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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 10.00% 16.88% 3.88%
As % of the Vendors category 24.00% 44.83% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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%
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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
25 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 41.67% 37.66% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 22
Average daily rate £425 £259 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.25% -11.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £490 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 22 May 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 (71.43%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Project Management
3 8 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (42.86%) Banking
4 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) J2EE
5 5 (35.71%) DB2
5 5 (35.71%) JDBC
5 5 (35.71%) JSP
5 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 5 (35.71%) JMS
5 5 (35.71%) IBM
5 5 (35.71%) CICS
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) JNDI
5 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) Time Management
6 4 (28.57%) Market Research
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (35.71%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) MI Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) J2EE
1 5 (35.71%) JDBC
1 5 (35.71%) JSP
1 5 (35.71%) JMS
1 5 (35.71%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
1 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Time Management
4 4 (28.57%) Market Research
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos