The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Macclesfield region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 9.76% 12.20% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 21.74% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £178 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
19 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 46.34% 56.10% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 9
Average daily rate £525 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -1.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 23 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix