The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 8.47% 11.54% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 25.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £165 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.30% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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 Macclesfield region.

Vendors Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 33.90% 46.15% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate £445 £245 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.63% -27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £85 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield 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 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) NCIE
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Sun

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) eRoom
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Support Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) FlexPod Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (16.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) NCIE
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Sun