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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 19.74% 12.94% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 44.12% 32.35% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Median daily rate £425 £446 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +78.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £366 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £595 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
Cheshire

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
34 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 44.74% 40.00% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 16
Median daily rate £425 £400 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Knutsford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 30 (93.75%) MS Excel
2 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 26 (81.25%) Code Coverage
3 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (81.25%) TDD
3 26 (81.25%) Software Engineering
3 26 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (75.00%) Degree
5 23 (71.88%) Windows
6 22 (68.75%) SpecFlow
7 21 (65.63%) TestComplete
8 19 (59.38%) DevOps
9 18 (56.25%) Finance
10 16 (50.00%) Java
11 10 (31.25%) Migration
12 8 (25.00%) Citrix
12 8 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (25.00%) CCEA
13 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
14 6 (18.75%) Gradle
15 5 (15.63%) Banking
15 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
15 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
16 4 (12.50%) Coaching
16 4 (12.50%) MBA
16 4 (12.50%) Retail
16 4 (12.50%) Investment Management
16 4 (12.50%) CIPD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford 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 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (93.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 27 (84.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (68.75%) SpecFlow
3 21 (65.63%) TestComplete
4 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
5 6 (18.75%) Gradle
6 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
6 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (9.38%) Vagrant
8 2 (6.25%) JIRA
8 2 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Consultant
2 11 (34.38%) DevOps Consultant
3 10 (31.25%) Integration Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Developer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Integration Architect
8 2 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Java Integration Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CAML
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) User Experience
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (81.25%) Code Coverage
1 26 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (81.25%) Software Engineering
1 26 (81.25%) TDD
1 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 19 (59.38%) DevOps
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Coaching
4 4 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Content Management
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (25.00%) CCEA
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (12.50%) CIPD
3 4 (12.50%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) VMware