Period
to 22 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 54 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 20.20% 19.78% 24.26%
As % of the Vendors category 43.62% 52.94% 53.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 67
Warrington median daily rate £325 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.73% +2.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £160 £263 £120
90th Percentile £484 £675 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Warrington median hourly rate - - £11.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -2.72%

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 94 102 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 46.31% 37.36% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 119
Warrington median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £234 £300 £130
90th Percentile £535 £619 £628
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Warrington median hourly rate £46.25 £28.68 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.29% +144.04% -30.88%
10th Percentile £41.25 £15.37 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.99 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -23.53% +9.03%

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 2019.

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 2019, 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 (46.34%) Office 365
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
8 9 (21.95%) .NET
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL
8 9 (21.95%) ETL
9 8 (19.51%) SQL
9 8 (19.51%) C#
10 7 (17.07%) Service Management
11 6 (14.63%) CRM
11 6 (14.63%) MCP
11 6 (14.63%) Migration
11 6 (14.63%) Scrum
11 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
11 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
12 5 (12.20%) Trend Analysis
12 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
12 5 (12.20%) Skype

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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) IBM Notes
2 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (7.32%) CMS
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.44%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (46.34%) Office 365
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Skype
2 3 (7.32%) Intranet
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Power BI
4 3 (7.32%) QlikView
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Bitbucket
1 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.32%) gulp
1 3 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Games
1 2 (4.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Service Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.32%) DBA
5 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.32%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
2 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) .NET Core
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.32%) React
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) XHTML
5 2 (4.88%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ETL
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Service Management
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) CRM
3 6 (14.63%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
3 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps
4 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.20%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Decision-Making
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) ITSM
5 4 (9.76%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) C#
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Java
4 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) MCP
4 2 (4.88%) MCITP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (12.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.44%) MIIS
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Lotus
2 3 (7.32%) Tableau
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) IronPort
3 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) Zscaler