Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 57 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 19.21% 20.58% 20.22%
As % of the Vendors category 45.83% 46.72% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 63
Warrington median daily rate £300 £369 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.64% -18.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £120
90th Percentile £482 £708 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Warrington median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% -30.88%
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% +6.14%

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 96 122 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 41.92% 44.04% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 134
Warrington median daily rate £350 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -9.64% -8.29%
10th Percentile £184 £251 £179
90th Percentile £540 £675 £621
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 5
Warrington median hourly rate £46.25 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +270.00% - -27.54%
10th Percentile £41.25 £9.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £33.00 £25.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -5.77%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 19 (43.18%) Office 365
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (40.91%) Windows
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
5 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 7 (15.91%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (15.91%) CRM
9 7 (15.91%) ITIL
9 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
10 6 (13.64%) SCCM
10 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 6 (13.64%) C#
10 6 (13.64%) ERP
10 6 (13.64%) ETL
10 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (13.64%) Skype
10 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
10 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (11.36%) Tableau

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 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (9.09%) CMS
5 3 (6.82%) Umbraco
6 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.27%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (43.18%) Office 365
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.91%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Skype
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) MPLS
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) VSAN
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.36%) Power BI
3 5 (11.36%) QlikView
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 4 (9.09%) gulp
2 4 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (11.36%) CRM Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) SSRS Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support
6 2 (4.55%) Management Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (9.09%) SOAP
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
4 2 (4.55%) XHTML
4 2 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) Express
5 1 (2.27%) hapi
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) IPTV
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) CRM
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) ERP
2 6 (13.64%) ETL
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.36%) DevOps
3 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (11.36%) Workflow
4 4 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.09%) Decision-Making
4 4 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (9.09%) ITSM
4 4 (9.09%) Refactoring
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (9.09%) TDD
4 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.64%) C#
4 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) MCITP
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.55%) ThinApp
5 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Tableau
2 3 (6.82%) McAfee
2 3 (6.82%) Veeam
2 3 (6.82%) WatchGuard
3 2 (4.55%) Altiris
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) IronPort
4 1 (2.27%) Meraki
4 1 (2.27%) Mitel
4 1 (2.27%) NetApp
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Samsung
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Zscaler