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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 20.00% 10.00% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 24.00% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 7
Median daily rate £425 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
44 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 48.89% 41.67% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +64.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £527 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 26 (89.66%) MS Excel
2 23 (79.31%) .NET
2 23 (79.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
3 22 (75.86%) Code Coverage
3 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (75.86%) TDD
3 22 (75.86%) Software Engineering
3 22 (75.86%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (72.41%) Degree
5 20 (68.97%) Windows
6 19 (65.52%) SpecFlow
7 18 (62.07%) TestComplete
7 18 (62.07%) Finance
8 15 (51.72%) DevOps
9 13 (44.83%) Java
10 9 (31.03%) Migration
11 7 (24.14%) Citrix
11 7 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (24.14%) CCEA
12 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
13 5 (17.24%) Gradle
14 4 (13.79%) MBA
14 4 (13.79%) Banking
14 4 (13.79%) Retail
14 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (13.79%) CIPD
14 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
14 4 (13.79%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (13.79%) Investment Management

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 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (89.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 23 (79.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (65.52%) SpecFlow
3 18 (62.07%) TestComplete
4 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
5 5 (17.24%) Gradle
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.90%) JIRA
7 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
8 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Corporate Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) DevOps Consultant
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Architect
5 5 (17.24%) Developer
6 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 4 (13.79%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) DevOps Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Java Consultant
9 1 (3.45%) Java Integration Consultant
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CAML
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (75.86%) Code Coverage
1 22 (75.86%) Continuous Integration
1 22 (75.86%) Software Engineering
1 22 (75.86%) TDD
1 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) DevOps
3 9 (31.03%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Coaching
4 4 (13.79%) Investment Management
4 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) CCEA
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (13.79%) CIPD
3 4 (13.79%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) VMware