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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.38% 12.38% 9.23%
As % of the Vendors category 15.00% 40.63% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
20 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 42.55% 30.48% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 8
Median daily rate £400 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £253 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 21 (95.45%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (95.45%) Software Engineering
2 21 (95.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (95.45%) Code Coverage
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) TDD
3 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 19 (86.36%) SpecFlow
4 18 (81.82%) TestComplete
5 17 (77.27%) Degree
5 17 (77.27%) DevOps
6 16 (72.73%) Java
7 15 (68.18%) Continuous Deployment
8 10 (45.45%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) Gradle
10 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
10 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 5 (22.73%) Migration
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (22.73%) CCEA
11 3 (13.64%) Puppet
11 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
12 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (9.09%) JIRA
13 1 (4.55%) jQuery

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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (95.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (86.36%) SpecFlow
3 18 (81.82%) TestComplete
4 6 (27.27%) Gradle
5 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
6 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Consultant
2 11 (50.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 10 (45.45%) Integration Consultant
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 6 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) Developer
7 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
7 4 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Software Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
9 1 (4.55%) Architect
9 1 (4.55%) Java Consultant
9 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
9 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) CAML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (95.45%) Code Coverage
1 21 (95.45%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (95.45%) Software Engineering
1 21 (95.45%) TDD
1 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 17 (77.27%) DevOps
3 15 (68.18%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) CCEA
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix