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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 26.32% 5.26% 11.63%
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 15.79% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £300 £275 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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 Macclesfield region.

Vendors Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 57.89% 33.33% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
Median daily rate £400 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £425 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Macclesfield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Macclesfield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Project Management
3 7 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) AIX
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) IIS
7 3 (21.43%) Apache
7 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) Test Management
7 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 3 (21.43%) vRealize
7 3 (21.43%) Build Automation
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) CentOS
7 3 (21.43%) Time Management
8 2 (14.29%) Puppet
8 2 (14.29%) SaaS
8 2 (14.29%) PaaS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Author
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Document Controller
3 1 (7.14%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media Executive
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Author
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) LESS
1 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Life Science
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Copywriting
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
2 3 (21.43%) CentOS
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Build Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Test Management
2 3 (21.43%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) SEO
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) vRealize
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter