The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 10.91% 9.23% 5.41%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 28.57% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Vendors Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
31 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 28.18% 32.31% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 22
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Market Research
3 4 (22.22%) TestComplete
3 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Time Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Code Coverage
4 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (11.11%) MCITP
5 2 (11.11%) CMDB
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Documentum
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 4 (22.22%) TestComplete
2 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Lombardi
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Deskside Support
5 2 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
1 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Market Research
2 4 (22.22%) Time Management
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Code Coverage
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) EAI
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ACSP
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ACCA
3 1 (5.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Teradata
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos
2 1 (5.56%) IBM