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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 18.37% 12.50% 16.13%
As % of the Vendors category 20.93% 38.89% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £393 £254 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.67% +40.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £222 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £307 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
43 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 87.76% 32.14% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 4
Median daily rate £500 £300 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +76.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) NHS
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCSE
4 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Time Management
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (12.50%) Advertising
7 2 (12.50%) Life Science
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (12.50%) MS Project
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
8 1 (6.25%) Social Media
8 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS

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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) MS Project
6 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Document Controller
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Network Technician
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) LESS
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) NHS
3 2 (12.50%) Life Science
4 1 (6.25%) Copywriting
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Apple
1 1 (6.25%) Twitter