (14.81%) Puppet
3 4 (7.41%) Terraform
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 6 (11.11%) VMware
2 5 (9.26%) Citrix
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
3 3 (5.56%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.70%) EMC
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Remedy
4 2 (3.70%) Veeam
5 1 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) Meraki
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto