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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 10.71% 9.09% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 20.83% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
10 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 35.71% 43.64% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 7
Average daily rate £450 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -12.99%
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 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (66.67%) MS Office
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (44.44%) MS Project
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) NCIE
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
5 1 (11.11%) eRoom
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) eRoom
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (44.44%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Project Coordinator
1 4 (44.44%) Coordinator
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Project Support Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
2 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) NCIE
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix