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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 14.29% 16.39% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 42.11% 38.46% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£438 £250 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
19 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 33.93% 42.62% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 27
Average daily rate £400 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £490 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 April 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 24 April 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Project Management
3 8 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) JNDI
6 5 (31.25%) J2EE
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) DB2
6 5 (31.25%) JDBC
6 5 (31.25%) JSP
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
6 5 (31.25%) CICS
6 5 (31.25%) JMS
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) Market Research
7 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (31.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ATM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) JNDI
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) JDBC
2 5 (31.25%) JSP
2 5 (31.25%) JMS
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) LINQ
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
1 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Market Research
4 4 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos