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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.69% 5.56% 1.67%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 18.75% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £225 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
18 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 34.62% 29.63% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 23
Average daily rate £325 £410 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +13.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £230 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £535
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 £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (42.11%) Cyber-Ark
4 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 8 (42.11%) IIS
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) Release Management
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) Change Control
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.26%) VMware
9 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (5.26%) Information Security
9 1 (5.26%) Mainframe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) IIS
1 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
1 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
1 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Consultant
1 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.26%) Graduate
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) JDBC
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
1 1 (5.26%) JMS
1 1 (5.26%) JNDI
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
1 3 (15.79%) Web Development
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%) Agile Project Management
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%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) CISA
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec
2 1 (5.26%) VMware