Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 39 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 14.69% 16.53% 15.68%
As % of the Vendors category 32.98% 33.91% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 47
Warrington median daily rate £300 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £304
90th Percentile £588 £500 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Warrington median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +100.00% -71.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £8.74
90th Percentile £14.53 £65.00 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +1.69% -14.49% +21.05%

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 94 115 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 44.55% 48.73% 48.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 196
Warrington median daily rate £425 £374 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.71% -16.94% -10.00%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £308
90th Percentile £603 £525 £610
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 6
Warrington median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +172.73% -37.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £8.95
90th Percentile £48.50 £65.00 £24.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.51% -13.43% +3.92%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
4 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) Office 365
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
7 5 (16.13%) DevOps
7 5 (16.13%) hapi
7 5 (16.13%) Node.js
7 5 (16.13%) Express
7 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.90%) Time Management
8 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) SLA
8 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
9 3 (9.68%) IaaS
9 3 (9.68%) Puppet
9 3 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (9.68%) Apple

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 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Teamcenter
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (19.35%) Office 365
3 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (9.68%) IaaS
5 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.45%) PaaS
6 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) VSAN
3 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Power BI
1 2 (6.45%) QlikView
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) MSI
5 1 (3.23%) MSTest
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Node.js Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) CSS
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) Express
2 5 (16.13%) hapi
2 5 (16.13%) Node.js
3 3 (9.68%) JSON
3 3 (9.68%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) Angular 2
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) LINQ
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) DevOps
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) Compliance Audit
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.23%) Security Hardening
6 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.45%) Terraform
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.23%) ThinApp
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Apple
2 2 (6.45%) Capita
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee
2 2 (6.45%) Tableau
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Altiris
3 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.23%) Meraki
3 1 (3.23%) Mitel
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Samsung
3 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec