The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Knutsford region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.33% 4.42% 3.33%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 15.15% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £306 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +85.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 30.14% 29.20% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 31
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014, 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (52.63%) Finance
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) Cyber-Ark
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) IIS
6 6 (31.58%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
10 2 (10.53%) Project Management
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL
10 2 (10.53%) Release Management
10 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.53%) Change Control
11 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 1 (5.26%) R
11 1 (5.26%) Transition Management
11 1 (5.26%) Service Continuity Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
1 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
1 8 (42.11%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.26%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Web Development
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Release Management
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.26%) Transition Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Dependency Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Product Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) R
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISA
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec