Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 50 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 20.69% 20.24% 16.06%
As % of the Vendors category 45.65% 40.00% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 57
Warrington median daily rate £275 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.61% -20.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £229
90th Percentile £490 £538 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £344 £410
% change year-on-year +9.09% -16.16% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Warrington median hourly rate £11.50 £28.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +161.36% -37.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £12.25 £65.00 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% +0.75%

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 92 125 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 45.32% 50.61% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 65 188
Warrington median daily rate £325 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £178 £195 £260
90th Percentile £581 £533 £608
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £415
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 6
Warrington median hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +155.32% -32.86%
10th Percentile £13.93 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.98 £65.00 £23.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -8.05%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 15 (35.71%) Office 365
4 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 13 (30.95%) SQL
6 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (14.29%) SCCM
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.29%) ERP
10 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
10 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (11.90%) Power BI
11 5 (11.90%) DevOps
11 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
11 5 (11.90%) Tableau
11 5 (11.90%) ETL
11 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
11 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
11 5 (11.90%) SCOM
11 5 (11.90%) QlikView
11 5 (11.90%) PowerShell

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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
4 1 (2.38%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.14%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (35.71%) Office 365
3 8 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) LAN
1 4 (9.52%) Skype
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) VSAN
4 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Power BI
2 5 (11.90%) QlikView
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 3 (7.14%) gulp
2 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) MSI
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (11.90%) SSRS Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) Management Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) Express
2 3 (7.14%) hapi
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) Node.js
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) IPTV
2 1 (2.38%) PKI
2 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) ERP
3 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.90%) DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) ETL
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) CRM
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (7.14%) Content Management
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Refactoring
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) TDD
5 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) SCOM
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.76%) ThinApp
6 1 (2.38%) Ansible
6 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.38%) Puppet
6 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.38%) Terraform
6 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Tableau
2 3 (7.14%) McAfee
2 3 (7.14%) Veeam
2 3 (7.14%) WatchGuard
3 2 (4.76%) Altiris
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.38%) Meraki
4 1 (2.38%) Mitel
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) Samsung
4 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.38%) Zscaler