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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.79% 16.25% 2.80%
As % of the Vendors category 32.35% 43.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £259 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.58% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £185 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £271 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
34 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 39.53% 37.50% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 19
Average daily rate £400 £268 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Market Research
6 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (22.22%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) TestComplete
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Code Coverage
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) MCSE
8 2 (11.11%) SQL
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) J2EE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Documentum
1 1 (5.56%) CICS
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
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 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.56%) Lombardi
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Deskside Support
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) JDBC
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
3 1 (5.56%) JMS
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) JNDI
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Market Research
3 4 (22.22%) Time Management
3 4 (22.22%) Code Coverage
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ACSP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos