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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 4.35% - 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% - 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
28 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 60.87% 30.77% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 5 (38.46%) Apple
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (38.46%) AIX
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Apache
3 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 5 (38.46%) CentOS
3 5 (38.46%) Mac OS
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 4 (30.77%) IaaS
4 4 (30.77%) vRealize
4 4 (30.77%) Puppet
4 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
4 4 (30.77%) SaaS
4 4 (30.77%) PaaS
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory

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 5 (38.46%) Apache
1 5 (38.46%) IIS
1 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) eRoom
4 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) IaaS
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) AIX
2 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 5 (38.46%) CentOS
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Mac OS
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Server Building
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
1 4 (30.77%) vRealize
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (15.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco