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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 3.70% 7.50% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 10.53% 16.67% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
19 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 35.19% 45.00% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate £450 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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

Microsoft
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Server Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware